Friday, March 18, 2011

Misunderstanding Islam

Here are various people contemplating the thought, "What do you think people misunderstand most about Islam?" Answers seem to be realistic and non-inflamatory:

Nothing is mentioned in the youtube above to the obvious next question, "How can this misconception be overcome?" This appears to be dealt with on a small scale wishlist in the following youtube:

Unfortunately it seems to me both miss the most important question of all, given the current cirucumstances in Bahrain, Libya, Yemen and Jordan:
"What can Muslims do to remove misunderstanding between the different sects, groups and/or beliefs within Islam?"

Both youtube videsos have been taken from the website: MUSLIM VOICES

Monday, March 14, 2011

Bahrain Unite

Bahraini rappers, DJ Outlaw, The Mystro, Flipperachi and May Alqasim have joined together to produce a unity track with a single called “Bahrain Unite”.

As it says on the website, AMMARO the song aims to bring people from all over the island together. It, "doesn't matter if you're Sunni, Shiaa, Christian, Indian, Arab, English, man, woman, boy or girl, whoever you are or wherever you are from, we all make up one Bahrain."

Vocals by: Flipp, May AlQasim, Mohammed Janahi, Rashid Hanthal, Hamad AlFardan
Oud by: Ahmed AlHermi
Bass by: Yasser AlBanna
Track Arranged & Produced by: DJ Outlaw
Video Filmed & Directed by: Ammaro Productions
Additional Footage by: Fardan Raffii
Video Editing by: Elements Productions

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Bahrain Burial Mounds

A'ali is located in the middle of Bahrain island, south of Isa town and north of Riffa [Latitude: 26.149011N Longitude: 50.511364E] and is famous for its burial mounds. These are considered to make up the largest prehistoric graveyard in the world (suggested numbers range from betweej 70,000 and 180,000) and date from between 3000 BC and AD 600.

The burial chamber in A'ali cemeteries consists of two rooms, one directly on top of the other. Built of dried adobe, plastered on the inside, and clad with limestone. The walls of the lower room were perpendicular, while those of the upper room were somewhat inclined near the ceiling.

Occasionally, the aisle would extend along the grave outside the northern and southern walls. The size of the grave would range from small to large. One specific grave was 40 feet long, 6 feet wide and 18 feet high.

The burial grounds are surrounded on the outside by a wall of large rocks located several yards from the base of the mounds.

Here's Mahmood {see MAHAMOODS DEN} explaining what they mean to him:

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Wadah Khafar and the Middle Eastern Change Process

Palestinian, Wadah Khanfar, the head of Al Jazeera, talks on TED about the changes currently going on in the Arab world, states his views: