It was darker than what you’re seeing. I used that enhance brightness feature on the phone.
This was exactly last year. Summer can be tough especially if don’t choose to avoid it.
Consumption of electricity gets higher and supply typically won’t match the demand. Scheduled two or three hour blocks of blackouts may take place twice a day. Seasonally it transitions to a period longer.
Us foreigners transitioning from complainer to moaner.
Photo. These some of the men who get together daily between Maghrib and Isya to read one fourteenth of a portion of the Qur’an in a circle.
When blackouts come at night, in some districts there are community generators which power many buildings that subscribe to its grid. It may take a minute or two to come on.
These men didn’t flinch when the lights went off. They didn’t wait.
Promptly the handphone torches came on. Even that they didn’t wait.
The one reading continued in the dark as he grew up in such reading circles he pretty much memorised the lines thar were coming.
This is a fairly new mosque unlike many classic ones in Tareem. My neighbourhood mosque. Seven blocks away.
It’s called Masjid as-Sajjaad. Mosque of the prostrator. Imam Ali was known to pray 1,000 cycles of voluntary prayer every day. So as-Sajjaad was one of names he was known by.
A nickname of the great grandson of the Prophet Muhammad. A nickname the Prophet himself clearly alluded to for this progeny which he know he never would meet.
Zain al-Abidin. The best of worshippers.
He told a companion, ‘from this (grand) son of mine (Hussein) will come one and he would be the best of worshippers.’
Do remember his name and lineage for his is a name mentioned in the heavens. And his children live mainly in Tareem.
Abu Muhammad al-Baqir Imam Ali Zain al-Abidin, son of Sayyidina Hussein al-Sibt, son of Sayyidina Ali and Our Liegelady Fatimah az-Zahraa daughter of Muhammad, the Seal of the Prophets (pbuh).