A patio of Balansiya (1233)

In the house of Ahmad, the perfumer, near the door of al-Warraq, very close to the castle, the day begins in the courtyard, with the prayer at dawn. It is summer, and the daily work unfolds in the shadow of the courtyard. Soon, the young girl Fatima will be married, and the atmosphere among the women of the house is cheerful and festive. Later, they visit one another and talk about the rituals, family lineage, and traditions. Ahmad and his friends spend the evening out on the patio, playing the lute and reciting poetry, trying to forget the nearby threat of the Christian armies.