Farewell bids to these Egyptians

We had a farewell ‘celebration’ for a couple of Egyptian friends last week – Rasha & Khalil.

Khalil has successfully defended his PhD thesis last December while Rasha is doing split-site course and is returning to Egypt to complete her study there. She’s in the process of obtaining a ‘master’ degree for a medical doctor (something like that).

Alhamdulillah, we’re happy for them and wish them all the best for their future. Yes, THEIR FUTURE.

They were due to fly back to Egypt on Sunday, 30 January. But last Saturday (29th) night while we were having a leaving do at Ahmed’s Restaurant, Khalil received a call from Rasha’s husband that they need to postpone their flight back to Egypt as the circumstances were getting worse.

Crisis in Egypt

Looks like Egypt is in a real ‘storm’ now. The situation is very unstable. From the news, facebook status and few blogs, things are highly dangerous. The last I heard, Malaysia is among the countries that are evacuating their people from Egypt for safety reason.

I have to admit, I don’t follow the unfolding event closely. I don’t really know every detail of the crisis. Well, thing would be different if big demonstration breaks in Malaysia.

This is what I need to change about myself. Regardless of them being in different country, most of the Egyptians are our own Muslim brothers and sisters. To be sensitive to their plights should be in every one of us. Not just the Egyptians, but all the people all over the world, on the reason of humanitarianism. Particularly the Muslims.

For those who don’t know what’s really going on now in Egypt – briefly: the people of Egypt, which majority are the youths, are holding protest and demonstrations, calling out for Hosni Mubarak to step down from the President seat. Reason being – corrupt, people live in poverty, unemployment, rise in food price, and few more reasons. And he’s been there too long. They’ve had enough of him. It’s time to go, Hosni.

Protesters performed their prayer on the eight day of protest

Young children joined the demonstration to show the friendly nature of the protest

* Photos taken from http://www.dailymail.co.uk

Well, to my fellow Egyptians, I pray the best for your future. May Allah be with you always. Also to those in Tunisia, Yemen, Palestine, and Malaysia.

To Hosni Mubarak, please step down gracefully. We bid you goodbye from your presidency.

At the time of writing, I’m not sure whether Khalil and Rasha and families have safely arrived their home or they are still in UK. I pray for their safety. InsyaAllah..

Farewell, friends!

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