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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgjIgMdsEuk

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UUbVr3eB9c

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndb5RPUPCs

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGhoJ6FPFEA

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wiB1rAPtNvM

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XnhHzs91MY

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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTiJ5hgLrvs

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKceG9KjlNw

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sn9VKz5ZnIk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ud7_I_bnYos

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMWbUvDK0uc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1y5zEx5bqaY

February 5, 2011 ~ Al Jazeera film Egypt Burning

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3FQXYdyHCg

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQ_G11PQ-UQ

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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uw2p4e8fMX4

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FU3X08agyg

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z06GVWJgTWU

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l96wRjM4EEg

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0nGNVAaaXo

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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HGfFyqJMrk

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J56oGIznUOQ

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQOG27iZRmk

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

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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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