Yousef Awadh Al-Azmi

Closed … and worrying

“SOMETIMES, leaders do the opposite of fighters’ intent in the battlefield.” In the past days, I have been trying to get ideas to write an article but as it appears, I wasn’t prepared to write and I did not find any reason that stopped me from doing so, apart from …

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Stream that wished to be sea!

“Some roosters believe the sun rises because of them” – German novelist Theodore Fontane (1819-1898). Is it possible for a stream to grow and become a sea? I did not say; the ambition of a young person to grow and becoming sublime. Let us say a stream wishes to become …

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Crisis with no winners

“… Do not quarrel with each other lest you fail or lose honor…” — Holy Quran 9:46. From the several observations of our daily briefings on the unfortunate Gulf crisis, and by following up developments of this crisis, we could deduce our analysis or impression about this crisis — the …

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Month of blessings, mercy – Rewards doubled

The month of Ramadan is considered a generous guest, because rewards are doubled for good deeds during the period, as declared by Allah the Almighty in various verses of the Holy Quran – with its distinguished features. In the Holy Quran, Allah says the book was revealed in the month …

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Tortoise vs highbred horse – ‘Tread carefully’

“I wish religion enters politicians, rather than religious people entering politics.” — renowned Islamic cleric, Muhammad Mitwali Al-Sharawi (1911 – 1998) Crises always contain lessons to benefit from. One of the current unfortunate political crises witnessed in the region has demonstrated the risks involved in the use of political media …

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The learned plumber – It’s a matter of survival

‘Mr. Plumber’ “What is most important; to live or pretend to have lived?” Brazilian lyricist Paulo Coelho MANY people may look down on the profession of fixing sanitary ware— popularly known as plumbing, to the point of considering it a menial job. It’s widely believed that people taking up such …

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Beating about the bush

“Whoever loves a tree will love its branches” — French playwright, Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, famously known by his stage name Molière (1622-1673). I do not think the stars will fall if I decide to learn how to understand knowledge itself. I am neither pessimistic nor hopeless, but this is the reality of …

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The five senses asking me

Memories are beyond will power; above the heart, and above emotions. That is why they are unforgettable, Mark Twain (1835-1910). Few days ago, I was late for a routine appointment, and the thought of being late was disturbing, embarrassing, and unacceptable. As I was heading to my destination, I encountered …

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Cup of coffee… & “Taha Hussein”

 ‘Best place on earth is a floating saddle; and the best companionship is a book’ – Egyptian writer Taha Hussein (1889 – 1973). When the urge to read takes over the interest of a person, there is no better place than a library to fulfill such a craving. It is …

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Your course has illuminated life

“THERE is no distance in love; those who love one another always meet in thoughts, even if one is in the East and the other is in the West,” Egyptian poet Mostafa Saadeq Al-Rafe’ie (1880-1937). The core principles of freedom lie on the basis that its main pillar is ‘responsible …

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