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Pk_#2
10-23-2008, 08:43 PM
-Embarrassing experiences with prayer in public-


Nearly all Muslims have that one prayer they remember vividly. When you were a kid you could get away with a lot of things in prayer. For instance you could punch your friend in the arm and quickly start prayer so he or she can’t hit you back.



Then there was the infamous game where you and your friends would go around and collect the belongings of uncles and aunties, while they are praying, and whoever collects the most stuff wins. Keys and combs were worth bonus points. I learned as a child that some uncles don’t like it when I bury their keys in the snow while wearing their eyeglasses but it was probably because they had a stressful day at work.


Now that I’m older I have to take prayer a lot more seriously. However entertaining things still happen in prayer. Like the time when a cockroach kissed me while in Sajdah (prostrating on the ground)or the time my pants fell down while in Ruku (bending at the knees during prayer). A lot of us have embarrassing prayers that we wish to forget. After all, prayer is one of the most important parts of Islam and all Muslims should know this. However, non-Muslims don’t.


Non-Muslims can be forgiven for this though. Some non-Muslims know that Muslims pray but are unaware how exactly we pray. Others might see us in public washrooms performing wudu (washing before praying) and boy, I’m sure a lot of them get freaked out. Some of us like to make a lot of noise while performing wudu. I know in some schools of thought the water has to reach the back of the mouth while rinsing it however some people like to swallow the water then regurgitate it back out. :X



Imagine a non-Muslim innocently doing their business in a public washroom while listening to these heavenly sounds by Muslims “rinsing” their mouth. Seeing the puzzled look on their faces while your foot is in the sink is also hard to cope with. “You should try this, it’s fun” I said once.


Once our school’s prayer area was locked so I decided to pray my ZuhrRuku (prostrating), a tall, white non-Muslim man came by. (noon prayer) outside in a little quiet area. Little did I know that this area wasn’t quiet at all. While in


“Oh you lost your contact lenses too? Man, I lost mine this morning. I’ll help you look for them” he said. Great. This guy started a full-fledged conversation with me. He went on-and-on about his girlfriend losing his belongings. “…women are trouble man, they lose everything” he explained. He left the area mumbling to himself about “rethinking his relationship”. At least he didn’t care that I didn’t respond to anything he said. However this prayer was far from over.


An old friend of mine came by and I haven’t seen this friend since high school. This friend also liked giving out hugs. Unfortunately for me, this friend was a girl. She saw me standing there in prayer and was just overjoyed. “HAMZAH!!! OH MY GOD I MISSED YOU SO MUCH!” she shouted as she ran over to hug me. :-\



I felt two heavy arms engulf me. I didn’t want to tap out… nothing will stop me from ending this prayer. “Where have you been Hamzu? It’s been too long,” she continued. Perhaps a way of throwing her off was by going into Ruku (prostrating in prayer) and Sajdah (prostrating on ground) but man, she must have taken mountain climbing lessons during the summer or something. She was a grasping tightly, like a cliff-hanger. “Hamzah this is such a silly place to do exercise teeheehee”. ;D



Unfortunately for me, the next scene wasn’t too good. Our MSA President walked by to open the prayer area and regrettably sees a girl latching onto me while I’m in Sajdah.
“Hamzah?”
“Yo.” :-[
“What are you doing?”
“Dawah.” :exhausted



I explained to my high school companion that hugging me is bad and talking to me while praying is bad and hugging me while praying is really bad. She giggled and apologized and trotted down the hall. I slipped the MSA President $20 to never mention that incident to anyone ever again.


Author: Hamzah M


AsalamuAlaykum Warahmatullah.
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IbnAbdulHakim
10-23-2008, 08:51 PM
sisss!!! heeelp!!!

i think im turning into a scrooge coz ^ that just annoyed me :omg:


well the girl hangin onto him part annoyed me, i felt like getting a hammer and wacking her wiv it!!
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crayon
10-23-2008, 08:57 PM
Lol, I've read this before, I love it.:D

It reminds me of once, I was at a non muslim friend's house. It was time for duhr prayer, so I found an empty room to pray in. I was making sujood when she walked in on me.

"hey, whatcha doing?"
(no answer)
"are you looking for Lace? (her cat's name)"
(no answer)
she gets down on the floor and starts looking under the bed
"he's not under there.....uh, hello, can you hear me?"
".....okaaaaaaayy..." she slowly exits the room.

It was hilarious, I almost burst out laughing in the middle of my salah, lol.
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Pk_#2
10-23-2008, 09:00 PM
Originally Posted by crayon
Lol, I've read this before, I love it.:D

It reminds me of once, I was at a non muslim friend's house. It was time for duhr prayer, so I found an empty room to pray in. I was making sujood when she walked in on me.

"hey, whatcha doing?"
(no answer)
"are you looking for Lace? (her cat's name)"
(no answer)
she gets down on the floor and starts looking under the bed
"he's not under there.....uh, hello, can you hear me?"
".....okaaaaaaayy..." she slowly exits the room.

It was hilarious, I almost burst out laughing in the middle of my salah, lol.

I know, when I first started uni, I had no Muslim friends, they're all cool but I hated it, I have Muslim friend now woo hoo! Just the wan, but she's awesome, mashaAllaah!!

Dw Mz, I wakd her with it (the hammar) a couple of times. We dun want her in a coma.
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Re.TiReD
10-23-2008, 09:02 PM
Originally Posted by crayon
Lol, I've read this before, I love it.:D

It reminds me of once, I was at a non muslim friend's house. It was time for duhr prayer, so I found an empty room to pray in. I was making sujood when she walked in on me.

"hey, whatcha doing?"
(no answer)
"are you looking for Lace? (her cat's name)"
(no answer)
she gets down on the floor and starts looking under the bed
"he's not under there.....uh, hello, can you hear me?"
".....okaaaaaaayy..." she slowly exits the room.

It was hilarious, I almost burst out laughing in the middle of my salah, lol.
;D the funniest part to the whole thread

lol!
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buddy1
10-23-2008, 09:03 PM
lol, I think that was quite a funny story, your friend sounded a bit like me!! I tend to not think before i act so that was quite amusing!! but she should have known, I work with a muslim guy (his name is Wan so the others call him the wan man!!) and Im really the only person who speaks to him the others dont really approach i think becasue Wan is very quite, but is a very nice guy when you speak to him, he often tells me what i can and cant cook for my friends!!! He has taught me alot, i am grateful for the little things he has told me!

I dont think he has had any embarressing moments, he seems far to sensible!! :D
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Güven
10-23-2008, 09:03 PM
loool

it reminds when i standed to prayer(Qiyam) and my cousin was walking in front of me and he was shocked when he saw me ,
he quickly tried to get out of the way but while he did that... he tripped and fell on the floor and omg i couldnt stop my laugh for hours ;D
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Najm
10-23-2008, 09:43 PM
Originally Posted by pk_#2
imagine a non-muslim innocently doing their business in a public washroom while listening to these heavenly sounds by muslims “rinsing” their mouth. Seeing the puzzled look on their faces while your foot is in the sink is also hard to cope with. “you should try this, it’s fun” i said once.
WalaikumAsSalam WaRehmatuAllah WaBarkatuhu

I didnt get the joke^o) whats funny about ka wan?? Chin Tu Fat is funnyy:rollseyes anyways...

I noticed, people in the washroom get freaked to see me doing wudu, they look at you, and get curious, and kinda gets me nervous lol...ill have to use that quote!!! or say in return, "at least wash your hands":D

FiAmaaniAllah
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Najm
10-23-2008, 10:08 PM
Originally Posted by buddy1
Well my friend is called Wan and his friend is called Ka Wan or mr Wan Ka Backwards!!!!! lol!!! :D
AsSalamOAlaikum WaRehmatuAllah WaBarkatuhu

ok, so wheres the joke:?:? , im soo confused now:( hmmm i cant make out any of those words

anyways, wanted to add that my sister talked her way through while i was praying, not that she realised, and later on she got annoyed cause she thought i was giving her the silent treatment lol:rollseyes i wish i could :-[

Im ok uhkti, very tired, waiting to sleep but, have to get sister from work 1st grrr:-[:-[ I hope your health is well uhkti.:D

FiAmaaniAllah
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IbnAbdulHakim
10-23-2008, 10:11 PM
^ loll seriously?

dont you guys use a prayer mat? and like fold your hands and stuff.


i dont get how people can not notice



but my mum does it all the time its quite funny:



amma: why didnt you close the curtainss
me:....
amma: i told u always close the curtains when its dark!
me:....
amma: oh your praying
me:....
amma: good that your praying, i need to pray too
me:...


believe me she says a lot more too :uuh:
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INsearch
10-24-2008, 01:43 AM
oh man!!! this thread is tooooo funny!! haha I really liked the first post most of all lol
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alcurad
10-24-2008, 01:52 AM
hehe, nice.
btw while it's best to fold the hands while praying , it's not obligatory.
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transition?
10-24-2008, 02:34 AM
:sl:

Oh man, does anyone else put their feet in the sink to do wudu? lol isn't it awesome when you're using a public bathroom lol. Sometimes, I've had to use wetted napkins because some bathroom sinks are so disgusting.

One time, it was Duhr and I prayed in the library lol, in the young adult/children section. That was pretty awkward.

:w:
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جوري
10-24-2008, 03:12 AM
Originally Posted by Pk_#2
their faces while your foot is in the sink is also hard to cope with. “You should try this, it’s fun” I said once
:haha: i loved that part especially..
jazaki Allah khyran.. brill...
:w:
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Pk_#2
10-24-2008, 08:52 AM
Originally Posted by Mz
^ loll seriously?

dont you guys use a prayer mat? and like fold your hands and stuff.


i dont get how people can not notice



but my mum does it all the time its quite funny:



amma: why didnt you close the curtainss
me:....
amma: i told u always close the curtains when its dark!
me:....
amma: oh your praying
me:....
amma: good that your praying, i need to pray too
me:...


believe me she says a lot more too :uuh:
Ahh gud'ol sassi =D

She's a joka!

Originally Posted by INsearch
oh man!!! this thread is tooooo funny!! haha I really liked the first post most of all lol
:thumbs_up

Originally Posted by alcurad
hehe, nice.
btw while it's best to fold the hands while praying , it's not obligatory.
Thankoo. & Dhaleel please! :thumbs_up

Originally Posted by transition?
:sl:

Oh man, does anyone else put their feet in the sink to do wudu? lol isn't it awesome when you're using a public bathroom lol. Sometimes, I've had to use wetted napkins because some bathroom sinks are so disgusting.

One time, it was Duhr and I prayed in the library lol, in the young adult/children section. That was pretty awkward.

:w:
Yup I do, ma mom hates it when I do that =)

You actually prayed IN the library, where the kids get their books,

we have a Multi faith room in our library Lol,



Originally Posted by Skye Ephémérine
:haha: i loved that part especially..
jazaki Allah khyran.. brill...
:w:
Wa Iyyaki!

I thought I'd multi quote, I got done for spamming yesterday =(

AsalamuAlaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.
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Najm
10-24-2008, 07:25 PM
WalaikumAsSalam WaRehmatuAllah WaBarkatuhu

You know i never got the joke in the end grrr !!!imsad

I wanted to add another experience,>> when i was praying in the library(quiet area), one of my friends walked past me, and realised i was praying cause i went down to sujood, and he cudnt help himself to saying "SubhaanAllah" really really really LOUD!!! It was in the quiet area where you can hear water running and pin dropping, and i got freaked!!!! lol >>> Later on he said to me, he said it out of shock!! lol

FiAmaaniAllah
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Pk_#2
10-24-2008, 07:31 PM
Originally Posted by Najm
WalaikumAsSalam WaRehmatuAllah WaBarkatuhu

You know i never got the joke in the end grrr !!!imsad

I wanted to add another experience,>> when i was praying in the library(quiet area), one of my friends walked past me, and realised i was praying cause i went down to sujood, and he cudnt help himself to saying "SubhaanAllah" really really really LOUD!!! It was in the quiet area where you can hear water running and pin dropping, and i got freaked!!!! lol >>> Later on he said to me, he said it out of shock!! lol

FiAmaaniAllah
Which library? You're brave. :uuh:
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transition?
10-25-2008, 01:49 AM
:sl:

you have a multi faith room?
why don't we have one?
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crayon
10-25-2008, 12:34 PM
I prayed in a Subway once (the sub shop, but it actually happened to be in the subway (metro) as well, lol), but it was in a quiet corner, so no one noticed.:p
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IbnAbdulHakim
10-25-2008, 12:46 PM
^ they normally play music in the subway shops i go to , fishy eh

i have yet to go to a subway shop where they dont play music !
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crayon
10-25-2008, 12:53 PM
The one I was at wasn't playing any music.. Actually, I don't think any of the ones I went to had any music. Or maybe it was just background so I didn't notice it...hmm. But yeah, the one I prayed at had no music, that I'm sure of.
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Pk_#2
10-25-2008, 02:04 PM
Originally Posted by crayon
The one I was at wasn't playing any music.. Actually, I don't think any of the ones I went to had any music. Or maybe it was just background so I didn't notice it...hmm. But yeah, the one I prayed at had no music, that I'm sure of.
MashaAllaah. :thumbs_up
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Obi97_Abdul
10-25-2008, 10:09 PM
looooool that is soo funny loved it coulcnt get over that part:Hamzah this is such a silly place to do exercise teeheehee”.
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Mikayeel
10-27-2008, 02:31 PM
:sl:

with me, when i do wudu in the toilets people must thing, look at this poor boy, hasnt got water at home so is performing his bath here!:exhausted


THe funniest incident was, not that i witnessed it. My friends house backhome, they wer prayin magrib, nd an old man was leading the prayer. So midway through he forgat the verse. So the man behind him corrected him, as u know old people's hearing isn't that up to date. So the old man turns around nd goes what did u just say... loool bless him! :D
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truemuslim
10-27-2008, 02:46 PM
lool yeh my bro when he calls me it goes like

him: get ur ass over here!
me: ....
him: 5! ................4!!
me:...
him: dont think im kiddin!!!
me: ...
him: i swear the god if u dont come in three seconds im gonna slit ur throat!!!
me: ...
him: 3!!! *walks to kitchen*
me: ...*hears knives*
him: 2!!!!! *walks slowly*
me: ...
him: 1!!!!!!
me: finally finishes...
him: 0... *puts knife on neck :p*
me: i was prayin i swear!
him: i dont give a dam wat u were doin! *punch*
me: *arm injured for a week*
him: *goes back to wher he was* "give me the remote
me: ...thats it?........
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Pk_#2
10-28-2008, 11:42 AM
Originally Posted by Mikayeel
:sl:

with me, when i do wudu in the toilets people must thing, look at this poor boy, hasnt got water at home so is performing his bath here!:exhausted


THe funniest incident was, not that i witnessed it. My friends house backhome, they wer prayin magrib, nd an old man was leading the prayer. So midway through he forgat the verse. So the man behind him corrected him, as u know old people's hearing isn't that up to date. So the old man turns around nd goes what did u just say... loool bless him! :D
Lol Aww. Wazit yu Mik =)

Originally Posted by truemuslim
lool yeh my bro when he calls me it goes like

him: get ur ass over here!
me: ....
him: 5! ................4!!
me:...
him: dont think im kiddin!!!
me: ...
him: i swear the god if u dont come in three seconds im gonna slit ur throat!!!
me: ...
him: 3!!! *walks to kitchen*
me: ...*hears knives*
him: 2!!!!! *walks slowly*
me: ...
him: 1!!!!!!
me: finally finishes...
him: 0... *puts knife on neck :p*
me: i was prayin i swear!
him: i dont give a dam wat u were doin! *punch*
me: *arm injured for a week*
him: *goes back to wher he was* "give me the remote
me: ...thats it?........
:offended: Dya need adoption?
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truemuslim
10-28-2008, 12:51 PM
Lool no.
wats wit u nd adoption :p
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Pk_#2
10-29-2008, 09:24 AM
Originally Posted by truemuslim
Lool no.
wats wit u nd adoption :p
Heh. imsad
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The Khan
10-29-2008, 09:52 AM
Originally Posted by alcurad
hehe, nice.
btw while it's best to fold the hands while praying , it's not obligatory.
I heard that the prophet (pbuh) used to pray without folding his hands. Is this true?

The funniest incident that happened to me was at the end of last year, at the mosque next to my college. Friday prayer. I kinda slipped after jamaat and almost fell on the guy behind me, lol. :bump1:
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Obi97_Abdul
10-29-2008, 07:02 PM
lool i used to pray in the playground and all tha lil kids used to stop people gettin in da way init jokas
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Pk_#2
10-29-2008, 07:25 PM
Originally Posted by Obi97_Abdul
lool i used to pray in the playground and all tha lil kids used to stop people gettin in da way init jokas
How coooooooote! :coolious:
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