03 August, 2014

Hadhramout, Mukalla: Karama Mursal Is Dead

Early this Sunday morning, after a long illness, one of the greatest, most admired and most respected singers and musicians in Hadhramout: Karama Saeed Mursal (كرامة سعيد مرسال) passed away at Ibn Sina Hospital, Mukalla. He was 68. In Hadhramaut, no other singer was as much liked and was as popular as Karama Mursal, except Abu Bakar Salim Bilfageeh (ابوبكر سالم بلفقيه). Mursal's songs, like Bilfageeh's, were very popular with both old and young.

17 July, 2014

The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan: An Oasis for Tourists and Millions Seeking Refuge from Conflicts

The Kingdom of Jordan is a Middle Eastern jewel that from a distance doesn’t seem to sparkle quite as brightly as some places in this part of the world.

Jordan is not blessed with expansive oil reserves like several other Arab nations. By their standards, it is a relatively poor Arab country. The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, as it is officially known, is slightly smaller than Missouri. The current population is about 7.3 million.

24 June, 2014

Site Of Note: Lost Islamic History

Lost Islamic History
Today, the Muslim World is like one extensive, endless war zone. Today, the top five or even the top ten countries and regions with the most instability and upheavals around the world -- are Muslim. But, there was a time when the most enlightened region of the world was almost all Muslim. Then, when most of the world - eastern or western; southern or northern - were in darkness and backwardness, Islam was the Light.