Archive for May, 2009

Is it Hallal to greet Christians in their feasts? *****

The day after tomorrow is my mid-endocrine exam… When will I finish it?

In the Christmas of 2008, I discovered a un-nice trait of some of my Muslim colleagues. I was shocked to find out that some think that it is “Haram” to greet Christians in their feasts. Is it true? This is why I, and my Christian colleagues, were ignored by some students.

Where did they bring such a point of view? Does Islam teach not to greet Christians in their feasts? Or, as I expect, is it the type of interpretation of Islamic teachings that a Muslim would follow? Should all Muslims greet or not greet Christians in their feasts? Finally and most importantly, I want to know the point of view of modern Muslim teachers especially Amro Khalid. Will Amro Khalid ever wish a Christian a ‘happy Easter’ or a ‘Merry Christmas’? In order to find out, I will see what google will say!

On the other hand, but what does my Catholic Christianity teach? Should a Catholic greet non-Christians or even non-Catholics in their feasts? What if I found that my religion teaches me the same insensitive, inhuman, and inconsiderate behavior? Should I follow it? I pray not!

Personally, this experience taught me how terrible a person feels because of his presumably ‘free choice’ in choosing religion! What is the point in letting the person has a ‘free choice’ in choosing his religion, then letting them pay the price of their choice when it is not as I like?

Today is 23 of May. When the summer semester begins, I want to research this subject. I am eager to know the true teachings of both religions about this subject.

Pop Benedict XVI Visits Jordan- Our Lady of Peace Center. Friday, May 10th, 2009

The first station in the historical visit of Pop Benedict to Jordan and the Holy Land was Our Lady of Peace Center. Moabite was there. He took the following pictures. My brother’s N70 2 MP camera seems well to my eyes. I hope that I will be able to buy a digital camera someday! When will this day come!

My first participation in a newspaper

I sent an email today. But will it be accepted by algahd newspaper and be published as my first ever material to be published in a news paper? Will my name be shown in a newspaper all over Jordan. Will I be habe been able to deliver the message of suffering my co-villagers suffer from? Will they publish all of my comment? Will I be able to show it to my friends in the Uni?

But on the other hand, will I be hit? I don’t think so! I was very away from any severe criticism. Will Akef T read my comment? If not, will he know about it?

Was my comment worth it? Will anybody like it?

Will it be published on Friday? It would be a miracle if it was published. I know that I wrote very nice urging words in my email to the editor in order to show him how much is the need for this point of view to be published!

I should call Alghad newspaper tomorrow, should I?

A view came on me right now… I open the news paper on Friday morning… I quickly open the “Messages to the Editor” section…. And here it is… My comment isn’t there! I highly expect that!

Update 01.06.09:
Yes, the alledged ‘view’ that ‘came to your mind’ is true… Your comment wasn’t there! I am not sad because I know that it was a good start! I would love to participate in the future. Why not?