Poem: ​Observe, Believe, Overcome

​Observe, Believe, Overcome It surely happened with all ranks, To wait for a transport- Even with the men of means with Copters, drivers, seaports. We are all tested on our wait, How much is our patience- While waiting for busses, taxes, Standing on train stations. The secret of this waiting is Not a fruit a … Continue reading Poem: ​Observe, Believe, Overcome


Word of the Day:  Lah ybarak (Algerian Derdja)

"Lah ybarak" is one of the first words that I learnt in Arabic, among "Assalamu Alaeikum", "Labas?" and "Hamdullah". These expressions are all part of the Algerian colloquial dialect, the Derdja. In the Algerian Arabic Dialect, Lah ybarak (Allah yabarak - ألله يبارك) literally means "May God grant you with his blessing". This expression is a part of the Algerian daily life and etiquette. "Lah … Continue reading Word of the Day:  Lah ybarak (Algerian Derdja)

Memorizing al-Qur’an

It's been 5 years I joined Islam and I already memorized about 5 ahzab(hizbs) that is about 60-80 pages from the Islamic Holy Book, al-Qur'an. Even if my professional field is English teaching, it is an individual obligation for me and for any Muslim to memorize Quran. Why? [Religiously Speaking] At first, the Sunnah says … Continue reading Memorizing al-Qur’an

Say No to Music

​<< Say No to Music >> - What? Whyyyy? - For Allah. - Huh? It would be so difficult to explain why I stopped listening music... while at the same time, the answer is so easy: in the sake of Allah. The world's population is about 7 billion people. From this, about 2 billion people … Continue reading Say No to Music

The Days of Misplaced Manifestations

Before I start describing the events of the last two days, let me engrave the idea in your mind that "Algerians love chaotic tumults and celebrating." We don't have weekly parties, only yearly weddings... We don't have seasonal festivals, we have yearly Ramadan of fasting... Our inner-pressure is hiding inside us, making our daily life … Continue reading The Days of Misplaced Manifestations

Mouloud / Mawlid of the Prophet (p.b.u.h)

Today it's the 30th of November that says nothing to us Algerians but rainy weather and traffic jams. However, today is the 12th Rabi' al-awwal in the Islamic Calendar at the same time that means Mouloud. Mouloud is the remembrance of the birthday of the Prophet Mohammed (peace be upon him). Mawlid around the Arabic … Continue reading Mouloud / Mawlid of the Prophet (p.b.u.h)

​A Pervert Rumor in Algiers

To cut it short, one of my most hated things is the rumors and scandals. I am extremely careless; I don't care what people think, feel or say. So, I am not a person to tell rumors; however, I just heard an Algerian rumor in the capital about a pervert "flasher" that shocked me since … Continue reading ​A Pervert Rumor in Algiers