An Exciting Experience 

السلام عليكم و رحمةالله و بركاته

I recently had a great opportunity to take part in international broadcasts on a radio station based in South Africa. 

As many of you know, we as Muslims, have just had our pilgrimage called Hajj. 

It’s during these days that we have Eid Ul Adha. 

Since many of us are unable to attend the Hajj, Channel Islam International brought live updates from it’s nerve center, every 30 minutes to avid listeners of the radio station. 

The Nerve Center is where I was invited to partake in helping the presenters with gathering as well as presenting the information to listeners. 

I met some incredible young ladies and I must admit that I was quite impressed with their ability to present their news, Hadeeth, weather reports and poems with such confidence and finesse. 

I, on the other hand, was quite nervous, although my sister in-law (and best friend), Mas-oodah, said I did just fine. 

I hope, Insha Allah, that I get a little more practice in the future.. Just so my nerves settle and aren’t noticeable when I speak again…

Being in the nerve centre, I became aware of just how much work goes into preparing for a short time on air. 

I truly admire Safeera, Mas-oodah, Muallimah Shamiela and many more anchors/presenters for all the time and effort put into each program.

I’m looking forward to next year’s Hajj, so we can experience the excitement again, insha Allah, Aameen. 

For those of you who aren’t familiar with Channel Islam International, they are easily found on the Internet. They are on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. You can also live stream/audio stream them via the web or via their app for iPhone and Android. 

To comment on this post, click the comments tab at the top, I’d love to hear your thoughts on radio presenting. 

و عليكم السلام و رحمةالله و بركاته