My first dowrah (40 day intensive course) in Dar al-Mustafa back in 2005. I would sleep inside the room that would eventually be the same room I would study the Shafi’i fiqh manual Minhaj al-Talibeen of Imam al-Nawawi many years later.
It would be the same room which seemed to have been infested with bed bugs (aka baqq!) which not only would suck your blood, but also not allow you to sleep.
Each morning I would wake up and search for the culprit ‘baqq’ but couldn’t find where they were coming from.
It wasn’t until 40 days later, when I had to roll up my sleeping bag, that I found armies of ‘baqq’ warmly nested in the seams of the sleeping bag and inside the pillow case. I don’t think I had scratched so much and so hard before in my life.
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