A Fart for Ramadan
November 16, 2006 § 13 Comments
This past Ramadan was very nice, it was very enjoyable, a release of a well anticipated break from my immergence in this dunya. But little did I know that this Ramadan I would receive one of the biggest shocks of my life. It all begain one evening at the masjid, which will remain nameless, however I will say it is one of the more beautiful masajid here in New York City. It was after iftar and during sajdahtun fi salatutarawih that a brother farted!
I couldn’t believe my ears, it was such a strange occurence because one moment I was prostrating to God, “glorifying the most high”, and the next moment I was accosted by the most nefarious sound ever to grace my ears during a prayer and during Ramadanutarawih prayers! Then when everyone rose to aq-qauma, no one budged. Not a single Soul admitted to this egregious act by stepping out of the prayer-line.
Evidently, I was expecting the brother to step away, since his prayers were going to be invalid. But thinking back, I probably would have done the same thing to save myself the embarrassment. At the time I was kind of angry as I growled to myself, astaghfirullah, ‘udubillah! I thought to myself, ahhhh, ash-shait’an must be making wasawah to the brother. But now, my thinking reversed; my heart changed and goes out to the brother because I have no idea how embarrassing that may have been for him. It might have been very devastating.
Anyway, I just wanted to send a shot-out to the tarawih-farter and let you know, ‘I… heard that’. But its all good and I hope you had a blessed Ramadan and a festive ‘eid, maa’ salaama ya akhi.