إلى زمن جميل مضى….. و إلى زمن أجمل يأت

I forgot to mention that during the previous weekend, me and nerro went to the Glass Art, Sculpture and Egyptian Paste museum. It was a very nice place. A fresh breeze in hectic Cairo. As nerro said, the exhibition was amazing, khosara that they didn’t take care of the dust especially in the areas of the “beautiful” jewelry. Thanks nerro for coming, I had lots of fun🙂

Here are some photos I took, the rest is on flickr.

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On another note

I heard about this book from Camel, and fortunately I found it at el kotob khan. It’s called عصر سلاطين المماليك by Kassem Abdo Kassem. I have just read few pages of it, but I wanted to share a paragraph with you. First of all, let’s check the dedication:
إلى زمن جميل مضى….. و إلى زمن أجمل يأتي
To a beautiful time that has passed …. and to a more beautiful time that’s coming
what a phrase! It describs a deep sense of love of history and a hope for a better future.

على الرغم من أن دولة سلاطين المماليك (648 \ 922 ه – 1250 \ 1517 م) ورثت ممتلكات دولة الأيوبين و مسئولياتها السياسية و العسكرية, فإن المتأمل في تاريخ الدولتين يشعر بحق أنهما جاءتا استجابة سياسية \ عسكرية لظروف العالم الإسلامي عامة, و المنطقة العربية منه خاصة, في فترة حرجة من ااتاريخ الطويل للحضارة العربية الإسلاميةز و من المثير حقا أن دولة الأيوبين انتهت – و قامت على أنقاضها دولة المماليك- لنفس السبب الذي أدى إلى قيامها على يد صلاح الدين الأيوبي؛ أي مسئولية التصدي لأعداء الأمة الذين احتلوا القدس و أجزاء من فلسطين و بلاد الشام و باتوا يهددون بقية المنطقة العربية. فقد فشل الأيوبيون الأواخر استكمال الدور التاريخي الذي أفرز دولتهم, و بدلا من اهتمامهم بالجهاد ضد العدو الفرنجي, وجهوا طاقاتهم و قدراتهم السياسية و العسكرية للاقتتال فيما بينهم, بل و وصل الأمر ببعضهم إلى درجة الاستعانة بالفرنج ضد البعض الآخر. و بسبب حال التشرذم السياسي و التناحر العسكري فيما بين ملوك الأيوبين الصغار تراجع دورهم التاريخي أمام دور المماليك الذين رباهم الأيوبيون ليكونوا عدتهم العسكرية ضد بعضهم البعض.

This was the first paragraph of the first page of the book. Very simple words. Not academic at all. Very easy arabic. it also gave me plausible information and drew me to know more about this crucial period of our history.
I won’t repeat the same phrase that history repeats itself, but definitely there are many lessons to be learnt from the rise and fall of the previous states, because at the end these events affected our modern lifestyle and our current political, cultural and economic thought in ways that we can not beleive, we took these things for granted without questioning from where they were originated or for what reason. Maybe now is a good time to analyze why this period we are living in has started and why did it continue…

That’s why we need to know our history, and not leave it to the school’s textbooks, because I am the only person responsible for educating myself….

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I miss Shania Twain’s songs. Unfortunately I don’t have her songs on MP3😦 … Seems like I will have to rebuild my collection.

’cause I’m keeping u forever and for always, we will be together all of our days,,, wanna wake up every morning to ur sweet face,,, always,, 

If you’re not in it for life,If you’re not in it for love baby, I’m outta here!

man, I’m feeling like a woman,,, nanananananaaaa 

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2 responses to “إلى زمن جميل مضى….. و إلى زمن أجمل يأت

  1. Photos look amazing. I want in on the next excursion with Nerro. Meanwhile I can help you out on the Shania Twain issues. Just say when🙂 will be more than happy to bring you a CD.

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