I started the day with realizing that I need to get honey. I was going to visit my aunts and there is a great honey place near their place. I was having trouble flagging down a bus so as a joke a tried to stop a guy riding a donkey.
Anyway, I get to the honey shop and compared to Syrian honey, the stuff in America might as well be sugar water. The Yemeni honey was about $30 per half a kilogram (though it would cost up to $150 on the world market). So I bought a fine mix Aleppo and Damascus honey which tastes better than anything I have ever eaten. I’m bringing honey from here.
Then later that night Sheikh Usama Rifai’ (brother to Sheikh Saria Rifai’) gave a great dars. He started out by saying that we must always remember Allah and some other general advice. Then he started talking about the rules of trade. He caused a slight stir in the majlas by saying that selling cigarettes is unlawful.