Syriology

Everything about Syria... And the 'ology' bits...

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By Adnan Mouhiddin
The accuracy of this statement is self-evident in the life and practice of religious people. Once institutionalized, faith becomes religion and the latter turns into an oppressive tool either intentionally or unintentionally. Like totalitarian dogmas and ideologies, religions throughout history repressed the humankind and manipulated their congregations mentally, emotionally and sometimes physically.

By Adnan Mouhiddin

Evangelism, where it stands today, is a system that is confused with itself. A beautiful notion that has been distanced from its first and ancient Teacher. it hurts and confuses its surrounding. Evangelism, the way it stands today, is a social and moral poison and disorder.

Dr. Zaher Sahloul

When a seven-year-old student in eastern Aleppo was asked at the peak of the bombardment campaign by the Assad regime in 2015 to draw a picture, he did not draw children playing, nor did he draw a blue sky or a smiling sun. Instead, Ahmad drew helicopters dropping barrel bombs, houses blazing in fire and mutilated dead children in blood. In his drawing, the dead children had smiles on their faces, while those alive were in tears.

By Adnan Mouhiddin

Breaking up with someone close to you is an awful feeling that is experienced at least once in life time and sometimes this might extend to various times. Depending on the reason of which the break-up happened, it (the break up) is often associated with the most negative feelings someone might go through.

By Jeremy Hugh Baron

Descriptions by patients of their own diseases are always interesting, especially as poems. In February 960 the poet al-Mutanabbi developed while in Egypt a fever that left him delirious after each nightly attack, beginning with fever and rigors, and ending with copious sweating. He compares the fever to a coy maiden who will visit him under cover of darkness.