The events of “The Barman” novel took place in September 2005, when President Hosni Mubarak declared his candidacy for the presidential elections. Afterwards, he became the first elected president, as it was announced then. The novel moots the ideas of illusion, false feelings and fake ecstasy that inevitably manifest in the relationship between rulers and their subjects, or even between ordinary people in their human relationships. In this novel, the hero works as a barman at a well-known pub in the well-off area of Zamalek located in the heart of Cairo, while residing in Sayyida Zeinab, a poor area that is a as much known as Zamalek. He was Christian, and then proclaimed his conversion to Islam in his residential area only for the sake of marrying the woman he loves. He lived with her and got a child. He had partnership with her in a veiled women clothing shop that he funded from the income he earned from the bar. However, his daughter “Maryam”, a graduate of the faculty of Pharmacy, remained Christian. She lived with her father and his new wife; disguising her actual religion as her stepmother became religiously rigid and increasingly insisted that Maryam had to be veiled. Maryam came to get acquaintance with the son of a partner of her father and stepmother in that business. His name was Abdul Wahab; a young man who was her colleague in the faculty of Pharmacy. They fell in love with each other and agreed to marry and then to immigrate to Canada. Meanwhile, he did not know she was really Christian. The events reveal that Abdul Wahab suffers from a complex because of his father who deems him not amounting to something. Accordingly, Abdul Wahab was swaying from one side to another; sometimes he was introvert, or became immersed in reading philosophy and other times he composed some poetic verses only to express his love to Maryam. Finally, he turned to attend religious classes regularly; that led him to tucking up his clothes over the ankles, letting his beard grow carelessly and adopting rigid beliefs, including judging Christians as unbelievers. He was too enmeshed in his extremism and carelessness to Maryam, who was doing her best to please him, but all was in vain. He insisted that she had to wear the veil, and she accepted just to please him temporarily until they might stay out of their trouble. Her rigid stepmother was so happy for wearing veil, and tried to find a bridegroom for her from her neighbors. Her father, the barman, was so helpless and did nothing but advising her to have patience, until she became at the end of her tether, believing that patience was just a myth invented by man to prevent others from living peacefully.Her dispute with Abdul Wahab became too aggravated, as he unexpectedly told her that her father was unbeliever because he was working as a barman. Then, the balloon went up as he asked her to put on a full-face veil so that he might marry her and then they could travel to Yemen to live together in camps of an Islamic jihadist militia. Hence, she flew into a fit of rage and threw a heavy extinguisher at his head. She wiped her hand in his shed blood, drawing a cross with his blood in air and on walls of shops. Finally, she wandered aimlessly in streets until she completely lost her mind.