Diversity – Men clothing #1

Suprisingly, not only women wear clothes. Men do too! They do so in various different ways, according to their religion, education, etc. I will try to describe the most common clothing men wear today in the Arab world. Thawb: The thawb (thaub, thobe) is the traditional Arab clothing for men. It is most commonly worn … Continue reading

Daily quote – March the 31th

“Actually, in its purest form, Islam is incredibly tolerant. That makes what’s going on in the world really bizarre.” – Steve Earle

National Geographic Photography – Tigris by dawn, Iraq

A man feeds the birds at dawn in Iraq. The river is the Tigris, together with the Euphrates a very important river for the area of Mesopotamia, famous for its fascinating cultural background. Thanks again to National Geographic Photography for letting me start this cloudy friday with such a beautiful picture. The light is magical. … Continue reading

Daily quote – March the 30th

”The goal behind sending Prophets and revealing scriptures is to establish justice among people, from the rights of God and the rights of His creation.” – Ibn Taymiyyah

Diversity – Women Clothing #5 – Queen of Netherlands criticised for wearing a headscarf

Here’s an example of a discussion that has started about hijab in Holland. The Dutch Queen, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, wore a headscarf when visiting the U.A.E. out of ”religious respect”. Party for Freedom-leader Geert Wilders stated he thinks that the Queen gives off a wrong signal by doing so. He fears that by … Continue reading

Daily quote – March the 29th

”All I wanted with that film was to represent the possibility that there might be normal people who are Muslim or Arab with the same fears, responsibilities, hopes.’ ‘- Tony Shalboub, actor

Diversity – Women Clothing #4 – Check this out

Of course there’s a lot I didn’t write in my last blogs on women clothing. As said, I am as ignorant as you may be. Fortunately, there are a lot of sites on this subject. Check out the following recommendations. The hijaab. The introduction is starting with: ”Yesterday, marked my 5 year anniversary of wearing … Continue reading

Daily quote – March the 28th

”The nation of Dubai banned the movie Charlie’s Angels because it’s ‘offensive to the religion of Islam.’ Apparently, the religion of Islam is offended by anything without a plot.” – John Stewart

Daily quote – March the 27th

”Islam is a religion of success. Unlike Christianity, which has as its main image, in the west at least, a man dying in a devastating, disgraceful, helpless death. ” – Karen Armstrong

National Geography Photography – Man mural, Turkey

Surfing on the web to find the most beautiful pictures to show you, I came across this one. Although I do not find it especially intruiging when it comes to light, one of the most important aspects of a great picture, yet I do think it is a very powerful image. All the individual handprints … Continue reading

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