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Portraits of Egypt

October 28, 2010

This is a nice short video my sister came across of portraits of different people living in Egypt:

It’s amazing how every face tells a story.  It reminded me very much of one of my favorite quotes, by Dean Koontz of all people :), from his book Fear Nothing:

“Six billion of us walking the planet, six billion smaller worlds on the bigger one… Six billion stories, every one an epic, full of tragedy and triumph, good and evil, despair and hope. You and me – we aren’t so special, bro.”

Sometimes in the craziness and rush of living in this city it’s easy to become harsh, ‘hard’, and blind to the essential humanity of others- forgetting that we’re dealing with other human beings, who have good and bad and their own struggles and lives to live.  Somehow I found taking a moment to really look at people- as in the video- and thinking about their condition a good reminder about dealing with people with compassion and understanding.  This is something the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) was known for.  May Allah make us like him in our manners and character.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. zanjabil permalink
    October 29, 2010 4:50 pm

    Mash’Allah! Very Nice! I really enjoyed this, It made me feel like I was there 🙂

  2. October 30, 2010 2:59 am

    What a beautiful video..thanks for sharing this, sis! I’ve never been to Cairo and this video made me wanna go there even more 😉

  3. November 5, 2010 6:57 am

    Asalaamu’alaikum, this is a fascinating view into the window of Cairo for those of us who cannot be there in person and/or may never get there. Thank you for letting us in.

  4. جميل permalink
    November 16, 2010 4:57 pm

    ما هذه الاغنية؟ who is the singer? what is this song?
    thank you

  5. October 10, 2011 10:01 pm

    ya subhannAllah! I can’t see thru my tears to type. ana bahabha al Qahira – barak Allah fiki, ya ukhti, masha’Allah your blog is wonderful

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