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First Time Visiting Home!

Ever since we first arrived in Egypt, I had been planning to visit home at least once during our program. As the months passed I grew more and more eager to return home and see my family. I had it in my head that I wouldn't be able to go more than 4 ...
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Who Are You?

I have friends that left to go study abroad and didn't visit their family's back home until the end of their studies. For some, that only meant a year or two, but for others it meant 10 years. I'm not entirely sure my mother would forgive me if I dec...
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8th Month Study Abroad Update

I'm pleased to say that we've now been studying here in Egypt for almost 9 months.It feels like an amazing feat and the progress we've made is really starting to show. Everything from reaching the 8th level in our text 'Bayna Yadayk', to being able t...
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It's not as easy as it looks

"It's not as easy as it looks," I think that's what I would tell students interested in studying Arabic abroad. Not to discourage them but to be real with them. A lot of people come abroad with this unreal expectation of what it means to...
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A Lesson from Our Weekly Suhba

Every few weeks I am blessed with the opportunity to gather with other students from around Cairo and to enjoy each other's company all while receiving an essential spiritual reminder from our shaykh. This past week, Shaykh discussed the importance o...
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