Have you done your daily 5 today?
Since becoming more and more a Muslim I have begun the process of learning to pray the Muslim Way. First of all there are 5 prayers for each and every day…for someone new to this it can be daunting! It is also a wonder as well..the faith, praise, and worship that is in every single prayer.
For a Muslim there day begins with prayer just before sunrise with the athan (the call to prayer) and in my nighbourhood you will see many on the way to the Masjid when many of us are normally tucked in our beds. Each prayer while being ritualistic also has some give. Each prayer is also don in Arabic, so yes this Canadian girl who only speaks English is learning Arabic.
The second prayer comes just about lunch time for many, but before we eat we remeber to worhip God. The next prayer I think comes at the hardest time of day to pray…the very busy end of work school day, that is a hard one of me because we are such a busy house but it gives this mom a moment to stop and remember what is this life really about. It is about submitting ourselves to God.
The third prayer is right at Sunset and as I look forward to participating in my first Ramadan this prayer is the one we break the fast just before. I think I will like this time of day alot! And then there is the final prayer the night prayer or Isha which is done after dark has settled.
How am I learning to pray and how did I learn Wudu( the cleaning all Muslims do before prayer)? It was called googling it and finding some great rsources on Youtube. It is hard though and I have been told to give myself time to learn…I am gratful that I have a God that is full of mercy and love.