December 25, 2006

Al-Baal One Year

On exactly this day, one year ago I started Al-Baal, now known as Al-Baal Café. The idea was to create an atmosphere like that of Al-Baal Café in Damascus which I used to frequent many moons ago. It was a café where people would meet and discuss life, music, art, religion. Share both happy and sad moments with friends, while music played in the background.

I'll be going away for quite some time and will see you all hopefully sometime next year God willing. I might have some particularly interesting pictures and articles to post so do look out for that.

Thank you to all my readers and dear fellow bloggers for making it a pleasure to blog.

Eid ul-adha will take place most likely in the end of december so I wish everyone a Blessed and Happy Eid, and to those Muslims who have partaken in the Hajj, may God accept your efforts and prayers and I hope you all prayed for a better world for Anandeep, Carlos, Sergej, Nkosi, Zahra, Maria and all the other children that have not been named.

How about we make a collective new years resolution? Avoid jumping to conclusions. Which will lead to avoiding judging people wrongly. Which will avoid injustice. And ultimately lead to a better world. Simple, huh? *laughs*

Take care everyone.

38 comments:

clayfuture said...

Hey where are you going all of a sudden? vacation? when are you coming back?

Destitute Rebel said...

Dont go for too long we will miss you. A very happy Eid and a happy new year to you and your family.

nzm said...

Season's Greetings SS.

Enjoy your vacation and don't do anything that I wouldn't do!

Eat cake! lol

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

Lol NZM you better believe I will!

Clay araam karo lol I'll be back next year. What you doing for new years?

D Reb how sweet of you. You have the lovely company of Kaya (who by the way never comes around anymore ullo insaan take a hint lol) and NZM which is more than enough ey nzm? ;)

clayfuture said...

Merry Xmas, Eid Mubarak and Happy New Year to everyone!!

I will be doing what I have been doing for the past 5 years on new years eve! It's work and it has to be done. There's no way around it! :(

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

Well Clay,, tradition is always good... lol bechara

grapeshisha said...

EM/HNY to you. Have a great break, and all the best to you for 2007. Inshallah, it will be a great year.

Umar said...

eid mubarak!
see you in a year.

DG said...

Happy Birthday Al Baal Cafe :-)

Wish you safe & pleasant journey, Eid Mubarak in advance, hope you enjoy your vacations. Bon Voyage :-)

archer14 said...

Congrats on one year of 'the baal' and happy eid & new year!

farrukh: copywriter & journalist said...

I come, you leave? waaaah (crying buckets).

Happy blog anniversary, Christmas, Eid, New Year, Shaykha.

Are you going for Hajj?

farrukh

CG said...

Take care SS

CG

Balushi said...

hey ikea+sharbat! why do u call this place Al Baal anyway?

inmotion said...

I'm in!

happy holidays darling!

Tainted Female said...

You'll be much missed ss...

ArabLady said...

i know i have been so bad lately but would like to wish a festive Eid ...Happy new Year kaman ya bata...

DG said...

Eid Mubarak & a Happy New year inshallah :-)

Sophia said...

Happy New Year and Happy anniversary Shaykhspearaé damascus is a city I like very much. I visited in 2005 for a week and the highlight of my visit was watching the evening rise with the evening prayer from Mount Kassioun...

Leila M. said...

EID MUBARAK!

digital nomad said...

Mabrook on the blog anniversary--yours is one fabulous piece of work, mashaAllah!

Eid Mubarak!

black feline said...

hi,

thanks for the great coffee..lol Have a great new year ahead!

Diligent Candy said...

Happy new year to you and Eid Mubarak

EXSENO said...

I don't make resolutions, but I'll be happy to make that one with you. I will miss your lovely posts, I hope you will return eventually.
Happy New Year and be save where ever you go.

kaya said...

Behave u! I sms when I can and mail when I cant.
HAppy New Year jaani and a belated Eid Mubarak too.
Enjoy ur holidays and eat plenty of halwa, get rest and just soak up the sun/rain whatever is happeneing there.

Deera-Chat Family said...

happy anniversary
good luck with this new year
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and yeah you gotta listen to the latest podcast episode we did about Dishdasha vs. Casual on www.deera-chat.blogspot.com

Shirazi said...

Happy anniversay. And fine achievement in one short year. BTW, your new year resolution is very good.

DG said...

*Knock Knock*

Destitute Rebel said...

Knock Knock is right, hope you'r having fun on your travels SS, come back soon.

MD said...

Belated Eid and New Year's wishes...! When are you to return?

Diligent Candy said...

arrey yaar kahan gayab ho gaye! we miss you...

Umar said...

i'd probably recommend turning on the comment moderation thing... where you have to type in a few letters before you can publish.

vacant blogs tend to attract alot of spam commenting in a year's time.

khanana said...

salaams

dear ss… wherever you are... hope your happy and in good health
take care and AH

black feline said...

halo halo...are u taking a hiatus? come back soon!

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

Thank you everyone for your kind comments, I have missed you all. I am back from my hiatus lol for a while atleast. No guarantees!

Hope you have all been well and here's to a new year of blogging!

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