Monday, March 16, 2009

.: Nocturne :.


Having one too many of it.

A fraction of the scenes observed in the mosque besides the common bickering, gossiping, idle chit-chatting.
  • Sleeping in the mosque.
As most of the sisters leave after prayers, I hardly see this occurring among us. However, it is much reflected on the brothers. After plopping myself in some corner hidden away from sight, it feels odd to see a brother reciting the Qur’an whereas the brother next to him is snoring hard, lost in his forty winks. No, he’s not homeless. His dressing is far too fancy shmancy. *coughs*
  • Eating in the mosque.
More like picnicking. I have seen people laying their foodstuff on their picnic cloth, chit-chatting rapidly with kids scampering about catching frisbees in the mosque’s compounds.
  • Couples in the mosque.
Couples that insist they stay together. I’ll stop there.
  • Dating in the mosque.
I’m sure they’re happily married; *being positive here* though kindly keep the affectionate displays at home where it belongs. No doubt that sharing one's happiness is pleasant, but there should really be a limit. Really.

Curious as to whether these scenes are displayed elsewhere, and the numerous other kinds along the lines.

Best be on my way now.
1.02pm Malaysian Time

7 comments:

van qif said...

tourist who visit and "tawaf" masjid jamek..i meant the foreigner ..we should promote them the peaceful of islam...or at least greeting them and a smiling face if u can...dont give them bad impression of islam..

van qif said...

tourist who visit and "tawaf" masjid jamek..i meant the foreigner ..we should promote them the peaceful of islam...or at least greeting them and a smiling face if u can...dont give them bad impression of islam..

Hajar said...

True. Not just to the foreigners, but to the non-Muslims and Muslims in general cos as it is, I have come across a tremendous amount of misconceptions...

kakchik said...

Assalamualaikum Hajar.

Yes, it happens here too. All the things that you've mention, I did came across a few times.

Hajar Zamzam Ismail said...

I'm disappointed by the irreverent behavior that some people bring into the masjid... but, on the other hand, if this is the kind of people they really are, why shouldn't they do it in the masjid as well as anywhere else? I have seen women come to the masjid in tight clothing, WITHOUT hijab. On the one hand I feel disappointed that they came to the masjid in such a disrespectful way and on the other hand, I think at least they are not hypocrites. They come to the masjid the same way they go everywhere else, at least they are not showing two faces. Hypocrisy is one of the worst sins in Islam. If they don't wear hijab OUTSIDE, in public, why should they wear hijab INSIDE, where only the women see them anyway? Even though it's offensive that "MUSLIMS" take Islam so lightly, the fact remains that we are supposed to make seventy excuses for other believers.

Hajar said...

Wa'alaikumussalam Kak Chik. Yeah, these are just the tips of the iceberg...

Hajar Zamzam Ismail:: Couldn't have stringed the words better myself. I am upset over several things. The amount of excuses one has to come up with can sometimes become tiresome.

Hajar Zamzam Ismail said...

I know how you feel, sis.