Ammar Alshukry – Imam Alshafiee Comments on Egypt

Ammar Alshukry
AI: Summary © The speaker is at the glass door of a glass house in a glass city, where they are waiting for their guest to come in. They discuss the "order of the glass" and the "order of the city" as examples of social life in Egypt, where knowledge is not just available to individuals, but also for their parents and neighbors. They encourage their guests to find what they are looking for and to position themselves to advance in their careers.
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To do Hola Hola. Hola. Hola. Hola Chica. What I should do under Mohamed Abdi Hora Soto Sumatra boo salaam Who are they? I'm about to Salam aleikum wa taala.

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It is a pleasure to be here with you all in sha Allah and Sheffield, Steel City. And I'm happy to be with you all. And I thank you all very much for your presence tonight. And I ask Allah Subhana Allah dad, to bless you and reward you. I know, the Student Life is very, very hectic. And you're always between a report or an exam or some sort of something, do some sort of obligation. And so really enabling yourself to disconnect yourself because also this period of time in your life is very, very powerful. I remember when I was a freshman, I was going to university for the first time, and I was like sharing the story because it was a very powerful experience. I was going to school four hours

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away, so I was going to school in another state. And

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just like I know, not everyone here is from Sheffield. I'm sure many of you are coming from all over the UK.

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My father was driving me or him Ola to school. And he's driving me to drop me off, right. And I'm this 18 year old kid and I'm going to university and it's a big university 30,000 students and you have all of the the worry and concerns that any parent would have. And so that last ride was basically him, I guess, trying to instill in me any sort of jewels, gems that could protect me for the next four years. And so he said something to me, and he said, he told me a story. And he said a mama Shafi once

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had a student who disappeared for a while. And when the student appeared again, he asked him and he said, Where were you? And he said, I was in Egypt. And he said, So how was Egypt? And he said, No more females said knowledge is in Egypt. Like if you want knowledge, that's where you got to go. And so the Imam said to him, so luck to you spoken the truth. And then

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another time, another student makes a reappearance from an absence. And now I'm a Shafi asks him and he says, Where did you go? He said, I went to Egypt. And he said to him, Well, how was Egypt? He said, Egypt was nothing but a party.

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There's nothing in Egypt other than just one big party. So the Imam said to him, so doc, you've spoken the truth. Now you're always gonna have your consistent students, right, your people who are there week in and week out day in and day out. And so they witnessed both conversations and they said, Imam Don't you remember, once this other guy came, and he said, knowledge is in Egypt, and you said, and now you're saying it's a party? How could both of them be the case and he said, both of them found what they were looking for.

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And so that was the the gem that my father ham Allah was giving me in the sense that university if you want from university if you want to find in it, knowledge, you're going to find it. If you want to find incredible opportunities and relationships with your professors and with peers and advance yourself, position yourself to advance in your career, you're going to find that and if you want it to be just this crazy blur of nonstop social life. Then you're also going to find that here you're going to find what you're looking for.

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