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What I Need

Daily Prompt: Breathing Room
An extra room has been magically been added to your home overnight. The catch: if you add more than three items to it, it disappears. How do you use it?

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I will opt for a bathroom. It’s the one I badly need. I miss my attached bath in my home country. Here I share the bath with the three youngsters.

My husband over the years, addicted me to a separate bath for myself.

During the years he was in service, wherever we were posted, he preferred a separate bath for himself. Where as I used the master bath, he would use a guest one. If there were guests, he and I would share. But that was rare, because we always had surplus bathrooms.

Mornings I rush to the bathroom before it is taken. I do feel victorious in getting to it on time. If I am late by five minutes, I have to trudge despondently downstairs to the half bath.

The next rush to the bathroom happens in the evening. We all have to say the evening prayer, that is Maghreb. The evening prayer has to be said in a period slot of twenty minutes. If I am a little bit tardy, the eldest H occupies it. Wait….wait…..and wait. Once he is in, he forgets. Why? The iPhone keeps him occupied. Guess! Who is the culprit? Correct, the iPhone.

The third clash of timing happens at night. If I laze around after coming back from walk, then I can say bye to the bathroom, cause H is there ruminating.

To pass the waiting period, I pick up a book, or check my iPad, and forget that I am waiting for my dear H to come out. The second one, Sn gets the privilege to occupy the hot spot, along with his iPhone. I get back to reading, and that’s how I am always late for sleeping on time.

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What I Need

The Morning Prayer

Daily Prompt: Just Another Day
Our days are organized around numerous small actions we repeat over and over. What’s your favorite daily ritual?

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My favorite is the early morning ritual of saying my Fajr (morning) prayer.
At 5.30am, the alarm on my iPad wakes me up. I rush to the bathroom to do Wudu, the ritual of washing before saying the prayer.

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After saying Fajr prayer, I read the Quran, and then Azkars.

I begin the day with remembrance of God, certain in my heart that He will watch over me, and keep me from any harm.

Once in a blue moon, I don’t wake up with the alarm and miss my prayer. That happens very rarely, but when it does, I am miserable. Of course I say the Qada, (missed) prayer with Zuhr, (noon) prayer.

Before my iPad I used to rely on my alarm clock to wake me up. Sometimes I would forget to turn on the alarm. If before sleeping I whispered to my Guarding Angels, (there are two with every human being) to wake me up, I would wake with the sound of swoosh of wings. It would be so loud.

Go on try it. Tell your Angels to wake you up.

You are going to be surprised.

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The Morning Prayer