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Jordanian lady masters mosaic artwork with no arms


Rahma Khairallah conveys to the world an inspiring message of hope with a smile that doesn’t fade regardless of living with a uncommon situation.

Khairallah, 36, who was born with out arms is a human story filled with meanings and classes.

The Jordanian younger lady is determined by her toes for every part. She determined to be an energetic member of society and resorted to the artwork of mosaic to create work that solely proficient folks can grasp.

Anadolu Agency visited Khairallah on the Mosaic House for Crafts and Handicrafts in Madaba province the place she narrated her inspiring story.

Difficult beginnings

Khairallah was born within the Shafa Badran part of the nationwide capital, Amman, in 1986. Her household of six, her included, went by way of troublesome occasions together with her mom, who was a housewife, and father, who was a plumber. He needed to stop his job due to well being issues.

“When I was born, my mother remained in the hospital for a week before she found out about my condition,” stated Rahma.

When Rahma’s father discovered his daughter born with no arms, he couldn’t at first inform her mom in regards to the situation of their new child, however after per week he had no alternative however to inform the unhappy information to his spouse that he saved ready in hospital.

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“When my father got here to her with out me, she requested in a panic, and he replied that their daughter is ok, however there may be one factor that have to be stated, and that’s that her daughter was born with out palms.

“My mom’s response on the time was, reward be to God, and since that point she stated I’ll identify her Rahma,” which implies Mercy, stated Khairallah.

Khairallah stated with delight that her mom taught her to make use of her toes and would give her issues to place between her fingers and watched her from afar.

Eventually, she turned used to it and her mom taught and put her in a particular middle for mobility disabilities the place her “talents elevated considerably.”

Journey of ache

Khairallah was educated till the sixth grade at a college for folks with disabilities however was not accepted past that at any college, “on the pretext of not being able to bear my responsibility” despite the fact that officers knew she didn’t have well being issues, she stated.

Khairallah stated her household didn’t personal a home when she was rising up and authorities companies didn’t present any assist.

Saudi Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz noticed Khairallah on a satellite tv for pc channel 20 years in the past and adopted her story. He contacted the household and donated cash that allowed them to purchase land and construct a home. He additionally donated “prosthetic limbs, and I went to the United States and returned to Jordan after three months with these limbs,” she stated.

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“The Saudi prince promised me that I would perform the Umrah and Hajj, and that was actually done, and during my performance of the Hajj rituals I got tired of the prosthetics, so I had to put them in my travel bags, and unfortunately, those bags were stolen, and from that day I am left without them,” she stated.

Khairallah was silent and took a deep breath when requested how society views her.

“Fifteen years ago, I used to feel people’s looks that indicated that they were alienating me, I eat and drink with my feet,” she stated.

People’s response to her made her discontent however she resorted to endurance.

First in mosaic

In 2018, Rahma enrolled in a 13-day mosaic artwork course and contributors have been required to finish at the least one portray.

Her voice was quiet and faint as she advised the story of the mosaic coaching. But shortly rose with delight that appeared on her face.

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“During the training, I managed to design three mosaic panels, and they were amazed by what I did,” she stated.

“The course organisers confirmed that what I did could not be done by healthy people, and it was not just a sympathy, as I got first place.”

Smiling with delight, she stated: “A graduation ceremony was held for the participants, and everyone stood and applauded for me, and I was happy with that.”

“Now I am happy with my new job. A few weeks ago, a mosaic specialist in the city contacted me, asking me to work with them in the manufacture of various mosaic panels,” she stated.

Madaba is 33 kilometres (21 miles) south of Amman and its basis dates to the Moabite period within the 13th century BC.

The metropolis known as the Mosaic Capital as a result of most vacationer websites comprise mosaic work, along with the presence of facilities focusing on instructing the artwork.

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