An Hour in an Abaya: Visiting the King Abdullah I Mosque

I’ve been to a church before. I’ve been to a Sikh temple. And a Hindu temple. I’ve even been outside a Buddhist Temple before. Sunday, however, was my first time visiting a mosque. Walking into the King Abdullah I Mosque in downtown Amman, I was astounded by the beautiful blue tile mosaics that adorned the … Continue reading An Hour in an Abaya: Visiting the King Abdullah I Mosque

Inshallah

In my broken Arabic, I asked the bus driver what time I would have to be ready the following day. “Bukra thamaniya?” or “Eight tomorrow?” I asked. He nodded and replied, “Inshallah”, or “God willing”. The following morning, at 8:00, I looked outside the living room window, ready to run down any second when the … Continue reading Inshallah