Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: Things I've noticed this Ramadhan....II  (Read 1570 times)
BrKhalid
Bro
Hero Member
*

Reps: 273
Posts: 1352



« on: Aug 23, 2009 07:13 AM »

Asalaamu Alaikum  bro

I thought I'd continue this thread from last year so people can add little (or large) observations thay may have come across as we all fast during this month.

By all means, comments can be reflective, serious, funny or sad so please feel free to share you thoughts should you wish to do so....



I'll start by saying the one thing I've noticed this Ramadhan so far...



......is the huge number of people who turned up for Taraweeh on the first night!!



Is this a good sign for the month to come or just eager enthusiasm? We will have to wait and see...
Logged

Say: "O ye my servants who believe! Fear your Lord, good is (the reward) for those who do good in this world. Spacious is God's earth! those who patiently persevere will truly receive a reward without measure!" [39:10]

BrKhalid
Bro
Hero Member
*

Reps: 273
Posts: 1352



« Reply #1 on: Aug 25, 2009 07:08 AM »



.....there seems to be a sense of quiet around Ramadhan this year. Maybe people are taking things easy because it's still summer but it feels somehow 'different'.
Logged

Say: "O ye my servants who believe! Fear your Lord, good is (the reward) for those who do good in this world. Spacious is God's earth! those who patiently persevere will truly receive a reward without measure!" [39:10]

lala marcy
Sis
Sr. Member
*

Reps: 143
Posts: 254


« Reply #2 on: Aug 25, 2009 06:21 PM »

I agree. It is real quiet. People are eating less as well ..when breaking fast that is ..
Logged

Misriyah92
Sis
Newbie
*

Reps: 1
Posts: 12



« Reply #3 on: Aug 26, 2009 12:01 AM »

....people are mellow, kind of slow and quiet... maybe because it is summer?
Logged

m.hussein.

BrKhalid
Bro
Hero Member
*

Reps: 273
Posts: 1352



« Reply #4 on: Sep 08, 2009 06:39 AM »




....the increasing number of people reading Qur'an from their mobile phones
Logged

Say: "O ye my servants who believe! Fear your Lord, good is (the reward) for those who do good in this world. Spacious is God's earth! those who patiently persevere will truly receive a reward without measure!" [39:10]

jannah
Administrator
Hero Member
*****

Reps: 2777
Posts: 7133


I heart the Madina


WWW
« Reply #5 on: Sep 08, 2009 07:13 AM »

... women coming to the mosque and setting up their own folding chairs complete with built in cup holder like they bring to ballgames ;0 bebzi
Logged

lala marcy
Sis
Sr. Member
*

Reps: 143
Posts: 254


« Reply #6 on: Sep 08, 2009 04:04 PM »




....the increasing number of people reading Qur'an from their mobile phones


haha. and I thought I was the only  freak. It's quite convenient...although I think I may go blind from it...

....also noticed. A lot more sick people this month...
Logged

Fozia
Sis
Hero Member
*

Reps: 1245
Posts: 2659



« Reply #7 on: Sep 08, 2009 04:27 PM »

salam


Ermm why?
... women coming to the mosque and setting up their own folding chairs complete with built in cup holder like they bring to ballgames ;0 bebzi

Genuine question this, why does one need a folding chair at a mosque, Is it to assist in salat?


Wassalaam
Logged

And when My servants question thee concerning Me, then surely I am nigh. I answer the prayer of the suppliant when he crieth unto Me. So let them hear My call and let them trust in Me, in order that they may be led aright. Surah 2  Verse 186

tq
Sis
Sr. Member
*

Reps: 189
Posts: 381


« Reply #8 on: Sep 08, 2009 04:45 PM »

Assalamo elikuim
Sr. Fozia , for some elderly, its not possible to stand for long time during taraweeh or for some its difficuilt to go in sujood and get up. So they sit on chair and for either till rukku or to do rukku and sujood.

Once one of our elderly friend came and prayed on chair and for couple of days my 4 year old  brought her baby chair right next to prayer rug to pray on it  Smiley

Wasalam
tq
Logged

blackrose
Sis
Hero Member
*

Reps: 31
Posts: 1649



« Reply #9 on: Sep 08, 2009 05:29 PM »

salaam

Agree, been quieter here also, b/c of the long day, the weather?/

Tharaweeh is also quicker here with only eight rakath.
Logged

Fozia
Sis
Hero Member
*

Reps: 1245
Posts: 2659



« Reply #10 on: Sep 08, 2009 06:09 PM »

salam



Aha, that makes perfect sense, there are ladies here who do that too, actually our masjid has a few chairs at the back for that purpose.
Assalamo elikuim
Sr. Fozia , for some elderly, its not possible to stand for long time during taraweeh or for some its difficuilt to go in sujood and get up. So they sit on chair and for either till rukku or to do rukku and sujood.

Once one of our elderly friend came and prayed on chair and for couple of days my 4 year old  brought her baby chair right next to prayer rug to pray on it  Smiley

Wasalam
tq

Sr tq your four year old sounds really adorable mashallah Kiss



Wassalaam
Logged

And when My servants question thee concerning Me, then surely I am nigh. I answer the prayer of the suppliant when he crieth unto Me. So let them hear My call and let them trust in Me, in order that they may be led aright. Surah 2  Verse 186

Halima
Sis
Hero Member
*

Reps: 397
Posts: 1714



« Reply #11 on: Sep 11, 2009 08:13 AM »

The first week of Ramadan, the Imam would stop for a while in between taraweeh rakats and announce:  "Owner of car plate number blah blah blah, please move your car as it is blocking a neighbours entrance", or "owner of car blah blah blah, please move your car as you have double parked and hindered another motorist from leaving".  This despite the fact ground rules were laid out the first about parking.

My neighbours in the apartment above mine (B4) is a young Indian couple from India.  They are Hindus and the husband is working here as an expartriate.  Before moving in, wife -Joyti - knocked on our door and found my sister at home and introduced herself and befriended her.  Next she was introduced to me.  They moved in weekend of August 28, 2009.  Since then she has become a good friend.  When her husband is travelling she spends her time with us.  We gave her some of the food prepared for iftar while respecting her sensibilities where meat is concerned.  We openly inquired if they ate meat and if they did which type of meat it was.  She told us they did eat goat meat, chicken but not cow as they worship cows.  She also asked what was OK with us and what was not.  One evening we invited her to iftar (her husband was travelling).  She ate with us and was curious about Islam, asked lots of questions.  Last evening, she brought us a vegeterian dish. It was spicy and yummy.  I love Indian cuisine which is easily and found in plety here in Nairobi.

Across the street from my apartment building, there is a Muslim family and the old lady - Mumtaz - said Asalaam Alikum and introduce herself to me one day while I was standing infront our gate and she hers.  She invited me to her house but since I was escorting a friend who was leaving, I told her Shukran but I will definately do it another time.  She paid a visit to us and we talked in my apartment.  The next evening, she sent us iftar through her granddaughter.  We returned the courtesy a few days later with me taking iftar accross to her place but she was not home.  Now we are friends and plan to go shopping in Eastleigh for meat due to the prices and quality there being much better, this coming Saturday, INSHA-ALLAH. 

We have had a blessing of good neighbours among other things, ALHAMDU LILLAH.

Networking in Masjid!  In our Masjid, people are friendly, greet each other with smiles and inquire about a person's welfare with open but respectful curiosity.  One night, I was talking to a young lady who used to intern at our office.  I haven't seen her for sometime and we when saw each other in the Masjid, we both burst into happy laughter and embraced each other.  She introduced me to her family - her mother and sister.  And her mother promptly invited me to their house after I invited Rehema to my place - I haven't been there yet.  So, I was inquiring about what she was doing now and this old lady was listening to our conversation.  Then Rehema moved to where she and her Mom were praying.  The old asked where I was working and I told her.  She then told me that she can help Rehema find a job.  I asked her how and she said she runs an agency that trains and places people and they are trying to place Muslims ladies into good jobs.  They were particularly looking for graphic designers, drivers, etc.  She wanted to know what type of a job Rehema was interested in.  So, I called Rehema back and introduced her to the lady.  She asked if Rehema spoke Urdu but Rehema mentioned another dialect Indian dialect.  She gave us a small brochure of their servces and last night I got her business card. This lady speaks English, Urdu, Swahili and Arabic fluently, Maasha-Allah.
Logged

The Almighty Allah says,

"When a servant thinks of Me, I am near.
When he invokes Me, I am with him.
If he reflects on Me in secret, I reply in secret,
And if he acknowledges Me in an assembly,
I acknowledge him in a far superior assembly."

- Prophet Muhammad (SAW), as reptd by Abu Huraira

Pages: [1]   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to: