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    (Original post by inquizitor23)
    good. I guess I just need to meet more people in the community etc see how it goes
    Ahh ok. Cool
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    It's a new Mosque and by the sounds of it, it looks like it's your first time so it shouldn't really be suprising.
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    Mens side was so crowded today (well every week) I had to pray on the concrete floor


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    (Original post by inquizitor23)
    so many women only really pray there in ramadan?
    tbh there are always more people in the mosque during Ramadan - men and women included.

    Praying in a mosque on Friday is only compulsory for men so most women dont bother. They can go if they want but wouldnt you rather just stay at home if you had the option?
    But during Ramadan normally there are readings from the Quran and talks by the more religiously knowledgable of the community so more people (men and women) like to go during Ramadan.
    Also Ramadan is a time of thinking about God - reflecting on what you have and appreciating it and considering what others may not have.
    So some people like to go to the mosque and feel closer to God as a community at a time of reflection and gratefulness.
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    (Original post by eternalhinch)
    when kids go to mosque the girls are usually in the women's department but women also use this area at funerals and taraweeh prayer (ramadan special prayer)
    so it's mainly used for kids?
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    (Original post by WhereIsTheLove??)
    tbh there are always more people in the mosque during Ramadan - men and women included.

    Praying in a mosque on Friday is only compulsory for men so most women dont bother. They can go if they want but wouldnt you rather just stay at home if you had the option?
    But during Ramadan normally there are readings from the Quran and talks by the more religiously knowledgable of the community so more people (men and women) like to go during Ramadan.
    Also Ramadan is a time of thinking about God - reflecting on what you have and appreciating it and considering what others may not have.
    So some people like to go to the mosque and feel closer to God as a community at a time of reflection and gratefulness.
    but don't they want that all the time?
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    (Original post by inquizitor23)
    so it's mainly used for kids?
    not particularly.
    Its aimed at everyone of all ages - even non-muslims
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    (Original post by inquizitor23)
    but don't they want that all the time?
    Well yes. but I guess you can feel close to God wherever you are. In Ramadan its a sense of "hey we are all hungry together!" that really makes the community feel closer together
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    (Original post by WhereIsTheLove??)
    Praying in a mosque on Friday is only compulsory for men so most women dont bother. They can go if they want but wouldnt you rather just stay at home if you had the option?
    We finally found something in Islam that is better for women.

    (Original post by WhereIsTheLove??)
    But during Ramadan normally there are readings from the Quran and talks by the more religiously knowledgable of the community so more people (men and women) like to go during Ramadan.
    Also Ramadan is a time of thinking about God - reflecting on what you have and appreciating it and considering what others may not have.
    So some people like to go to the mosque and feel closer to God as a community at a time of reflection and gratefulness.
    I thought it was about thinking of the poor that cannot eat?
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    (Original post by Josb)
    We finally find something in Islam that is better for women.


    I thought it was about thinking of the poor that cannot eat?
    Well there are three main points of Ramadan:

    1) putting yourself in a position where you can understand the suffering of others - therefore making you more empathetic as a human and more willing to want to help everyone around you.

    2) About recognising what you do have and learning to be grateful for it.

    3) self-control - its about stretching yourself and not giving in to your petty desires. think about it: someone who has the strength to go without food could also avoid giving into smoking or drugs etc.

    lots of positives from fasting
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    (Original post by Gman786)
    Women have a seperate prayer section. Praying at a mosque isnt exactly a socialising event like church on sunday.
    Well it really depends on the community and you ;p
    For example arabs (somalis do too) have a tradition of greeting those close to them from the right/left after prayer.
 
 
 
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