Several strange events occur in the city of Juhayna with no explanation. Shoes over the trees, garbage bins placed in front of the doors of houses, strange drawings on the walls, some people see their furniture moving alone, dining tables placed in the middle of the streets of the city, and cars arranged in geometric shapes in the form of a crooked cross.
A rumor of a ghost making these things spread in the city, which can be easily believed according to the strange things that happen in the city of Juhayna. But at the end we discover who does this.
Along the events of the novel, we reach the cave of the monsters where the mysterious ghost lives and acquires miraculous skills due to his survival inside this cave for several years. We get to know who is behind the strange events that were constantly occurring in the previous parts.
Will Siraj be able to restore peace and solve the mystery, and return Juhayna under the power of the government?
The Journalist, Rami, seeks to meet Colonel Siraj to report a murder. When Colonel Siraj asks about the murdered man, Rami tells him that he himself is the dead man.
By going to the scene of the crime, Siraj discovers that the body is actually Rami’s body. Even the DNA analysis confirms that Rami, the one who reported the crime, is he himself Rami the murdered person.
Colonel Siraj then finds himself in front of a big mystery that drives him to an adventure filled with wonders in a southern Egyptian city called Juhayna.
The events and the adventures of the novel extend in three parts; The City of the Unknown, The Ghost of the City, and The Cave of the Monsters.
“If it weren’t for Allah’s messenger Muhammad, Peace be upon him, the Arabs would have remained an unknown people like the Eskimos or Zulus. If it weren’t
for the Holy Quran, the Arabic language would have been insignificant if not dead” Mariam Gamila; an American Orientalist.
Language is a great secret in people’s lives, a massive power, and an immortal manifestation of God’s supremacy.
In the beginning, there was the word, a word thatÕs capable of building up a nation or destroying a human being. A language signifies an identity and a persona; it is history and culture; the magic wand used to render politics its powers; a tool for deception and make believe.
In a war, language can be the deadliest weapon, undoubtedly it is the most lethal armament in media wars. If war involves trickery, then language is trickery’s cane.
Language is the axis of art’s suave force, for Drama is merely a group powered living art that’s based on an inspired text.
In a deserted apartment in down town Cairo, some dilapidated papers were found in an envelope, elegantly written on it in French: “Life is not always rosy”.
Throughout these papers is the story of a poor little child who lived in Montmartre district in Paris, and later became one of the most famous artists in Paris and the richest ever. Her dream to travel to Egypt became a reality when she was selected among a convoy called by Khedive Ismail to take care of the beauty of his city to turn it into a replica of the French capital. The life story of this artist takes us in a journey through time introducing us to Cairo in the 19th century. It’s another Cairo other than the one we know nowadays- one that we never saw or heard about.
Transform and control your life
This book presents a practical guide for young people, it presents them with simple steps that can help them attain a better and happier life; where they can be content in their day to day actions and work life. Indeed, this book is a handbook for interpersonal relationships.
The author believes that our lives are only a number of moments that daily change our lives. We live such moments with our hearts and emotions and our actions are affected by them.
A moment of joy and laughter that fills the heart with fulfilled hopes, and a sad moment of crying eyes where pain prevails. A moment of love with deep emotions and close hearts upon which strong relations are built, and a moment of anger, loud voices and severe looks that destroys relations. In the moment of bewilderment, what man needs is a wise decision. In the moment of sickness, a person may need a close friend. In the moment of peace, man sees God’s love and bliss, and his heart is touched, another moment, sin is adorned before his eyes. A moment of birth when the family gathers around the child with hearts full of hope, and a moment of sadness and grief for the loss of a dear person.
A lot of moments pass by man, carving the most beautiful meanings in his heart, and other moments deprive him of the most beautiful values. In some moments he says: “Would that I had died before this, and had been forgotten and out of sight.”[Maryam 23], and other moments he feels extreme happiness.
How to manage the moments of our life and deal with them? Thanks for every moment that gave us the sense life, even if it was false or fake.
This book portrays the life of a young Egyptian woman who dreams of having a luxurious and lavish lifestyle and fantasizes about having loads of money and getting married into wealth.
Thus, she breaks up with her middle class fiancé, after he showed discontent with her personal successes, and decides to embark on a journey to her brother in the United States, where he lives with his family.
Troubles present themselves, as soon as she lands in the airport in New York, and no one sorts them out for her, except her brother’s boss, “Nabil Nassar” – a business man -, who happened to be in the airport on that day.
She then starts setting out on her plan to trap him into marrying her after having witnessed the extent of his authority and fortune. The events escalate excitingly leading to an unpredictable finale.
Angels who are infallible exist only in Heaven, but on earth, each one of us has his own book of sins, which he/she recites out of his/her own free will, profusely or out of ignorance, and walks his/her way towards it. The author highlights both elements of purity and sinfulness therein the characters, taking us on a journey into the inner life of each character, revealing unspoken words and shameful thoughts. The story’s events unfold to remove the veil over the reality and hidden sins of each character, subjecting it to the real test: “What will come after awareness? When is the time of purification?!”
The novel revolves around “Asmaa”, a widowed peasant woman, who refuses to surrender to her harsh reality … and desires to provide her children with the best opportunities possible; she spares no efforts in making her dreams come true … the brilliant engineer, “Hazem”, who represents knowledge and power … and the sea captain who embodies fortune and status and writes stories and poems as if he weaves history from cobweb.
The novel will indeed confuse you, you will wonder if it is about the struggle of classes, the struggle of life, or the hope that evades us each time we approach it, turning into thin vapor beyond our reach, or the secrets that haunts the underworld of graves, or the book of dead in which we inscribe our fates, or is it the submission to little things that lead us to marvelous destinations? Indeed it is a perplexing read.
A collection of stories whose themes are simple, creative and spontaneous.
Throughout “Moments” the author attempts to present an array of moments that each human, man or woman, is destined to witness.
From the moment of birth to that of death a full live is experienced; and what is life but a group of moments related to specific incidents?
The author displays moments that could be mild or intense, but definitely with an everlasting impact on one’s psychological and societal being and an everlasting effect on the present and the future.