18 Days to Freedom

The Egyptian revolution feels so long ago.  The optimism and cheers have subsided, but at least they did make us feel there is good in the world, and perhaps some day things will become better.  I decided to compile the most awesome videos and articles about the Egyptian revolution, for myself to look back on whenever the mood strikes.  To be quite honest, I think the mood will strike quite a bit, which is why I need this post.  There are so many, some hilarious, others that will move you to tears, and a lot more that I haven’t even seen.

January 18, 2011 ~ Asma Mahfouz, the most amazing Egyptian Muslimah, in a video uploaded to Facebook, urging the Egyptian youth to join her in protests.


January 24, 2011 ~ Asma Mahfouz, on the eve of the Jan 25th protests.


January 25, 2011 ~ Asma Mahfouz, following the Jan 25th protests


January 25, 2011 ~ Al Jazeera report about Khalid Saeed, may Allah have mercy on him.


January 25, 2011 ~ A peaceful protester is shot as he holds up his arms in surrender. [Distressing.]


January 27, 2011 ~ A peaceful protester is shot, Muhammad al Baradei arrives in Egypt. [Distressing.]


January 28, 2011 ~ Day of Rage.  Raw footage of the aggression and use of force by those upon evil toward peaceful protesters on a bridge over the Nile River. I don’t think I’ll ever loose admiration for those brothers who managed to stay in salaah as water was being blasted full force at them.


January 28, 2011 ~ “Diplomatic” van runs over protesters.


February 4, 2011 ~ Protesters break into a song in Tahrir Square.



February 5, 2011 ~ Something to lighten the mood: funny chants in Tahrir Square!



February 5, 2011 ~ Al Jazeera film Egypt Burning


February 5, 2011 ~ Dua in Masjid al Nabawi for the people of Masr.

February 7, 2011 ~ Reflections from an American student in Cairo: Part I; Part II

February 9, 2011 ~ Today’s Opening of the Red Sea, by Yasmin Mogahed

February 10, 2011 ~ A picture uploaded by Ayman Mohyeldin, a rainbow over Cairo, as hopes rise for Mubarak to resign.

February 10, 2011 ~ Reaction to Hosni Mubarak’s speech


February 11, 2011 ~ A beautiful sunset over Tahrir Square

February 11, 2011 ~ Beautiful Jumuah salaah and dua in Tahrir Square, prior to Mubarak’s resignation.


February 11, 2011 ~ Du’a by Sheikh Jebril in Tahrir Square


February 11, 2011 ~ Maghrib salaah going on, as Suleiman announces resignation of Mubarak, and Tahrir Square erupts into cheers.


February 11, 2011 ~ ‘Isha salaah in Tahreer square and celebrations.


February 11, 2011 ~ ‘Isha salaah and Du’a qunoot, by Sheikh Jebril in Tahrir Square


February 11, 2011 ~ A message from Suhaib Webb about Egypt

January 25 – February 1, 2011 ~ Assortment of clips put together from the days of protests.


18-day video, including a flashback to 1989 with the Berlin Wall moment.


Wishes of the Egyptian people.  May their wishes come true!


March 2, 2011 ~ Long after the revolution, but a very awesome piece.

2 thoughts on “18 Days to Freedom

  1. I LOVE THIS!!!! The Like button needs to be a LOVE button.

    You’re right, the uplifting scenes in most of these videos do wonders for the spirit. I hope you’ll be able to make a post like this about Libya and Syria soon, inshaAllah. May Allah make their struggle successful.

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