Monday, October 3, 2011
I a (born muslim) learned how to pray from a convert.
Assalamu Alaikum wa rahmatullahi t3ala wa barakatuhu,
My aunt was telling me that a friend of hers went out in the path of ALLAH t3ala (in jamaat), she said one day, it was time for Salah, so all of us made our ablution and stood up to pray. While we all made our intentions and started to pray right away, there was this convert woman, who just stood there. We kept on praying, and she still didnt start, until a long time after. After salah, we asked her: "Is everything alright? How come you didnt start your prayer right away?" She answered that: "Alhamdulillah t3ala all is well, and I delayed in starting because you all are old muslimahs, so the k3bah (baitullah t3ala) comes in front of you right away, but since im a new muslim, it takes a very long time, so I stood there and waited for it to come in front of my eyes clearly, and then I started. MashaALLAH t3ala.
Subhanallah t3ala! What has become of us muslims? Why do we take our imaan for granted? ALLAH subhanahu wa t3ala has given us the most greatest blessing that he made us muslims from the moment we were born, and take it for granted. May ALLAH t3ala teach us the proper way to pray, and may he give us the love of his ibadah! aameen thumma aameen.
How embarassing it is, to say new muslims advance in their imaans to such a high level, and leave us way behind, what kind of examples are we to the world, one day we shall be asked. One day we shall be asked!