As-Salaatu Khairun min…

اللهم ربي أفت� لي يبواب الر�متك

In a few short days, I’ve realized how unnatural our daily lives are. How we neglect our own natural states and deny the natural rhythmic patterns of our bodies.

Current Lives:

Fajr. Sleep. Breakfast on the run, if any. Commute to work, possibly late. Stress out on the way to work. Worry about every ring on the cell phone being your boss. Drink coffee Get stuff done from three weeks ago, which you should have done three weeks ago. Lunch, late lunch, or no lunch at all. Wind down from lunch, usually ate too fast or too much. Pray dhuhr, possibly late, or close to asr, since you were too exhausted from lunch to do it earlier. Guzzle more coffee to make it to 3. Wondering at three if you’ll make it to five. Wake up at four and wonder what happened since three, and how you got away. If you got away. Finally at 5 realize that you need to do asr. Maybe you can do it when you get home. Maybe you’ll make it home in time. Get home…bring home stress…maghrib….isha…sleep….wake up and repeat.

Just you think it:

What if we lived by the rhythm of our hearts? Waking for fajr, and staying up to live life. Minding the day, yet eagerly awaiting salah. Eating the necessary, and sleeping the necessary. Productivity would rule. Energy would flow from every limb, instead of exhaustion. Goal-driven, salah-based, stress-free…life.

What if we lived by the adhan?

Alhamdulillah, there’s a few places in this world where people actually do.

I’m beginning to think this is how it was designed to be.

“…and nothing will satisfy the hunger of the child of Adam (AS), except dirt.”

-The Illumination of Guidance (صلى الله عليه وسلم)



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6 responses to “As-Salaatu Khairun min…

  1. I found your blog on google and read a few of your other posts. I just added you to my Google News Reader. Keep up the good work. Look forward to reading more from you in the future.

    Stacey Derbinshire

  2. Alhamdulillah. It’s beautiful when your life revolves around salaah and not the other way around.

  3. zulander

    That masjid looks awesome, how full does it get?

  4. sahrun

    So true. When I went to Malaysia, there was a huge masjid in the center of campus. And classes ended and started relative to the adhan (ours did anyway). It was so much slower, so much more relaxed. Actually a bit of a shock when we got back to the states.

  5. “What if we lived by the adhan?”

    SubhanAllah, a call to success 5 times a day! How can you beat that…

    May Allah grant you barakah in your time. Ameen.

  6. Arsey

    I second your thought…experiencing a “Muslim” country is something every Muslim should go through because you do at least get a chance to try to live by the adhan (and etc.)

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