How is it possible that a taxi driver can be reciting the Qur’an with good tajweed one minute and then cheating their customer the next?
This is what I experienced enroute to Cairo Airport. Being a Friday, the taxi driver was reciting Surah Kahf on the way to the airport. He refused to put the meter on and then as I expected proceeded to demand an exorbitant amount for the ride when he dropped me off. Alhumdullilah.
Reflecting on this experience, this is exactly why we need to keep up the struggle of making comprehensive Quranic education the norm, rather the exception. The Qur’an needs to go beyond being merely an exercise of the vocal chords.
It was also a reminder for me that I have unfinished business in Egypt. If Allah wills, I will be back. But for now, I can’t wait to get back to the family.
I hope you have enjoyed reading the travel blog and I request your duas for the work that we are doing.
May Allah accept it from the team, forgive us for our shortcoming and grant us positive outcomes from this trip.
This work needs more than what those who accompanied me to Egypt can give. If you’d like to get involved and support this work in any way, please do get in touch.
Until next time.