Monday, January 20, 2014

Polygamy vs. Polygany

Despite how the terms are controversial and debatable among all humans; my exploration for the reactions had taken me to many web groups.. There, I had read for both enthusiastic and opponents; whereas each had exercised all intellectual tools to advocate for their views.. An example is the Facebook group: Islamic Polygany (Ameican Muslim)

Basically, the misconceptions between polygamy and Polygany are considerably great.. This would describe the greatness of both epistemic divide and intellectual spiral as well.. It was notable that the general public can't absorb the different terminologies, and accept what the media had accustomed for; which would shake the religious content and faith.. Thought-Leaders are generally short to understand and adequately comprehend or react..

There is a great deficiency in understanding the Polygany concept, code and regularities.. With no need to walk through Shariah details, attempts to insert the practice within the legal code is likely a failure.. Therefore, enthusiastic would counter any critique by plain Quran verses or Hadeeth, with almost no understanding of the given words..
Kindly refer to my earlier post on legitimacies of Polygany

Friday, January 17, 2014

Debeautification of a City

An Urban Breakthrough, Controversy or Misspell..?
I recall Dr Omar Bin Sulaiman's concept to subsurface the road to create a connected public space between the sides of this very hotspot.. This 2km is one of the most celebrated high-streets worldwide.. An Urban Authority should interfere to uproot such engineering foolishness.. Transit and congestion solutions should not be apart from Urban Planning.. This is a heart-aching petty to lose an urban icon for engineering and infrastructure wrongdoings..!
People should know that Roads' planning is architecture, not engineering..!!

A Tale of Two

Energy footprint 
They met in a lovely day at a peaceful spot
It was a bright wishful all the way
In a sinless pure world of no time and no history
They had wed within magical tunes and amazing aurora
No matter who’s who: Ebony and Ivory?
All colors defuse and merge
Despite her stammer and his lame; they shared one soul
True happiness holds time to stop and earth to still
Suddenly she caught the deadly symptoms
Chemotherapy burnt her hair and skin
He claimed sight illness, then blindness
Allowing her not to feel shame or ugly
Observing nothing but her brilliant soul
When she passed away; he kept his white cane
Factually; he became blind
Nothing to watch anymore
Love is never measured by hair or sights..!

Saturday, January 11, 2014


Dress is an address, accessory and brand.. It interprets lots of our culture and identity.. It is not a purpose or an aim, but spontaneous reflection of our taste, personality and social behavior..

Dress has implications on economy, politics and social being.. All dresses are religiously driven, since Adam and Eve felt how "inappropriate" to move around naked.. Even "Bikinis" are religious statements..

Unfortunately, most fashion trends start with debatable or controversial statements, particularly within the underdeveloped communities..

Regretfully, that many sail with this issue beyond reasonable senses, creating environments of skeptics and hatred..

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Khartoum 1942

Khartoum 1942

Once upon the Time; we were a nation with civilized urban centers..
No longer..
No retrieve..!
للأسف ليس لدينا ثقافة أو معارف عمرانية أو معمارية ذات آصالة ، ومن ثمَ ؛ فلقد اجتهد كلُ فيما استطاع ، وعليه فقد كانت النتائج ، ولازلت ، كارثية وعصية على التعديل أو التقويم مهما سعى من سعى وتحمس من تحمس

تعديل قوانين البناء ، أو تجاهلها في كثير من الأحيان
، يلقي باللائمة على من يمارسون مهن العمران والبناء ، سواء في التعليم أو الادارة أو التنفيذ ، فهم في جانب قد فشلوا في الدفاع عن النظريات التي أهلتهم للدرجات العلمية والمهنية ، ومن أخر فلقد فشلوا في تقديم حلول منطقية ترضي طموحات الساسة والعامة على حد سواء

في واقع الحياة لا توجد أطباق فضية لكي يقدم عليها المتخصصون مساهماتهم في التنمية والتطور ، وتلك هي الجدلية الفارغة التي يتشدق بها أرباب المهن ؛ بأن النظام لم يسمع أو يسمح لهم ، أو لم يعطهم الفرصة للعمل الخلاَق

تلك قضية متكررة في كافة المجالات والمهن والحرف ، ليس فقط في السودان ، بل في سائر العالم الخائب ، عفواً النائم ، عفواً النامي

Unfortunately we do not have an authentic urban or architectural culture, therefore, everyone had worked hard with utmost, and results have been, and still, catastrophic and bacillus, regardless whatever search or enthusiasm..

Modifying building codes, or often ignore, cast the blame on those who engage in the occupations of urbanization and construction; whether in education, administration or execution capacities.. They had once failed to defend the theories that had awarded them their scientific and professional grades; and on the other had also failed to offer logical solutions to satisfy ambitions of both politicians and public alike
 In real life there are no silver plating to submit the specialists’ contributions for development and evolution.. That is the ambiguous and hypocritical debates of professionals; that the regime had not heard, allowed or give them the opportunity to creatively work
This is a recurring issue among all fields, professions and trades, not only in Sudan, but also in the rest of the disillusioned world.. Oops sleeping..Oops developing

Monday, January 6, 2014

Bertrand Russell


The only thing I learned, which happened to be Russell's 1st Commandments: "Do not feel absolutely certain of anything".. This is the challenge to seek new, novel and marvel innovations.. Discoveries were always about new vision of ordinary things; yet a n amazing mind captured..

Bertrand Russell saw the history of civilization as being shaped by an unfortunate oscillation between two opposing evils: tyranny and anarchy, each of which contain the seed of the other. The best course for steering clear of either one, Russell maintained, is liberalism.

Building a Nation

The spiral hot debates on Nation Building is synonymous to most of the underdeveloped countries. Their Young Generations enthusiastically want to avoid the pitfalls of the older ones; while the Older Generations search an address for their life-time efforts..

Spring Movements among Arabs, Persian, Turkish, Thai, Senegalese, Kenyan, Kyrgyz, Indian and Bengali symbolize the facts about human unification and identity. The quest for better livelihood is a common wish-list among Mankind, regardless of religion, geography and economy..

The debates are furious with no agreed formula for the future. Intellectual, Executives and Lobbyists are exercising all means in the control-game. Modern wealth structures created great appeal for politicians to monopoly and benefit..

This illustration is my own combination of Estates and interpretations. Man can't be defines apart from his community, and vs versas..

At any society, the Sociopolitical Structures can't be defined apart from the Epistemic Foundations..

This may would enable to reduce the debate, from principles into vocabularies; which in turn would reduce the time required to reach an agreement..

Yet, Mankind is legendary fond of arguments..!

Saturday, January 4, 2014


At the USA, Mosque-goers; Sunni, Shia, Arab, South Asian, Latino, African Americans, converts and raised, from nearly every corner of the world; are confronted with critical challenges that will inevitably change both perspectives and functions of Mosques.. currently, there is a strong growing move to advocate for new looks of the Mosques, and subsequently, other issues that would shack the belief itself.. This will sail to the traditional centers of Muslim communities.. To meet the domestic unrest and dissatisfaction.. Outcomes are greatly unknown..!!

Engagement; A serious question about the political nature of Muslim organizations and hierarchy within.. Many of them had copied the Middle Eastern patriarchy despite the contradictive circumstances.. Unless structural reforms will rule, decline of Mosque-goers will form serious problem at all aspects and levels of participation, performance and leadership..!

Women; Most scholars and imams have notably weak advocacy toward women's rule, obligations and rights within the Muslim community.. This had allowed for extreme views and very radical ones as well.. Unless the Muslim women are granted rational status among their communities, the Muslim quest is jeopardized..!

Imams; Most Imams are short to meet their job requirements.. in absence of any good criteria and governance on raising, training and awarding the Imams; the Muslim communities will eventually go apart.. Imams are the glue not only between a Muslim and his Creator swt, but also among the Muslim communities.. should an application of (Muslim HR/Leadership) to be developed..?!

The above are greatly ignored by traditional Muslims in the Middle East, who holds the unspoken authority to endorse or forbid.. The historical changes are indispensable as critical part of Muslim epistemia and settlement..

There is no doubt that the New Muslim Phenomenon is coming with strong momentum and potentials.. Just coming from abroad to replace the deteriorated perspectives in Tunisia, Morocco, Cairo, Damascus and Baghdad..

As usual, Middle Eastern Muslims will never be ready to process..!

Duke University prayer room where women and men pray in the same space, with no barrier. (US)
A women’s prayer space in a mosque in New York City. The photographer wished to remain anonymous. (US)

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

The Lady in Red..

This is Ceyda Sungar, 'The Woman in Red' who became the symbol of Turkish protests after she was tear-gassed by police
This is the cultural difference and divide between Turkish and Arabs in general, and Egyptians in particular.. The Turkish Women in-Red is revealed within few days; while the Egyptian Woman in-Blue stills unknown thorough three years..  Lots you may read within these two lines..!!

By Daily Mail Reporter
8 June 2013

This is Ceyda Sungar, 'The Woman in Red' who became the symbol of Turkish protests after she was tear-gassed by police
This is the first picture of the Turkish academic since she became the unwitting icon of the country's mass protests after she was pictured being sprayed with tear gas.
Dubbed 'The Woman in Red' because she was wearing an elegant red dress when she was gassed, Ceyda Sungar has said she is uncomfortable with her fame and has no desire to be a figurehead of the movement.
'There are a lot of people who were at the park and they were also tear-gassed,' she told Turkey's TV24. 'There is no difference between them and I.'
Nevertheless, pictures have reverberated around the world of Miss Sungar, an academic in city planning at Istanbul Technical University, turning away from massed riot police as one officer sprays tear gas at her face.
Endlessly shared on social media and recreated as artwork on posters and stickers, the image - dubbed 'The Woman in Red' - has become the leitmotif for female protesters at recent violent anti-government riots in Istanbul.
But the academic, who is part of the Taksim Solidarity Platform protesting against the redevelopment of the park, has shied away from media attention.
She is believed to be uncomfortable with her position as the focal point of the movement - although her image alone has become a galvanising force for fellow protesters.
In the early hours of this morning thousands of protesters were digging in for a fresh weekend of demonstrations Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's demand for an immediate end to the worst political unrest of his decade in power.

Iconic: Ceyda Sungar turns her head as a policeman showers her in pepper spray at close range

Iconic: Ceyda Sungar turns her head as a policeman showers her in pepper spray at close range