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A barber shop turns into meeting point for Alqush residents

  • 2022-02-09
A barber shop turns into meeting point for Alqush residents
Nineveh, January 2021: Fadi Fadel, a barber shop in Al-Qush district center. Ammar Aziz
By Ammar Aziz in Nineveh

My name is Fadi Fadel and I am 36 years old. Through my profession, I encourage coexistence between the components of Alqush, as my in my salon I gather and reconnect all religious communities.

I am originally from Alqush. Six years ago, I opened a small barber shop in the district center, where I work from nine in the morning until eight in the evening.

My clients are Christians, Ezidis (Yazidis) and Muslims. We do not discriminate here between people on the basis of religion or ethnicity because religion is a matter between God and human beings, what remains for us is nothing but friendship and coexistence. I am very happy that I welcome here the children of all components.

This shop provides me with a source of income, I earn 2,000 () dinars for a haircut for children ($1.3) and about 5,000 dinars for adults. It is true that it’s not a big amount but I am satisfied with it and it is my main source of living.

Most of all, I earn the satisfaction of all my customers because I believe that dedication to work is one of the key elements for success in any profession.


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