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Nowruz Mubarak: The Bitter Truth

1. Significance of Nowruz in Ismailism

Nowruz (also spelled nauroz or navroz or navroze) is celebrated by Nizari Ismailis on March 21. In the evening, packets filled with raw sugar and raw rice are distributed in Jamatkhana and families decorate boiled eggs to mark the occasion. 1,869 more words

2. Ismaili Beliefs & Practices


More than three years ago, we asked what made Egyptian children and Libyan children more valuable than Syrian children.

In the beginning of the uprising in Assad’s country, we could have intervened. 596 more words


Is History Repeating Itself in Egypt?

A handout picture released on February 1, 2015, by Egypt’s Middle East News Agency (MENA) shows Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi delivering a speech during a meeting with security forces commanders, representatives of political parties and other public figures in the capital Cairo. 861 more words


Never Not Thinking About Egypt

I’m struggling to make sense of Egypt and Egyptians. I’m really really struggling. I’ve reached a point

where I bury memories so deep inside of me that most recent events in Egypt are a mere blur in my head. 574 more words