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Ghazal Omid (‫غزل امید‬‎)
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At this very hour my #Angelic #mother is going to be #Buried in #Iran, city of #Mashhad. Those of you who believe please pray for her as I believe in the power of prayers more than anything else.
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When I met my mum on March 14th she had a sweet smile and I was waking on the cloud. Today she still is wearing her smile while I cry and think of her just about every moment hoping I see her once more in my dreams as I did last night to perhaps enjoying one more moment or steal one more #Kiss!
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To all My #Muslim fellows, I wish you a wonderful Eid. This Ramadan has been one of the hardest Ramadan’s of my life. At the beginning of Ramadan, I had my mum and was in #UAE with her. On the 10th I brought her to USA and lost her on the 20th and sent her home on the Eid. Today on Friday after she is getting buried as we speak. I feel as if I aged ten years just in this one month! This has been anything but a joyful month, if I make it through next few days I would be “lucky” as I feel my heart is just about to jump out of my chest every time I remember her.
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سخته ... می فهمم که چقدر سخته چاره ای جز صبوری نیست 
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People like #MohammadAli are so rare, his passing feels heavy in the hearts of billions around the world. Leaving a mark on the pages of history for generations to come. At the end of life, if we are blessed by the #Almighty people remember us fondly not just by our own religion or one day or year but for decades or centuries to come by people from all walks of life and faith. This is how the Almighty blesses those he chooses. They are not blessed because of their money, positions but for the actions they have taken thorough out their lives. Mohammad Ali’s passion is truly a loss for humanity. Rest In peace my brother, hope I get the chance to meet you in person in #heaven, sooner than later. :-)
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I am asking all of you who believe Life is Sacred and care to persevere it to please reach out to your Congressman and Senators report UAE US Embassy lack of interest for give my mother a chance, an #Emergency   Medical appointment to discuss her visa, never mind the visa itself.

A life is a #life and #sacred not just one born on US Soil. If politicians are able to pursue electoral voters on the issue of Abortion and a life of embryo, should’t be an elderly woman who needs to receive medical treatment be subjected to the same sensitivity and attention? Please reach out to your members of congress if you think, #YES.
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I understand. I'm sorry I couldn't help. Apparently the only thing I can do is praying.
Wish you the best,
Good luck
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While #Iranians outside Iran are notoriously #famous for NOT helping anyone in need except their own families, this #Iranian #man brought me to tears of joy. He is a gentleman from Tabriz, Iran and as it shows doesn’t have much to give but he moves families without means to pay from one location to another for FREE. I am so proud of him, I wish I could tell him, in my book, YOU are a #hero.
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Sorry I didn’t mean YOU, obviously there are exceptions, and you are one of them. Delighted to be wrong in this case :-)
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In the past few weeks not only I had to deal with my mother’s loss but also the insults from narrow minded. This poetry is a perfect fit for those who behave badly when someone is down.
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While it lasted I had the pleasure of calling her #mum…
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On my mum's #coffin, she is home tonight
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Can you live like this?
Inside the homes of those living a minimalist lifestyle in Japan.
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Did you miss this on the #news, wait you didn’t, it wasn’t even there…

I love for the fact these sort of information #miraculously gets missed by news organizations specially during #election time! If you Know #Donald#Trump on any level, please make sure he reads this…
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Dear Everyone, I am trying to get my mother a Visa for USA for medical reasons, she has insurance as well as three sponsors not to mention the# MD Anderson Hospital to get her to #USA . All I need is one expedited time allowing me to get to show the Embassy her records and get her a visa for her lung cancer so I can get her to the hospital on June 10th.

After going over her records carefully I finally uploaded her USA application and thought like other embassy the UAE allows emergency Medical appointment as my mother’s case is.

Sadly this wasn’t the case at all. They make the Iranian people feel belittled and unimportant. When I reached out to Virginia call center the reaction was callous to say the least and made no sense. I was told: “you have to apply for the regular appointment, then when it goes through you can expedite it." When that would be, I asked, the answer was, "whenever it happens.”

I told the woman my mother has lung cancer stage 4, she will die, she needs to be in the hospital in USA on June 10th, her reaction was no more than shrugging her shoulders.

These are hired help and hand picked by the same people who stand up on the #Senate , #Congress or #Church floor, talking about the #Sanctity of life when they are in need of your #votes !
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Ghazal Omid, Executive Director for Iran & its

Ghazal Omid is an award-winning author, commentator, lecturer, and religious scholar.  Born and raised in Iran of Kurdish-Persian ancestry, Omid is a Canadian citizen and a U.S legal permanent resident. Drawing from her diverse heritage, Omid has dedicated her life to finding common ground between people of all faiths and backgrounds. A leading commentator on cultural and religious affairs, Omid has published an award-winning memoir, Living In Hell, and has provided hundreds of radio interviews and television appearances, including appearances on leading cable news networks such as Fox News, MSNBC, CNN, and CSPAN.  In addition, Omid has consulted for members of the United States Senate and House of Representatives on matters pertaining to Iran, human rights, and the peaceful integration of Islam into American society.

Omid is the founder and executive director of Iran & Its, a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to promoting intercultural exchange and understanding. Through a variety of arts and education programs, Iran & Its has distinguished itself as a vital bridge between the Muslim and western world. Under Omid’s stewardship, Iran & Its has spearheaded a number of groundbreaking cross-cultural initiatives, such as founding an online Iranian and Persian art museum, establishing a dental exchange program, and sponsoring a performance and concert series featuring some of the Iran’s most compelling artists and musicians. In working closely with a wide range of NGOs, individual philanthropists, international organizations and governments, Iran & Its has been an instrumental force for correcting misrepresentations and misconceptions about the Iranian people while heralding the rich legacy of Persian artistic and democratic achievements.

Omid’s latest project, Mr. Nightingale, is a children’s story that tells the tale of a young girl and her best friend and pet bird, Mr. Nightingale. With its moving prose and delightful illustrations, Mr. Nightingale reinforces a timeless message of compassion and generosity.

A large portion of the proceeds of the book will be used to provide medical treatment for eight Iranian children who were disfigured in a 2006 fire accident. Over the last six years, these children have been unable to afford surgery and medical care to restore their limbs and faces. Through the hard work of Iran & Its and its countless supporters and allies, Mr. Nightingale hopes to finally provide the funding and resources necessary to transport the children to the United States where they will receive the care they need.


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