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The Blizzard: In Memorium

I’ve been lucky enough to write for The Blizzard since its inception in 2010. For the past year they have taken some of their best pieces of long form football journalism and turned them into podcasts.  152 more words

Women's face cover banned in Cairo hospitals

How the pendulum swings…three years ago, the Muslim Brotherhood was running the Egyptian government after being swept into power in presidential and parliamentary elections. Now the pro-military government of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi jails Muslim Brotherhood members and supporters at will–and here’s the latest: Cairo’s main teaching hospital and its branches… 214 more words

A Tahiriene Promenade



“A little” I responded, I had no idea what was his concept of a meal was, but knowing Mohsen, and that we were roaming the dark streets of Tahrir, I was worried. 1,780 more words

Regime silences Egypt uprising anniversary

This Foreign Policy article says it best–the fifth anniversary of the great popular uprising that ousted the hated regime of dictator Hosni Mubarak passed just the way the current regime wanted–in silence. 343 more words

[Updated] On Townhouse gallery and dust as a condition of the city

This Friday I was in a family occasion. One of my distant relatives is married to a ex-student of mine. For the lack of any common interest between me and my relatives, these family occasions are usually silent moments for me where I get to catch up on my e-mails and respond politely to satisfy any familial curiosities about my life. 849 more words

City As Archive

Cairo. Just grand.

Where do I even begin with this blog post? I’ve been silent for a while, so apologies for that. Apart from the general day-to-day happenings of life here in Spain, nothing much has gone on. 755 more words

Year Abroad

أدلة إقامة الأحزاب من السنة والكتاب

An important and powerful talk on how groups/parties/jamaa’ah/hizb is central is Islam from the Quran and Sunnah Delivered by Sheikh Abu Nizaar from Lebanon.

وأما رأس الحزب، فإنه رأس الطائفة التي تتحزب، أي: تصير حزباً، فإن كانوا مجتمعين على أمر الله به ورسوله من غير زيادة ولا نقصان؛ فهم مؤمنون، لهم ما لهم وعليهم ما عليهم، وإن كانوا قد زادوا في ذلك ونقصوا، مثل التعصب لمن دخل في حزبهم بالحق والباطل وإعراض لمن لم يدخل في حزبهم سواء كان على الحق أو الباطل، فهذا من التفرق الذي ذمه الله تعالى ورسوله، فإن الله ورسوله أمرا بالجماعة والائتلاف ونهياً عن الفرقة والاختلاف وأمراً بالتعاون على البر والتقوى، ونهياً عن التعاون على الإثم والعدوان 171 more words