At last, we get a long awaited glimpse into Princess Sultana’s veiled world. This excerpt reveals that she is more sedate and wiser…although we briefly see a spark of her fiery temper when dealing with her brother Ali. At the end of the excerpt, Princess Sultana revels in a setting that is perfect. Or is it? The title of the book is “More Tears To Cry” so we will just have to find out because life is not perfect…particularly for a woman in Saudi Arabia. Thanks for the excerpt, Jean!
Originally posted on Jean Sasson:
Finally! The 4th book in the PRINCESS series about Princess Sultana has arrived! AND, HERE IS A LITTLE GIFT FOR readers WHO HAVE EXPRESSED THEIR LOVE FOR PRINCESS SULTANA: AN EXCERPT: VISIT WITH PRINCESS SULTANA AND HER FAMILY AT A SPECIAL FAMILY PARTY. HAPPY READING MY FRIENDS! (scroll down)
CHAPTER TWO: THE PARTY:
Like a siren song, diamonds call out to most females. I no longer hear that call. I lost my desire for expensive jewelry
the moment I discovered the immense joy one derives from helping others. Now when I am shown exquisite jewels, I do not envisage the glittering gems draped around my neck, hanging from my ears or clasped upon my wrist; instead, I contemplate what the value of those gems could procure. Perhaps it would allow an eager child to take lessons in a good school, or a sickly mother to feel the glow…
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Posted by Tara on September 2, 2014
Mother, Son Reunited Thanks To Mobile Application: Highly Emotional Reunion After 36 Years Of Separation
By Habib Toumi, Bureau Chief
Gulf News | Manama
28 Aug 2014
A mother and son were reunited in Saudi Arabia after 36 years apart, thanks to a mobile application.
The mother, a Yemeni national in her 50s who lives in the southern Saudi city of Jazan, reportedly got married to a Saudi national when she was 15 years old.
She moved with him to a village near Madinah in western Saudi Arabia where they had their only son, her brother said in remarks published by local news site Sabq on Thursday.
However, seven years after their marriage the couple separated, and the woman moved back to Jazan. Her husband kept their three-year-old son with him.
“My sister eventually got married with another man and they had children,” the brother said. “For years she tried to locate her son from her first marriage, but her efforts were not successful and she knew nothing about her first son for around 36 years,” he added.
A relative one day offered to help and asked for my nephew’s full name, he said.
“He used the Number Book application on his mobile and he came up with a number. I called the number and I was pleasantly surprised to discover that the man who answered my call was my sister’s son whom she has been trying to locate for 36 years. He told me that he too had been trying to find his mother for years.”
A meeting between the mother and son was arranged and the reunion took place in Jazan.
“It was highly emotional reunion in which and tears of sweet joy mixed with tears of bitter sorrow over the lost years,” the brother said.
Photo Credit: Numberbook
Posted by Tara on September 2, 2014
I welcome you to Islam! May Allah increase you in knowledge, faith, righteousness and worship ameen. Congratulations to you and your Saudi obtaining the approval of her father. Your future father-in-law’s request is just one more obstacle to tackle before you can start the marriage permission journey. I’m sorry to say that I am not a doctor. I can say with utmost optimism that any marriage can succeed no matter what nationality or culture as long as the couple work on it together and have the support of family and friends. I recommend that you contact Dr. Khaled Al-Batarfi and kindly ask if he is interested in writing a letter to your Saudi’s father. He has been addressing non-Saudi/Saudi marriages in his articles on Saudi Gazette and apparently familiar with the subject. He is available on Twitter https://twitter.com/kbatarfi. Insha’Allah he will agree to assist you. I am publishing your email address in the event that he reads this post and decides to contact you: email@example.com. Best wishes!
Assalam alaikkum. First of all i would like to thank you for all your help and prayers.
I hope you remember me. I am Rehan who reverted to Islam.
That day I told you I am in love with a Saudi girl whose father is Saudi and mom from Syria.
My girl she spoke to her dad before I did. From that I understood that she loves. She told me even if my dad kills me its OK, but I will tell him about you.
Alhamdullilah her dad loves her so much he said OK I don’t have any problem she getting married to me. But he told that he wants a Dr. or Psychologists to say that we both will live happily and nothing bad will happen to us.
Can you suggest me some advice regarding this. You are a Dr. Can you send me an email or a formal letter that there wont be any problem in our life. I can give my girls number to you. If you want to speak to her and see her view point regarding this. She can speak good English.
Awaiting your reply.
Posted by Tara on August 26, 2014