Knock, And He’ll open the door. Vanish, And He’ll make you shine like the sun. Fall, And He’ll raise you to the heavens. Become nothing, And He’ll turn you into everything. ― Jalal ad-Din Rumi

A vendor carries traditional sweets called 'Qatayef' during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan in Sidon's Old City in southern Lebanon. (Ali Hashisho / REUTERS)
A vendor carries traditional sweets called ‘Qatayef’ during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan in Sidon’s Old City in southern Lebanon. (Ali Hashisho / REUTERS)
A crescent moon is seen above a mosque on the second day of Ramadan in Beirut, Lebanon. (Jamal Saidi / REUTERS)
A crescent moon is seen above a mosque on the second day of Ramadan in Beirut, Lebanon. (Jamal Saidi / REUTERS)
Lebanese MP Nadim Bashir Gemayel dancing with MP Sethrida Geagea, during Nadim’ sister Youmna‘s marriage.
Lebanese MP Nadim Bashir Gemayel dancing with MP Sethrida Geagea, during Nadim’ sister Youmna‘s marriage.
Lebanese "musaharati" Mohammed Fanas (R) plays the drum during a traditional festival on the eve of the start of the fasting month of Ramadan in the southern port city of Sidon. (MAHMOUD ZAYYAT / AFP)
Lebanese “musaharati” Mohammed Fanas (R) plays the drum during a traditional festival on the eve of the start of the fasting month of Ramadan in the southern port city of Sidon. (MAHMOUD ZAYYAT / AFP)
French band Francois and the Atlas Mountains perform on stage during the 'Fete de La Musique' event at the Martyrs' Square downtown Beirut. Lebanese and Arabic bands performed in several places in Beirut to celebrate the International Music Festival day in conjunction with World Music Day. (NABIL MOUNZER / EPA)
French band Francois and the Atlas Mountains perform on stage during the ‘Fete de La Musique’ event at the Martyrs’ Square downtown Beirut. Lebanese and Arabic bands performed in several places in Beirut to celebrate the International Music Festival day in conjunction with World Music Day. (NABIL MOUNZER / EPA)
Members of Lebanon's Shiite movement Hezbollah carry the coffin of comrade Mohamed el-Atrach during his funeral procession, in a southern suburb of the Lebanese capital Beirut after he was killed in combat alongside Syrian government forces in the Qalamun region. (AFP)
Members of Lebanon’s Shiite movement Hezbollah carry the coffin of comrade Mohamed el-Atrach during his funeral procession, in a southern suburb of the Lebanese capital Beirut after he was killed in combat alongside Syrian government forces in the Qalamun region. (AFP)
Syrian refugees are seen at a refugee camp on the outskirt of the Lebanon Mountain in Ketermaya, Lebanon, during World Refugee Day. (BILAL JAWICH / ANADOLU AGENCY)
Syrian refugees are seen at a refugee camp on the outskirt of the Lebanon Mountain in Ketermaya, Lebanon, during World Refugee Day. (BILAL JAWICH / ANADOLU AGENCY)
A farmer works in a wheat field in Kefraya, in the Bekaa valley, Lebanon. (Jamal Saidi / REUTERS)
A farmer works in a wheat field in Kefraya, in the Bekaa valley, Lebanon. (Jamal Saidi / REUTERS)
Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk and Justice Minister Ashraf Rifi accusing Hezbollah for leaking videos that showed police officers torturing Islamist inmates in Roumieh Prison, an episode that has triggered a nationwide scandal over the country’s human rights violations. (Machnouk’s Facebook Page)
Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk and Justice Minister Ashraf Rifi accusing Hezbollah for leaking videos that showed police officers torturing Islamist inmates in Roumieh Prison, an episode that has triggered a nationwide scandal over the country’s human rights violations. (Machnouk’s Facebook Page)
A Lebanese demonstrator from the Socialist Forum spray-paints a message reading, in Arabic, 'Downing the military rule' on a wall during a protest against the Egyptian regime and Egyptian President al-Sisi during a demonstration in front the Egyptian embassy in Beirut. The demonstrators were calling for an end to executions in Egypt and the alleged policy of enforced disappearance of citizens and for the immediate release of political prisoners. (NABIL MOUNZER / EPA)
A Lebanese demonstrator from the Socialist Forum spray-paints a message reading, in Arabic, ‘Downing the military rule’ on a wall during a protest against the Egyptian regime and Egyptian President al-Sisi during a demonstration in front the Egyptian embassy in Beirut. The demonstrators were calling for an end to executions in Egypt and the alleged policy of enforced disappearance of citizens and for the immediate release of political prisoners. (NABIL MOUNZER / EPA)
A man buys traditional bread during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan in Tripoli's old souk, northern Lebanon. (Omar Ibrahim / REUTERS)
A man buys traditional bread during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan in Tripoli’s old souk, northern Lebanon. (Omar Ibrahim / REUTERS)
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