On knowledge sharing and dissemination

... when circulating a working paper for comments, never put on "citations only permitted with the permission of author"

or "no parts of this paper can be used without permission of author". Rather, say "when using parts of this paper please give proper citation and help yourself". Be delighted if someone wants to quote you ... (p.7)

Source: Glaser, B. G. (2006) The roots of grounded theory. The Grounded Theory Review, 5(2/3), 1-10.

Saturday, 4 January 2014

Two Histories ... Two Realities

Assalamualaikum warahmatuLLah wabarakatuh

AlhamduLillah syukur ... for Tauhid, for parents and family, good health and beautiful friends ... for His infinite blessings ...


Thursday, Friday and the night in between,  I was with mother in the Kuala Pilah Tuanku Najihah Hospital. AlhamduLillah mother is much better now. Night stay in a Hospital teaches one many things ... most importantly ... that one is not alone ... physically, emotionally, and spiritually ...

Syukur AlhamduLillah that i had a chance to be with those who took their breaks in the surau at night and narrated to each other their long days in the hospital caring for their loved ones, mostly the husbands in CCU's and ICU's ...up to 13 days ... but during my previous stay for mother last year i met a lady who was there for more than a month ... till the husband finally moved on ... Innalillahi wainna ilaihi rajiun ...


and today a beloved friend, another R :), this is R of Malaysia, sent a message after a very very long time ... AlhamduLillah syukur for i have lost her number along with my previous telephone ...
 AlhamduLillah for beautiful friends reconnected ...


Now please let me continue with the Ziarah. The readers should forgive me if this is not the usual narrative of a Tour ... it is not about a tour's itinerary ... neither it is about a timeline ... rather it is more about the narratives of my heart making sense ... and for today ... here goes ...


Two Histories ... Two Realities

the first ...

The Caliph -  Saiyidina Umar RA and The Church of Holy Sepulchre

please  read  


the second

The King - Ferdinand III of Castille and The Masjid of Cordoba

In 1236, C√≥rdoba was conquered by King Ferdinand III of Castile ... and the mosque was converted into a Catholic church in its centre. Alfonso X oversaw the construction of the Villaviciosa Chapel and the Royal Chapel within the mosque. The kings who followed added further Christian features, such as King Henry II rebuilding the chapel in the 14th century. The minaret of the mosque was also converted to the bell tower of the cathedral. It was adorned with Santiago de Compostela’s captured cathedral bells.
The most significant alteration was the building of a Renaissance cathedral nave right in the middle of the expansive structure. The insertion was constructed by permission of ... Charles V, king of Castile and Aragon. However, when Charles V visited the completed cathedral he was displeased by the result and famously commented, "they have taken something unique in all the world and destroyed it to build something you can find in any city."

Masjid Cordoba Spain (Google Image)


Reality 1 ...
The Gate and the Doorkeepers Of Al Quds

please read


and ...  Reality 2 ... Angola Now

President Jose Edurado dos Santos reportedly told the Osun Defence daily: 
‘This is the final end of Islamic influence in our country.’


 Lessons from the past ... 
and the present ...
to keep us thinking of the meaning of things ...


the felling  ... (a google image)

More narratives here ...

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