Friday, November 28, 2008

Hajj, 1429

Tomorrow is the first day of the twelfth month (Dhu al-Hijjah)of the Hijri (Islamic)Calendar, which means that Hajj (Pilgrimage)season has just begun. In this time of the year, some Muslims prepare to perform the last pillar of Islam. They go to Makkah (the Holy Land) to visit Kaabah and ask Allah for forgiveness and mercy. It is a journey to purify the soul, the heart and the mind...
The eighth day of this month is know as Mina day. The ninth day of this month is known as Arafah day where all pilgrims spend the day on the Mount Arafat from dawn to sunset. The tenth day is the Adha Eid (the Greater Barium)where Muslims sacrifice sheep to Allah and to celebrate what He has given us.
Hajj Mabrour to all of you...

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Finally! The President Is Elected!

It was a real surprise! And a real shock! Being elected as the first Black-American president in the US history, Obama's election is considered a victorious win and a change in course of history.
True, no one would ever believe that the American people would vote for an African-American to be throned the leader of the United States, and hence, the world. However, this may imply many indications:
The failure of and distrust in the Republican Party's policies obviously-represented in the former US President Bush Policy, that demonstrated power by waging useless wars against weak and defenseless countries.
The US changed its viewpoint when they elected someone whom they used to think is different, less and unqualified to be their president.
It also implies the "world's" desire for change and looking at things from a different viewpoint by a "person" who used to be looked at as different, and the desire that person would achieve their hopes and dreams.

Let's all hope in this new era of world history would be the end of wars everywhere, and an era of new beginnings to live, globally, together in peace and harmony.