Reality vs. Illusion- Anecdote

By Mourad EL HANAFI Once upon a time, a teacher of philosophy asked his students to conduct a very small-scale research experiment to vividly illustrate the difference between illusion and reality. To come up with interesting data, the teacher asked them to provide specific examples. Almost all students rushed to the Internet besides one. The lone student who…

A Day at a Qur’anic School

By Mourad EL HANAFI Frequent tinkling hand-claps mixed with Qur’anic hums were emanating from somewhere. It was lmqdem who was roaming the corridors of the school to awake students.  “It’s about the dawn, shine and rise!!!” lmqdem regularly cried. The laziest students were still tucked up in their dimly lit rooms–indulged in their slumbers as…