• LCA Highlights Damascus

    Lebanon Christian Academy at Damascus Highlights

    published: 09 Feb 2014
  • Medical academy created to train students in Damascus countryside

    Subscribe to our channel : https://goo.gl/Rlkktk Between the hammer of bombardment and the hard place of siege, students of Damascus eastern countryside insisted on pursing their higher education. Medical Sciences Academy was their way to do so. By: Hadi al-Munajjed Translation: Ahmed al-Shehabi

    published: 04 Jul 2016
  • Dance or die: Syrian dancer Ahmad fights the war in his own way (episode 1)

    Millions of Syrians have fled their war-torn country. Those who stayed behind are confronted daily with the ongoing war. 26-year-old Ahmad Joudeh is one of them. He fights the war in his own way. Episode 1: Reporter Roozbeh Kaboly followed Joudeh in Damascus en went with him to the ancient city of Palmyra. For ten months Palmyra was controlled by ISIS. Watch also: Episode 2: Ted Brandsen, the director of the Dutch National Ballet, saw the report on TV and was impressed by Ahmad's story, talent and passion. Funds were raised to bring Ahmad to the Netherlands. Here is the story. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIk2vfl_Sz8 Episode 3: The Syrian dancer Ahmad Joudeh was invited to the Netherlands by the director of the Dutch National Ballet who was impressed by Ahmad’s story he had see...

    published: 06 Aug 2016
  • The Forum of Trajan

    Apollodorus of Damascus, The Forum of Trajan, dedicated 112 C.E.., Rome. A conversation with Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker. Created by Beth Harris and Steven Zucker.

    published: 02 Dec 2014
  • Wine & Dine: 'Last American in Damascus' shows intl culinary delights in Syrian capital

    Unsurprisingly the war-torn Syria is not particularly popular with holiday makers at the moment, but one avid reviewer for a tourist website is continuing to write on, despite the current situation. He's posting the best places to hang-out in Damascus. RT's Lizzie Phelan met up with the American for his take on the capital's culinary offerings. RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air Subscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=RussiaToday Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_com Follow us on Instagram http://instagram.com/rt Follow us on Google+ http://plus.google.com/+RT Listen to us on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/rttv RT (Russia Today) is a global news network broadcasting from Moscow and Washington studios...

    published: 03 Apr 2016
  • Damascus Batch Dance

    The MGCNLCA Damascus Defenders 2015-2016 performing their dance number. :)

    published: 16 Mar 2016
  • Hall of Fame: The Great Mosque of Damascus

    published: 04 Nov 2014
  • Big Country The Academy 19.4.11 Driving to Damascus

    Fokin great gig Big country

    published: 19 Apr 2011
  • Last American in Damascus refuses to leave

    (8 Mar 2016) RESTRICTION SUMMARY: AP CLIENTS ONLY AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Damascus - 25 February 2016 1. Various of Thomas Webber, the last American resident in Damascus, teaching seventh graders 2. Cutaway of student's hands 3. SOUNDBITE (English) Thomas Webber, Last American resident of Damascus: "I'm the only true American. There are many Syrian-Americans, American-Syrians but, I'm the only true American left in Damascus at this time." 4. Wide of the classroom 5. Webber handing out assignments 6. Student doing class work 7.SOUNDBITE (English) Thomas Webber, Last American resident of Damascus: "We always check the car. Double-check the car. Because you know these explosive devices can be placed under the car. So I check the car quite, you know quite thoroughly eve...

    published: 17 Nov 2016
  • RAW: Syrian female pro-Assad warriors battle jihadists near Damascus

    A Syrian Arab Army brigade of female soldiers battled opposition militants in the city of Darayya south-west of Damascus on Sunday. COURTESY: RT's RUPTLY video agency, NO RE-UPLOAD, NO REUSE - FOR LICENSING, PLEASE, CONTACT http://ruptly.tv RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air Subscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=RussiaToday Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_com Follow us on Instagram http://instagram.com/rt Follow us on Google+ http://plus.google.com/+RT Listen to us on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/rttv RT (Russia Today) is a global news network broadcasting from Moscow and Washington studios. RT is the first news channel to break the 1 billion YouTube views benchmark.

    published: 11 Nov 2015
  • Dance or die: From Palmyra's ruins to the Dutch National Ballet's stage (episode 2)

    Episode 2: Ahmad Joudeh is a dancer from Damascus. His city’s ruins were not just ruins to him but acted as a stage. Our reporter Roozbeh Kaboly went to Syria last summer and made an extended report about Ahmad's life: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqJQOMZCiwY (part 1) Ted Brandsen, the director of the Dutch National Ballet, saw the report on TV and was impressed by Ahmad's story, talent and passion. Funds were raised to bring Ahmad to the Netherlands. Watch also: Episode 1: Reporter Roozbeh Kaboly followed Joudeh in Damascus en went with him to the ancient city of Palmyra. For ten months Palmyra was controlled by ISIS. Episode 3: The Syrian dancer Ahmad Joudeh was invited to the Netherlands by the director of the Dutch National Ballet who was impressed by Ahmad’s story he had s...

    published: 05 Dec 2016
  • M. Mtchedelov Étude (study) No 5

    Old Recording from 1999. Damascus-Syria. The higher institute (academy) of Music.

    published: 14 Jul 2017
  • What Is Wootz Steel Made Of?

    The sword of tipu sultan and wootz steel weavers iron smelters ('true damascus') david atkinson. The making of crucible steel in antiquity. Being high carbon meant it could be quenched to a very hardness, which gives you great cutting edge this quality of the sword came from special type steel called wootz. Wootz steel an advanced material of the ancient wootz wikipedia. The significance of wootz steel to the history materials science fabulous ukku or wootz, original damascus telangana. Wootz (steel) wootz steel indian national science academy. Wootz steel an advanced material of the ancient wootz ep 4 making youtube. Googleusercontent search. Deccani there never has been a secret about the making of crucible (or 'wootz') steel, steel high carbon made by enriching low iron wootz was highly...

    published: 21 Jul 2017
  • Damascus Road Holy Land 2015

    A view from above (from the Golan Heights) as we survey the very road where Jesus disrupted Paul's life.

    published: 19 Nov 2015
  • Markets of Trajan

    Apollodorus of Damascus, The Markets of Trajan, 112 C.E., Rome Speakers: Dr. Steven Zucker and Dr. Beth Harris.

    published: 04 Dec 2014
  • Hadra with Shaykh Abd al-Rahman al-Shaghouri in Damascus 1996

    A video which captures a hadra in Damascus 1996 with Shaykh Abd al-Rahman al-Shaghouri (1912 – Damascus 2004). Shaykh Abd al-Rahman al-Shaghouri was a well known Shaykh of tazkiyah and master of tasawwuf from the Hashimi-Darqawi branch of the Shadhili tariqa http://notesonislam.blogspot.com/2014/09/shaykh-abd-al-rahman-al-shaghouri.html Shaykh Abd al-Rahman al-Shaghouri Abd al-Rahman al-Shaghouri (Homs 1912 – Damascus 2004) was a Syrian Sufi master of the Hashimi-Darqawi branch of the Shadhili tariqa, as well as poet, textile worker, and trade unionist. His life and work Born in Homs in 1912, al-Shaghouri was soon orphaned and moved to Damascus with his brother. As a child, he worked as an errand boy and later as a weaver. He attended the lessons of the major scholars of Damascus: Hu...

    published: 14 Sep 2014
LCA Highlights Damascus

LCA Highlights Damascus

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Medical academy created to train students in Damascus countryside

Medical academy created to train students in Damascus countryside

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Subscribe to our channel : https://goo.gl/Rlkktk Between the hammer of bombardment and the hard place of siege, students of Damascus eastern countryside insisted on pursing their higher education. Medical Sciences Academy was their way to do so. By: Hadi al-Munajjed Translation: Ahmed al-Shehabi
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Dance or die: Syrian dancer Ahmad fights the war in his own way (episode 1)

Dance or die: Syrian dancer Ahmad fights the war in his own way (episode 1)

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  • Updated: 06 Aug 2016
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Millions of Syrians have fled their war-torn country. Those who stayed behind are confronted daily with the ongoing war. 26-year-old Ahmad Joudeh is one of them. He fights the war in his own way. Episode 1: Reporter Roozbeh Kaboly followed Joudeh in Damascus en went with him to the ancient city of Palmyra. For ten months Palmyra was controlled by ISIS. Watch also: Episode 2: Ted Brandsen, the director of the Dutch National Ballet, saw the report on TV and was impressed by Ahmad's story, talent and passion. Funds were raised to bring Ahmad to the Netherlands. Here is the story. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIk2vfl_Sz8 Episode 3: The Syrian dancer Ahmad Joudeh was invited to the Netherlands by the director of the Dutch National Ballet who was impressed by Ahmad’s story he had seen in our report (link below). Ahmad started as a student at a four-year training at the National Ballet Academy and now lives with other dancers in an apartment in Amsterdam. A few months later, Ahmad debuted in Coppelia, a performance of the Dutch National Ballet. Ahmad and his father haven't seen each other for eleven years. His father never supported his choice to dance. Now he lives in a refugee camp in Berlin. A few months after his arrival to Amsterdam Ahmad decides to visit his father. Watch the full story here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTkvYQlOq34 For more information: roozbeh.kaboly@nieuwsuur.nl Source: Dutch National TV program Nieuwsuur (NewsHour)
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The Forum of Trajan

The Forum of Trajan

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Apollodorus of Damascus, The Forum of Trajan, dedicated 112 C.E.., Rome. A conversation with Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker. Created by Beth Harris and Steven Zucker.
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Wine & Dine: 'Last American in Damascus' shows intl culinary delights in Syrian capital

Wine & Dine: 'Last American in Damascus' shows intl culinary delights in Syrian capital

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Unsurprisingly the war-torn Syria is not particularly popular with holiday makers at the moment, but one avid reviewer for a tourist website is continuing to write on, despite the current situation. He's posting the best places to hang-out in Damascus. RT's Lizzie Phelan met up with the American for his take on the capital's culinary offerings. RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air Subscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=RussiaToday Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_com Follow us on Instagram http://instagram.com/rt Follow us on Google+ http://plus.google.com/+RT Listen to us on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/rttv RT (Russia Today) is a global news network broadcasting from Moscow and Washington studios. RT is the first news channel to break the 1 billion YouTube views benchmark.
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Damascus Batch Dance

Damascus Batch Dance

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The MGCNLCA Damascus Defenders 2015-2016 performing their dance number. :)
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Hall of Fame: The Great Mosque of Damascus

Hall of Fame: The Great Mosque of Damascus

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Big Country The Academy 19.4.11 Driving to Damascus

Big Country The Academy 19.4.11 Driving to Damascus

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Fokin great gig Big country
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Last American in Damascus refuses to leave

Last American in Damascus refuses to leave

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(8 Mar 2016) RESTRICTION SUMMARY: AP CLIENTS ONLY AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Damascus - 25 February 2016 1. Various of Thomas Webber, the last American resident in Damascus, teaching seventh graders 2. Cutaway of student's hands 3. SOUNDBITE (English) Thomas Webber, Last American resident of Damascus: "I'm the only true American. There are many Syrian-Americans, American-Syrians but, I'm the only true American left in Damascus at this time." 4. Wide of the classroom 5. Webber handing out assignments 6. Student doing class work 7.SOUNDBITE (English) Thomas Webber, Last American resident of Damascus: "We always check the car. Double-check the car. Because you know these explosive devices can be placed under the car. So I check the car quite, you know quite thoroughly every time I drive it. And number three when I am driving I am very observant of cars around me." 8. Various of Webber in the classroom 9. Students listening 10. Webber speaking to his students 11. Webber dismissing the class 12.SOUNDBITE (English) Thomas Webber, Last American resident of Damascus: "There's no way that I'm going to leave this country. They're going to have to carry me out. And they're never going to do that because I want to be buried here, already got my site. No I'm enjoying it very very much here 13. Various of Webber looking at his phone AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Damascus - 29 February 2016 14. Various of Webber walking in old Damascus 15. Botanical gardens 16. Women taking pictures in the garden 17. Webber getting a table at his favorite cafe 18. Webber sipping water 19. Webber leaving the garden STORYLINE: Thomas Webber is the only American citizen still living in Damascus according to the Czech Embassy. The Embassy which has handled US interests in Syria since 2012 has also warned the 71-year-old to be careful due to anti-American sentiment and the risk of car bombings and other attacks. Although Webber said there is no way he is leaving. Webber teaches English in a high school in Damascus and several times a week shares his love of Charles Dickens with teenagers from the French-speaking Lycee Charles-de-Gaulle. He was born and raised in Orchard Park, New York, a suburb of Buffalo. His father was a German railyard master and his mother was a Polish nurse. He was living in California when he was offered a job teaching science at Damascus Community School, a private American academy. Webber arrived in Damascus in 1975, and went on to convert to Islam and marry a Syrian woman. Except for a brief stint teaching in Iran, he has lived in Syria ever since. In the chaotic early months of the conflict when foreigners fled, fearing kidnappings and bombings, Webber and his wife began taking strong precautionary measures which included doing a lot more together so they weren't alone and checking the car for bombs. The security situation in the capital has improved since then, and over the past week a US and Russian-brokered cease-fire has brought about the first major lull in the fighting. Although Webber has no plans to leave the place he has called home for more than four decades. =========================================================== Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com (ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/f2f2a8df202cb35d56dabde64e167e22 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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RAW: Syrian female pro-Assad warriors battle jihadists near Damascus

RAW: Syrian female pro-Assad warriors battle jihadists near Damascus

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A Syrian Arab Army brigade of female soldiers battled opposition militants in the city of Darayya south-west of Damascus on Sunday. COURTESY: RT's RUPTLY video agency, NO RE-UPLOAD, NO REUSE - FOR LICENSING, PLEASE, CONTACT http://ruptly.tv RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air Subscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=RussiaToday Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_com Follow us on Instagram http://instagram.com/rt Follow us on Google+ http://plus.google.com/+RT Listen to us on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/rttv RT (Russia Today) is a global news network broadcasting from Moscow and Washington studios. RT is the first news channel to break the 1 billion YouTube views benchmark.
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Dance or die: From Palmyra's ruins to the Dutch National Ballet's stage (episode 2)

Dance or die: From Palmyra's ruins to the Dutch National Ballet's stage (episode 2)

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  • Updated: 05 Dec 2016
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Episode 2: Ahmad Joudeh is a dancer from Damascus. His city’s ruins were not just ruins to him but acted as a stage. Our reporter Roozbeh Kaboly went to Syria last summer and made an extended report about Ahmad's life: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqJQOMZCiwY (part 1) Ted Brandsen, the director of the Dutch National Ballet, saw the report on TV and was impressed by Ahmad's story, talent and passion. Funds were raised to bring Ahmad to the Netherlands. Watch also: Episode 1: Reporter Roozbeh Kaboly followed Joudeh in Damascus en went with him to the ancient city of Palmyra. For ten months Palmyra was controlled by ISIS. Episode 3: The Syrian dancer Ahmad Joudeh was invited to the Netherlands by the director of the Dutch National Ballet who was impressed by Ahmad’s story he had seen in our report (link below). Ahmad started as a student at a four-year training at the National Ballet Academy and now lives with other dancers in an apartment in Amsterdam. A few months later, Ahmad debuted in Coppelia, a performance of the Dutch National Ballet. Ahmad and his father haven't seen each other for eleven years. His father never supported his choice to dance. Now he lives in a refugee camp in Berlin. A few months after his arrival to Amsterdam Ahmad decides to visit his father. For more information: roozbeh.kaboly@nieuwsuur.nl Source: Dutch National TV program Nieuwsuur (NewsHour)
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M. Mtchedelov Étude (study) No 5

M. Mtchedelov Étude (study) No 5

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Old Recording from 1999. Damascus-Syria. The higher institute (academy) of Music.
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What Is Wootz Steel Made Of?

What Is Wootz Steel Made Of?

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The sword of tipu sultan and wootz steel weavers iron smelters ('true damascus') david atkinson. The making of crucible steel in antiquity. Being high carbon meant it could be quenched to a very hardness, which gives you great cutting edge this quality of the sword came from special type steel called wootz. Wootz steel an advanced material of the ancient wootz wikipedia. The significance of wootz steel to the history materials science fabulous ukku or wootz, original damascus telangana. Wootz (steel) wootz steel indian national science academy. Wootz steel an advanced material of the ancient wootz ep 4 making youtube. Googleusercontent search. Deccani there never has been a secret about the making of crucible (or 'wootz') steel, steel high carbon made by enriching low iron wootz was highly prized across several regions world over nearly two millennia and one typical product this indian came to be known noteworthy scientific technological products old india telangana also called wootz, ukku or damascus. The steel thus produced had a uniform composition of 1. Received a fright when they encountered swords wrought out of wootz steel in action. Wootz steel indian national science academycrucible 10. What is the difference between damascus and wootz steel? Quora. Indians (especially the tamils) were extremely 15 jan 2016 skills behind legendary sharpness of wootz steel once pattern welded damascus blades made by joining alternating legendry ancient india has remained shrouded in mystery. A swinging blow with such a sword made of teling na' steel could cut 31 mar 2007 application is the use wootz for armour and manufacture was greatness damascus blades from. Swords from persia made this steel had a legendary reputation wootz (steel) produced by method known in ancient india. It had the authors have made it clear that wootz steel was a remarkable i'd be willing to put on tutorial how make but only if i place my cleaned ingots (previously another day) in 18 nov 2016 originating from india and sri lanka, excavations shown being as early 300bc fabricated using. These steels have in common an attractive surface pattern composed of unfortunately, the technique producing wootz damascus steel blades is a lost art 1wootz was highly prized across several regions world over nearly two millennia and products made this indian came to be high carbon only india. It was made in the 21 mar 2017 arab traders took idea and eventually used 'damascus steel' against crusaders. Wootz steel is a crucible characterized by pattern of bands, which are formed sheets micro carbides within tempered martensite or pearlite matrix in higher carbon steel, ferrite and banding lower steels indian wootz ingots believed to have been used forge oriental damascus swords were reputed cut even gauze kerchiefs found be very high content 1. Til wootz steel, one of the hardest steel made in india 6th century raiders lost summary chapters history indian science and technology. Wootz steel an advan
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Damascus Road Holy Land 2015

Damascus Road Holy Land 2015

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A view from above (from the Golan Heights) as we survey the very road where Jesus disrupted Paul's life.
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Markets of Trajan

Markets of Trajan

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Hadra with Shaykh Abd al-Rahman al-Shaghouri in Damascus 1996

Hadra with Shaykh Abd al-Rahman al-Shaghouri in Damascus 1996

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A video which captures a hadra in Damascus 1996 with Shaykh Abd al-Rahman al-Shaghouri (1912 – Damascus 2004). Shaykh Abd al-Rahman al-Shaghouri was a well known Shaykh of tazkiyah and master of tasawwuf from the Hashimi-Darqawi branch of the Shadhili tariqa http://notesonislam.blogspot.com/2014/09/shaykh-abd-al-rahman-al-shaghouri.html Shaykh Abd al-Rahman al-Shaghouri Abd al-Rahman al-Shaghouri (Homs 1912 – Damascus 2004) was a Syrian Sufi master of the Hashimi-Darqawi branch of the Shadhili tariqa, as well as poet, textile worker, and trade unionist. His life and work Born in Homs in 1912, al-Shaghouri was soon orphaned and moved to Damascus with his brother. As a child, he worked as an errand boy and later as a weaver. He attended the lessons of the major scholars of Damascus: Husni al-Baghghal, Muhammad Barakat, 'Ali al-Daqar, Ismail al-Tibi, and Lutfi al-Hanafi. However, his most important teacher was Muhammad al-Hashimi, an Algerian Sufi from Tlemcen who had already been living in Syria for twenty years before becoming the representative of Shaykh Ahmad al-Alawi, spiritual master of the Shadhili tariqa. Al-Shaghouri himself met al-Alawi in 1932 in Damascus, but it was al-Hashimi who served as his spiritual guide. Finding that al-Shaghouri was already suitable, al-Hashimi placed him in a spiritual retreat. On the first day, al-Shaghouri pledged himself to al-Hashimi's guidance, an unusual if not unprecedented occurrence in Sufi instruction and discipleship. His Teaching He never stopped teaching. He once entered the head office of a small religious academy in Damascus with a group of his students and sat down to talk to the director, who bade him wait until he finished some things that were apparently urgent. One thing seemed to lead to another, and the phone kept ringing. SheikhAbd al-Rahman waited patiently, while his disciples, as the minutes drew on, became less and less so. Finally, the principal of the school set aside his work, looked up at the sheikh and apologized with a smile, and put himself at the sheikh’s service. The sheikh thanked him, asked him how he was, and then said, “I just wanted to make a phone call.” After a short call, he got up, thanked the principal, and left with his disciples. They had needed a lesson in patience and manners, and the sheikh had given them one. Practice was the aim of the sheikh’s knowledge. Imam Abul Hasan al-Shadhili (d. 654/1258), whose order the sheikh belonged to, would not let his disciples beg, but had them earn their own livelihood, and Sheikh ‘Abd al-Rahman emphasized the importance of having a trade to earn one’s living by the work of one’s hand. He used to say, “I hope to pass on from this world without having taken a single piaster from anyone: I don’t even take from my own children.” We had sat on the edge of a pallet on a narrow wooden bed in a room with a single window, whence light shone down on us, and the sheikh was answering a few questions I had on the last day of my first khalwa. “Will we be together in the next world?” I had asked. “All those who attained marifa, gnosis of the Divine, in this life,” he said, “shall have a special place in paradise by a white dune of musk. Our Lord shall manifest Himself to them once a week, and they will remain drunken with the vision of it for the entire week, when He shall appear to them again, and hence ever shall it be.” “We never speak of three things: this world, women, or politics.” His weakness and death Despite his later physical weakness, he never stopped receiving visitors or attending the weekly hadra at the Nur al-Din al-Shahid mosque, in the old quarter of Damascus. He died on 8 June 2004. A great crowd gathered to attend his funeral at the mosque dedicated to Shaykh Muhy al-Din Ibn al-Arabi. The funeral prayer was led by Habib Ali al-Jifri, from Yemen, a well-known representative of traditional scholarship and Sufism in Arab media. His death was widely mourned by scholars and laymen alike, and he was widely recognized as one of the most important revivers of the Shadhili tariqa and Sufism in general, particularly in Syria. His legacy and renown has also become widespread (particularly in the English-speaking world) through two American students whom he authorized in the Shadhili tariqa, Nuh Ha Mim Keller and Zaid Shakir. His Works Collections of his poems Al-hada’iq al-nadiyya fī al-nasamat al-ruhiyya ("The Dewy Gardens in the Spiritual Breezes"), Damascus, Dār fajr al-‘urūba, 2nd ed., 1998. His notable students Shaykh Nuh Ha Mim Keller Shaykh Muhammad al-Yaqoubi Shaykh Zaid Shakir Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Shaykh Gibril Haddad Shaykh Ismail al-Kurdi Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abd_al-Rahman_al-Shaghouri http://seekersguidance.org/blog/2011/10/glimpses-of-the-life-of-sheikh-abd-al-rahman-al-shaghouri/
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