This time, there is a story about Ramadan in Ramkhamhaeng. Where is it? Well, Friday and Saturday, I and mas Husni went to Islamic Center Ramkhamhaeng Thailand. Those were the first and second times. Huuaah, finally, after a year in Bangkok, we were able to get there. :D.
Islamic Center is on the latitude and longitude 13.743554,100.603994. Simply put the number at Google Map, do not forget to select the satellite mode. Tadaa, you can see its roof. If you want to explore the district virtually around there, just use Google Street View. Do not know how? After copying the number in Google Map search box, drag the orange human icon to the street near the mosque, Islamic center, then move your arrow button, left, right, up, down hohoho .. This is it! the view in Google Street View.
The mosque is very big, you know..
At a quarter to six we walked from apartment to the BTS Sky Train at Phayathai. Then, we take Airport Rail Link from Phayatai to Ramkhamhaeng, 25 baht per person. Then we walked from the station to Islamic center 😀
Once we arrived, we were separated, I went to the place of the women. There were lots of round tables surrounded by Thai people. I tried to find an empty seat. After asking permission, of course using body language, I sit. Friday I was sitting with moms. I kept quiet, until finally there was one of them that speak to me in Thai. So, I said, “I’m Indo”. Alhamdulillah one of them, could speak English.
“Are you a student here?”. Haha, no, but my husband is a student here, at Chula.
The second day, I was at the same table with teens. Only a few of them could speak English until finally one wondered if I could speak Malay? I said yes: D So, we had more chatting, but with much of missunderstanding too, hihihi. Many Thai Muslims can speak Malay.
After eating some dates, snacks, and drinking syrup, we prayed maghrib. After that, it’s time for… Eating!! Chicken, sauce, watermelon, fried rice. : D Aroy mak mak (very delicious)!
The imam in taraweeh prayer on Fridays really read surah very well, I said again, very wellll, really, MASYAALLAH .. 🙂 read surah Al-Maidah. On Saturday, the imam was also cool, read quran tartil-ly. Read Surah Maryam. In the witr, the imams always read Al A’la, Al Kafiruun, and Al Ikhlash: D
From Ubay bin Ka’b radhiallahu anhu said:
أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم كان يوتر بثلاث ركعات كان يقرأ في الأولى بسبح اسم ربك الأعلى وفي الثانية بقل يا أيها الكافرون وفي الثالثة بقل هو الله أحد ويقنت قبل الركوع فإذا فرغ قال عند فراغه سبحان الملك القدوس ثلاث مرات يطيل في آخرهن
“He shallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam had Witr of three rak’ahs of prayer, in the first rak’ah he read:” Sabbihisma rabbikal A’laa (Al A’la). “In the second rak’ah read:” Qul ya ayyuhal kaafiruun (Sura Al Kafiroon), ” and the third rak’ah he read “Qul huwallahu Ahad (Al-Ikhlas).” Then he do qunut before bowing. When finished, he read: “SUBHANAL malikil Quddus” three times. He extends the last time. “(An-Nasai )
Well, even though Thailand’s Muslim is minority, but if they had tarawih prayer, it become so crowded at the Islamic Center … Especially in the last 10 days: D