Thursday, January 13, 2011

I shouldnt have to write this blog

I shouldn't have to ask grown men to be quiet during the khutbah.

There shouldn't be empty shoe racks while sandals and sneakers are scattered all over the floor

There shouldn't have to be six signs in the whudu khana reminding us not to waste water

There shouldn't be 46 inch flat screens when the Muezzin doesnt have decent shoes

There shouldn't be people who stand and leave immediately after salaam, walking out with their hands outstretched like they're carrying water, just so that they can avoid the rush. If the dua was so 'heavy', why not wait till its completed?

The toilets shouldn't be filthy and flooded

The Ladies facilities shouldn't resemble a prison cell. We shouldn't think we are doing them a favour when we 'let them pray'.

I shouldn't have to write this blog

This is not me being pretentious or holier than thou. This is me being despondent.

MJ

11 comments:

mezzaterra said...

Print it & put it up on the mosque notice board.
The purpose of flat screen tv's in the mosque confounds me.

M Junaid said...

The flat screens are convenient and I do see the benefit, but this is an issue of priorities - If the Imam and Muezzin are provided for, and if other amenities and infrastructure are in place - then go for the flat screens.

Aasia said...

Welcome to the new age muslim revolution. We have islam 2.0 but the social conscience beta.

hamishpillay said...

Welcome to Johannesburg brother. Oh check your email.

Joey said...

Link those TVs to MJ's blog! The lifespan of those TVs are really short coz on most of them, the picture is burned onto the screen already!

Mohamed Fayaz Khan said...

perhaps you have to write this blog. Maybe if enough people start discussing these things it will increase awareness to a point that it would become less common. Sad but true.

I say spread the message and let us as the youth start steering our future in the direction we would like to see it.

Hoosen said...

You forgot one, there should not be signs in the parking lot asking us not to park in the driveway!

Safiyyah said...

The ladies facilities shouldn't be called ladies facilities :) #justsaying
sorry you had to write this blog ...

Safiyyah said...

The ladies facilities shouldn't be called ladies facilities :) #justsaying
sorry you had to write this blog ...

Moments of Madness said...

Love this post and have to agree with your sentiments.

Like others said I think this one should be printed and posted on every masjid board

Antonio said...

I shouldn't have to write this comment, but I will anyway: I totally agree with you.