Sunday, August 14, 2005
Inappropriate name for a restaurant?
The restaurant in the picture above is called Divine Restaurant. It looks like a little dump. It's located in Ruwi and I don't know anyone who's been there. They're known for catering to offices and banks. Also known for being one of the few cheap Indian restaurants that are actually licensed to serve alcoholic beverages. So far no problem. But the Arabic name of the restaurant, which isn't very clear in the signboard in the picture is Al Kauther (الكوثر) which is from the quran. According to the most common quranic interpretation it is the name of a river in paradise (note: shi'a differ with this intepretation but theirs gives it an even bigger significance).
Isn't this an inappropriate name for a restaurant that sells liquor?