Today was my first Friday in US. My friends took me to a mosque to perform the Jumat Prayer. The mosque located not very far, just a couple blocks from our place.
Mosques in US are very different with the ones in Indonesia. No one could tell that a place is a mosque until you go inside it. From outside, it looks like a normal building/house.
When I arrived at the mosque, it was pretty crowded. The mosque was not very big. It could only take 100 people inside of it. The adhan was being recited by the muezzin when I entered the mosque. At that moment, I realized that I REALLY MISS HEARING ADHAN. Then, I sit and listened to it very carefully.
This is my first time hearing an adhan since I came to US. Adhan in US can only be recited inside a mosque. Whereas, in Indonesia, adhans are recited five times a day from the mosque’s minaret, reciting Allah’s name to its surrounding area. Subhanallah!
To all my Indonesian brother/sister, please know and ponder that, the fact that you can hear an adhan everyday, five times a day, is really a blessing. You should say Alhamdulillah and be grateful of this condition. As they say
You’ll never know what you have until you lose it
and that’s what I feel right now. You’ll feel this too when you go to places where adhans are recited only in the inside of a mosque.
May we always remember that Allah is always with us wherever we are. Aamiin..