Thursday, 13 August 2009

Image 20 - M Darwish Araba 1899

On Muhammad Darwish (Hilda Petrie, 17.1.1899):

“Today the wall of the hut of Mohammed Derwish, one of our workmen, fell down: he only remarked to us, when he heard it – Rabbina kerim, izakan fil lel, ana tahtu “Our Lord is bountiful: had it been in the night, I should have been under it.” ”

One of the only instances of reported Arabic speech by workforce in Petrie archives.

1 comment:

  1. The love for life itself, without consideration for material belongings, that this quote shows it is something from which everyone who lives in our consumer society can learn.