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Enkis Ormus for Ruling Line

Benson C Saili
THIS EARTH, MY BROTHER

This was Star Fire, an extract of menstrual blood!

Reading the chronicles of the early biblical patriarchs, that is, the dynastic Cainite line, the one striking feature about them  is their lifespans. They range between 777 years for Lamech, the father, so to speak, of Noah, to    969 years for Methuselah, the father of Lamech. These, in fact, were not their actual ages: they were reduced by a certain numerical factor. For example, whilst the Bible indicates that Noah was 600 years old when the Deluge broke out circa 11,000 BC, the WB-62 pre-diluvial King List says he was actually 36,000 years old. Clearly, the Genesis scribes reduced Noah’s age by a factor of 600.


 Why did the pre-diluvial patriarchs live so atypically long? One explanation could be that they had a substantial amount of Anunnaki blood in them. For example, Adapa, who chugged for 930 years according to Genesis, was 50 percent Anunnaki, being the son of Enki and an Earthling woman. But long life is not simply about genes: there have to be compounding factors. For instance, you can have a longevity gene all right but for as long as you are breathing oxygen, you will age relatively quickly anyway since oxygen accelerates the aging process, a point we have long underscored.


Then there’s the matter of Ormus, the monoatomic white powder of gold which the Anunnaki used to consume to maintain both their Nibiru-equivalent lifespans and bodily health overall. The Anunnaki, however, were forbidden to avail Ormus – the “elixir of life” – to Lulus. The only Anunnaki who had the power to do so was King Anu, “Our Father Who Art In Heaven”, and from what we can infer of the Sumerian records, only Enoch, Noah, and Elijah were ever given the elixir of life by Anu.  


Whilst Anu and Enlil wanted a rather finite, blip-like life for Earthlings spanning no more than a few decades with a view to embed in their psyche the false notion that the Anunnaki were indeed gods who never died, Enki the Good held otherwise. Enki desired that Earthlings, at least the Royal House of Cain, live not as long as the Anunnaki per se, but much longer than the subject Earthlings. Since he was not permitted to introduce them to Ormus (though his maverick son Marduk would arbitrarily do so in the future), he and his step-sister Ninmah came up with a radically new elixir of life that would do to them more or less what Ormus was capable of. This was Star Fire, also known as Soma, Ambrosia, Ritu, the Lunar Essence of the Goddess, the Plant of Birth, or the Nectar of Supreme Excellence.  Star Fire was extracted from menstrual blood!

MENSTRUATION IS NOT A NATURAL CONDITION

I can already hear you say, “This Enki must be nuts. How could he have fed his own creation with such an unsavoury body fluid as menstruum?” I can understand your sense of revulsion because there is a lot that is hidden from us by those in the know. There is also a lot that is misrepresented because our modern-day historians scarcely understand the language of metaphor in ancient records. They tend to take everything they read from ancient records literally or at face value, as a result of which the original meaning becomes distorted.


First, consider that there’s a lot that we ingest that we simply take for granted. For example, the premarine hormone, a prescription medication used to treat symptoms of menopause, comes from … the urine of pregnant horses or donkeys. Insulin is manufactured from … E.coli, a bacterium obtained from human waste! Some of the vegetables we buy from supermarkets were grown using sewer sludge fertiliser or cow dung manure. So don’t be quick to express outrage at Enki before you investigate what you have been taking as medicine or the foodstuffs you have been gulping down  your alimentary canal since you were born.


That said, let us clear one tragic misconception that is held by much of mankind. Menstruation is not a natural phenomenon: it’s an abnormality. In their 1992 book,  Is Menstruation Necessary?, the gynaecologists Wendy Harris and Nadine  MacDonald write: “Menstruation … is a harmful haemorrhage involving the loss of vital fluid.  NO authority on earth can successfully maintain that a haemorrhage is natural and normal, no matter in what part of the body it occurs. Haemorrhage is NOT a condition of health. It is a pathological state and is always harmful and sometimes dangerous. Haemorrhage in the uterus is no more normal than is haemorrhage in the brain or lungs. It is less dangerous only because the uterus is less vital to the immediate welfare of the body.”


In ancient cultures in fact, when the world was much younger, menstruation was regarded as a disease and the menstruating woman was kept in isolation until it ran its course. In my native language, when a woman is menstruating, she’s said to be “sick”. In today’s parlance, this has come to be no more than a figure of speech but in ancient times, it was literal: a menstruating woman was believed to be ill. Even in our day, some menstruating women become so unwell they will not focus on anything. 

 

The female organism was not designed to menstruate.  You may not be aware of this,  but female animals do not naturally menstruate. It is only when they are enslaved (that is, domesticated by man) that they begin to menstruate. What triggers the menstruation is the change in habitat, which in turn disrupts certain body processes, as well as the “junk” food they are fed on whilst in captivity. Another factor is repeated sexual activity. It has been observed, for instance, that when gorillas are kept in a pen and fed on junk food and animal flesh,  they will begin to menstruate and indulge in excessive sex. In the wild, however, they only mate during the mating season – called heat, rut or oestrus – which usually happen only once or twice a year.   


     A University of California study says, “Wild animals in nature do not go through that process (menstruation), but when domesticated and overfed, and as a result are over-stimulated sexually, will menstruate at regular periods.” Another authoritative  study says, “In the wild, nature has tied ovulation closely to the availability of food, and in times of scarcity oestrus may not occur.

 

But in domesticated animals and animals kept in zoos who have constant access to unnatural and often concentrated food supplies, the picture is very different – these animals experience a periodic bloody discharge the equivalent of human menstruation. This is especially noticeable in normally plant-eating animals made to eat dry high-protein feed. When these captive animals are instead fed on the fresh natural plant foods they’d normally eat, the menstruation ceases.”

PERIODS HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH ABILITY TO CONCEIVE

How about the link between menstruation and fertility? This is taken as a matter of course. If you don’t menstruate, you will never conceive, so is the ingrained belief. As such, when women reach puberty and see no menses, they become worried sick and frantically set about knocking on the doors of gynaecological doctors. As far as they are concerned, there’s something gravely amiss. That is grossly mistaken.


One can be “periodless” and still manage to conceive. In the same book referred to above, one of the two authors writes that, “I personally know one woman who is the mother of five children and she has never menstruated in her life. I know another who menstruated during her adolescent period, married a man who had changed his way of living to a truly natural life style and joined him in his health regime and became a fine specimen of health and ceased menstruating.

 

Thereafter, she had three children, all delivered naturally and painlessly and never menstruated again in her life.” A Natural Hygiene teacher Herbert Shelton also says, “It has also been long observed that not only do some apparently healthy women, even in our culture, never menstruate, but that non-menstruating women can be fertile and have healthy children. That is, ovulation does not require menstruation.”


The catchphrase is “diet and sex life”. When the former is too junk-, fat-, or protein-oriented and the latter becomes routine, women, sadly, will cyclically menstruate whether they like it or not. Says one university study: “We look at the fact that nuns and women who live in chastity have very short and scanty menstruation periods, lasting no longer than a day or more, whereas the prostitutes have a long, continued   and profuse menstruation often lasting for two weeks or more.”

 

Quoting an American teenager, the authors of Is Menstruation Necessary? also say, “I was a complete vegetarian [vegan] by the time I was 15 (I’m now 18). My periods began to come less frequently (about once every three months) and then stopped altogether by about two years ago [that is, after about a year on a vegan diet]. My parents were really worried about this but I felt better than ever so I wasn’t too concerned. Mom took me to a gynaecologist who did blood tests, etc., and said I was ‘amazingly healthy’.”


So are you fed up of and feel burdened by monthly issues of uterine blood young lady? Well, all you have to do is adopt a strictly wholistic (that is, vegetarian) diet and abstain from sex until such a time as you need a baby. Zero menses will not in any way affect your fertility, that I can guarantee you.  

THE WONDERS OF MENSTRUUM

This brings us back to Enki. Why did he have to feed the human elite on menstruum?
Well, let me begin by putting it to you that menstruum is the most medicinal of bodily secretions. It is an elixir of life  in its own right and was extolled by the ancients as “the most potent of all life forces”. If our life scientists want to produce the “Food of Everlasting Life” that is readily available and which they can obtain without breaking a sweat, this is menstruum.


When bloodline historian Laurence Gardner learnt from ancient records that dynastic families were fed on menstruum by the “gods” (the Anunnaki), he decided to call on his friends who happened to be pharmacological doctors to be apprised on qualities of menstruum he didn’t know of. He was told that it was arguably the most versatile organic product in existence as it could do wonders to the body if taken as a medicinal supplement or even a curative drug. One doctor said he still couldn’t understand why the medical establishment had never been intent on harnessing the magic of this natural bodily liquid by mainstreaming it as a medicinal drug.  


Says one researcher: “The menstrual blood in the ancient world was viewed with reverence (unlike the disgust it generates today). It was seen as magical, healing and regenerating; and was connected with fertility and immortality. Its healing power has  been well-documented by Roman author Pliny the Elder (23-79 AD) in his book Natural History. According to Pliny, menstrual blood was recommended as a cure for malaria and for many types of sores. What’s more, he claimed that it even had the power to cure leprosy.”   Even today, Taoists say a man could become immortal (or at least long-lived) by absorbing menstrual blood!


What makes menstruum so potent a therapeutic force? First, it carries the most substantial amounts of melatonin. Melatonin is a hormonal secretion that is manufactured by the pineal gland using a chemical messenger known as serotonin. Melatonin enhances and boosts the body’s immune system. It also has positive mental and physical anti-aging properties. Says Laurence Gardner: “Menstruum contains the most valuable endocrinal secretions, especially those of the pineal and pituitary glands. The brain’s pineal gland in particular was directly associated with the ‘Tree of Life’, for this tiny gland was said to secrete the very essence of active longevity, called Soma, or, as the Greeks called it, Ambrosia.”


Second, forget about the diabolical act of aborting foetuses for embryonic stem cell extraction: menstruum is full of healing stem cells, which can develop into any other specialised   cells such as fat, liver, brain, bone, lung, heart, pancreas, etc.  Menstruum stem cells can actually activate our cellular capacity to regenerate. At the spiritual level, menstruum, when consumed, is capable of “opening us to the frequency of love and eternal life, transporting us to another Dimension – called Heaven, Paradise, Nirvana, etc”, hence the reason the ancients dubbed it the “Vehicle of Light”, though “Enlightenment” would have been more apt. 

 

A top international scientist who worked with menstrual stem cells said menstruum had the capacity to “work miracles”. He said the first time he used menstrual blood stem cells he felt like he had been reborn: he became agile and was able to run around the block like a youthful sprinter when he was just under 60 years old.  Another research scientist in his sixties worked with menstrual stem cells and saw his hair change from grey to the black of his youth in a matter of months.   As we speak, experiments are going on throughout the world, in secret, to showcase the wonders of menstruum. In the US, a company known as C’elle Cryo-Cell International has been collecting menstrual blood since 1989 with a view to make pharmaceutical products that can dramatically boost health and extend lifespans.

ENKI’S BLOOD OF THE HOLY GRAIL

All told, menstruation was induced in women by the Anunnaki with a view to use it as a form of Ormus and for the  exclusive use of members of the Earthling ruling line, called the Kings and Queens of the Dragon succession. Says Laurence Gardner: “The Cainite Kings of Mesopotamia (the first Pendragons of the Messianic Bloodline) while already being of high Anunnaki substance were fed with further Anunnaki Star Fire (menstruum)  to increase their perception, awareness and intuition so that they became masters of knowingness, almost like gods themselves.

 

At the same time, their stamina levels and immune systems were dramatically strengthened so that the anti-ageing properties of the regularly ingested Anunnaki melatonin and serotonin facilitated extraordinary life-spans. All records of the era confirm that this was the case, with those of the kingly line living for hundreds of years. And in this regard, there is no reason to be over-sceptical about the great ages of the early patriarchs as given in the Book of Genesis.”


Initially, Star Fire, a version of the proverbial “Blood of the Holy Grail”, was provided by Ninmah, the “Lady of Life”, and thus was pure Anunnaki lunar essence.  It was ingested by the Cainites periodically in a special ritual called the Ceremony of Red Gold, a figurative term for menstruum. However, the ceremony did not involve drinking Ninmah’s menstrual blood directly as some chroniclers seem to suggest.

 

Star fire was not menstruum itself: it was an extract of menstruum, just as insulin is not faecal matter itself but an extract of faecal matter. The menstruum was processed in a laboratory setting like we process pharmaceuticals, with the resultant extract  mixed with honey and made into gels.  The gels were then emptied into a cup that was symbolic of the womb. This is the origin of the so-called “Holy Communion”  Christians conduct in their churches today. The gospels attribute the ritual to Jesus but Jesus was an Essene and Essenes never had a ritual like that.


Since menstruum issued forth from the womb, it was called the voice of the womb. As such, the womb was said to be the “utterer” of this voice. This is the origin of the word “uterus”. In later times when Ninmah had advanced in age, Star Fire was collected from sacred virgin priestesses (humans in this case) who were housed in the Temple, that is, the dwelling of Anunnaki gods.

 

These virgins were known as “Scarlet Women” because they were a direct source of the reddish Star Fire.  In Greek, they were “Hierodulai’, meaning “Sacred Women”, and in early German they were “Hores”, meaning “Beloved Ones”. Today, Hierodulal has come to mean “harlot” and Hores has come to mean “whores” – the direct opposite of the original sense. This corruption lies squarely at the feet of the Vatican. “As pointed out in good etymological dictionaries, these words were descriptions of high veneration and were never interchangeable with such words as ‘prostitute’ or ’adulteress’,” writes Laurence Gardner. “Their now common association was, in fact, a wholly contrived strategy of the mediaeval Roman Church in its bid to denigrate the noble status of the sacred priestess.”


Where did Enki get the idea of Star Fire from? It was from his own mother, the former Queen of Orion, who once had a product called S-MA (meaning, “that which makes the MA [the Queen’s most evoked title] go”) made by her own scientist  from her  own menstruum.  S-MA (sounds very much like “Soma”) not only extended the Queen’s lifespan by hundreds of thousands of years in Earth terms   but it also increased her energy levels. Furthermore, it made her maintain her youth both externally and at the cellular level for a much longer time and so was at times referred to as the “Fountain of Youth”, with the divine  womb itself referred to as the “Cup of Eternal Energy”. Clearly, the Blood of the Holy Grail lore has roots that go back eons ago and yonder into the cosmos.
    

NEXT WEEK: ANUNNAKI BECOME “GODS”   

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GONE FISHING

28th March 2023

In recent years, using personal devices in working environments has become so commonplace it now has its own acronym, BOYD (Bring Your Own Device).  But as employees skip between corporate tools and personal applications on their own devices, their actions introduce a number of possible risks that should be managed and mitigated with careful consideration.  Consider these examples:

Si-lwli, a small family-run business in Wales, is arguably as niche a company as you could find, producing talking toys used to promote the Welsh language. Their potential market is small, with only some 300,000 Welsh language speakers in the world and in reality the business is really more of a hobby for the husband-and-wife team, who both still have day jobs.  Yet, despite still managing to be successful in terms of sales, the business is now fighting for survival after recently falling prey to cybercriminals. Emails between Si-Iwli and their Chinese suppliers were intercepted by hackers who altered the banking details in the correspondence, causing Si-Iwli to hand over £18,000 (around P ¼ m) to the thieves. That might not sound much to a large enterprise, but to a small or medium business it can be devastating.

Another recent SMB hacking story which appeared in the Wall Street Journal concerned Innovative Higher Ed Consulting (IHED) Inc, a small New York start-up with a handful of employees. IHED didn’t even have a website, but fraudsters were able to run stolen credit card numbers through the company’s payment system and reverse the charges to the tune of $27,000, around the same loss faced by Si-Iwli.  As the WSJ put it, the hackers completely destroyed the company, forcing its owners to fold.

And in May 2019, the city of Baltimore’s computer system was hit by a ransomware attack, with hackers using a variant called RobinHood. The hack, which has lasted more than a month, paralysed the computer system for city employees, with the hackers demanding a payment in Bitcoin to give access back to the city.

Of course, hackers target governments or business giants  but small and medium businesses are certainly not immune. In fact, 67% of SMBs reported that they had experienced a cyber attack across a period of 12 months, according to a 2018 survey carried out by security research firm Ponemon Institute. Additionally, Verizon issued a report in May 2019 that small businesses accounted for 43% of its reported data breaches.  Once seen as less vulnerable than PCs, smartphone attacks are on the rise, with movements like the Dark Caracal spyware campaign underlining the allure of mobile devices to hackers. Last year, the US Federal Trade Commission released a statement calling for greater education on mobile security, coming at a time when around 42% of all Android devices are believed to not carry the latest security updates.

This is an era when employees increasingly use their smartphones for work-related purposes so is your business doing enough to protect against data breaches on their employees’ phones? The SME Cyber Crime Survey 2018 carried out for risk management specialists AON showed that more than 80% of small businesses did not view this as a threat yet if as shown, 67% of SMBs were said to have been victims of hacking, either the stats are wrong or business owners are underestimating their vulnerability.  A 2019 report by PricewaterhouseCoopers suggests the latter, stating that the majority of global businesses are unprepared for cyber attacks.

Consider that a workstation no longer means a desk in an office: It can be a phone in the back of a taxi or Uber; a laptop in a coffee shop, or a tablet in an airport lounge.  Wherever the device is used, employees can potentially install applications that could be harmful to your business, even from something as seemingly insignificant as clicking on an accidental download or opening a link on a phishing email.  Out of the physical workplace, your employees’ activities might not have the same protections as they would on a company-monitored PC.

Yet many businesses not only encourage their employees to work remotely, but assume working from coffee shops, bookstores, and airports can boost employees’ productivity.  Unfortunately, many remote hot spots do not provide secure Wi-Fi so if your employee is accessing their work account on unsecured public Wi-Fi,  sensitive business data could be at risk. Furthermore, even if your employee uses a company smartphone or has access to company data through a personal mobile device, there is always a chance data could be in jeopardy with a lost or stolen device, even information as basic as clients’ addresses and phone numbers.

BOYDs are also at risk from malware designed to harm and infect the host system, transmittable to smartphones when downloading malicious third-party apps.  Then there is ransomware, a type of malware used by hackers to specifically take control of a system’s data, blocking access or threatening to release sensitive information unless a ransom is paid such as the one which affected Baltimore.  Ransomware attacks are on the increase,  predicted to occur every 14 seconds, potentially costing billions of dollars per year.

Lastly there is phishing – the cyber equivalent of the metaphorical fishing exercise –  whereby  cybercriminals attempt to obtain sensitive data –usernames, passwords, credit card details –usually through a phoney email designed to look legitimate which directs the user to a fraudulent website or requests the data be emailed back directly. Most of us like to think we could recognize a phishing email when we see it, but these emails have become more sophisticated and can come through other forms of communication such as messaging apps.

Bottom line is to be aware of the potential problems with BOYDs and if in doubt,  consult your IT security consultants.  You can’t put the own-device genie back in the bottle but you can make data protection one of your three wishes!

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“I Propose to Diana Tonight”

28th March 2023

About five days before Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed landed in Paris, General Atiku, a certain Edward Williams was taking a walk in a woods in the Welsh town of Mountain Ash. Williams, then 73, was a psychic of some renown. He had in the past foretold assassination attempts on US President Ronald Reagan, which occurred on March 30, 1981, and Pope John Paul II, which came to pass on May 13, 1981.

As he trudged the woods, Williams  had a sudden premonition that pointed to Diana’s imminent fate as per Christopher Andersen’s book The Day Diana Died. “When the vision struck me, it was as if everything around me was obscured and replaced by shadowy figures,” Williams was later to reminisce. “In the middle was the face of Princess Diana. Her expression was sad and full of pathos. She was wearing what looked like a floral dress with a short dark cardigan. But it was vague. I went cold with fear and knew it was a sign that she was in danger.”

Williams hastily beat a retreat to his home, which he shared with his wife Mary, and related to her his presentiment, trembling like an aspen leaf as he did so. “I have never seen him so upset,” Mary recounted. “He felt he was given a sign and when he came back from his walk he was deeply shaken.”

The following day, Williams frantically sauntered into a police station to inform the police of his premonition. The officer who attended to him would have dismissed him as no more than a crackpot but he treated him seriously in view of the accuracy of his past predictions. He  took a statement and immediately passed it on to the Special Branch Investigative  Unit.

The report read as follows:

“On 27 August, at 14:12 hrs, a man by the name of Edward Williams came to Mountain Ash police station. He said he was a psychic and predicted that Princess Diana was going to die. In previous years, he has predicted that the Pope and Ronald Reagan were going to be the victims of assassination attempts. On both occasions he was proved to be correct. Mr Williams appeared to be quite normal.”

Williams, General, was spot-on as usual: four days later, the princess was no more.

Meanwhile, General,  even as Dodi and Diana were making their way to the Fayed-owned Ritz Hotel in central Paris, British newspapers were awash with headlines that suggested Diana was kind of deranged. Writes Andrew Morton in Diana in Pursuit of Love: “In The Independent Diana was described as ‘a woman with fundamentally nothing to say about anything’. She was ‘suffering from a form of arrested development’. ‘Isn’t it time she started using her head?’ asked The Mail on Sunday. The Sunday Mirror printed a special supplement entitled ‘A Story of Love’; The News of the World claimed that William had demanded that Diana should split from Dodi: ‘William can’t help it, he just doesn’t like the man.’ William was reportedly ‘horrified’ and ‘doesn’t think Mr Fayed is good for his mother’ – or was that just the press projecting their own prejudices? The upmarket Sunday Times newspaper, which had first serialised my biography of the princess, now put her in the psychiatrist’s chair for daring to be wooed by a Muslim. The pop-psychologist Oliver James put Diana ‘On the Couch’, asking why she was so ‘depressed’ and desperate for love. Other tabloids piled in with dire prognostications – about Prince Philip’s hostility to the relationship, Diana’s prospect of exile, and the social ostracism she would face if she married Dodi.”

DIANA AND DODI AT THE RITZ

Before Diana and Dodi departed the Villa Windsor sometime after 16 hrs, General, one of Dodi’s bodyguards Trevor Rees-Jones furtively asked Diana as to what the programme for the evening was. This Trevor did out of sheer desperation as Dodi had ceased and desisted from telling members of his security detail, let alone anyone else for that matter, what his onward destination was for fear that that piece of information would be passed on to the paparazzi. Diana kindly obliged Trevor though her response was terse and scarcely revealing. “Well, eventually we will be going out to a restaurant”, that was all Diana said. Without advance knowledge of exactly what restaurant that was, Trevor and his colleagues’ hands were tied: they could not do a recce on it as was standard practice for the security team of a VIP principal.  Dodi certainly, General, was being recklessly by throwing such caution to the winds.

At about 16:30, Diana and Dodi drew up at the Ritz Hotel, where they were received by acting hotel manager Claude Roulet.  The front entrance of the hotel was already crawling with paparazzi, as a result of which the couple took the precaution of using the rear entrance, where hopefully they would make their entry unperturbed and unmolested. The first thing they did when they were ensconced in the now $10,000 a night Imperial Suite was to spend some time on their mobiles and set about touching base with friends, relations, and associates.  Diana called at least two people, her clairvoyant friend Rita Rogers and her favourite journalist Richard Kay of The Daily Mail.

Rita, General,  was alarmed that Diana had proceeded to venture to Paris notwithstanding the warning she had given Dodi and herself in relation to what she had seen of him  in the crystal ball when the couple had consulted her. When quizzed as to what the hell she indeed was doing in Paris at that juncture, Diana replied that she and Dodi had simply come to do some shopping, which though partially true was not the material reason they were there. “But Diana, remember what I told Dodi,” Rita said somewhat reprovingly. Diana a bit apprehensively replied, “Yes I remember. I will be careful. I promise.” Well,  she did not live up to her promise as we shall soon unpack General.

As for Richard Kay, Diana made known to him that, “I have decided I am going to radically change my life. I am going to complete my obligations to charities and to the anti-personnel land mines cause, but in November I want to completely withdraw from formal public life.”

Once she was done with her round of calls, Diana went down to the hair saloon by the hotel swimming pool to have her hair washed and blow-dried ahead of the scheduled evening dinner.

THE “TELL ME YES” RING IS DELIVERED

Since the main object of their Paris trip was to pick up the “Tell Me Yes” engagement ring  Dodi had ordered in Monte Carlo a week earlier, Dodi decided to check on Repossi Jewellery, which was right within the Ritz prencincts, known as the Place Vendome.  It could have taken less than a minute for Dodi to get to the store on foot but he decided to use a car to outsmart the paparazzi invasion. He was driven there by Trevor Rees-Jones, with Alexander Kez Wingfield and Claude Roulet following on foot, though he entered the shop alone.

The Repossi store had closed for the holiday season but Alberto Repossi, accompanied by his wife and brother-in-law,  had decided to travel all the way from his home in Monaco  and momentarily open it for the sake of the potentially highly lucrative  Dodi transaction.  Alberto, however, disappointed Dodi as the ring he had chosen was not the one  he produced. The one he showed Dodi was pricier and perhaps more exquisite but Dodi  was adamant that he wanted the exact one he had ordered as that was what Diana herself had picked. It was a ploy  on the part of Repossi to make a real killing on the sale, his excuse to that effect being that Diana deserved a ring tha was well worthy of her social pedigree.  With Dodi having expressed disaffection, Repossi rendered his apologies and assured Dodi he would make the right ring available shortly, whereupon Dodi repaired back to the hotel to await its delivery. But Dodi  did insist nonetheless that the pricier ring be delivered too in case it appealed to Diana anyway.

Repossi delivered the two rings an hour later. They were collected by Roulet. On inspecting them, Dodi chose the very one he had seen in Monte Carlo, apparently at the insistence of Diana.  There is a possibility that Diana, who was very much aware of her public image and was not comfortable with ostentatious displays of wealth, may have deliberately shown an interest in a less expensive engagement ring. It  may have been a purely romantic as opposed to a prestigious  choice for her.

The value of the ring, which was found on a wardrobe shelf in Dodi’s apartment after the crash,  has been estimated to be between $20,000 and $250,000 as Repossi has always refused to be drawn into revealing how much Dodi paid for it. The sum, which enjoyed a 25 percent discount, was in truth paid for not by Dodi himself but by his father as was the usual practice.

Dodi was also shown Repossi’s sketches for a bracelet, a watch, and earrings which he proposed to create if Diana approved of them.

DIANA AND DODI GUSH OVER IMMINENT NUPTIALS

At about 7 pm,  Dodi and Diana left the Ritz and headed for Dodi’s apartment at a place known as the Arc de Trompe. They went there to properly tog themselves out for the scheduled evening dinner. They spent two hours at the luxurious apartment. As usual, the ubiquitous paparazzi were patiently waiting for them there.

As they lingered in the apartment, Dodi beckoned over to his butler Rene Delorm  and showed him  the engagement ring. “Dodi came into my kitchen,” Delorm relates. “He looked into the hallway to check that Diana couldn’t hear and reached into his pocket and pulled out the box … He said, ‘Rene, I’m going to propose to the princess tonight. Make sure that we have champagne on ice when we come back from dinner’.” Rene described the ring as “a spectacular diamond encrusted ring, a massive emerald surrounded by a cluster of diamonds, set on a yellow and white gold band sitting in a small light-grey velvet box”.

Just before 9 pm, Dodi called the brother of his step-father, Hassan Yassen, who also was staying at the Ritz  that night, and told him that he hoped to get married to Diana by the end of the year.

Later that same evening, both Dodi and Diana would talk to Mohamed Al Fayed, Dodi’s dad, and make known to him their pre-nuptial intentions. “They called me and said we’re coming back  (to London) on Sunday (August 31) and on Monday (September 1) they are

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RAMADAN – The Blessed Month of Fasting

28th March 2023

Ramadan is the fasting month for Muslims, where over one billion Muslims throughout the world fast from dawn to sunset, and pray additional prayers at night. It is a time for inner reflection, devotion to Allah, and self-control. It is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar. As you read this Muslims the world over have already begun fasting as the month of Ramadan has commenced (depending on the sighting of the new moon).

‘The month of Ramadan is that in which the Qur’an was revealed as guidance for people, in it are clear signs of guidance and Criterion, therefore whoever of you who witnesses this month, it is obligatory on him to fast it. But whoever is ill or traveling let him fast the same number of other days, God desires ease for you and not hardship, and He desires that you complete the ordained period and glorify God for His guidance to you, that you may be grateful”. Holy Qur’an  (2 : 185)

Fasting during Ramadan is one of the five pillars upon which the structure of Islam is built. The other four are: the declaration of one’s belief in Allah’s oneness and in the message of Muhammad (PBUH); regular attendance to prayer; payment of zakaat (obligatory charity); and the pilgrimage to Mecca.

As explained in an earlier article, fasting includes total abstinence from eating, drinking, smoking, refraining from obscenity, avoiding getting into arguments and including abstaining from marital relations, from sunrise to sunset. While fasting may appear to some as difficult Muslims see it as an opportunity to get closer to their Lord, a chance to develop spiritually and at the same time the act of fasting builds character, discipline and self-restraint.

Just as our cars require servicing at regular intervals, so do Muslims consider Ramadan as a month in which the body and spirit undergoes as it were a ‘full service’. This ‘service’ includes heightened spiritual awareness both the mental and physical aspects and also the body undergoing a process of detoxification and some of the organs get to ‘rest’ through fasting.

Because of the intensive devotional activity fasting, Ramadan has a particularly high importance, derived from its very personal nature as an act of worship but there is nothing to stop anyone from privately violating Allah’s commandment of fasting if one chooses to do so by claiming to be fasting yet eating on the sly. This means that although fasting is obligatory, its observance is purely voluntary. If a person claims to be a Muslim, he is expected to fast in Ramadan.

 

The reward Allah gives for proper fasting is very generous. Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) quotes Allah as saying: “All actions done by a human being are his own except fasting, which belongs to Me and I will reward it accordingly.” We are also told by the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) that the reward for proper fasting is admittance into heaven.

Fasting earns great reward when it is done in a ‘proper’ manner. This is because every Muslim is required to make his worship perfect. For example perfection of fasting can be achieved through restraint of one’s feelings and emotions. Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said that when fasting, a person should not allow himself to be drawn into a quarrel or a slanging match. He teaches us: “On a day of fasting, let no one of you indulge in any obscenity, or enter into a slanging match. Should someone abuse or fight him, let him respond by saying: ‘I am fasting!’”

This high standard of self-restraint fits in well with fasting, which is considered as an act of self-discipline. Islam requires us to couple patience with voluntary abstention from indulgence in our physical desires. The purpose of fasting helps man to attain a high degree of sublimity, discipline and self-restraint. In other words, this standard CAN BE achieved by every Muslim who knows the purpose of fasting and strives to fulfill it.

Fasting has another special aspect. It makes all people share in the feelings of hunger and thirst. In normal circumstances, people with decent income may go from one year’s end to another without experiencing the pangs of hunger which a poor person may feel every day of his life. Such an experience helps to draw the rich one’s conscience nearer to needs of the poor. A Muslim is encouraged to be more charitable and learns to give generously for a good cause.

Fasting also has a universal or communal aspect to it. As Muslims throughout the world share in this blessed act of worship, their sense of unity is enhanced by the fact that every Muslim individual joins willingly in the fulfillment of this divine commandment. This is a unity of action and purpose, since they all fast in order to be better human beings. As a person restrains himself from the things he desires most, in the hope that he will earn Allah’s pleasure, self-discipline and sacrifice become part of his nature.

The month of Ramadan can aptly be described as a “season of worship.” Fasting is the main aspect of worship in this month, because people are more attentive to their prayers, read the Qur’an more frequently and also strive to improve on their inner and outer character. Thus, their devotion is more complete and they feel much happier in Ramadan because they feel themselves to be closer to their Creator.

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