Tuesday, 11 September 2007

An Update & Ramadan Mubarak

It seems the dry spell that hit most of the Libyan bloggers is coming to an end, thank Allah, although I still feel it is staying a bit longer with me!
Recently I have been so wrapped up in personal stuff that I just could not find the energy or the will to update, now that Ramadan is upon us I am hoping that all of us will find a new lease with many interesting stories to tell, just like last Ramadan, another blog that will definitely be very popular this Ramadan is Our Favourite Recipe Centre, I remember last Ramadan when I was at work and feeling a bit hungry, I would check it out and drool all over the food pictures :o)
The Libyan community in London has hired the Pakistani Community Centre in Willesden for the nightly Taraweeh prayers as has become customary every year, they usually have an Iftar there twice a week as well.
The main news in the UK at the moment is the naming of the parents of Madeleine McCann as formal suspects (ARGUIDO/ARGUIDA) by the Portuguese police (I have written about this case Here) although this does not mean that they are guilty just yet but apparently the police have found a trace of the little girl's blood and DNA in a car that was hired by the parents 25 days after the girl vanished, I have always felt that the way the parents handled this case was a bit fishy and that there is more to them than what we already know.
The other main story today is the death last night of the founder of The Body Shop , Anita Roddick died of a brain hemorrhage, I remember many years ago when I was studying in Oxford how she suddenly became world famous after taking a bank loan of £2000, Anita got recipes for beauty products from Arab Bedouins and native Asians and South Americans, she marketed her products as Eco friendly and not tested on animals, her shops started to open all over the world (is there a Body Shop in Libya?) when she eventually sold her shop chain and made well over a £100 million, she gave about £30 million to charities to help the poor all over the world, she was a woman that Britain will always be proud of.
Finally I'm not sure if it is going to be Ramadan here tomorrow although I think Libya already decided it is. so Ramadan Mubarak to all of you and to Muslims all over the world.


PH said...

Ramadan Mubarak ya Anglo to You and your family :D.


Lebeeya said...

Ramadan Mubarak Anglo :) Siyam maqbool inshallah. I hope you and your family have a blessed month. Please remember me in your prayers.

In Libya, there is a shop in Zarqaa Al yamama that sells most of The body shops products aline with many other products from different brands.

From Watching the Madeleine case from the beginning I think there are too many questions un answered.
The truth will surface eventually..

Tarek Alwan said...

Ramadan Mubarak from me to you Anglo, all Libyans and Muslims around the globe.
As you said that it has been already decided that Ramadan would start from tomorrow in Libya and I think it’s going to be Thursday here in the UK as on the website of the central Mosque in London you could download the timetable of Ramadan and it’s basically starting from Thursday so I assume it’s Thursday here.
Well let’s wait & see

Anglo-Libyan said...

thank you ph and the same to you and your family

salam lebeeya, wishing you the same and to your family, of course i will remember you :o)

thanks for the info about the body shop and yes the truth about Madeleine seems to be finally coming out.

salam Tarek, thank you and the same to you and your family.
I will check their website but i think they are waiting for confirmation from Saudi & Egypt

mani said...

Ramadan Mubarak dearest uncle Anglo and to you and your family :)

a_akak said...

Ramadan mubrik to you and your family and may allah forgive our sins and insha allah

Fe Aman Allah

Safia speaks said...

You have studied at Oxford?
Wow, I´m really impressed!!

I´m gonna post on Our Favorite Recipe Center inshallah, and I challenge everybody to show the best of ramadan cooking there this year!

Ramadan mubarak to you and your family!

Gheriani said...

Ramadan Moubarek to you and your family, and all best wishes.

Anglo-Libyan said...

salam dear mani
same to you and your family, who is going to cook for you now? or is it going to be more sandwitches, i hope not :o)

Thank you Ahmed, same wishes to you and the family.

yes Safia i did, but as i said i studied in Oxford (not Oxford Uni)
I am looking forward to your cooking pictures :o)
best wishes to you and the family.

Thank you dear Gheriani and best wishes to you and the family in Libya and abroad.

loza said...

Ramadan Mubark Anglo ... God accept it from you and all muslims ...

Happymoi said...

Ramadan Mubarak to you and your family..its ramadan in libya tomorrow, well it has been decided few days ago!

dusk till dawn said...

hello anglo-
Ramadan mubark to u and ur gr8 family . and all muslims around the globe,Madeleine case is realy a catch 22, u would not like to think is the parents u got a point.Anita roddick was a lady wt good vision,
just to say that Safia got good point regarding posting Ramadan recipe . how about all we bloger making a challenge for our two libyan ladies leebeeya and Piccolina as they will be only one we know cooking for the family. who does best disches as they post it.and every one of us vote as he think is the best ,and the winner get the end of ramadan competiton title for best cook ,
sorry not been up dated as iam realy busy lately will do soon

S.Hamid said...

Ramadan Kareem everyone .! And my Allah bless all of u ..!

Highlander said...

AngloLibyan :) Mabrouk 3eli Rmdan you and your family.

The Body Shop is available in Libya since the late 90s at least. There was a dedicated shop in Hay Al andalus as well - no idea if it is there this year as I saw lots of new shiny shops open there LOL.

Hibo said...

Ramadan mubark ,

Living Away said...

you know, i think that if the portuguese police stepped this further in this case is because they are very sure about what happened do that poor little girl. i'm saying that not because the portuguese police is the best, no! i'm saying that because portuguese as brazilians suffer of a very low self-steam and also because portugal is always trying to get the approval of the entire europe in everything they do.
if they declared the parents suspects it's because they really know what they are talking about, unfortunately!

ramadan mubarak!


Beacon said...

كل عام و انتم بخير بمناسبة حلول شهر رمضان ربنا يتقبل صيامنا وقيامنا ودعاءنا وصالح أعمالنا

BeSHeSHeNtRa... said...

Dear anglo Ramadan mubarak for you and ur family , with all my best wishes :0)

Anglo-Libyan said...

Ramadan Mubarak ya loza to you and all :o)

Thank you happimoi and same wishes to you and the family

best wishes to you and the family dusk till dawn and I think it is a good idea, now its up to piccolina & lebeeya to take it up, im sure we will like what they make :o)

thank you s.hamid and same to you

Ramadan kareem ya highlander to all
my family live in Hai Alandalus, maybe i should ask them if the body shop is still there :o)

dear hibo, there is nothing to forgive and its always a pleasure to see you here :o)
Ramadan Mubarak to you and family.

Thank you Leandra :o)
you know the press in the UK has been very negative towards the portugese police which is unfair since this type of crime is apparently unheard of in portugal and I do think they are tryin their best, I agree that they are on to something now.

salam beacon
Ramadan Mubarak to you too and all

nice to see you here again ya besheshentra, best wishes to you and the family in libya, canada and everywhere.

BuJ said...

Oxford eh? Which college?
I'm most impressed!
I have affiliations with Univ :)

Sorry to hear about the Body Shop founder.. I thought she was rather young. Allah yir7amha..

Anglo-Libyan said...

salam buj
I didnt go to Uni in Oxford
I studied at the Air Training College in Kidlington

she was 64 which is sort of middle!

BuJ said...

ah.. the kidlington airfield.. i remember there used to be a nice sainsbury's near there.. up the banbury road :)