The smell of hot, Jasmine tea lingers in the air patiently awaiting its drinker. It’s time for Fajr. Fajr is unlike any other prayer due to its time in the day. Fajr is quiet. The sound of a clock ticking, the world around you sleep, and the absence of engines roaring down streets. The sweet melodic sounds of birds chirping awaking tired souls and beckons them to the prayer as the adhan travels through the air. The cold splashes of water runs in sinks, tubs, wells, and masajid as worshipers prepare with their ritualistic purification for the prayer. They face the qiblah together, as one, speaking to their Lord, and seeking His pleasure. They all begin with “Allahu Akbar”.
Fajr brings about a sweetness that can only be experienced by the worshiper that wakes up to its call. The humbling reality that you and a few others are standing in prayer when others have taken comfort in their beds, resting on their pillow-tops. The Fajr prayer is the start of the new day in which worshipers confide in Allah, put their trust in Him, and dedicate their lives. One of the hidden treasures of Islam is the Fajr, or the morning prayer. Sometimes we forget about the beauty of this particular prayer. Fajr brings about a peace, a reassurance, love, and contention that is free for all to enjoy and benefit from in their daily lives. This one act of worship is so humbling because it makes the worshiper abandon its slumber and its bed from a night of rest.
In my own experience of Fajr, I see the wisdom of the morning prayer.. It makes the Muslim realize that their only purpose in life is to worship Allah, and it doesn't matter the time of the day. Allah has placed for us the night as a mercy, so that we may find rest and peace. During the night we spend time with our spouses, our children, ourselves or resting, but as we approach the next day we start with the name of Allah. We are told to remember Him in the early morning when the world is seemingly quiet. Our bodies go into total submission in the performance of Fajr, and we recognize that we are truly servants of Allah. The Muslim understands that Allah has placed on this Earth beautiful things for us to enjoy, but at the same token he has created us with a purpose. Fajr, along with the other prayers is an indicator that we must leave this world behind to worship our Lord. We must stop our worldly affairs and praise Allah for we are only servants of His. The required action is commanded of all Muslims, and it doesn't matter if a Muslim is Black or white, rich or poor. This is the essence of Islam-unity.
The true spirit of Islam is one in which the Muslim understands their purpose and seeks out the pleasure of their lord- morning and night. The Muslim remembers their lord in all circumstances and in all times of the day. The Muslim is prepared at any time of the day to submit to their lord.
Bear mauls man
A very lucky man escapes with his life after a brutal attack.How he survived