Religion: Witless

Witless of the Japanese proverb, "A grain of rice is riches to a starving man," one Nassib Makaram, leader of Syrian tribesmen, rolled in his palm a grain of white rice. He, Sheik Nassib Makaram, was famed from Damascus to Cairo, was called the calligrapher without peer. The letters he could form with his sharp-pointed stylus were illegible without glasses. He would, on this grain of white rice, write al-fatiha (the Opening), the first sura (chapter) of the Koran.* Too he would write the great speech of Abu Bekr, the first caliph. The words...

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