Sunday, September 21, 2008
Last Ten Days of Ramadan
You know it's the last 10 days of Ramadan when:
Half the people you know are saying, "Oh God I can't believe Ramadan is over already it was just yesterday it started ..." The other half are saying, "I can't wait for Eid"! Already the debate between Global Moonsighting and Local Moonsighting is being revisited. People are ready to stay all night in the mosque to pray nafil prayers of Qiyam al Lail and then go home and sleep through the fard prayers of Fajr! All university male students have by this time made a list of rankings of various mosques by the free iftars they provide. Apparently in Toronto the Islamic Foundation is leading with its delicious spread on Sundays. Part time taraweeh attendees (the 8-rakat-ers) are making plans for which mosque they will attend on the night of the 27th. All the mosques now urge you to do more good deeds (i.e. donate more). Speaking of mosques, all of a sudden you start seeing blankets, pillows and sleeping bags in the praying area!