The teaching of hate! !فقه الكراهية

            20 years ago, Kamal Naghchband fled Afghanistan’s war and immigrated to France seeking for a peaceful land where he could rebuild his life. He then married, became a loving father of three and gained his life through honest and tough work. Last week, Kamal set a plan to take his family out to the … Continue reading The teaching of hate! !فقه الكراهية

To Leave or Not to Leave (ببقا ولاّ بفل)

“Tout homme a le droit de partir, c’est son pays qui doit le persuader de rester” Amin MAALOUF, Les Désorientés. “Every man has the right to leave, its his country that should convince him to stay.” Amin MAALOUF, The Disoriented. To leave or not to leave? That is the question on the minds of many … Continue reading To Leave or Not to Leave (ببقا ولاّ بفل)

You’ll be a Man, my son!

I wanted to share with you this poem, by Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936), which I am sure you'll appreciate. “If” If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you; If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too; If … Continue reading You’ll be a Man, my son!

Whatever you do, do it heartily !

In Gerhard Herm's "the Phoenicians", you can read how much skilled were the inhabitants of the Levant. They were so skilled that noble Greeks - wanting to value their gifts - fake engraved them with symbols relating to Phoenicia... something like today's "made in Japan", "made in Germany" or "made in Switzerland". Another example, related by … Continue reading Whatever you do, do it heartily !

!نفس الشمس The Art of Love!

If there is something we utmost need to craft a brighter shared future, that would be definitely not giant statues, giant posters of obsolete "leaders", empty slogans on giant billboards, giant commemorations of fabricated heroes or giant egos... what we need is the Art of Loving each other and our Nation ! That Art of Love … Continue reading !نفس الشمس The Art of Love!

Dream, Set Goals & Keep Moving!

“Imagine, if you will, being on your death bed and standing around your bed are the ghosts of the ideas, the dreams, the abilities, the talents given to you by life. And that you – for whatever reason –  you never acted on those ideas, you never pursued that dream, you never used those talents; … Continue reading Dream, Set Goals & Keep Moving!

Bɘ Diffɘrɘnt ! ًكن مختلفا

Come on,  admit it. There are  things you do in life only because everyone else is doing them. Being different - specially in our society is not seen as good because it is threatening!  Our society prefers those who submit themselves to conventions, who are legalistic, silent, nodding, parochial, and dogmatic.