For this assignment, we were asked to create an audio story as a group of two. I chose to work with my classmate Nashmia Al-Mutairi who was very helpful and patient with me. The concept of the audio story that Dr. Eisa had charged us with was titled as “job”. I was very enthusiastic to work on this project and ideas started to pop up in my head. Despite that fact, little did i realize that obstacles might occur on the way.
Originally, the idea that I previously had in mind did not work due to the refusal of around 7 people to our request. Some of them were rude. Nashmia and I did not give up as we had a plan B. We spent about 2 hours trying to find someone who can be cooperative, a good speaker and of course, has a story.
Shaikh Midhat Werby, An Egyptian prayer caller and Islamic speaker from Muhammed Bin Bahar Mosque Located in Al-Mubarakiya, was finally the suitable person for the project. He mainly works at the Egyptian ministry of endowments & Islamic affairs as well as a supervisor in one of the high-schools in Al-Salmiya city. But we wanted to shed the light on the other side of his life which is being a prayer caller since 1995. I was impressed by his modesty and I couldn’t have enough of his spiritual talks. One of the things that we encountered is that we couldn’t find a proper spot to record the audio and the mosque was near the slaughterhouse which wasn’t pleasant at all but we managed to control the situation. Nonetheless, I did enjoy this assignment and I learnt to keep going and never panic over sudden circumstances, instead, deal with them wisely. I hope we came up with something valuable somehow.
Shaikh Werby’s peice of advice : “We are honored with Islam, so always be proud of it as you will find eternal happiness within it. We are ought to spread this faith and we can accomplish that by doing small tasks like telling others a small verse, hadith, moral or even a value.”