All praises and thanks be to Allah (SWT). Abundant salutations be upon His beloved Messenger Muhammad (SAW).
Egypt is not for everyone. Apparently you either hate it or love it here. I was concerned that I wouldn’t like it here, because of the negative things I heard about it back home. But by the Grace of the Almighty, I love it here! Alhamdulillah!
There are things that you have to overlook. Like professionalism and customer service is not even a thing here, let alone great customer service. People think Home Affairs in South Africa is bad. My family’s having a reunion that I’m dying to attend but there’s no ways we’re going to get our visas processed in time😩😩😩.
Last week we went to the Masarawi Institute to enrol for Qur’an classes. The administrator wasn’t in so we spoke to the substitute person. We booked morning time slots, but the next day we were told there are no morning time slots available. Welcome to Egypt!
After enrolling at the Masarawi Institute, I went to Fajr Institute for the Arabic language to start my first class, only to find out that it was already over. They changed the time without informing me. Welcome to Egypt!
With that being said, there are amazing benefits to being here. Like the most qualified Qur’an teachers in the world teaching you in the comfort of your home. Welcome to Egypt!
I’m starting to get used to my school week starting on Saturdays and ending on Wednesdays, and adjusting to the different salaah times too. Being a night person as opposed to a morning person, I love the night life over here! I’ve never seen a traffic jam at night before. The range of food outlets and fresh fruits here are to die for, and they are open until super late, which is really convenient, Alhamdulillah.
May Allah SWT grant us a blessed and beneficial stay, and accept the intentions of everyone wanting to study deen. Aameen.
With best of du’as for your worldly and Hereafter success,