AbezAbez Is... 50% White, 50 % Pakistani, Muslim Hijab-wearing type female, Daughter of Momma, Sister of Owlie Wife of HF, Momma of Khalid, a special little boy with Autism, and Iman, a special little girl with especially big hair, Writer, Graphic Designer, Editor, Freelancer, Blogger, Inhaler of Chocolate
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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

The rules of Salah- the Muslim Prayer

Dear Worshipers- Brothers and Sisters in Islam:


When standing in prayer, it is important that your feet be shoulder-width apart, possibly more, to ensure that there is enough space for me to crawl through.

The placing of one's face on the ground in submission to God, known as Sajda, must not be so short that I miss the opportunity to climb your head, nor so long as to bore me. Also, in the event of an insufficient Sajda, I consider it my responsibility to put both hands to your rear-end and push your head back down onto the floor.

The lifting of the finger in Tashahud- the witness of faith- is an open invitation to go for a walk, if you put your finger up, I will grab it and walk away with your hand.

It is a unanimously accepted by the scholars that laughing aloud will break your salah, even if I am laying between your feet and grinning at you with all 12.5 of my teeth.

Speaking aloud during prayer is viewed similar to laughing, and so is yelping, and in the event of your ankle being bitten, do not cry out.

Unnecessary moving around during prayer is disliked, as it reflects a lack of focus and inattention to what is supposed to be a private conversation with God- an act of worship. Therefore, do not reach for your phone or keys, even if I am walking away with them, even if I am sending everyone in your address book blank messages, even if I am making international phone calls. Concentrate on your prayer and hope to God I am dialing somewhere within the Gulf.

May Allah guide us all,


At 30/10/07 7:06 PM, Blogger baj said...


At 30/10/07 10:14 PM, Anonymous hemlock said...

bebeface rocks man. he rocks more when he squeals on hearing my voice :D
(yes, i just HAD to say that)

At 30/10/07 11:39 PM, Blogger DeOwl said...

Oh no. :D Sounds worse than SCUD. What to do? And I have to send you a hilarious passage from a book on what a woman did to wean her kid. Vicious. Brilliant. :)

At 1/11/07 5:10 PM, Blogger baj said...

oye, i have followed your lead and updated too! huzzah! also, the fam back in isloo send their salaams and love!

At 1/11/07 9:41 PM, Blogger Knicq said...

Salamz Baji:

Da'wah comes naturally to this family now, doesn't it?


At 3/11/07 10:34 PM, Blogger sannashine said...

hehe, cute, mashaALlah!

At 7/11/07 4:02 AM, Blogger Christop said...

Hi Abez. You and Owl came to mind recently, because I think yous were living in Pakistan when I last read your blogs, and Pakistan's been in the news a fair bit.

At 12/11/07 1:52 PM, Blogger Mona said...

where aaaare you?

At 15/11/07 3:35 PM, Blogger Crazed Teacher said...

mashallah and this makes ur salah all the more beautiful when the prophet pbuh used to pray hazrat hassan and hussaion used to climb his back:)


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