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Walahi i believe that he deserves this.
Like him or not, but you have to agree that this guy "is" very influential.
The amount of people that have been "positively" changed by his message (masha2 Allah) is huge not only in Egypt but even beyond.
I personally owe this guy big time!
He was one of the main reasons God put in my way to make a change in my life (hopefully to the better…lol).
I remember when i first heard of him it was back in 2001 (much later than many people). Some people used to talk about him and i was like: "huh, meen da?".
Later on, some of my friends started going to his Hossari Masjid lessons in Mohandessen (a Cairo district).
I once turned the TV to Iqra TV channel to check out what he is all about. I have to be honest, I hated his voice!! (yes very superficial...lol).
His voice tone reaches a high pitch when he gets existed (at least it used to). This made me say:" Naaah, i don't like him.".
After a while, i thought:” That judgment was very superficial, i didn't even listen to what he has to say". I then sat down, heard him and found out that this guy has a message worth listening to and a message that is of value.
The guy wants us to be proud of our heritage, our religion and have faith in ourselves.
His message is clear: “Be a Muslim that would make God and his Prophet proud of you”, “Be the best you can at what you do”.
And bottom line: “LEAD BY EXAMPLE.“ was his message.
The lessons that i liked most were "Waa Nalka Al Aheba" (about the prophet's companions), "Ala Khota Al Habib" (about the Prophet's message and life), and current series "Da'awa lel Ta'ayosh" (about the 4 greatest Imam's of fikh in Islam and the message of tolerance).
Anyway, i hereby post this post as a very humble thank you to the man who (with God's blessing and grace) put me on the right track (ISA).
Bravo Amr Khalid on this achievement (7aga tesharafna odaam el 3alam), and may God bless you.
Mood: Pleased :)