Sunday, June 12, 2016
An OPNO Family-Style Ramadan: Puting the Lanterns out for Taraweeah
I've tried Jumah with them (Jumah is Friday prayers). The five year old steals chairs from old ladies praying, to make forts out of prayer mats and the disability-prayer-chairs, and my husband says the two year old occasionally jumps on people's backs and takes money out of men's pockets and eats it [which makes me seem like an awesome mother I know]. Trust me, it just doesn't work yet. ...Then there's the sister who writes the Salafi Feminist blog and her daughter is only a year older than mine but mashaAllah she stands for Taraweeah.... So I accept my sucky Muslimah-mommy status with patience....(afterall, my parents were worse with me as a kid... so. Although apparently I liked Bible Study when I was under ten, go figure. ...Liked to show I could memorize more than the adults).
Most Omani Muslim parents don't seem as in tune with getting kids to learn to pray and hang out at the Mosque as Canadian Muslims seem to be... They do take them for eating out, and to the malls and parks to play in the evenings, and do a whole lot of visiting, which seems super fun for kids nonetheless. But I want my kids to get into Taraweeah. I want to go again one day....;).