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Muslim Woman
07-15-2007, 08:49 AM
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.......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.





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 Zuhr (noon prayer) outside in a little quiet area. Little did I know that this area wasn’t quiet at all. While in Ruku (prostrating), a tall, white non-Muslim man came by.





“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”.




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.

:ooh: :yawn::eek::nervous::embarrass




“Hamzah?”
“Yo.”

“What are you doing?”


“Dawah.”




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.

:ooh: +o( :rollseyes

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Malaikah
07-15-2007, 09:38 AM
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LOL!!! ;D

Why on earth did he talk to the Muslims guy while praying, but not to the non-Muslims?! The Muslim is the one who would have understood! :?
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smile
07-15-2007, 02:33 PM
I went to a public bathroom once at a petrol station and started making wudu

There was a lady cleaning the bathroom and said

"No wash, No wash" beause she thought I was taking a bath
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Muslim Woman
07-15-2007, 03:58 PM
:sl:


Originally Posted by smile
I went to a public bathroom once at a petrol station and started making wudu

There was a lady cleaning the bathroom and said

"No wash, No wash" beause she thought I was taking a bath
:)


Malaikah

Why on earth did he talk to the Muslims guy while praying, but not to the non-Muslims?! The Muslim is the one who would have understood
may be the bro finished his prayer by that time or as the Muslim knew him & his prestidge was at a great risk :hmm::scared: , he talked ?????
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Umar001
07-15-2007, 04:09 PM
Kamal Makki I think his name is, has a da'wah audio, in the lectures he tells a story of how a woman came to Islam. It was funny, basically she was at the airport and saw some middle eastern looking men all look at their watches, then go into the bathroom, lol, and I think one of them said 'its time' then she kept her eyes on the bathroom door, and they came out, and started moving in wierd ways. She went home to look it up and then from there became muslim.

^^Thats a brief account with mistakes, for the real deal listen to his talk :) It was nice.
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nasima el ghazi
07-15-2007, 04:40 PM
I often havee problems at work,,I try to find private places at work to pray ,,so I look for empty office somewhere,,,oftern when I raise from my prayer I notice people staring in thru the window,,,making me feel like im on display at the zoo,,,,,, MUSLIM --DO NOT FEED
LOL
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Muslim Woman
07-17-2007, 10:19 AM
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Originally Posted by nasima el ghazi
....making me feel like im on display at the zoo,,,,,, MUSLIM --DO NOT FEED
LOL

:p

may Allah reward u for offering prayer despite facing such embarassing moments.
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rozeena
07-17-2007, 02:33 PM
Originally Posted by smile
I went to a public bathroom once at a petrol station and started making wudu

There was a lady cleaning the bathroom and said

"No wash, No wash" beause she thought I was taking a bath
lol, dts reali funi
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syilla
07-17-2007, 05:17 PM
:salamext:

The only place i can remember is at the car workshop. My car brokedown, and i've to drive the car (eventhough the temperature was high still i took the risk) all the way to the workshop.

I called my hubby and to meet him there. It was a longggg day and time for maghrib, and couldn't find the best place to do salah.

So i got into the brokedown car and pray inside there. My car is small and have big windows...just imagine everyone was looking at me. :embarrass

After the salah, i tried to hide myself in the car. They busy repairing other cars...so they leave my car alone and waiting for my hubby to discuss about the car.
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Muslim Woman
07-18-2007, 02:19 AM
:w:


Originally Posted by syilla

So i got into the brokedown car and pray inside there. My car is small and have big windows...just imagine everyone was looking at me. :embarrass

:(

well sis , u may cheer up thinking about the possible rewards u r going to get InshaAllah on the last day :D
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ABWAN
07-18-2007, 07:10 AM
Funny story. But if this had happened for real, his wudu would have broke the moment his friend touched him. In that case, I wonder whats the point in continuing with the prayer.

Looks like this was written by Hamzah Moin. I wonder if his site - maniacmuslim.com is still there.
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Muslim Woman
07-18-2007, 08:01 AM
:w:

Originally Posted by ABWAN
....his wudu would have broke the moment his friend touched him. .

why ???? Just by touching & specially when bro did not touch ...i mean he was not responsible for the touch....why wudu would have broken ?

can u give me source of ur point ???
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north_malaysian
07-18-2007, 08:17 AM
Unknown to many non-Muslims that Muslims can perform their prayers (which looks like we are exercising) anywhere... not only in mosques.:D
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syilla
07-18-2007, 11:25 AM
but we rarely or perhaps never seen malaysian perform salah by the side of the street. or in the open area.
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F@tim@
07-18-2007, 06:41 PM
The best was when my friend stopped at a cafe or something on her way to London. She stopped to pray her salah. She was with some other members of her family too so they all started praying together. Once they started, all these people who were sitting nearby whipped their phones out and started videoing!

She expected to see herself on youtube the next day!
:D
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eyeofthestorm
07-18-2007, 07:14 PM
salam
i am prone to imbarrasing situations dont know why lol at least it makes me laugh afterwards.
once me and friends decided to go to a talk, but it gt full up so we had to return to our car, it happened to be magrib lng way from home so we decided why not, boy was dt uncomfortable, imagine de scene four sisters all in black in a car park, all simultaneously bending, and if that didnt catch attention its a small car so a few honks accidently been hit on by my head would not go a miss. lol
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tearsofice21
07-20-2007, 05:56 AM
Assalamu 'alaikum

aww you poor girl :( lol that was one crazy situation though. I know what you mean about doing wudu in public washrooms.. I pray at my school, and it seems whenever I'm about to do wudu' the washroom door is wide open. So I have to shut it while everyone outside shuts up and watches me curiously. I remember MANY times when my foot was in the sink and someone walked in!
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north_malaysian
07-20-2007, 06:57 AM
Originally Posted by syilla
but we rarely or perhaps never seen malaysian perform salah by the side of the street. or in the open area.
The only place I've seen Muslims praying in the football field is in Int'l Islamic Univ. M'sia. And none of them are Malaysians.

Maybe Malaysians preferred to pray in a specific place dedicated for worshiping which is clean as our streets and fields are wet... (hey, we live in an equatorial country right?).

When I was in the religious school, and there was a theft case and ... as usual the thief would never confess.... thus all of us (like 300 students) were asked by the teachers to perform "taubah" (repentance) prayer on a field in the middle of the night. It was so dark and there were zillions of mosquitoes... and when we perform the "sujud" (prostration) you can feel the wet soils and those thick grass on the nose and forehead...

I hope the thief repented and gave back the victims' belongings.
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Protected_Diamond
07-20-2007, 04:07 PM
Lmao :d
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Mawaddah
07-20-2007, 04:49 PM
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Well just last saturday I went out with 2 of my friends and my sis and my two little brothers (9,10) into town.

We shopped around and stuff and then we stopped somewhere to have lunch...after lunch it was Dhuhr time and so I told my little brothers " time to make Salaat now "

They were like RIGHT HERE!! :eek: In the restaurant??

I was like, well where else?

So I spread out a piece of newspaper for them on the floor..and this restaurant is pretty open...everyone could see, and they started making their salaat...at first just 3 or 4 people passed by and stared, and then this waiter came along and stood staring at my brothers for the longest, and then he disappeared and next thing you know, about 7 other restaurant workers were standing there staring...

He brought them over I guess :giggling:
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AmarFaisal
07-20-2007, 05:06 PM
When we go for umrah by road from Kwt to Saudia Arabia, I love to see ppl stoppping their cars in the middle of the desert n praying with their famalies. I't's a wonderful sight.
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Muslim Woman
07-21-2007, 01:03 AM
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Originally Posted by tearsofice21
. I remember MANY times when my foot was in the sink and someone walked in!
and u told them : “You should try this, it’s fun” ?:okay:
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Muslim Woman
07-21-2007, 01:16 AM
:w:

Originally Posted by Mawaddah
, about 7 other restaurant workers were standing there staring...

He brought them over I guess :giggling:
haha

toungue 1 -


they enjoyed a free Islamic movie ...u & ur little bro earned ( InshaAllah ) numerous reward.....i wish , we could have prayer rooms everywhere .

Ya , i know the whole world is Muslims prayer place but .....when people are around , Satan makes us feel uneasy to offer prayer.


F@tim@

She expected to see herself on youtube the next day!
and she is sure she is not in utube ???:happy:
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tearsofice21
07-21-2007, 04:02 AM
Originally Posted by Muslim Woman
:sl:


and u told them : “You should try this, it’s fun” ?:okay:
lol no.. Actually I remembered something from this post. There's a sister who gives halaqahs, and she told us of an experience she had doing wudu' in a public washroom. After doing wudu' she was wiping up the water around the sink, and the cleaning lady was astonished and asked her what she was doing. The sister said that after washing away her sins doing wudu', she has to clean up the mess she makes. The cleaning lady was so surprised and impressed that she asked about Islam, and I think she reverted too! Masha'Allah, her wudu' was a way to give da'wah!
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shuraimfan4lyf
08-17-2007, 07:53 AM
As-salamu Alaykum
lol there are lot of funny and embarrasing stories here.

Well last week,me and my friends went to six flags(amusement park). we were about 6 of us. It was dhuhr time, Lol it was so hard to find a quiet place there. Finally we found a place under a elevator ride. we told a staff member if we can pray here,they said ok. we finished our salat and found two new staff staring at us,also some ppl who were there by. One of them start to yell at us,they were about to kick us out,we were like we were just making prayer. She was kind of surprised and just looked at us. then she let us go alhamdulillah.:)
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