The Royal Forums Coat of Arms

Join The Royal Forums Today
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 10-08-2005, 06:14 AM
Little_star's Avatar
Heir Apparent
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Manchester, United Kingdom
Posts: 5,604
WEF invites Anand to join its forum
Search for More News
Chennai, Oct 7: Indian Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand has been invited by World Economic Forum (WEF) to join its Worldwide Forum of Young Globe Leaders.


The WEF is chaired by Queen Rania

Old 10-08-2005, 06:16 AM
Little_star's Avatar
Heir Apparent
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Manchester, United Kingdom
Posts: 5,604
Jordan's king to embark on Gulf 2005-10-08 00:01:54
AMMAN, Oct. 7 (Xinhuanet) -- Jordan's King Abdullah II will embark on a Gulf tour this month to strengthen economic ties with the six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states, local media reports said Friday.

Old 10-08-2005, 03:24 PM
Humera's Avatar
Moderator Emeritus
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: , Canada
Posts: 7,810
Good news.
Lets hope Queen Rania will be accompanying the King on this tour.
Old 10-09-2005, 02:42 PM
Humera's Avatar
Moderator Emeritus
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: , Canada
Posts: 7,810

Ramadan Karim!

With those words, Muslims the world over greet each other during the Holy Month of Ramadan. They express the joy of “Ramadan the Generous”. Some of you, unfamiliar with the observance of Ramadan, might only know that Ramadan is a time of fasting and hardship. So I would like to share with you why it is also a month of great joy, family cohesion, and community solidarity.

Ramadan is a time for reflection and contemplation which makes it especially spiritually rewarding. Observant Muslims must refrain from eating, drinking, smoking or having physical relations from sunrise to sundown. You can imagine how hard it is to go all day without even a drink of water, especially in the hot, dry lands of the Middle East. But this sacrifice and discipline is designed to make us aware, in a very tangible way, of the suffering of those less fortunate – those who may not have life’s basic necessities.
In the same way, by foregoing daily indulgences, we learn to appreciate them more than ever, and be grateful for what we have. Every evening for the entire month, families and friends gather together in the minutes before sundown with a sense of excitement and anticipation for the traditional meal of Iftar, the breaking of the fast. And, believe me, nothing tastes as good as that first sip of lentil soup after you have been fasting all day!

In most Islamic countries and communities, we spend our evenings enjoying special Ramadan events and festivities, attending concerts of traditional music, visiting with friends and relatives, or just watching special Ramadan programs on television. Such special and simple pleasures seem especially sweet after the rigors of the day’s fast.

Most importantly, there is a heightened sense of community during Ramadan. Donating to charity, empathizing with the sick and vulnerable, and contemplating the bounty with which God has blessed us are all important parts of Ramadan. This is the time when communities all across the Islamic World undertake charitable endeavors focusing attention on those most in need. In Jordan, for example, we encourage donations to the Al-Aman Orphans’ Campaign: a special fund for supporting Jordanian orphans after they graduate from care centers. This fund enables them to pursue education, skills and training thus ensuring they will become independent and succeed in our vibrant national community.

Thank you for joining me our celebration of this joyous month. During this month, when we feel that God hears our sincerest prayers, I pray that all of you, no matter what your religion or nationality, will know the peace of a blessed Ramadan.

Warm wishes,

Rania Al-Abdullah
Old 10-09-2005, 03:10 PM
Serene Highness
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 1,154
We've reached 10 pages!! A new thread has been started:

Closed Thread

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Popular Tags
baltic republics camilla chris o'neill crown princess victoria current events duchess of calabria family fashion general news hereditary grand duchess stéphanie hereditary grand duchess stéphanie's fashion & style hereditary grand duke guillaume hohenzollern infanta cristina infanta leonor infanta sofia iñaki urdangarín kate middleton king felipe king felipe vi king philippe king willem-alexander letizia meghan markle monaco monarchy news nobel 2017 parliament porphyria prince carl philip prince charles prince daniel prince gabriel prince harry prince harry of wales prince nicholas prince oscar princess alexandra of luxembourg princess beatrice princess claire of luxembourg princess estelle princess leonore princess madeleine princess of asturias princess victoria queen letizia queen letizia casual outfits queen letizia daytime fashion queen letizia fashion queen letizia gala dresses queen mathilde queen maxima queen maxima fashion queen maxima style queen silvia romanov royal royal ancestry royal geneology royal wedding spanish royal family state visit stephanie sweden swedish royal family tom bower victoria wedding windsor

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:02 AM.

Social Knowledge Networks

eXTReMe Tracker
Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2018
Jelsoft Enterprises