I love sunsets. And eventhough I can’t sit and enjoy the moment everyday, because Allah has commanded us to pray when the sun sets down, still, whenever I can, I try to enjoy it. Sometimes I take pictures. Still the beauty on pictures is not the same 😀 No pictures can replace the real beauty of sunsets, I wish see more sunsets in my life ♥ Amin..
10 years ago, when I was still in university, I attended a religious lecture held by FSI (Forum Studi Islam/Islamic Studies Forum), — some kind of MSA 😉 –. The speaker was a lecturer in Chemistry Department, Mr. Fahmi, may Allah bless him. He has his own unique way to remind himself how Great Allah subhana wa taala is, and how important for us to do prayers. He explained how wudhu (ablution) and times of prayers mean so much to him. And for me, the sunset lover, what he said about maghrib time, stays inside my mind until now.
Being grateful and pray when we wake up early in the morning, for Allah subhana wa taala still grant us another day to fix our mistakes and do good deeds, is his contemplation for fajr prayer.
Stop himself among the rush hour of life’s demand, cleanse and soothe himself by wudhu. To have a rest and remember that Allah subhana wa taala is Rich, so he stops for a while on the rat-race, and let go all of his burden to The Owner Of All Things, Who Controls his rizq (sustenance), his contemplation in zuher pray.
What is for ashr? I forget 😥
Isha? As the last prayer of the day, it is possibly his last time for obligatory prayer. Probably he will not have the chance to do another fajr. He will never know. It is the time for asking forgiveness for all his mistakes and weaknesses, time to be thankful for all the happiness and the blessing.
Have you ever see the beauty of sunsets? The peacefulness it brings. The colours. It is just amazing ❗ Sunsets has been being the object of photography, poetry, songs, etc. The beauty is priceless. Hypnotizing and will never bore you.
It is the time to praise Allah for the perfect beauty on earth. The perfectness that is even nothing.. nothing compare to what He promised for the believers. Subhanallah. To be reminded even when the beauty on this life is so tempting, Allah must come first.
When I watched the sunset on the beach, it makes me feel so small, powerless. The ocean is so huge and yet it is only a small part of the universe. Where does that put me? Makes me realize that I am nothing. And without Allah’s mercy… I’m worst than nothing. Nauzubillah.. Our everything is nothing when Allah does not Love us. Ya Rabb, please love us..
But still, if the call comes, no matter how hypnotizing the temptation is, no matter how busy, no matter how tired, one must leave everything behind and stand there, surrender everything, in the hands of Allah.
I think it is okay to have our own contemplation to upgrade the position of prayers in our lives. So we will not pray like a robot, and we will not delay. To remind ourselves that prayers are not our liability, they are our needs.
So there, sunset makes me emotional. Maghrib, too.. What about you, guys? Can you share with me? 😀