A New Day!

So 2016 is leaving us, it was one hell of year, it seems everyone looks back 2016 as the worst year ever.

It was not all bad, it had few good things about it.

I guess the only reason people think it’s so bad is due to the social media.

Social media was the main medium of getting information, you get it every where and every time. In your home, at the cafe, in bed even while doing natures calls.

We now know more, news travel fast and at that bad travel faster than the good.

We became part of the cycle by sharing these bad news, and I must add not all the bad news was real to begin with, but we tend to be emotional and we almost agree with the content even if you have no clue what it was about and how it all started. Yet we press the share button.

If you don’t know, or not going to do your research to ensure what ever it is to share it, let the cycle stop of spreding.

In the same time do share what you believe in, the good and the bad, I just hope it’s not just blind share.

The year had it good news, it’s out there if we look closely. And only if we wanted to.

Hope this year we would see more of the positive news, more good news ^.^

 Ahhh, that been said!
Cheers!
PS: this was writing in 10 minutes, with out editing, if I didn’t post by then it would never be posted. New year, new rules more posts!

We all lost!

Hundreds are dead and thousands are injured,

I can’t understand how could the Arab media and politics say Palestine won?!

lets see who won in my opinion:

Turkey, publicity with new leader visiting Gaza kids in the hospitals,

Israel bombing buildings and the modest infrastructure in Gaza,

USA used the Gaza coverage and Arab and the world being busy with Gaza and bombed Syria and Iraq, and testing and new weapon over Alaska. who needs permission or UN giving the go ahead, everybody is busy, right?!

ISIS kept killing more than Israel in few days in the name of Islam, makes me wonder what kind of Islam they are preaching!!

I think the concept of winning is misunderstood here in the Arab world!!

the bottom line to me we all lost,

as long there is someone suffering from anyone who is being part of the conflict both are at loss.

no body won anything, NO BODY!

Ahhhh, that been said!

cheers

Misleading news headlines!!!

On the 12th of august 2014, news-sa published this

39 years jail and 8000 lashes for youth who celebrated the “Feast of Love”  red candles ..!

when I saw it I was like, what the hell, there must be more to this, so I started reading just to find out that the 39 years in jail is the combination of all jail and lashes sentenced, there were 5 Saudi males and 6 females!

and its as follows:

  • The court sentenced the first defendant 5 years and one thousand lashes in public markets
  •  The second and third 7 years each and 1,500 lashes each in front of the same markets
  • the fourth and fifth for 10 years each and the skin 2000 lashes on 20 batch,
  • And, and the ban of them traveling for a period of 5 years after the end of their sentence.
  • the 6 females turned out to be three sisters, two sisters and a solo female, another judge will handle the case!!!

before I start my rant let me give you an idea of some court ruling in the past for some cases,

  • 13th of April 2011 on sabq, 12 years prison sentence to murderer who ran over his wife to death in front of her work place multiple times.
  • 21 of April 2009 in Riyadh newspaper, Execution of a wife for killing her husband and 15 years in jail for the daughter.
  • 20th of January 2010 on shms, A father killed his 9 year old daughter and found guilty by the court on 11/11/2008 and was sentenced to be executed and his wife “not the girls mother” to 5 years in jail, but after the same court stated that the father was mentally unstable, so changed it to 10 years in jail instead of execution.
  • 21st of April 2009 on Sharq, Found a wife guilty for killing her husband and burning his body and were sentenced to death by shooting her to death.
  • 8th of October 2013 on alolaa, the court found a father killing his 5 year old daughter guilty and was sentenced 8 years in jail and pay 1000000 Saudi Riyal to the mother of the girl.

i find it hard to believe that having a party is equal to killing a human,

I find it even harder to believe that when its a man who commit the killing its jail time, and if it a woman its execution.

to be fare some men has been executed for killing their wives but its not the point I’m trying to make here.

some people might argue that different cases has different stories behind them, if that’s the case then its okay to kill sometime but not okay sometime, and let the court decides who should be punished as you might get lucky!

I’m a person who don’t believe in execution as a form of punishment, no human should ever be killed.

Even god gave us the chance to have mercy on those who hurt us to get a big prize in the afterlife,

these ruling is just outrageous and don’t make sense at all, at least to me.

now the question is what do you think?

Ahhhhh, that been said,

Cheers

The need to write!

I love writing, its a great tool to express myself,

to write about what goes through my mind, some time its an important topic “at least to me” some time it could be just a silly thing that i felt like sharing.

One of the reasons I stopped writing was fear, fear of what?! i don’t really know, just fear with out explanation, I think right now i’m over that fear, so I shall write again. 

One thing I never considered is who is reading whatever i write?!!

as I try my best to be able to write more as much as I can, most of the time i stop myself and say to myself “who cares what you think” but after months of having this thought on my mind I finally decided, I shall write no matter what.

it might be selfish, but the matter of fact I write for me.

so I shall write,

A lot been going around, and I NEED to write about it, and express my opinion about it.

Ahhhh, that been said,

cheers

Save KSA Animals!

 

Maybe a lot of people believe that the subject of a recent human care of animals grew up in the west.,

But the Holy Prophet peace be upon him, urged on good treatment of animals for more than 1,400 years and told that hell is the penalty of animal torture or killing them for no reason.

Many of you may know the story of the woman who held a kitten captive, and she would go to hell due to the kitten death.
In the hadeeth narrated by sheikhs from Ibn Umar may Allah be pleased with them

(Woman who tortured a cat by holding it captive up until the cat died and entered hell, the woman didn’t feed or at least let the cat go to find its on food the earth)

As in that story an animal was the cause of the woman going to hell here is another story of a man going to heaven as the Prophet narrated this story

(While a man walking a route intensified by thirst and found awell, which he went down and drank and when he went out, there was a dog panting of thirst and was licking the wet mud, the man said: I have been thirsty like dog, so he went down back to the well and fill his shoe and held it for the dog to drink, then he  thanked God, and God forgave him) Narrated by sheikhs from Abu Hurayrah

There is another incident of the Prophet Muhammad in the conquest of Mecca
while the Muslims were trying to find new roads not known to reach Mecca to enter Mecca with out a fight or shed of blood, they found on a road a dog giving birth.
Ordered the Holy Prophet to change the rout of the army (although what it might entail risk) as not to scare or frightn the dog while giving birth.

there are many Hadeeth that state not to harm, abuse or kill animals

the reason of this blog came from some disturbing news here in the kingdom of neutering cats and leaving them fr there death link

with the help of friends e started Save KSA Animals on Facebook and Twitter, plea join us to stop such cruelty and abuse.

if you want to be part of it to take more active role email us on saveksaanimals@gmail.com 

we could use as much as support as we can

 

ahhhh, that been said!

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cheers

Non-Saudi family members working

in a the news the labor office is targeting the increasing of companies hiring the family members of non Saudi  who came to work in Saudi,their family members are not allowed to work its stated in red on there residential permit.

I think its a great idea to actually approve them working as they are in the kingdom already, know the ways of life, traditions and its a great boost to business i think as it would be cheaper to hire,

I wonder why is it such always a big issue, since we will be getting the workers from outside the kingdom in the first place.

we seem always like to make the harder and more extreme rules in everything not only this case

they are coming with high fines and some time closing businesses due to that fact. and asking the help of the Ministry of Interior, why go so far when it can be as easy of getting a small system to organize that!?

one reason it said it will give a fair chance for Saudi women to get the jobs, my guess if there were to get it in the first place they wouldn’t be hiring non-Saudi’s.

plus, its always about the money, non-Saudi will work for less money and get more work done, a Saudi want more money and less work, before you jump and attack me not all Saudi are like that but most are, i have been there so I know what i’m talking about here.

I think its a great approach to have them work in the first place rather than not, tell me what you guys think?

 

ahhhh, that been said!

 

cheers

Challenging Myself!

i’m not going to start with the usual its been a while since i wrote anything…I guess i just did.

 

in the past months a lot has gone in my life,

moved from Khobar to Riyadh,

got a new job,

got married and divorced,

started a film production company with friends,

so yeah i have been busy,

 

as the topic say i’m challenging myself to go to the basic of writing a blog, and share my expriances and stuff that happens in my life or around me, most of you might not agree ith my ideas or thought, and i’m not here to teach you or tell you how to run your life, all i hope for is a comment or two, a person smiling while reading something i wrote. so the challenge is for me to write a blog once a week, i wont set a date as i’m not sure it would work in the first place.

 

so lets see how this will go,

 

ahhhh, that been said!

 

cheers 

WITN 004

its been a while since I wrote about Women In The News,

and today I would share with you some of the news I found all over the internet,

but insted of empowering woemn, I would share thing that I find Unbelievable!!!

1. Woman call the Police and tell them she just killed her Mother and Brother click here

but she didn’t really kill them, she did that to stop her step brothers from marrying by force to a man she don’t want, they actually forged paper works by taking another women to act she is her to pass the medical test required before marriage!!! the police took the brothers into custody and handed them to the commission of Family disputes!!!

I wonder how is her life right now!!! and what punishment did the brothers get for forging documentation!!

yeah right, she is a woman!!! she has no right!!!

2. Saudi women are cheap now, you can have one for quitting smoking!!! click here

a follow blogger wrote about a new stunt, by selling Saudi women as she stated in her blog, to any man who would quit smoking!!!

interesting!!!

3. Only in Saudi a grown up woman would still need the permission of guardian to do anything!!! click here

Women in Saudi complain and just had it, since they can’t do anything with what they own with out the permission of a guardian, it has to be a family member a father, a brother, a husband or a son!!! now its not only government ask for that, even private sectors, if a woman wanted to study she need a permission!!! A 50 year old woman, can’t finish here papers at a governmrnt office, she has a Saudi ID with her photo, and she does not cover her face yet still asked to get someone who happen to be male to identify her!!!

as I said, ONLY IN SAUDI!!!

4. it was a night ful of action!!! click here

at a social gathering in Baha, Saouth of saudi arabia, few CPVPV with a woman!!! “yep its okay for them to work with women in the name of GOD!!!” asked Ms.Sua’ad Al-Mana’a to step down and not sit with the men, but after few moments they just left since no one did what they want!!!

I find interesting for women to work with CPVPV!!!!   halal for them, Haram for us.

thats it for now,

Ahhhh, that been said!

cheers

A matter of time!

I had a very interesting conversation with my father today, it was about women right to drive, and I told him I know for a fact they will be driving the question is when?! I told him about how satellite was banned by Islamic extremist, now most of the people on satellite are those Islamic extremist, I told him about mobile phones with camera how it was banned too, now it’s everywhere, so I believe that women driving is a matter of time.

My father told me that WE “Saudi’s” are known for something that no other countries in the world have,

I wondered what it was,

He said extreme opposition to anything new,

I said: I know that!

He told me: son, you have no idea how extreme it was in the past!

He then told me few stories that made see what he meant by extreme, it made all what we are facing now is just a walk in the park,

He told me that King Abdul-Aziz was about to get assassinated two times,

The first time by Islamic extremist because they knew for a fact that he used an alarm clock!!! Yes, an old fashion alarm clock, they thought he was using the underworld to make that solid object RING! Until the king proved to them it was not the work of magic they let it go, and they owned there own clocks!

The second time was again by the same Islamic extremist when they knew he uses a radio!!!

My father told me another story about a guy who lived on a farm, as he finish his work at the farm goes to his room at the edge of the farm and stay there for hours, the Islamic extremist in his area were not comfortable with the fact of that man spending long hours alone, they went to his room and searched and found what he was doing and killed him on the spot, they found a deck of playing cards!!! It was work of the devil they said and he use black magic!!!

My father also added that smoking was banned and whoever caught smoking would be lashed in the city square

Alarm clock, Radio, telegraph, Women education, Television, Satellite, camera phones and now women driving, it’s only a matter of time!

Ahhhh, that been said!

Cheers

قصيدة …..فلجا الفهيديه الشمرية بسعود الصعيدي

this a story of my Fathers uncle, rare these days to find such a man

googled the family name, i was amaized ^.^
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سعود صالح الصعيدي من سكان مدينة حائل رجل اتصف بالشهامة والمروءة وانكارالذات والفزعة وكانت لدية سيارة شحن وانيت فورد
ينقل عليها البضائع والركاب بين مدينة حائل وما حولها من المدن والقرى واكثر ما يكون طريقه بين حائل ومدينة جبه
وذات يوم بينما كان في جبة واذا بالشاعرة المعروفة فلجا بنت مطلب الشمريه (ام شيحان) خارجة من بيتها على قارعة الطريق تحمل فوق رأسها تنكة تمر (صفيحة مملؤة بالتمر) عائدة بها الى بيتها فتوقف عندها ولم يكن بينهما سوى معرفة عادية
فقال لها اين تريدين يا ام شيحان ومالذي معك؟؟ فقالت له هذه تنكة تمر كنت اريد ارسالها لابني شيحان بالكويت ليفطر عليها في شهر رمضان لكن سيارة الشحن التى تذهب للكويت فاتتني ولعلي ارسلها مع سيارة اخرى اذا تيسر لي ذلك قبل دخول شهر رمضان
فلما سمع كلامها هزته النخوة والمرؤة فقال لها ضعيها في ظهر السيارة فقالت له وهل ستذهب الى الكويت قريبا قبل رمضان او سترسلها عن طريقك ؟ فما زاد ان قال ربما ونزل عن سيارته ووضع التنكة بالسيارة وقال لها اتريدين ان ترسلي لابنك اي شيء اخر ؟ او تقولين له شيئا ؟ فقالت سلامتك فودعته ودخلت بيتها
ومن مكانه توجه الى الكويت ليقطع مايزيد 1500 كم بسيارته من اجل ان يوصل التنكة لابن هذه العجوز التى تريد ان تبر ابنها بهذه التميرات في شهر رمضان ولم يحن المساء من ذلك اليوم حتى وصلت الرسالة الى صاحبها الذي ارسل لامه هديه من ملابس للعيد
وتحرك سعود بسيارته عائدا الى جبه في اليوم التالي ولم يخيم الظلام حتى طرق سعود على ام شيحان الباب وسلمها هدية ابنها والخطاب الذي يحمله منه فكادت ان تطير من الفرح والذهول وهي لاتكاد
تصدق نفسها فقالت تمدحه:

راكــب الــي لا شــرود ولا عـــزوم……مـنـوة الــي لا ركـبـهـا مـــا يـنــام

خشمهـا مابـه نفـس بـس الرقـوم……زاهـيـات مـثـل بالـبـنـت الـوشــام

حـلـو زولــه مــع رهـاريـه الـحـزوم……مخهـا زيــت ولا خـلـق بــه عـظـام

لابـو صالـح كاسـبٍ كــل السـلـوم……طيـب قلـب وخـف نفـس واحتـرام

ابـــو صـالــح مـــا يـنـبـه بـمـعـلـوم…..ياخـذ المفتـاح يركـب بــه شـمـام

ابـو صـالـح مـنـوة الــي لــه لــزوم…..منـوة المقصـر ومـنـوة مــن يـضـام

مـا يطيـر الحـر مـن عـش الـرخـوم…….والـحـد يــا مــا تـسـاوى بالقـطـام

ابـوصـالـح مـاكــرٍ مـــا بـــه ثــلــوم…….حافظينـه مـن خـوال ومــن عـمـام

اجعـلـك تلـحـق هـواهـا كــل يــوم……..يجـعـل عـمـرك جـديـدٍ كــل عـــام

فكـك الله مـن الحـوادث والـصـدوم……….وفـكـك الله مــن خـرابـه والـعــدام

مــن رجــال ٍ مــع مواجيـبـه تـقـوم………و لا يقوم القصر الي ساسه هدام

المـراجـل ساسـهـا قـــو الـعــزوم………..والمـراجـل مـثـل لمـبـات الـظـلام

والرجـل مـا ينومسـه زيـن الهـدوم………و لا ينومـس كـود فعلـه يـا ســلام

وختمـهـا ازكــى صـلاتـي دب دوم…………للنـبـي الهاشـمـي سـيـد الانــام