Back to the beginning

As I sit here in Cairo Airport waiting for my friend on the (delayed) Egyptair flight from Istanbul (that’s a 100% record for me so far!), a strange sense of nostalgia overcomes me… has it really been 6 months already? It feels strange that it has been so long. Subconsciously, Egypt has become my new…

Thirst

Alhamdulillah, Allah has blessed us all to be people on the path of knowledge. It is a great blessing Alhamdulillah! I was reflecting upon this, thinking why it was I was studying. Was it the knowledge that I sought or rather a far deeper yearning for the possessor of all knowledge! Upon this, I wrote this poem: Thirst Where is the water to quench my thirst That plagues…

An hour for an hour

One of the most important things to do whilst studying is to strike the right balance between work and relaxation. Many people who come here end up on one side or the other, burned out from over working or scarcely benefiting because of wasting too much time. For the first two months of my stay…

Al-Azhar e-campus – distance learning!

This is probably one of the most exciting pieces of news you will head! Al-Azhar is starting up a distance learning programme for foreigners abroad wishing to seek knowledge from this magnificient institution! As part of a new drive to move into the technological era, this latest step has got to be their boldest and…

Tahrir Square

The following are some pictures I took of Tahrir Square during the protests in November. Metro on the way down Hardees by Mohammad Mahmood Street (where most of the fighting was) Panorama Shot of Tahrir Square Two guys climb on top of the lamp post to wave the Egyptian Flag Mohammad Mahmood Street  Make shift…