Dhikr

Do not leave the invocation of Allah (dhikr) because of your lack of presence with Allah therein, for your heedlessness of invocation is worse than your heedlessness in invocation. It may well be that He raises you from invocation with heedlessness to invocation with attentiveness, and from invocation with attentiveness to invocation with presence of…

Wealth

As we finished our Isha prayer (the last prayer of the day), we noticed a group of people gathering besides one of the pillars inside the mosque to recite an ancient poem entitled Dalaa’il Al-Khayraat (دلائل الخيرات). There are few places in Cairo like Sayyidah Zainab mosque. Built in one of the busiest areas of…

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…

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…