Monday, September 20, 2010

Muhammad Issam Shorbagi

This year we meet again in the same spot in the Masjidil Haram. You will meet him too if you are there the last ten days of Ramadan. All you've gotta do is go up the second floor. Take the elevator door. Look for a group of Egyptians, Turks, Sudanese, and a Malaysian (that would be me) learning qur'an from a 60 year old Syrian named Muhammad Issam Shorbagi. He teaches the old-fashioned way. Twisting your mouth if you don't voice out correctly, each mahraj. I am a slow learner, so a short surrah like Al-Aqla would take me like 30 minutes to finish, with him correcting every mahraj every step of the way.
You can learn to read the Qur'an from him too. He has been teaching in the same spot in the Masjidil Haram the last 15 years. Next year I shall see him again, Insya'Allah. Let me know if you are coming. I can add you up as one of his students.
By the way, once you celebrate Eid Fitr in Mecca, or Medinah, you wouldn't want to celebrate it anywhere else in the world ever again.



Blogger f said...

Salam Aidilfitri, Sir. :)
Doakan niat saya nak beraya kat Mekah dengan Mak tahun depan tercapai, ye.


2:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Wow...nice...still a not yet fulfilled dream to go to Damascus and learn from the masters the Deen from scratch.


9:45 PM  
Blogger Wan Sharif said...

Now I understand the reason why you want to be there..
An extremely good reason.. for me at least..

6:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

assalaam yaa hajji.
celebrated eidil fitri in masjidil haraam last year..masyaallah!
Do you know if there's such teaching for muslimat by muslimat, that is?

- torts -

8:30 PM  
Anonymous Miz Lavender said...

Salam Aidil Fitri Bergen and all

Alhamdulillah you are blessed by Allah to spend the Eid there.
I pray I will be there too one day.
In the fotos, you guys look alike. Like brothers as all Muslims are.

12:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

tuan haji tolong doakan segala berjalan lancar utk saya mengerjakan haji tahun depan

mek na

10:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


hi sir bergen;)

no wonderlah why my pakcik slalu nak g raye sane few years back...hmm...


8:48 AM  
Blogger Bergen said...

To everyone who came for a visit, thank you. I believe it is not too early to say,

Selamat Hari Raya Haji

11:39 PM  

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