Monday, April 28, 2008


Hospitality can sometimes come as a shock. It is then one realises that there are hearts of gold in the world. That there are people Allah has blessed with this noble trait of generosity. That Allah has, at that moment, indeed blessed you too, in sending someone to show their care. Care for a stranger. Subhannallah.

Today i was pleasantly suprised. Often here in Jordan, one may try to brush something, not wanting to bother another person by saying 'mish mushkil'.[no problem] Ive never had someone reply with 'la. mushkil li. anti ukhti.' [no, its a problem for me. you are my sister] -It was touching. Yemeni hospitality is on another level mashallah.

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Blogger Edward Ott said...

I had a non-muslim friend got to the middle east. in saudi men yelled at her because of how she dressed. in yemen the men looked at the floor. after several days of this she started wearing hijab as she felt it would make life easier for the yemeni men. hmmm seems the yemeni approach is better.

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Blogger *Under*Cover*Sister* said...

Jazakallah for sharing!! There are indeed different methods to get what we want. Some come about through forcing the person, hearts moving away and some through gently dealing with the person, hearts softened as a result! Your story has a lot of depth to it, and mashaAllah for the folk of Yemen!!

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