Today's taraweeh subhanAllah! Anything but spiritual, peaceful, calm, I think I was going insane trying to keep my cool.
So basically I'm guessing this happens in every masjid (unless you have really cool people who attend to actually listen and pray), but sisters TALKING during the prayer or when the imam is talking, I find that so unbelievably disresepectful. If you want to socialise, the masjid during salah is not the place, I was always taught that it was rude to talk when someone is giving a presentation or speaking but the number of sisters who have no respect for the imam is seriously worrying. And when the imam has to say 'sisters on the balcony please stay silent especially when the Quran is being recited' just makes you feel embarrassed. It's not even the younger sisters but the elder women and how do you keep telling them to keep quiet and listen?
Then the one woman burping competition started after 4 rakat of taraweeh, strarring the lady next to me, subhanAllah such a distraction. It was like 'buuurp' and me 'holding my breath 1.2.3..' breathe, 10 seconds later 'burrp' 'hold your breath 1.2.3...' and that carried on all the way through till witr, just thinking of it makes me shiver, and its not even the quiet burps that you try to keep inside but the big ones..how am I supposed to concentrate on my salah when all of that is going on? -__- Alhamdulillah I was able to not show it during salah and I didnt say anything because I felt bad.
And the sister who decides to spread herself out on the floor when she sits for tashahhud and kept telling everyone to move up when there's clearly no space....SubhanAllah, sisters it's cool if you do that at home take up all the space you need, but please show some consideration for others around you at the masjid.
I never look at who I'm going to sit next to usually because I walk straight in and sit anywhere there is a space toward the front, but from now on I think I'm going to have to get there early and avoid certain crowds/individuals...nothing personal, but Ramadan only comes round once a year and I'd like to make the most of it without all these unncessary distractions.
#Please Don't come to the masjid to just socialise #Tell your mothers/aunts/grandmothers to keep their voices down #Show some respect in the house of Allah.
Sorry for the rant, it's not nice to complain but I kept my cool at the masjid and needed to vent some frustration =S