Give of yourself so graciously that in the
end you efface the receiver and their
tongue speaks involuntarily,
“You’ve been kind to me”
‘Kindness never touched something except it made it more beautiful and cruelty never touched something except it made it more vulgar.’
Those words are immortal and sadly many of you will never know their origin because of the outrageous picture painted in the media nowadays of a people who are known worldwide by tradition to be the most hospitable and generous. What has culminated now in their modern new age generations are self fulfilling prophecies against their own heritage. They’ve severed themselves from their true history and instead indulge in reinforcing stereotypes of what society and media presents them as.
You will still find cultural pockets of tradition in Morroco, Egyptian deserts, Turkey, Yemen, Jordan and other Bedouin cities where the kindness and generosity will shame you into the above state of expressing gratitude involuntarily.
You can do many things to Arabs, I mean real, traditional Arabs, the type that know who they are and are tied to all things spiritual and are in love with humankind, not the bogus media pin up boys and girls that are blasted into your retina, but one thing you cannot do is call them miserly. If you do that, you may as well have killed them!
That is the highest insult for men and women of tradition.