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Photo: Sawarat Mountains – A Bird’s Eye View

The Sarawat or the Sarat is a mountain range running parallel to the western coast of the Arabian Peninsula and is among the Peninsula’s most prominent geographical features. The Sarawat starts from the border of Jordan in the north to the Gulf of Aden in the south, running through Saudi Arabia and Yemen. The range’s … Continue reading

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Photo: Nesting in the Sun

I took this shot while standing under an empty bird’s nest settled in tree whose branches cascaded over an old grape vineyard. Such a peaceful scene. I took my sweet time strolling around this once inhabited farm taking in all the warmth and serenity. It’s quite nice to stop once in a while and listen … Continue reading

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Photo of the Day: The Green Mountain – Abha Saudi Arabia

 This is the famous Jabal al Akhdhar aka the “Green Mountain.” It’s one of Abha’s most popular tourist attractions. There’s a restaurant for families on the premises that serves all sorts of oriental and international food and sweets, a coffee shop and an internet cafe. After satisfying your taste buds, you can take a relaxing a … Continue reading

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Top Universities to offer Online Courses for Free

By Sevil Omer http://www.msnbc.com Two professors from California want to teach the world for free. Now, five of the nation’s top universities have backed the pair’s project, dubbed Coursera, and will next year offer dozens of online courses to students worldwide and at no cost. Andrew Ng and Daphne Koller, creators behind the online learning platform, announced on … Continue reading

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Saudi Arabia to do away with the Sponsorship System

By Habib Toumi, Bureau Chief. Gulf News Manama: Saudi Arabia has taken steps to do away with the controversial sponsorship system, a labour official has said. “The ministry has removed the restrictions that business owners imposed on foreigners, from the freedom of their movement and keeping their passports to barring service switch,” Ahmad Al Humaidan, … Continue reading

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Silqh

Silqh – Chard صلقح   Ummul Munthir said, “The Messenger of Allaah came by along with ‘Alee when he was still recovering from an illness. Then, we had some hanging clusters of dates. The Messenger of Allaah started eating from it, and he (‘Alee) joined him. The Messenger of Allaah then said to him: “You are still recuperating, … Continue reading

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FYI / Healing with the Medicine of the Prophet / Health / Ruqyaa

How the Envier Should Wash for the Envied

بسم الله الرحمان الرحيم الحمد لله رب العالمين وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه ومن اهتدى بهديه إلى يوم الدين أما بعد  السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته   First question from Fatwa No. 6387   Q 1: What is the truth of `Ayn (the evil or envious eye)? Allah (Exalted be He) says:  “And from the evil … Continue reading

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Advice to Migrate (i.e. make Hijrah) & the Promise of Provision & a Goodly Reward

Allah commands His believing servants to migrate from a land in which they are not able to establish Islam, to the spacious earth of Allah where they can do so, by declaring Allah to be One and worshipping Him as He has commanded. Continue reading

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Photo – Habalah

Hello, desertdiaries just shared an Instagram photo with you: view full image “Ferris Wheel – Photo taken in “Habalah,” SW KSA. – Habalah is an #old #village that sits halfway down an impressive #cliff 63kilos southeast of #Abha. Habalah means #rope #valley or ‘the #ropes’, (a reference to the fact that this village built of … Continue reading

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Moroccan Clay – All Natural Alternative for Soap, Shampoo & More

Why Moroccan Women love Rhassoul Clay Moisturizing and full of minerals, Rhassoul clay has been the beauty treatment of choice for generations of women in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco. Not all clays are created equal. Rhassoul differs from others in its unique composition. Whilst it is extremely absorbent and great for cleansing the skin, … Continue reading

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Health Benefits of Oak Apples (Mature Content)

Oak Gall (Quercus Infectoria) is a plant or shrub native to Asian countries that have certain phytochemical properties that are beneficial for women’s overall health. The extract of this shrub is very rich in Tannins which constrict the vaginal wall and tissues. In medicine, this effect is known as “astringent properties.” Interestingly, it has an … Continue reading

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