Saturday, 6 September 2008
Ramadan - Day 6
With the first weekend of Ramadan how best to start it by attending Regents Park Mosque. This Mosque also knows at the London Central Mosque situated off Baker Street, near Regents Park (thus the name) , is amazing. More than the grand size of the Mosque is the feeling when you enter it and perform your Salat in it.
Due to work and Taraweeh starting and thus finishing later than in previous years, have resorted to going to Regents Park on the weekends during Ramadan.
Mind you I have always been quiet perplexed to know where the sisters pray as with such a grand main hall as shown in the picture, the sisters pray hall I have been told is rather minute in comparison. This is not an issue just for Regents Park as it is for all Mosques generally and some do not even have a pray area for sisters. Insha'Allah performing prayer should be open to all one day in Mosques all around Britain and globally.
I have made intention to reading and completeing the Qur'an during the month of Ramadan, starting today. I also want to read an array of Islamic literature over the course of this month and to take this forward for the months that follow Insha'Allah, as feel that its not just the words of the Qur'an that need reciting during Ramadan but also the information that one can acquire and use as knowledge from the passages that one reads is far more important.
I see many people including my dear Father who seek to complete the Qur'an in record time during Ramadan (as if there is a record to be broken (as if to say "lets see if Usain Bolt can beat this"). It is important to note that the month of Ramadan should be used as a means for training ground for the year ahead Insha'Allah. So yes recite as much as the Qur'an as you can but not to the detriment of you completely fulfilling your own desire but for the desire of Allah (swt).
My Ramadan thought for the day:
"Small changes can make a significant impact so start today as you mean to go on"