Jordanian Proverbs

By | December 15, 2013

Sayings of Jordanian Origin

Who knows and who does not know will say a full hand of lentils.

What can you do? Such is life.

Trust in Allah, but tie your camel.

Tomorrow the snow will melt and grass will appear.

The unlucky are unlucky even if they hang a lantern on their head.

The Holy month of Ramadan is generous.

The glory is for the rice, and the bulgur wheat has hanged itself.

Stretch your legs up to the size of your quilt.

Sometimes coincidence is better than a thousand meetings.

Nothing can scratch your skin but your nail.

Like a deaf in the loud wedding party.

Laugh, and the world laughs with you; weep, and you weep alone.

In the desert of life the wise person travels with a group, while the fool prefers to travel alone.

If your dear one is a honey, do not lick it all.

If you have no shame , then do whatever you want.

If the water is available you need not clean up with sand.

If destiny does not fit you, fit yourself to destiny.

God’s Word is alive with energy

Get away from the evil and sing for him.

Eating and grazing and no job  to do.

Don’t give in one inch to the devil

Do not tell a friend anything you would conceal from an enemy.

Do not cut down the tree that gives you shade

Craziness is an art.

Being hit by a dear person or by your lover is like eating raisins.

All sunshine makes the desert

A promise is a cloud; fulfillment is rain.

Jordan Flag and MapJordan, officially the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, is an Arab kingdom in the Middle East, on the East Bank of the River Jordan. Jordan is bordered by Saudi Arabia to the south and east, Iraq to the north-east, Syria to the north, and Israel and Palestine to the west.

After the post–World War I division of West Asia by Britain and France, the Emirate of Transjordan was officially recognized by the Council of the League of Nations in 1922. In 1946, Jordan became an independent sovereign state officially known as the Hashemite Kingdom of Transjordan. After capturing the West Bank during the 1948 Arab–Israeli War, Abdullah I took the title King of Jordan. The name of the state was changed to The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan on 1 December 1948. More on Jordan from Wikipedia

Amman, is the capital and most populous city of Jordan, with an estimated population of 4,000,000 and a land area of 1,680 square kilometres (648.7 sq mi). It is the country’s political, cultural and commercial centre and one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. It is considered to be the most westernized and liberal Arab city. It is a major tourist destination in the region and the capital is especially popular among Persian Gulf tourists and European tourists.

The official language is Jordan Arabic.

The Royal Anthem of Jordan is known as “as-Salam al-Malakī al-Urduni” (Music Video)

 Lyrics:

Long live the King!
His position is sublime,
His banners waving in glory supreme.

We achieved our goal,
On the day you revived for us,
A revolution gives us our motivation!
Flying over the shoulders of the highest comets.

Oh! You king of Arabs,
From the best prophet you have..
The honour of dynasty,
Talked about in the depths of books!

All the youthful men,
Are your armed armies
His determination never dies out!
Getting from your meaning a symbol of well-being!

Oh! You king of Arabs,
From the best prophet you have..
The honour of dynasty,
Talked about in the depths of books!

May you stay the light and the guide,
A master in being away of all sins and wrong-doing,
Living your life happily and well-respected!
Under your flying flag rests the glory of all Arabs.

Oh! You king of Arabs,
From the best prophet you have..
The honour of dynasty,
Talked about in the depths of books!

Jordan Postcard

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