A Message for Eid

To the families in Shobak who welcomed me, the cab drivers in Amman who made me smile, the elderly neighbors who invited me for tea, the sisters who taught me how to dance, the Gazan mothers who weep for their children, the Syrian women who place flowers at graves, the Iraqis who die protecting their fellow Christians, the activists who speak out for Ahmadis in Pakistan, and the old friends who send me Chats and Snaps—thank you for being the ‘ayat’—the signs—that remind me of the One we call the Most Compassionate and the Most Merciful. Eid Mubarak.

'In the name of God, the Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful.' Tile: painted by Armenian Christians in Jerusalem. Prayer beads: Downtown Amman.

‘In the name of God, the Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful.’
Tile: painted by Armenian Christians in Jerusalem. Prayer beads: Downtown Amman.