Residence: Orange, CA
Date of Performance/Collection: 4/25/12
Primary Language: English
Other Language(s): Arabic
Allah ey adim illy fee al qhar- “God bring what is best closer.”
My informant has known this saying as long as he can remember. His Syrian family uses it frequently. When having a serious conversation with someone about what to do, what is going to happen, etc. the conversation will almost always end with this phrase. This is because if two people are discussing something that is out of their hands, it ends the conversation with a little prayer to God asking for the best-case scenario to play out, whether or not the person knows quite what that is. It also signifies that this scenario may play out bad right now but best overall. You just can’t see it.