06 September 2011

Praying.. or not, as the case may be.

Regarding salah, I used to be quite jealous of men and considered it a huge injustice that they don't have obligatory breaks in their prayers.


But I realised recently that there is a silver lining to this cloud, and that is although mens' prayers are more constant than womens', they don't get to experience the sweetness of returning to salah - nothing beats that first prayer back :)

7 comments:

Muslim Mommy said...

Well said, So true my sister :)

Far Away From Heaven said...

True... sometimes I feel that I am at loss when I can't pray and hoping that I will be able to pray back soon

Aneesah said...

Yup! And Allah truly knows Best, there are probably many reasons why He gave us these breaks for a duration of our lives.

Melissa said...

I'm new to learning about Islam.

I need to go look up what Salah means.

Thank you for getting me to think and do research.

Melissa

Stylish Muslimah said...

Melissa: I'm glad that you are getting benefit from reading the blog. "Salah" is just the Arabic word for "prayer" - it usually refers to the five obligatory prayers.

If you ever have any questions please don't hesitate to ask :)

rose water said...

Subhan'Allah!! :)

Omani Princess (not Omani LOL) said...

I always appreciated it as a gift---that we get a break from getting up before dawn which men don't. There are times, especially if you have anemia, that during the period or pregnancy, that extra sleep, really, really helps one get through the rest of the day and the rest of their Islamic obligations:)