In a quite complicated and unique world, one that involves only those of shrewd abilities, trained intelligent mentalities and iron will, the world of intelligence, is a realm that captured the interest, amazement and anticipation of the author for a long time, in a way that compelled him to venture into the thrilling world of intelligence literature in a controversial and simply amazing way. Did this truly happen? One would ask. How close could the author get to those restricted areas relating to the nation’s security? Especially that this specific novel tells the story of an Egyptian lady who was employed by the Israeli intelligence during the 1968-69 war. What could have happened between the two countries’ intelligence systems; a world in which every move, word and blink of an eye is tactfully planned for?
‘The Muslim Brotherhood” group has long bragged about struggling against the U.S, repeating slogans that encourage people and nations to boycott it on the pretext of protecting the Arab countries and protecting Islam. They went even further, and accused the Arab governments that have a form of relationship with America of treason. However, as soon as they gained power over Egypt and rose to presidency, their hidden secret began to unfold, uncovering their true reality and proving that all that they’ve been claiming was nothing but sheer lies and heresy to consume the media. In fact the MB group has long maintained strong ties with the U.S. Their relationship involves long years during which they planned many of the incidents Egypt went through, ever since the assassination attempt that targeted the late Egyptian President Gamal Abdul Nasser in Al-Mansheya Square in 1954, up till Mohamed Mursi’s presidency.
The author here presents the communication that took place between the MB group and the White House over the years, supporting his material with documents depicting that.
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.
The artist and minister Farouk Hosny talked about the secrets of 23 years of cultural work during his tenure as the Egyptian Minister of Culture. He reveals the back scenes of that period with all its struggles and crises.
The book includes 15 chapters dealing with confrontations with the former minister about his most famous cultural battles such as the “Sea Weed Banquet”, the battle of the UNESCO, the hijab crisis, the victory of Naguib Mahfouz with the Nobel Prize, the attempted assassination of him, the loss of the poppy flower and the restoration campaign of Sphinx, for which he was named the Minister of Sphinx. ”
The book also includes Farouk Hosny’s relationship with some of the Arab ministers of culture and leaders whom he met during his tenure as a minister.
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.
As Morgan showed in Lost History, issued in 2007, how the modern world owes to the unremembered Arab Muslim thinkers, he highlights the radically developed theories of mathematicians, astronomers, biologists, chemists, doctors and others. Thousand years ago, thinkers predicted, unexpectedly, the 21st century thought in areas such as natural selection of species, creation of artificial life, emerging theories of time and space, psychotherapy, theories of human consciousness and the fusion of art with high mathematics and modern space-time theory.
The author chronicles and analyzes these rapid developments in early Islamic science and thought. He then questions how these intellectual breakthroughs have gone so far outside the familiar frame of modern intellectual freedom, innovation and modernism. How are the frameworks of Western and Islamic scientific thought intertwined? What are the lessons learned from early Islamic fiction that can be applied to modern science and discovery?
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.
Sarah Hagarss, is the professional sarcastic writer for a number of successful TV shows, especially with the artist Ahmed Amin. She co-wrote with him the sketches of “30 seconds” and “The Break” on YouTube, then the “Platouh” program on Al-Nahar, that has achieved a great success. She also contributed in writing the episodes of the famous cartoon series “Captain Azzouz” starring Sameh Hussein.