Eid al Fitr August 07 2011, 0 CommentsEid al Fitr is one of the major holidays in Islam. Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al Fitr at the end of Ramadan, “the fasting month.” This is the first day of Shawal in the lunar calendar and that’s why it is called Eid al Fitr as it means "breakfast holiday."
Muslims have to pay a "Zakah” charity before Eid al Fitr so they can help the poor also enjoy Eid. Before sunrise on the first day of Eid people take showers, do ablutions and take their kids, dressed in new clothes, to the mosque for Eid prayers. At the mosque, there is "takbir," which is collective chanting of "Allah akber" which means "God is the greatest."
After Eid prayers, people celebrate Eid with their friends and relatives. They visit each other during the 3 days and the main treat they have is Mamool, special cookies filled with dates or nuts, made at home at the end of Ramadan. Many feasts are held for the poor and money is given to kids so they can enjoy Eid.
From the Earth shares with you the happiness of Eid and wishes you a happy holiday season.
Congrats to the Successful Students of Tawjihi 2011! July 31 2011, 0 CommentsEvery year, high school students across the country write the annual Tawjihi exam. Tawjihi is a very big issue in Jordan - a family who has a student writing the Tawjihi is like a family living through an emergency; they can’t travel anywhere or have a party at home, and they must provide a quiet and comfortable atmosphere throughout the year.
Parents keep praying and students hold their breath until the results are announced. They know that Tawjihi is the harvest of the last 12 years and it determines which major the students can specialize in at university.
People are used to celebrating Tawjihi in many different ways - some make a big feast for relatives and friends, while others may go on a holiday to relax. At From The Earth, we have made special congratulations cards dedicated to all those Tawjihi students who passed. Pick one up at our showroom or any of our stores.
Mabrook to the successful students of 2011!
A Teenager's Royal Experience July 28 2011, 0 Comments
Souk Jara is always fun - the sun is shining, you're outside in the cool morning breeze, and of course, you always get to meet interesting new people from around the world.
So imagine her curiosity when a well-dressed couple, accompanied by a military agent and two bodyguards approached her booth. The couple were young and charming, and very friendly. The wife was elegant yet poised, and she had a clear sense of style.
"Where are you from?" Jumana's mother asked.
Jumana and her mother continued to chat away with the new visitors as the wife admired the olive wood jewelry that their booth had to offer, finally settling on a beautiful pair of earrings.
A simple, pleasant encounter. Jumana didn't know much about the foreign country of Luxembourg, so when she went home she logged onto the Internet to learn more. Imagine her surprise when she discovered that those friendly strangers were, in fact, Prince Louis and Princess Tessy of Luxembourg.
Royalty. Jumana had met and interacted with real royalty.
"I've never met a princess before!" she recounted excitedly! "And they were so nice and down-to-earth! I wish I had my camera!"
It just goes to show that everyone should check out Souk Jara. You never know who you'll end up rubbing elbows with!
Ramadan Hours July 27 2011, 0 Comments
As Ramadan is quickly approaching we would like to inform you of our reduced hours during this special time of the year:
Sunday to Thursday: 8 am to 4 pm
From The Earth will also be closed from August 19 to September 4, resuming normal hours on Monday, September 5.
Eid Mubarak everyone!
Blooms in Abdoun July 23 2011, 0 Comments
If you’re looking to purchase balloons, plants, bouquets, wedding arrangements or our handmade greeting cards in Abdoun, Wardati is the perfect shop to meet your needs. Wardati, meaning “my flowers” in Arabic, is a spacious and modern flower shop that opened only three months ago; however, this family-owned business has had over 30 years of floral artistry experience!
Our interns at From the Earth had the privilege to speak to Mais, the oldest daughter in the family and the business manager of Wardati. Mais proudly shared with us that the flowers used at Wardati are delivered to the shop twice a week from different areas of Jordan, Holland and Ukraine – guaranteeing freshness and exceptional variety.
Wardati can work with any budget, and the employees are happy to custom arrange your flowers and even deliver them. This flower shop not only supplies beautiful flowers for parties and weddings, but they also offer their excellent services of coordinating the event.
Next time you’re in Abdoun, stop by Wardati to browse their lovely array of flowers and our rack of handmade cards. If you get to meet Mais, give her our greetings!
Location: Abdoun, Amman
Operating hours: 9am – 9:30pm daily
Phone number: 06-592-2442
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