I am very pleased to be in Gaziantep, the city of Backlawava (special sweets). I am leaving this place but my soul and mind will remained at this plac. I am taking all beautiful memories and best hospitality with me and keep alive forever in my heart and mind.
I came to Gazyantep on 11th of June, the oldest city of Turkey. I don’t know much history of this city. But what I know is that I will miss this place very much throughout my life. I stayed here 7days and lived with Nature, beautiful and admirable exhibition of Almighty God. I lived among many cute and lovely school kids at this School of ‘Jannat’. The surrounding of this place with mountains, hills and beautiful garden gave me not only spiritual feelings but also excite me to write something to praise God. I am drawn to exalt His beautification of this place. The pleasant weather and splendid view from the window of this school made me realize that this is the place which I was looking for. I was getting inner peace. The beautiful garden is full of verities of fruits trees and olive trees, which I used to dream to be at such place where I could pluck fresh fruits with my hand and eat. That became true. All praise to be God!! Really this place is awesome!!
How can I forget those kids, who are the spirit of my journey, those innocent and very cute children who are very loveable, cool and humble. It is my fortunate to spend some time with them in such environment. They know Turkish or Kurdish only. Only very few know little English, which is really not enough to converse. But I am truly saying that if you are sincere to someone you don’t need any language to communicate or converse or express. Your feeling and your heart will talk. I realized that.
They all are same for me so I can’t write all names here. All children were coming to me and saying Rajeev Abi, and trying to talk to me, wanted to express themselves. Some were trying to talk to me in English. I can feel them they love me and I loved them too much. They cooked food and served with infinite love. Chi-Koftah and sweet which was served in night after dinner are unforgettable. The prayer of ‘Isha’ and song which is sung together to exalt God with His various most beautiful names, I want to pray and sing with them always. Many things I want to write about them. My feelings for them are endless but my words are unfortunately limited.
On Thursday some of students were leaving for their home. I was unaware of it. They came to me and told me in broken English Rajeev Abi tonight we are leaving for home. I will miss you very much. These words were enough to make me emotional. They made me realized that you will also have to leave this place on 18th of June. I never thought like this. I had forgotten everything in their love and sincerity. I didn’t want separation from them. It was really very hard time for me. They asked me Rajeev Abi do you have facebook or any E-mail, so we can keep in touch? This gave me little relax. But still I am sad from this separation. I will go back to India. I will not come to this place again to see them. That thing was hurting me more. One thing which was consoling me that I will pray we will meet again hereafter, where we will be together for forever. The thing which we wanted to say and express we will share hereafter. I love you all my hereafter brother. I love you very much.
I recall the lines of Risale-Nur- God is the sustainer of the heaven and earth and He created the Heaven and Earth. He is the sustainer of all the Worlds and Just Monarch!!
Today, I am leaving this place. I am very pleased to see them, but same time I am hurt to get separated from them. At this situation line of Nursi comes in my mind. He says who will explain this situation if there is no hereafter?? If there is no hereafter then there will be a big unjust. My eyes are wet, my heart got strain, but still I am happy to meet them. I have nothing to give them now, but the most important thing which I have to give them is love and suggestion for reading Risale-Nur always, which will protect them from bad things and keep connected with God always. If you read Risale, I will feel connected with you always, no matter how far I am.
May God keep you always protected; bless you with lots of love and happiness!! Amen !!
Salam ve Dua ile!
Life capital is very little and work to be done is much!! A beautiful and unforgettable 8 days trip to Gaazyantep is going to over. How time has passed away I did not get time to realize it.
On 16th, I had long journey from Antep to Diyarbakar via Urfa by car. The view on the way was splendid, pleasant and awesome, which not only pleased and fascinated me but also gave me inner peace and beguile my mind and heart. The road is passing through sometimes hills, planes and sometimes cities. Hills and planes seem like, there was cats and dog of stones, are full of big stones and arranged in such fashion which seems like carpets of stones have been spread on them, seems like virgin areas, no one has touched touch it, seems like true surface of earth like when we see the surface of moon in night. It seems like far away sky and earth are meeting together. I can’t stop myself to express but my words are unfortunately limited.
I visited Urfa. Urfa is 2 and half hours far from Gazyantep by car. On the ways I enjoyed a lot beautiful hills and very straight roads of Turkey through hills. Urfa is very historical place. Some historians argue that the history of Civilization began in Urfa. Remains of houses which are dated back 10,500- 11000 years. Some historians claim that our fellow human beings built first houses in History in the fertile Area near Balikligoel 13,500 years ago. World oldest statue, a 2 meter high statue of male discovered in Balikligoel in 1993. In 1995, 11,500 years old Temple discovered in Balikligoel.
Urfa is city with more than 490,000 inhabitants in south-eastern Turkey and Capital of Shanhurfa Province. This city is mixed with Turkish, Kurdish and Arab population, situated on plain about 80 km east of the Euphorate River. Climate is extremely hot like Delhi, dry summer and cool, moist winter.
Urfa was conquered repeatedly throughout history.
For Armenians, Urfa is holy place; they believed that Armenian Alphabet was invented there. According to tradition, Nimrod had Hazrat Abraham immolated on a funeral pyre, but God turned the fire into water and the burning coals into fish. The pool of sacred fish remains to this day.
the wide sky stretched above her
the vast greenery embraced her.
surroundings become blithe to see her
the whole world welcomes her.
she feels great joy within her,
sudden sublime happiness appears inside her
she burst into laughter
as fitful nature tickeld her..