Today, I slept the whole day. My body was week and I thought I was sick. Tapi semua okay, I just had a jet lag still. Maybe in a day or 2 my body clock will be okay.
When you get extra sleep, you will be kinda dizzy and disappointing a lil bit, because you wasted your day doing nothing. So I thought I had a bad day, but then mak wanted to 'berbuka' at Masjid, so she googled mana tahu ada masjid yang lebih near dengan our place. Usually mak pergi masjid yang a bit further, like 10 miles at Irvine. So, she found a nearer one, 2.3miles :) in Mission Viejo. It's wonderful there :) met alot of Muslims from various counties. Arab, Syiria, Iran, Pakistan, Indonesia and we're the only Malaysian :). Alhamdulillah.
So I break-fast with dates and apple juice, performed Maghrib prayer and then we had foood! We had Arabian food I think, but I just had a few. After that, like 8.45pm: The Imam was reading Quran for 1 juz. Alhamdulillah, then we did the Tarawikh. Alhamdulillah.
Wow. You know, I may be Jahil or jakun, I've never been to Mecca (yet, soon insyaAllah) seeing other way of praying. Macam-macam. Kalau di Malaysia, kita pakai Telekung & Sembahyang dengan Jubah pon a few. Ini, ada yang pakai long dress (tutup aurat), yg best sembahyang sambil pegang Quran (sebab nak sama-sama baca surah dengan imam), wow :) I'm amazed. I feel so .. I don't know how to say but although I jakun macam tu tapi I was very lucky ;) .
Terus, ini pertama kali I sembahyang ikut Imam baca surah Sajaddah (if I spelt it right) Surah ini tak rukuk , terus sujud ;) and 4 Rakaat Tarawikh itu. Selalu Tarawikh 2 rakaat - 2 rakaat, tapi dengan surah sajaddah tu 4 rakaat :) again, I'm amazed.
So, after finished 8 rakaat (tapi kira kita 10 la kan sbb surah sajaddah tu)
Witir 3 Rakaat :) MasyaAllah, again, I don't know if I yang jahil ke (I'm truly sorry), they had bacaan doa kunut (tapi panjang semacam) i heard ladies at my back all were sobbing, subhanaAllah! I wished I could understand what they're reading. Sebak juga la I :). So Alhamdulillah :)I learned new things today. I am beyond happy to come and do tarawikh with all muslims near my hood :)
After sembahyang, sempat juga socialite with one Syirin girl, she a doctor :) Very sweet lady. And we met this group of Indonesians :) Sakan borak! Hehe sempat juga exchange phone number :)
Oh! one more, esok, Friday Prayer they invited me to join them at 1pm? OH MasyaAllah. I kena buka buku balik la :) Mazhab lain sini, so tak apa I'll join them InsyaAllah. I look forward :). It'd be my first Sembahyang Jumaat ever ! since I was born. :)
That's for now, I'll update more, and speak soon.
ps: teringin nak pegi Mecca sembahyang depan Kaabah ;) InsyaAllah one day!
Have a wonderful time with your loved one :)