September 24, 2022

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The daughters of Al-Azhar bring women back to the recitation arena and choose to donate instead of celebrations

After reading the verses of the Noble Qur’an in front of President Sisi, Al-Zahraa Laiq wrote on her Facebook page, “Oh, Lord, I am happy to recite it before God, Lord of the Worlds.”

In one day, the role of Al-Azhar University students emerged, and they gained a large area of ​​the media scene in Egypt.

The day began with the reciter Zahra Helmy reciting the verses of the Noble Qur’an at the opening of the Conference of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation in the presence of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, in a precedent that spoke for the first time, with a woman presenting the recitation microphone in front of the President of the Republic, even at a time when the Qur’an readers were on the Egyptian radio, but this did not happen at a general conference.

By the end of the day, social networking sites in Egypt witnessed the celebration of the 51st batch students at the Faculty of Medicine of Al-Azhar University, donating 185,000 Egyptian pounds (about 12 thousand dollars), to buy a dialysis device and donate it to Sayed Galal Hospital of Al-Azhar in Egypt, instead of holding an artistic party to celebrate with their success.

Commentators on the communication sites considered the idea inspiring to many, that the slave should help his brother in action, not in words, while others saw this as a kind of condescension to the joy of other university students who held their graduation ceremonies to the tunes of festivals.

Diamond sound

Al-Zahraa Laiq Helmy, 18, won first place in the Holy Quran competition globally, and was honored last year after winning first place for the second time in the Diamond Voice competition organized by the Ministry of Youth and Sports for Quran memorizers.

The young woman who brought back the voices of the Egyptian female readers to the first ranks among the reciters, is proud of her rural origins in the village of Al-Shabasiya in the Kafr El-Sheikh governorate, and says to Al-Jazeera Net, “The credit for what I reached belongs to my father, who stuck to teaching me to read the Qur’an and memorize its verses since I was four years old. My sheikh and my governor, Sheikh Talal, and to him is the credit for reaching universality and sitting today in the presence of President Sisi at the opening of the World Conference of the Islamic World Organization.”

After reading the verses of the Noble Qur’an in front of President Sisi, Al-Zahraa Laiq wrote on her Facebook page, “The summit of happiness as I read the Qur’an in front of President Sisi… Oh Lord, I am happy to recite it before God, Lord of the Worlds.”

Despite the blessings that al-Zahra received, this did not prevent some harassment from infiltrating her through comments about the woman’s voice. dear”.

Graduation gift

Receipt of the supply of medical equipment worth 185,000 Egyptian pounds, including a dialysis machine, submitted by the 51st class female students at Al-Azhar Faculty of Medicine, to Sayed Galal Hospital.

A donation from the students came as an alternative to holding an artistic ceremony. The idea adopted by the students of Al-Azhar University was not new, in a competitive race with the students of Al-Azhar Medicine for Boys, class of 2021, after they donated the value of their graduation ceremony to dig the “Prophet of Mercy” well in Ghana.

The idea of ​​directing the value of the funds allocated for graduation ceremonies to charitable donations instead of celebratory dance gatherings, began with Alexandria Engineering students in 2019, when they donated the value of the graduation ceremony to dig a water well in a village in Ghana under the title “graduation well.” The same was repeated in African Malawi when he donated Assiut engineering students digging a water well there.