Azhar TV

This is probably one of the shortest posts I’ll write, but definitely one of the most important! Al-Azhar has recently started a new initiative to digitally record and upload ALL its lectures and classes. That literally means that anyone, anywhere in the world can tune in and listen to any of these classes. The website you need…

Masjid Musa ibn Naseer

Todays recitation comes from a famous masjid in Nasr City, Musa ibn Naseer. I only managed to catch a short clip of this recitation, but that clip is just awesome! The Qari (reciter) reminds me of the old school Azhari Shuyukh whose soul would live and breathe every word they recited. Here was a man…

Egyptian Cuisine!

Student life isn’t exactly famous for the good food. Three years at uni was enough to teach me that! But alhamdulillah, Egypt has an amazing array of takeaways, restaurants and very generous people who invite you over to eat at their place! The following is just some of the many dishes I’ve had the pleasure…

A forgotten cause…

…or at least I hope not Many of you will have seen this documentary. If you haven’t, then I recommend you do. The town mentioned at the beginning if my home town – Haresta. Though it seems there is little we can do to help Syria, Yemen and our brothers and sisters in all the…

Reality Check

As as Muslim living in the west, it becomes very easy to look at the Muslim world and the path of knowledge with rose tinted glasses. Many people have said to me “You must be having the time of your life in Egypt!”. In truth, its a real mixed bag and it has its highs…