Thursday, February 5, 2009

.: Malaysian Friday :.

Petronas Philharmonic Hall.

Located at KLCC. Posted some letters, a package and paid bills at the post office there. *Alhamdulillah, it didn't get lost in the mail!* Initially, I wanted to take photos of the Jumah prayers at Masjid As-Syakirin, after snapping a few at Masjid Jamek. *foreigners joined me in the photo-taking sessions; I wasn't able to pray* Needless to say, something cropped up, thus I had to discard the idea. Also, a couple of Muslim sisters questioned whether I'm a Muslim. Sometimes I can't help but feel totally out of place. :(

There are three fortresses for believers against Satan. These are: (1) mosque, (2) remembrance of Allah S.W.T. and (3) recitation of the Qur'an.

Ka'b al-Ahbar, Al-Munabbihat

Early last year, upon passing the area on a Friday, my non-Muslim friends noticed the men performing their prayers. The mosque can't accommodate to everyone so some of the men had to pray at the garden, carparks etc. Obviously, it was a remarkable scene for them. Spent about 15mins giving them a concise summary on Friday prayers.

Typical after Friday prayers scene.
10.21pm Malaysian Time


Yoli said...

My sweet friend, be secure in yourself and in your faith. What others think is of no consequence.

Hajar Alwi said...

Thanks Yoli. Precisely. ^^ Guess it's one of those days where it kind' a got to me. Aih~


Hajar Zamzam Ismail said...

I would love to have seen pics of Friday prayers. I'm disappointed you could not get any.

Michelle Therese said...

Why would someone think you're not Muslim?

Aisyah Mazelan said...

The foreigners might think that you're a tourist too. Haha. But yeah, why would they think you're not a muslim?

Hajar Alwi said...

Hajar :: Insya'Allah, I'll get it some other time. :)

Coffee Catholic :: I'm still wondering ...

Miss Ash :: They did. And so did the locals. Haha~

On the Muslim issue, a little insight is, guessing the sisters are Arabs, had trouble communicating with the locals in finding an alternative prayer place. Overhearing their conversation, I approached and directed the sisters to the KLCC musolla. That was when the question came up in their conversation. They didn't say it to me directly, it was more of them discussing between themselves in Arabic and English. The conclusion they had was, I'm not a Muslim. That, was the perplexing part.


ipv6 said...

so it from foregn eyes.
That explain enough me think

UmmYaseen said...

MashaAllah. I never knew your country was sooo beautiful. Allah has created such wonderful things subhanAllah.

Hajar Alwi said...

ipv6 :: :)

UmmYaseen :: Welcome to the blog! ^^ The country has its pros and cons, though I try to see things on a positive light. One thing is for sure, I'm in total agreement on your 2nd statement. :)