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Showing posts from January, 2006

Muhammad: Peace be upon him

A Danish newspaper today issued an apology to the world's Muslims for publishing caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad that sparked a furor in the Islamic world. The drawings "were not in violation of Danish law but have undoubtedly offended many Muslims, which we would like to apologize for," the Jyllands-Posten's editor-in-chief Carsten Juste said in a statement posted on the paper's Web site.

Over the clouds فوق السحاب

I took this photo in December 2005 on my way from Oman to Egypt via Kuwait Airport. It looks as an ocean of clouds. Sobhan Allah.

Stay clam please

My brother Magdi (29 years) carries my daughter Menna. From left to right: Hatim (5 years), Menna (1 year), Abdelrahman (4) years and Omar(3.5 years). Hatim & Omar are my brother's (Ashraf) kids. This photo was taken at the family house in Elmataana, Esna, Qena in January 2006. Magdi still single and has no kids.

My new article on computer attitudes

Factors Influencing Teachers’ Attitudes Toward Personal Use and School Use of Computers: New Evidence From a Developing NationThis study reports on the Arabization and empirical evaluation of two standard scales to assess Egyptian teachers’ attitudes toward personal use and school use of computers. To date, no similar instruments have been translated and empirically evaluated in an Arabic-speaking community. Data provided by a sample of 443 teachers support the reliability and validity of the two Arabic versions and the body of the research evidence, which suggests that computer attitude is multidimensional. The relationship between gender, years of teaching experience, computer use, computer experience, and computer attitudes is also examined. Implications for preservice and in-service teacher preparation in Egypt are provided.

Around Qena on the Nile

A Nile tour in Qena in a sunny day. At the top of the photo you find Dandra Bridge (Picture taken January 2006).

Pumpkin قرع عسلي

My son Abdelrahman carries a pumpkin in the kitchen. I am sure it will be very delicious (Picture taken January 2006).

My son in Luxor

My son Abdelrahman was in a trip to Luxor, the most famous city in Egypt, located 50 km to the south of our city Qena (Picture taken January 2006).
During the last weekend I have been at my village (Almataana-Esna, Qena, Egypt) visiting my mother and brothers. The weather was so beautful and warm. You see in this photo date palms (Picture taken January 2006)

Eid Alfetr (Islamic festival) in Oman

Omani people look very smart in their formal Omani dress. Usually adults only dress this form, but those children were very happy to dress like their fathers (Picture taken November 2005).

The last day at SQU

I have enjoyd my trip to Sultanate of Oman. I have been there for four months as a visiting consultant at Department of Instructional & Learning Technology, College of Education, Sultan Qaboos University. This picture at the background comes from Omani traditions and provided by a student in College of Arts and located at the Administration Building (Picture taken December 2005)

My daughter 'Menna, one year old'

She prepared herself to visit her grandmother.