Mar 26, 2012

Prof Tariq Ramadan’s speech


Some points that I can share about this video if you don't have sufficient time to watch it.

- Never worship knowledge. Use your knowledge in order to worship better.
- Change your attitude towards your scholars by respecting but with the critical approach.
- The skills of questioning.
- Conflicts of ego. We are not seeking knowledge to make money or having position.
- We are not reading enough. You have books, but you don't read.
- If you want to change the world, change your mind. Build your mind and intellect.

He also talked about 7C

Confidence. Means dont react. Be calm and tranquillity.
Consistency. Islam is great but not all Muslim are great and good. Acknowledge the failure, weaknesses.
Contestation. Being able to say no.There is no blind loyalty.
Compassion. Spread love around you.

So, who is Prof Tariq Ramadan? He is also a Professor of Contemporary Islamic Studies in the Faculty of Oriental Studies at Oxford University. He is grandson of Imam Hassan al-Banna, the founder of IM. This is my first time watching and listening to his speech and I can say that his speech is inspiring.

Mar 18, 2012

Spring time


Some people said that there is no spring in Egypt. They have only winter and summer here. But, during the transitional period between winter and summer, there are some noticeable events that occur. First, Fajr prayer time becomes early and Isyak prayer time becomes late. Like now, Fajr is at 4.37 a.m. while Isyak is at 7.22 p.m. The earliest time for Fajr is during summer which at 3.07 a.m. (If I am not mistaken)

Spring also had been associated to the idea of rebirth, renewal and regrow especially plants. To be frank, I’m not really sure whether there were flowers here or not during winter but during spring, you can see them budding and grow into beautiful flowers. Here are some flowers that I snap at my school.

Trivia: Can you name the flowers below?










Some tips here. If you are going to shoot closed object, change the focus of lens into macro mode. It will give you sharp and well focused pictures. Lastly, do you know that hibiscus can live well here? Smile


This picture was taken in Taba, Egypt’s most eastern part. Near this town is border for 3 countries which are Jordan, Palestine and Saudi Arabia. =)

Mar 15, 2012

Photo Competition


First time I submitted this photo to this competition, it was rejected because my friend said that I myself must snap the photo. So I told him one that snap the photo is really me. The picture was taken at Pantai Batu Buruk, just about 3km from my house. I like to be here because its ambience is really peaceful.

I enjoyed watching the sea and also observing what people did here. Some people prefer to picnic here because the place is less crowded. Other people played football, fishing, having ‘usrah’ etc. Looking at the sea can make me feel calm especially on a stressful day. Certainly, this is one of my favourite spot to hang out while eating the food that I bought from night market. Here are some pictures of this place.

DSCF9330 I think that is Pulau Kapas

DSCF9331The reason why people called this place ‘Batu Buruk’

DSCF9332Salty water 1

DSCF9333Salty water 2

So, what is Bulan ABC? Basically, it is a month that encourages us to read a lot especially non-medical books. Only people who read can feel the happiness of reading and it is good to share the spirit of reading with the others. This is one of the effort to encourage people to read.

And photo competition is one of the component of this month. Its theme is ‘ A Book A Day, Keeps The Mind At Play’. At first I think that my quote does not fulfil the theme, but when I rethink again, it actually fits the theme. Because al-quran is noble book for Muslim that we must read it everyday.

One more thing that I realize is that to beat the quality of a digital single lens reflex photo is almost impossible because a DSLR camera is designed to take beautiful photo Open-mouthed smile If you want to take beautiful photo, then buy a DSLR. xD

Mar 3, 2012

Cairo Metro 3rd line


Last week, I went to ARMA for a ‘mengaji’ session. Going there by bus which took me about an hour due to traffic congestion. After finishing my business there, I decided to try new Metro line, which is the third line. Metro refers to electric train just like KTM in Malaysia. The station behind ARMA is called Abdou Basha.

DSC_0021Pasha or Basha? I dont know the correct one xD

In Cairo, so far there are 3 metro line. First is El Marg-Helwan line. Second is Shubro-Munib line. And there third one is Airport-Imbaba line. But now, they only open the line from Abbasiyyah to Atabah. Guess that the other stations are still under construction.

DSC_0020 Only 5 stations. lol.

In Cairo, so far there are 3 metro line. First is El Marg-Helwan line. Second is Shubro-Munib line. And there third one is Airport-Imbaba line. But now, they only open the line from Abbasiyyah to Atabah. Guess that the other stations are still under construction.


Inside the train, there were a lot of empty seats and the aircond worked pretty well too. So, to go home from ARMA (Abdou Basha station), I had to transit twice at Attaba (2nd line) and Sadat (1st line) and finally stopped at Sayyeda Zeinab.


Well, this new Metro line offers new way to go to ARMA. Oh yes, ARMA is older name for Malaysian Hall Cairo. The whole journey takes about 40 minutes I guess. Here is one interesting fact about Cairo’s Metro. The ticket for any destination is just LE1 or about RM0.50. Unlike KTM, you have to pay according to the destinations that you want to go. As I remember, from Shah Alam to KL Sentral costs about RM2.50 but here, if you travel from Helwan University to Kobri El-Kobba, it is just LE1.

Well, thats all. Duh, no idea to make an ending. lol.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...