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ASHARQ AL-AWSAT*

I live in this region,and I have traveled to many countries within it,(Egypt,Lebanon,Syria,Turkey,Iraq,
Jordan and I live in Saudi Arabia).
Apart from Turkey and Iran the Arabic language is the official language for most countries here.
The landscape vary a lot as well as the weather,some countries are very hot,and some have just perfect weather almost all year round.
In Arabic it`s called"Asharq Al-Awsat".

Wearing the Veil(Hijab)

I got this poem in my e.mail,and thought `id share it with you.*


You look at me and call me oppressed,
Simply because of the way I'm dressed,

You know me not for what's inside,
You judge the clothing I wear with pride,

My body's not for your eyes to hold,
You must speak to my mind, not my feminine mold,

I'm an individual, I'm no mans slave,
It's Allahs pleasure that I only crave,

I have a voice so I will be heard,
For in my heart I carry His word,

" O ye women, wrap close your cloak, So you won't be bothered by
ignorant folk",

Man doesn't tell me to dress this way,
It's a Law from God that I obey,
Oppressed is something I'm truly NOT,

For liberation is what I've got,
It was given to me many years ago,
With the right to prosper, the right to grow,
I can climb moutains or cross the seas,
Expand my mind in all degrees,
For God Himself gave us LIB-ER-TY,
When He sent Islam,
To You and Me!
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  • sarrahh's Profile Photo
    Jun 30, 2005 at 11:53 PM

    Is it ur mom`s buffet or my mom`s buffet ?? Both are gr8 miss u

  • fabrice's Profile Photo
    Mar 13, 2004 at 9:44 PM

    this region could be heaven

  • bzh's Profile Photo
    Apr 19, 2003 at 2:46 PM

    Ah, Middle Eastern food! Definitely one of the highlights of any trip to the region. Next time I am in Saudi Arabia, I'll try Kabsah then :-)

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