|Entrance to the masjid|
I made my way upstairs to the women's prayer hall, above the main hall where the men gather for prayer, and found a front row (the only row) seat. Through the tinted window in front of me I could see the men shoulder-to-shoulder lined up in rows, one behind the other.
Imam Ahmed tapped the microphone at his podium so everyone knew he was about to begin the Isha prayer.
|Before the Isha prayer|
We finished the Isha pray and the Imam paused for a few minutes before beginning the taraweeh prayers. Subhan'Allah, the surah's seemed to fly by tonight and we finished at 9:30PM. It was noticeable that the Imam's recitation had a little more step to it than the Isha prayer; yes, I was relieved. *smile*
There was only one time when a mother had to turn from her prayer to chastise a rambunctious child. I quietly left the masjid feeling refreshed. Al-hamdulillah.
|Villa with Ramadan lighting|
I passed through the softly lit street lined with palm trees and gated villas, marveling in the feeling of familiarity. In fact, I imagined owning one of the villas in this neighborhood!
It was a really nice walk. Al-hamdulillah.
And now I'm sitting home on the sofa, laptop in my lap, writing this story.
May Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala accept our fasting, worship and good deeds in this, Ramadan 2013.
Thanks for reading.