Shadi, a graduate of the American University in Cairo is detached from his original values and works at the U.S. Embassy. His friend Emad who departs for a summer vacation with Mahmoud to Lebanon, after his father rejects his engagement to his girlfriend Nada. Nada, a romantic girl who is deeply in love with Emad, but is sexually harassed; instead of supporting her, Hossam – her brother – forces her to wear hijab, the Islamic head cover. Suddenly, the 2006 Lebanon war breaks out, forcing a different downturn of their destinies.
Public Authoring of Cultural Palaces Award – 2010
Years have passed and many accounts were recorded describing 6 October War, yet there still remains many aspects of this historic war that have not been uncovered yet. There are aspects that can only be grasped and comprehended by those who lived through war events. Today, one that restored national dignity to the Egyptians and Arabs at large, Ahmed Abul Ghait, former Minister of Foreign Affairs, narrates in Part I of this book events he witnessed himself, given his work with Mohamed Hafez Ismail, the National Security Advisor, for two consecutive years, during which he followed up on pre-war preparations in Egypt to face the Israeli enemy. He also narrates many scenes related to the war itself and postwar negotiations.
This collection of stories is classified among the magical realistic school of writing.
The author resorts to imagination and fantasia in depicting human experiences and feelings that are an integral part of the life of every human individual. When you read through these stories, you tend to feel indulged in your own share of feelings and memories. You consider the protagonists as your own friends and neighbors. You sense the heartbeats of your mother, your feelings towards your father and the playful attitude of your younger sister. On the whole, the book is inspiring to love the people and life, and regard those who surround us as unique human case and a blessing from God.
The author emphasizes a fundamental fact related to the creation, one that has long been bypassed by people… the fact that all creatures whether faithful human beings and jinn; animals; plants; and even natural phenomenon such as thunder, lightning, clouds, rain, night and day engage in the glorification of Allah (praise of Allah). The authorÕs unique depiction of the subject is presented through an amazing mixture of spiritual awareness and sound scientific understanding.
The enlightened eyes of a visionary Egyptian journalist surveyed one of Earth’s most enormous spaces from the west of the great Sahara, where Mauritania and Morocco are located, passing through Algeria, Mali, Chad, Niger, Libya, Egypt and Sudan, then quickly looking over Somalia, where he observed the triangle of wickedness: the making of terrorism, weapons’ trade and drug dealing that are run by security agencies of super powerful countries and ruling houses to brainwash young Muslims, especially young Arab Muslims, to exploit them in dismantling the Arab world under the guise of jihad and the enactment of God’s law.
Indeed, they abuse the inadequacy of the Arab ruling regimes in catering for the basic necessary needs of the poor and disadvantaged millions and youths in the Arab world at large and the largely underexplored African Arab desert.
The great journalist, Ayman Al Sisi, presents this vision with a strategic level of awareness of the nation’s crisis, not just Egypt’s.
The mother tenderly wondered, trying to relieve her daughter of the daunting
burden, but Khadijah herself needed someone to relieve her. She looked at
her daughter in great sorrow; and it was as if she scratched a deep wound in
the bottom of her heart. She tried to conceal her grief, but couldnÕt stop her
flowing tears that gushed like a strong floodÉ The events of the story turn to a
magnificent interesting adventure that includes all the contradictions of life that
we have to live to appreciate the worth of life and be able to survive it.
Concepts of democracy and human rights remain relative and unrealized, even at the heart of the Western world, which claims its loyalty to such concepts.
This is the central theme of “Heidelberg’s American Girl”, which describes how a platonic love story of a young Arab envoy in Germany and an American Girl comes to an end just because she is the daughter of a U.S. Army General, while he is an Arab.
She is “daddy’s daughter” such was her mother’s description, warning both her sisters not to disclose everything to her, or else she would reveal it to their father. She is not only her father’s daughter, but you could also say that she adores him and his lifestyle- she follows his footsteps in every way – even her tone of voice and intonation resembles very much her father, the late president Mohamed Anwar El Sadat. She is ‘Ruqaya”, the eldest daughter of President Sadat, who decided to open her box of memories with a father whom she never stops mentioning his name and deeds, with tireless revelation of her obsessive assertions that the assassination that claimed his life on the October victory celebration, was a conspiracy beyond the Islamist boundaries. As such, the author’s memories are intertwined with the events she had lived through, to produce this must-read piece of work, as she is “daddy’s daughter”.
This book tackles the issues faced by spinsters in a positive attitude, and discusses how the label
ÒspinsterÓ can be removed and replaced.
It also demonstrates ways for single women by which they can get married to their right matches; partners for life, and not get married just for the sake of marriage.
Some think that believing in the presence of a creator for this universe is limited to Divine Scriptures and acknowledgement of religious proofs. Many of us fail to contemplate the minute details of our daily lives, the bounties and the blessed signs of faith Allah bestowed upon us. Look at the DNA of human beings and the absolute accuracy of its formation! All this is a sign of Allah, the One and Only Creator of this universe who invented genetic engineering. Nothing came by chance, and nothing is the outcome of coincidence.
A close look at the lives of the companions of Prophet Muhammad ( Al-Ansar), describing their selflessness, charitableness, self-abnegation, indescribable support to the religion of Islam, whereby they dedicated themselves to the religion and the call to it.
Dr. Mohamed Dawood addresses people operating in the field of education, heirs of the Prophets, including preachers and all Muslims of sound hearts and minds, introducing well-selected spiritual incidents and bright examples from history, presenting them in a gentle way and wise well-outlined dialogue to uncover key implications and beneficial lessons and morals of important educational implications for people to adopt and apply.