Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Ramadan 2012 – Day 6

So what happened the Day 5? In truth it wasn't my intention to post something every day. There's some days that nothing exciting is going to happen, and who wants to read a blog with things like "I did some laundry and put carrots in a soup”. (Wow! Tell me more!)

That said, yesterday wasn't one of those days. In fact it was so busy I just didn't have enough time to post.

I got a call that day from one of my friends and we agreed to have iftar at my place. So after my nap I had to tidy up my place and get everything ready: soup, bread, cheese etc., nothing heavy. He came over and we had Iftar and chatted for about an hour and a half until it was time for him to go to Tarawih prayers. We agreed to meet for dinner at around 9:30, which gave me time to quickly go to the barber while he was at prayer and then I met him at Al-Khaima restaurant in Al Sadd.

While there another friend of mine called asking if I wanted to go to the furniture souqs with him in Muntazah because he was shopping for stuff for a villa so he stopped by the restaurant around 11:30 and off we went to the furniture souqs. We left there by 1am yet most of the shops there were still open and doing brisk business. I didn't get home until 1:30am.

My friend said he doesn't usually go to sleep until after the morning prayers, maybe around 4am. I don't think I can shift my clock quite that far. I did have work the next day and I just don't think I could function on a couple of hours sleep. Even then my nap today was two and half hours.

There's some activities tonight too, had do to do up this post before I head out.


Hadith of the Day

On fancy clothes and utensils:

‘Abdullah bin ‘Ukaim reported: While Hudhaifah was at Medina he asked for water. The chief of the village brought him a silver vessel. Hudhaifah threw it away and said, "I have thrown it away because I told him not to use it, but he has not stopped using it." The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: "Do not use close of silk or dibaj [another kind of silk], and do not drink in gold or silver utensils. These things are for them [disbelievers] in this world and for you in the Hereafter.” (Sahih Muslim, The Book of Drinks)


SaraSidd said...

I believe the "silk" part is referring only to Muslim men

Glen McKay said...

Yes, definately referring only to men. There are other Hadiths specify that silk should not be worn by men but that it is okay for women.