We’re not the only ones eli yt.hawoshoon bil5aleej

After last week’s housha between Kuwait & Qatar, it’s good to know we’re not the only ones fighting like kids in the gulf.

9 things I want this Ramadan

  1. Do a Ramadan 3omra.
  2. Finish my Quran.
  3. More organized tarawee7.
  4. Cooler weather.
  5. Shorter fasting hours.
  6. Zakat calculations for Kuwaiti shares.
  7. Less headaches.
  8. Stop getting sick
  9. Longer Emsak timings.

No watching football for women and girls

I keep laughing whenever I read this fatwa. Eli ysma3 eygool elbanat mayteen 3ala shofat mobarayat koora ;p

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Update on Kafo ya Kuwait

This is an update for my Kafo Ya Kuwait and Proud to be Kuwaiti posts.

There you have it, official from Kuwait Gazette, the Council of Ministers was the one whom receded and cancelled Khalid Al-Moraikhi’s Kuwaiti citizenship. No more of his blabbering like a lying loony all over Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.

Ghazi Al-Qusaibi in Kuwait’s heart الكويت لن تنسى غازي القصيبي

As most of you know by know, Dr. Ghazi Al-Qusaibi, has died yesterday morning. He was a Saudi politician, academic, ambassador, and minister. He also was a poet, an author, and a writer. More than he was one of Kuwait’s heros.

He was one of the first Arab writers to use his writing talents in the defence of Kuwait against the Iraqi Invasion in 1990. There isn’t a Kuwaiti that doesn’t know his famous patriotic Poem “أقسمت يا كويت”. It’s a very strong poem that came out during the 1st days of the invasion, at the most needed time. You can watch Al-Qusaibi recite it in the above video, that was taking in his 1st visit back to Kuwait after its liberation in 1991.

It makes me feel proud that we in Kuwait have not forgotten him, local Kuwaiti papers placed the news of his death and how big his loss is on their front page: Al-Jareeda, Al-Qabas, Al-Watan, and Al-Rai. Dr Al-Qusaibi did deserve to be on page one.

Another important community that remembered Al-Qusaibi, and paid him the respect he deserves, is the Kuwaiti blogging community. Some of the most highly followed bloggers wrote great things about the deceased: Frankom, Bait El-Grain, Bint Al-Shamiya, and ilsul6ana.

Kuwait is sad about the death of Dr. Ghazi, and he will always have a special place in our hearts.

اللهم ارحم غازي القصيبي

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Ramadan’s TV show schedule for this week on all TV channels

If you want to know what shows are airing and at what times on most TV channels, then head over to Al-Watan newspaper.

It ran the TV schedule for mosalsalat Ramadan, on all TV channels, for the whole of this week. If you like watching TV in Ramadan, then you definitely have to print it out.

It’s a good schedule that includes almost all channels like Al-Watan TV, Kuwait TV, Al-Rai, MBC, Abu DHabi, Dubai, Rotana 1&2, Fan, Al-Youm, LBC, Future, and something called S.

Click on the pages to get to the main pdf file of each picture here and here.

Older posts about Ramadan TV Shows are herehere, here, here, and here.

World’s largest clock started ticking, I’m so proud of Saudi Arabia

I couldn’t be prouder of Saudi Arabia, even if you dare me to.

Saudi Arabia has built the world’s largest clock, the dial of which is 43×43 meters and is 5 times the dial of Big Ben, on what is to be the 2nd tallest building in the world (after Burj Khalifa).

The clock is located in Macca Al-Mokarrama, and overlooks the Holy Ka3ba. It can be seen from 3o kilometers away, and stands at a height of more than 500 meters (600+ upon completion).

Saudi Arabia started a 3 month trial run of the clock, and picked the 1st of Ramadan as the most perfect day to start the giant clock. I can’t describe this event better than MSNBC‘s commentary:

“Muslim pilgrims pray inside the Grand Mosque, with the Mecca Clock lit up in the background, on the first day of the fasting month of Ramadan in Mecca, Wednesday, Aug. 11. The giant clock on a skyscraper in Islam’s holiest city Mecca began ticking on Wednesday at the start of the fasting month of Ramadan, amid hopes by Saudi Arabia it will become the Muslim world’s official timekeeper.”

I’m so proud of Saudi Arabia.