Nuzet Ez Zaman
When Nuzet ez
Zeman heard these words of the Bedouin, the light in her eyes was
changed to darkness, and she rose and drawing the sword, smote him
amiddleward the shoulder-blades, that the point issued from his
throat.... read more
Awhile ago, I was
sore wakeful one night and thought the dawn would never break: so, as
soon as it was day, I rose and girding on my sword, mounted my steed and
set my lance in rest. Then I rode out to hunt, and as I went along, a
company of men accosted me and asked me whither I went....
downtrodden in their friendship because they have lost their essential
inspirational path to God. They feel that they used to have it, the goal
easily given from their spiritual master and by living as children in
the tradition, in the family. What is it exactly that has deviated them
from it they do not know, but they are very sad.
They see others
are still pursuing it heartily. They have not become atheists, but they
have become lethargic and lost fire. In my much- repeated analogy, the
gold that has come so easily has now turned into a leaden patience, and
now all they have is the soul’s own patience. (This is supposedly from
both Rilke and Theresa of Avila.) Wait, dependent and sure on God’s
mercy to return to them and looking for what they can do on their side
to regain it. But it seems like it may be a long, long time before they
will recover it, if at all. Their main work now is the soul’s own
patience.... read more
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the Arabic word from which the name Bedouin is derived, is a
simple, straightforward tag. It means "inhabitant of the
desert," and refers generally to the desert-dwelling nomads of
Arabia, the Hisma- the sandy desert of Wadi Rum, where David
Lean Epic – Lawrence of Arabia was filmed, the name of the tribe
is Hweitat. The north Harra (Black Basalt Desert),
Alsrhan Tribe, near to the border with Iraqis. We have got
two Bedouin types in Jordan, three months, and five years,
Nomadic for five years always near a greeny area and water
spring, but both types share the same traditions,
PROTECTION THE GUEST IS THE CODE AND THEME OF THE BEDOUIN LIFE.
You may spend the guest duration in the house of the hair in
Arabic (Beit Sha’er) which is three days and third,
roughly 80 hours unless if you need urgent help of the owner of
the Bedouin tent. How to tell the owner you need his help or
protection? A lot of signs for that the first sign take the band
which always the Bedouins wear it above the head address and put
it around his nick, second sign is to tide the tussles of the
head address, the third sign to keep holding the
the wooden column in the middle of the house of the hair. During
the guest duration they will serve you all meals basically at
lunch time is
which is lamb cooked with goat yogurt served on big plate of
rice add pine nuts pistachio nuts and parsley, add the sauce on
the rice. Normally they eat it by hands.
However, the word "Bedouin" conjures up a much richer and more
evocative image--of lyrical, shifting sands, flowing robes, and
the long, loping strides of camels.
For several centuries, such images were not far from the truth.
In the vast, arid expanses the deserts of Arabia, the many
tribes of the Bedouin journeyed by camel from oasis to oasis,
following a traditional way of life and maintaining a pastoral
culture of exceptional grace, honor, and beauty.
Most of the Bedouin tribes of Jordan are descended from peoples
who migrated from the Arabian Peninsula between the 14th and
18th centuries, making the Bedouin themselves relatively recent
arrivals in this ancient land. Today, many of the Bedouin of
Jordan have traded their traditional existence for the pursuits
and the conventions of the modern world, as startling changes
over the last two decades have irrevocably altered the nature of
life for the Bedouin and for the land they inhabit. Nonetheless,
Bedouin culture still survives in Jordan, where there is a
growing appreciation of its value and its fragility.
Few places in the desert are capable of supporting the life of
even a small community for an extended period of time, and so
the Bedouin of Jordan , like those of Arabia, would stay on the
move. With herds of sheep and goats as well as camels, the
Jordan Bedouin migrated from one meagerly fertile area to
another--each offered sustenance and shelter for time, while the
others were naturally replenished.
In such an
unforgiving environment, any violation of territorial rights was
viewed with severe disfavor. It is a hallmark of Bedouin culture
that such trespasses were neither easily forgiven nor quickly
forgotten. At the same time, a shared respect for the dangers
and hardships of the desert imbued Bedouin culture with a
profound and justly celebrated sense of hospitality. In the vast
silence and brooding solitude of the Sinai, simply encountering
another person was--and in some regions still is--a rather
unusual and noteworthy event. A new face was cause for great
interest, for happy generosity and careful etiquette, and for
common civility, all values celebrated in Bedouin poetry,
sayings, and songs.
The Bedouin of Jordan the Thoab, a long,
hooded robe that is a standard form of clothing both in the
teeming metropolis of Jordan
The most easily recognized aspect of a Bedouin’s
attire is his headgear--which consists of the Shmagh-cloth
and 'agal-rope that constitute proper attire for a
Bedouin man. The headrope in particular carries great
significance, for it is indicative of the wearer's ability to
uphold the obligations and responsibilities of manhood. Bedouin
women, too, signal their status with their headgear--while all
women are required to keep their hair covered, married women in
particular wrap about their forehead a black cloth known as 'asaba.
Bedouins mark their graves with exceptional
simplicity, placing one ordinary stone at the head of the grave
and one at its foot. Moreover, it is traditional to leave the
clothes of the deceased atop the grave, to be adopted by
whatever needy travelers may pass by.
A Bedouin tent is customarily divided into two
sections by a women curtain known as a ma'nad. One
section, reserved for the men and for the reception of most
guests, is called the mag'ad, or 'sitting place.' The
other, in which the women cook and receive female guests, is
called the maharama, or 'place of the women.'
Having been welcomed into a Bedouin tent, guests are honored,
respected, and nourished, frequently with copious amounts of
fresh, cardamom-spiced coffee.
Visitors are also cause for some festivity,
including music, poetry, and on special occasions even dance.
The traditional instruments of Bedouin musicians are the
shabbaba, a length of metal pipe fashioned into a sort of
flute, the rababa, a versatile, one-string violin, and of
course the voice. The primary singers among the Bedouin are the
women, who sit in rows facing each other to engage in a sort of
sung dialogue, composed of verses and exchanges that commemorate
and comment upon special events and occasions.