"Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed."

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Damascus -- Meeting the Sheikh's Son

One of our first evenings in Damascus, we met Hassan, a dentist friend whom I had actually exchanged e-mails with from time to time. He was a friend of Samer's from their shared German class.

We went to a café for a short visit and took a couple of pictures before we went our separate ways. Hassan didn't beat around the bush, but asked us straight up what our impressions were of Islam and if we were thinking of converting.

Perhaps he is more direct because he is the son of a well-known sheikh, and maybe he got his outgoing evangelistic nature from his father. Or maybe he just realized he may never see us again and wanted to invite us to Islam during his one-and-only meeting. Either way, I enjoyed talking with him and found his bold approach different from the others who were much more shy.

We also saw a few sights around central Damascus as darkness fell

Pictures from Damascus, Syria
February 2009


Tepikoso said...

Que onda de dodne eres y de que se trata tu blog ???
parece que te la pasas cool.. verdad?'


Kip Powell said...

Enjoying your posts. It is going to take a while but I want to read all of them. I am intrigued by your trips, etc. on Syria.

Joni said...

Damascus is pretty at night!

Anthrogeek10 said...

LOL That is funny that he was so fwd about asking you to Islam! :)