Tuesday, December 13, 2016

EYE-CANDY: Strange Names, Omani Names

Some Saudi girls I know once insisted I was wrong. I could not possibly be pronouncing it right. No one would name their child "strange".

But in Oman they do. Gharib for boys. Ghariba for men.

Why?

In Islam it says that true Islam will be reduced to something so rare it will seem strange. So it says also, "Give good tidings to the strangers (strange ones)."

Thus, that's why in Oman you will meet people named "Strange".

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