Jehan Al- Sadat; A No-Ordinary Woman

The world media has just circulated the sad news about the death of Jehan Al- Sadat, the widow of the later Egyptian President, Mohamed Anwar Al- Sadat- Egypt’s First lady for 11 years, from 1970, till 1981, when Al- Sadat was assassinated by the Muslim Brotherhood.

Before she carried the name Jehan Al- Sadat following her marriage to Mohamed Anwar Al Sadat, who later became the President of Egypt, Jehan’s original name was Jehan Safwat Raouf, an Egyptian Muslim surgeon. Her mother though was as an English lady or Christian origin; Gladys Cotterill, who worked as a music teacher.

Jehan followed her father’s religion and was raised as a Muslim, and thanks to her both parents, she excelled the Arabic language and was brought up as an Egyptian girl, who understands the Egyptian society and belongs to it.

When she was a teenage girl, Jehan heard a lot about the heroism of an Egyptian activist and revolutionary named Anwar Al- Sadat, and started to look up to him as a real her who saved no effort in trying to save his country, fight for its rights and stand fearlessly in the face of the British occupation.

When Jehan and Anwar first met, she was 15 years- old, and when they decided to get married, she faced strict resistance from her parents, for Anwar back then was jobless and has no wealth or income to support a wife or have a family.

But none stood in the way of the strong love story of Jehan and Anwar and so they got married.

She joined his journey of life that took him from a man with no income to a state president.

Becoming Egypt’s First Lady, Jehan took it upon herself to help alleviate the status of Egyptian women, working on the betterment of civil laws that better served and protected their rights, especially the women’s right to custody of children after separation from the father.

She also engaged in amny aid and charity activities, especially in the aftermath of 1867 war, founding the famous charity organisation named Al Wafaa wal Amal, which worked on supporting soldiers who were harmed in the war and their families.

Among other humanitarian roles she engaged in is helping visually impaired children.

After the death of her husband, Jehan worked and did a great job supporting her family. She taught at the American University in Egypt and used her talent of drawing in holding many arts exhibitions.

She also taught at University of South Carolina and and Radford University in the U.S.

Facing many ebs and flows in the span of her life, Jehan never stopped being a faithful woman full of hope and energy and enthusiasm to lead a meaningful life and leave a good legacy behind.

Jehan Sadat died on July 9, 2021, at the age of 87, but her life is far more richer and longer than the number of years can tell.

She supported men, women and children in Egypt in various ways and through many civil and charity organisations, some of which she founded herself.

Her role didn’t stop with the death of her husband, she was rather determined to serve the Egyptian society, which she strongly belonged to in every way a person can serve his community.

Rest in Peace Jehan Sadat.

I’m not bound to win, but I’m bound to be true.


Easy Steps to Learn Professional Photography

Learning Professional Photography is one of my all-time favourite goals even though I never pursued it properly. There had always been something missing; either the tools, time, passion, energy, eagerness… etc.

So I though why try to take it seriously this time and perhaps share my eagerness and enthusiasm with those who, like me, had always loved photography, yet never attempted to take it seriously and learn it like professionals do.

I laid down sort of an outline plan to learn photography, easily and will jot it down in in bullet points for me to find them easy to follow and for others to also consider them.

Here you go;

How can one take easy steps to take professional photos and really really really enjoy photography.

1- First and as I usually do with any action; set your intention clear and stay hopeful through your journey of learning.

2- Put a timeline plan for your goal of Learning Professional Photography, meaning; select a date, let it be after a month or two, depends on you, and chose it to be the date by which you will have learned all about Professional Photography and can easily take perfect shots with your camera.

3- Buy a decent digital SLR camera, it doesn’t have to be very expensive but check models that have sufficient number of options you can use and feel them helpful.

4- Get familial with your camera, hold it a lot, explore it, along with reading the user manual.

5- Do your own online search and check online educational platforms such as Linda or even video tutorials.

6- Always remind yourself of the day when you have achieved this pleasant goal of being a good photographer and taking the shorts you always wanted to take.

7- Watch as many good photos as possible, accessible on many online photography platforms.

8- Connect to a community of photographers of your choice and talk to them a lot, you can even as for guidance every now and then.

9- Practice, Practice, Practice.

10, Make your camera accessible all the time and take it with you wherever you go, this will help you practice more and develop faster.

11- Make an online portfolio, where you can write down basic information about yourself and selective photos you took each week. You can filter that later on as you wish, but it’s a good way of tracking your development and seeing your dream coming to fruition.

12- Remember, the more hours and sincerity you put to your pursuit, the easier you will succeed.

Enjoy your pursuit of photography and wish me luck.

Stay blessed,

“I’m not bound to win but I’m bound to be true.”


You’re A Living Magnet

The secret behind the current paradigm shift the world’s been undergoing in recent years as a result of the sweeping popularity of The Law of Attraction is that everybody has started sensing that their thoughts, moods and state of mind are attracting and bringing forth incidents and happenings pretty much of the same nature as they are.

Meaning, if a person is worried of a particular matter, it begins unfolding. If he’s thinking too much of a particular person he may encounter him or meet him accidentally, or rather what may seem accidentally.

This led people to start believing more and more in the so-called Law of Attraction and embracing it as a cosmic law that should be respected.

You may want to reconsider the way you think and feel and the thoughts you focus on and nurture as they may lead to and attract more like happenings that you may go through whether you like it or not.

You may even attract to your being thoughts you don’t really like by resisting them so much that you think of them more than those you like.

So you may be astonished how come you hated a matter and kept thinking of how abhorrent it may be yet encounter it. Well, the fact of the matter is that resisting a matter may be a catalyst to bringing it to fruition rather than pushing it away.

So what should one do if he or she thought of a negative matter or a fear for example? Well, instead of thinking of it too much or even resisting and fearing it, you may want to avoid it and disregard it altogether as an unimportant matter that doesn’t mean much to you. In other words, keep it low profile instead of enlarging it and resisting it.

To make it simple and easy for you. You may push away a negative incident, by pushing away the thought of it. How to do that? By placing yourself on a different intellectual frequency, that’s less negative and fearful.

Alway keep thoughts that feel good and taste good. Feeling good in itself is a good training to stay in your vortex of creating good events and bringing them to your life. And the opposite is true.

This is a simple yet a new way of shedding light on the merits of the law of attraction.

Yes we create our own reality and only God accepts our wish to create and gives us the permission to!

Beware of your thoughts. Refine them and this is your only way to live well!
And remember, there’s always something good out there waiting for you to live it, you just need to live the thought of it as a living reality and attract it to your life “as a living magnet”! Yes, you’re a living magnet!

And again,
I’m not bound to win, but I’m bound to be true.



Why Spring is My Favourite Time of the Year?!

It’s during that time of the year when flowers blossoms, the sun shines for longer hours, melting away the chill of the winter and bringing much warmth to the earth as well as people’s hearts who’s long suffered the loneliness of winter and its cold nights. Continue reading “Why Spring is My Favourite Time of the Year?!”


The Dilemma of Mapping Your Life

Mapping your life is an endless task, one that you keep on doing every now and then and whenever any change creeps into your life.

Mapping your life is distributing your life onto the several areas it harbours, such as your work, your social life, family commitments, house chores and the like.

When single, a woman used to map her life, assigning portions of her time, thinking, and energy to her own personal time, sports, work life and career, big family and and perhaps travels. Getting married remapping her life becomes a necessity to assign a portion of her life to her husband and house chores. Becoming a mother, another remapping of her life is also needed to assign another portion of her life, perhaps the biggest of it all, to her baby, and it continues to be the first priority and task consuming much of her life for a long time, if not forever.

Why is mapping one’s life important?
Well, this hectic task is needed to alleviate the burden of stopping everyday and thinking if your giving each area of your life its due attention and care. Setting that matter in by mapping, as in really mapping your life inside your mind and on paper, makes things clearer and silences the chaos that will keep haunting your mind and swallowing your energy each time you try to answer the persisting question of, are you handling your life well?!

Do map your life and life peacefully!

I’m not bound to win but I am bound to be true!


Guided Path Towards Spirituality

Your path towards a sound spiritual being is something very personal and carries your own taste of life. Only you decided on that path towards spirituality and you to tread it. Only you can nurture a sound spiritual being that’s most representative to you.

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Letter from a Lifeful to a Lifeless

If you can keep your head when all about you
    Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
    But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
    Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
    And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:

Continue reading “Letter from a Lifeful to a Lifeless”