A Chapter of Eid Al Fitr in Taiwan


On the last day of Ramadhan, I still spend the night with my friend to discuss about research paper. Yes, my everyday always be filled by anything related to research. While usually other people (Indonesian.red) spend their last Ramadhan in their hometown and get together with their families. Yeah, it’s the fate of overseas students like me. šŸ˜…

Today is the day of Eid Al Fitr. The glorious day for all moslem in the world after 1 month of fasting in the month of Ramadhan. Since last night, Taipei was poured by light rain. I assumed that it’s God’s blessing. šŸ˜Š Until this morning, the rain was still pouring lightly. It’s actually summer season already. However, since last night, until today, it feels fresh because of the rain and the breeze. Usually we barely feel the breeze during summer. Hamdallah šŸ˜‡ I thank God for it.

Me and my friends decided to go to the Taipei Grand Mosque by bus. Even though the prayer time will be held at 8 a.m. in the morning, we need to go super earlier to find a place for praying. We decided to go at 5.30 a.m. When we arrived there, the mosque has been almost filled by people from all around Taipei. The rain was still pouring and get heavier. My bad, I forgot to bring plastic bags as a cover before our praying mat. So, we’re standing quite long to find something as a cover, because the land is very wet due to the rain. Eventually, we managed to get some plastic bags from a committee there. Hamdallah šŸ˜Š It was such an epic moment. It is my first time in 5 years to experience Eid al Fitr with the rain. šŸ˜ But still I thank God for it.

 

 

After we managed to get a place for praying, we still need to wait for about 1 hour until the praying time. To show how many people come to Taipei Grand Mosque (TGM) for praying, I saw that the males still barely to get a place to pray. The line was soooo looooonggg. But there’s nothing we can do. Just wait. I felt so bad honestly.

Right before the praying time, the mayor of Taipei made a visit and had delivered some words to all moslem in TGM. He send his appreciation to all moslem that has been completed the fasting during Ramadhan. He looked so happy.

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Cloudy Day at Taipei Grand Mosque

Ah! For additional information, the eid prayer in TGM is following the Hanafiah way, as following:

First Raka’ah

  1. Takbiratul Ikhram
  2. Three times of Takbeer
  3. Ta’awudz, recite suratul Fatihah, and recite any other passages from noble Qur’an
  4. Rukoo (the bowing position)
  5. Stand from rukoo
  6. Sujood (the prostration position) – Sit (with bend knees) between two sujood
  7. Raise from sujood

Second Raka’ah

  1. Takbiratul Ikhram
  2. Ta’awudz, recite suratul Fatihah, and recite any other passages from noble Qur’an
  3. Three times of Takbeer
  4. Rukoo (the bowing position)
  5. Stand from rukoo
  6. Sujood (the prostration position)Ā – Sit (with bend knees) between two sujood
  7. Salam

Alhamdulillah, even though I have to live apart from my families, I experienced another moment that I still should be grateful for. May Allah bless our prayer and fasting during Ramadhan.

“Eid Mubarak!”
Blessed Eid!

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“Taqabbala Allahu minna wa minkum.”
May Allah accept from us, and from you

That’s my story for today. See you on another stories. Bye! šŸ˜€
Regards,
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