Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Describing Mauritania

BismiLLAH was Salaatu was Salaamu 'alaa RasuliLLAH.

In my old posts, I mentioned my numerous experiences in Mauritania. I think whenever I do that, I write without really minding the contents of the posts. It was few days ago that one of my friends that studied together with me in Nabbaghiyyah drew my attention to a blog quoting one of my old posts.
The blog says, "To give you an idea of the place (at least its capital city), here is what a brother seeker of knowledge says about his return from Syria to Mauritania, it’s pretty eloquent".

And below is the quote from my blog:
“It was almost mid-night but it looked like morning to me. I was feeling like being home again […] I prayed and had a good sleep with wonderful, sweet mosquito bites. In the morning, I looked at the mosquitoes in my net, singing their irritating music in their pregnant state, moving around with my sucked blood.
I took to the city to use the internet and pray in the saudi masjid. How nice it feels like to be back! Looking the streets, you see men and women urinating openly by the sides of cars, walls, etc, dirty streets, and in the mosques, hearing the Mauritanian style of loud Shouting of TAKBIR at the opening of Solah(not Maalilki style to shout too loud). From all of these, I said to myself, welcome back to Mauritania!”

Allahu Akbar!!! Yaa Kareem!!! Did I really post this about Mauritania? I was shocked after reading this from the sister's blog. What was I thinking when I wrote this? However, come to think of it, the descriptions and experiences are correct. Even the sister who quoted this agrees with me.

More will come in the future as I plan to return for a visit to this beautiful desert city. My teachers want to see me.

WalhamduliLLAH Rabbil 'Aalameen.

1 comment:

mohammed berrekkal said...

As salamu alaikum wa rahmatu Allah wa barakatuh,

Dear brother I'm sorry to bother you on your blog. I have a question and I was wondering if you could help me. I see that you're studying in Mauritania and that's why I'm asking you. I'm a student from the Netherlands and I'll graduate within 12 months in sha Allah. For long I've been thinking about what to do with my life (I study business) and I've come to the conclusion that I want to study arabic and islam. I dream of staying In the desert or a village and leave the materialistic live I've been living if even for just a while. I want to live to serve Allah and not my own greedy needs. Every great shaykh I listen to/watch online has studied in mauritania (like Shaykh hamza yusuf, yahya rhodus may allah protect them, and many others). I've been asking around but no one has been able to help me. Dear brother I want to learn from a shaykh in an islamic country in a traditional way. Could you please help me by telling me what path did you follow and how did you get to mauritania or in any way that you could help. Baraka Allahu fik brother. And once again I'm sorry to bother you

If you want to contacf me my email is

Was salaam alaikum wa rahmatu Allah wa baraktuh,

Mohammed Berrekkal