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Wissam, Wesley, or simply W, is an educator, writer, entrepreneur, engineer, activist, ex-Imam, humanist, liberal thinker with interest and mediocre attempt at many takes of life. A modern confused Renaissance man, who uses doubt as a path for emancipation and science as a road towards enlightenment.

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Amplifying Meaning with Environment by Cal Newport

Amplifying Meaning with Environment April 7, 2020 In my recent post about work and the deep life, I mentioned that some practitioners of this philosophy seek ways to amplify the meaning they derive from their craft. There are many strategies to accomplish this goal. One that’s always intrigued me is the use of radical environments ...

What is Maqam al Iraqi and the Performances Revolving Around It

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=6&v=6jEoco_O5yU&feature=emb_title Iraqi Maqam is a type of Arabic maqam music found in Iraq that is around four-hundred years old which has many collections of instruments Source: What is Maqam al Iraqi and the Performances Revolving Around It

Elections 2020 Schedule of Events

February 3: Iowa caucus. February 11: New Hampshire primary. February 22: Nevada Democratic caucus. February 29: South Carolina Democratic primary March 3 - Super Tuesday: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and Vermont primaries, Virginia Democratic primary, American Samoa Democratic caucus. Democratic voters living overseas also cast primary ...

المنتدى الثقافي في ديربورن – تكريم الشاعرة إباء إسماعيل – قصيدة لنازك الملائكة

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The Most Beautiful Poem Composed into a Song in Arabic Music

That's not my opinion.  That is the opinion of Mohammed Abdel Wahab ... the Musician of the Generations ... one of the most prominent founders of Arabic Music and composers in its modern history, and singers from the 20th century. The song Abdel Wahab was speaking about is Shal (Scarf) ... sung by Fairouz, words ...

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Reminder: AI and MCHR celebrate Human Rights Day on Sunday!

Looking forward to seeing all of you who can join us to celebrate Human Rights Day on Sunday, December 8.First UU Church in Detroit 11:00 a.m. Service in Church 12:15 p.m. Potluck lunch and celebration in Social Hall There will be NO regular monthly meeting in December; Detroit Amnesty's next regular meeting will be on ...

The Documentary That Every Arab Should Watch … The Great Arab Revolt

Part 1: 1908 - 1916 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQM2qmogA3k   Part 2: 1916 - 1917 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5v1q3DZ8wI Part 3: 1917-1920 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hj4YLjHBdpw     For more information on the Ottoman Empire: https://nzhistory.govt.nz/war/ottoman-empire