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Sticky blessings from my seminomadic inlaws March 9, 2013

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A few weeks ago my husband couldn’t stop talking about his once a year treat that was about to arrive from “back home” in Ethiopia.   So just what is it that makes my husbands eyes light up and mouth water?   Dama…  better known to me as weird looking honey with chunks.  Last week when he heard the dama had arrived he went to go pick up our portion from my sister in laws and came home with a huge jug!  Yes a huge yellow jug of honey with chunks!  It doesn’t come in little jars shaped like a bear, not this kind of honey.  Once a year or so when our brother in law travels to Ethiopia he brings it back with him and we split it up and distribute it to a few other family members.  I had some plastic containers all ready to be filled with our sticky blessing and we got to work, and of course enjoyed a taste or two in the process.  “Dis is really really honey” my husband tells me as he offers me the first taste.  This honey is 100% organic, raw and about as original as it gets.  It is harvested from rural areas near Qarsa Duula and comes complete with bits of wax and bees.  During its travels  here to the US the honey starts to separate from the bits and pieces.  The smooth more pure honey sinks to the bottom of the jug and comes out last as we divvy up the dama.  “Dis is the best part” my husband proclaims, “you need dis, it’s healing”, and he goes on to tell me about the bees Allah mentions in the qur’an.

Our Lord revealed to the bees: “Build dwellings in the mountains and the trees, and also in the structures which men erect. Then eat from every kind of fruit and travel the paths of your Lord, which have been made easy for you to follow.” From inside them comes a drink of varying colours, containing healing for mankind.

There is certainly a Sign in that for people who reflect.

Qur’an, 16:68-69   Surah An-Nahl

(images captured with my pink cell phone)

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Dama, is a blessing that we don’t mind getting stuck with.

 

6 Responses to “Sticky blessings from my seminomadic inlaws”

  1. Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh Dear Sister! 🙂

    MashAllaah you actually got to taste the raw honey!! 🙂 nice!! applying honey to the eyes is also good…but let me warn…it’s going to burn and your eyes might water up…but i love the feeling after that..refreshing 🙂

    • luci2nura Says:

      wa alaikum assalam warahmatullahi wabarakatuh thanks for reading sister. Yes, and It tastes wonderful. What exactly do you use it on your eyes for? like literally in your eyes?

      • i guess due to sitting on the computer for long time one of my eyes became red and little jelly like….Alhamdulillah i applied honey (yup…directly) and it was fine 🙂 …it was one of my close friends who told me applying honey to the eyes is good for eye problems…And Allah Knows Best..

  2. luci2nura Says:

    wa alaikum assalam warahmatullahi wabarakatuh thanks for reading sister. Yes, and It tastes wonderful. What exactly do you use it on your eyes for? like literally in your eyes?

  3. vailtribe Says:

    subhanallah that is great … reallt startin to think you should go back home with him…. raw honey .. helping anaimals brith sounds so much fun!!!!!!


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