Stories from My Village

My Palestinian Village (Part-3)

To read the previous part of this story, click here. 6. Palestinian NomadsWe Palestinians are attached to the soil of our beloved filastin like no other people. The Palestinians who truly know their homeland the best are the Bedouin or desert nomads. These people have...

My Palestinian Village (Part-2)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.4. The Amazing Olive TreeThe olive tree is truly amazing! It thrives even in the rocky, dry areas of Palestine; it is indeed the lifeblood of Palestinian agriculture. For the villagers of Bayt Zaytun, the olive...

My Palestinian Village (Part-1)

1. My Lovely VillageMy name is ‘Abd al- Salaam and I am a thirteen year old Palestinian boy. I am a Muslim, al-Hamdulillah and live in a very ancient part of the world. “Welcome to my beloved country of Palestine”, or, as we say in...

My Hausa Village (Part-3)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.This is our mosque which like our houses is made from mud. As Muslims we have a deep connection with the earth. Allah reminds us several times in the Holy Qur'an about our origins. In surah...

My Hausa Village (Part-2)

To read the previous part of this story, click hereAll over West Africa, the calabash gourd is grown for its many practical uses. The word calabash comes from the Arabic for "dry gourd". We call it kwarya in Hausa.Calabash gourds can be grown as a...

My Egyptian Village (Part-3)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.8. Date Palms of our VillageEgypt is the world’s largest producer of dates. Date groves can be seen all along the Nile River and also in many desert oases all over the country. The English word...

My Egyptian Village (Part-2)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.4. Our River NileAl-Hamdulillah, the River Nile flows through our country. It is the longest river in the world and for thousands of years has been our life blood.In the past, the Nile would flood each...

My Egyptian Village (Part-1)

1. History of My VillageMy name is ‘Abd al-Kareem and I am a Muslim, alHamdulillah. I live in a beautiful Egyptian village. My village is called Al-Khayriyyah, because the people who first lived here were “charitable”—they always offered aid or khayr to those in need....

My Hausa Village (Part-1)

My name is 'Abd al-Khaliqu; I am a thirteen year old Muslim boy, Al-Hamdulillah. I live in Giginya village which lies in Hausaland, the large Islamic region of northern Nigeria. Barka da zuwa! "Welcome", as we say in the Hausa language.I speak Hausa, a very...