Thursday, October 11, 2007

praying in congregation with your fellow Muslim sisters or brothers is infinitely an amazing experience, and i didn't realise how much i have missed this feeling this Ramadan until the 27 th night, i hadn't prayed tarawih at a mosque at all this year, instead praying at home every night and although it has been very tranquil for me and spiritually uplifting in its own way, praying with friends and fellow brethren of the faith is a completely different experience.
i had planned to spend the majority of the night at the mosque and all day i was extremely excited, and entering the mosque that night my heart was beating so fast and it hit me that i had missed coming to the mosque for the amazing night prayers.

walalhi i felt so emotional, and seeing friends and fellow sisters who i am used to seeing on a weekly basis at the Tuesday circle really brought tears to my eyes, for some reason i saw every one in a different light and i felt touched by every one presence,
i know this must sound really soppy and maybe even exaggerated but i swear that's how i felt, and if i could choose to be any where at that particular moment i don't think i would have changed my place and would have chosen to be praying at the mosque with my groupies :)

i guess i felt emotional at the thought of Ramadan ending which sadly at the moment is packing its bags and it feels like already a vast emptiness is descending, i always feel a sense of sadness when the last day of the fast ends and maghreb approaches, knowing that there will be no tarawih prayers, i swear the atmosphere changes.

Ramadan is training for the soul, it is a rejuvenating and re-energising of our eman, a polite reminder as to how we have been living our lives and what needs to be changed, and a break away from the habit that is life, but defiantly Ramadan is supposed to be continued through out the year.

i pray from the bottom of my hear that the candle of iman that was lit during Ramadan continues until the next Ramadan, for who knows whether we will live to see another blessed Ramadan.

eid mubarak dearest bloggers, Allah swt is congratulating us through his gift of eid for the hard efforts we hopefully put into Ramadan, may eid be a joyous occasion that will fill your hearts with happiness and a zest to continue the Ramadan spirit.
3aseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeda oh how i love you...

15 comments:

a_akak said...

Eid Mubarik and may allah accept our fasting and prayers


Fe AMAN Allah

A.Adam said...

Wishing you and your family Happy Eid! Eid Mubarak

white african said...

akak ameen bro and same to you :)

adam thank you, and i wish the same 2 you, hope its an enjoyable one for you

Anglo-Libyan said...

Eid Mubarak to you and your family

3aseeda time soon, cant wait :o)

Highlander said...

Eid Mabrouk to you too sis - OMG I loovvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvve 3aseeda

Brave Heart said...

Eid mabrook WA, May Allah accept your good deeds, forgive your transgressions and ease the suffering of all peoples around the globe.Eid Mubarik.
3eseeeeda no way, i can't touch it :(

Monday's Child said...

Eid Mubarak WA... :)

ibeebarbie said...

Salam White African,
Beautiful post - I could feel your feelings from the blessed experience. Thank you for sharing.
Eid Mubarak to you and your dear family.

white african said...

eid mubarak 2 you 2 anglo, highlander, braveheart, monday and ibee

i had a quite eid, the icing on teh cake wa sof course 3aseeda mmmmmmm

Hibo said...

HApyy Eid my dear sister.and happy Eid for You and all your family.

DaMoon said...

Eid Mubarak sweetie, and rabna ekhaleek ya rabb, u r such a sweetheart
I love da new dress u got to ur blog for eid ;)

white african said...

thanks hibo, hope you had a lovley eid.

damoon aaaaaaaw thanks hun, hope you had a good eid, and lol at new eid dress for the blog, i guess that is what it is :)

Native said...

New Template!!!!

Eid Mubarak pricky pear....hope it was good one :)

white african said...

natove i missed u on eid, not that i saw anyone on eid day really, but still your prescence was missed.

hope you had a funky doree eid

PH said...

Sorry for being late but Eid Mubarak to you and your family :).

salaam