Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Praying in the Public Places

If you are a Muslim, there comes a point in your life where you have to pray in public, in order for you to not miss a prayer. I remember my first time praying in public, I was in Florida. It was morning, which means Fejr time. We parked our car, and prayed in parking lot. Its not scary, its actually relaxing. People were watching, walking by and staring, but for some reason it just didnt bother me. I felt more concentrated in public prayer, then when i prayed alone. It was a beautiful feeling that I cant describe. I didn't care about what people think about my prayer,because I am praying to the same GOD who created them, and I believe that "one day" they will witness that I prayed...
After that time, I prayed in Public couple more times.  When you pray to Allah swt, you have this connection that matters so much you forget about everything else. The prayer is like my "pause" button for this world, so no matter where I perform it, the world slows down.