Praise be to Allaah.
congratulate you on your high ambition to seek knowledge and we encourage
you to learn and support correct ‘aqeedah, the ‘aqeedah of Ahl al-Sunnah
We do not
encourage you at all, after travelling and getting the opportunity to study
in al-Azhar, which Allaah has made easy for you, to give it up for something
which may or may not happen.
The wise man
does not give up something except for something that is better than it. Do
not give up the good thing that is in your hand for something uncertain.
Yes, there are some things in al-Azhar that go against the ‘aqeedah of Ahl
al-Sunnah wa’l-Jamaa’ah, but not every professor in al-Azhar is like that.
There are some of Ahl al-Sunnah wa’l-Jamaa’ah among them, so strive to
benefit from them and learn from them, even if that is outside of the
college and organized study.
daa’iyahs and seekers of knowledge in Egypt who are not teachers and
professors in al-Azhar, but they are known for their keenness to teach the
Sunnah and follow it. Strive to keep company with them and attend their
If you come
to Saudi in the manner that you describe, you will never be able to submit
your papers anywhere, let alone wait until you are accepted, because you
will be sought by the security forces for going against the iqaamah system.
You can correspond with the universities that you want to apply to from
Egypt, without losing the opportunity that is in front of you. If you are
accepted, then you can decide which is best for you at that time, by praying
istikhaarah and asking Allaah for guidance, and consulting some of your
brothers and professors.
Allaah to bless you with beneficial knowledge and righteous deeds.