Yesterday resume today.
When sis Aisyah and I walked back to the mosque, they were more people in it. We sat on the place we sat earlier and we both read Ratib al-Haddad together. Usually I would it alone, however, it felt good to have a companion.
The dawn had came to its end, Maghrib will arrive soon.
I was about to take off my niqab when a sister opened the curtain thus revealing the other side of the mosque. The Muslimeens' side. I waited and the Imam started the zikr and selawat. Just a few minutes after, the do'a for end of the year were recited.
All the ma'mum followed the Imam. Subhanallah.
After it ended, the Bilal started to azan. Calling all Muslims to pray. It was different than the azan at CFS, however, I shouldn't be expected people to have the same way to azan.
Then the do'a for starting of the year were recited.
Again, the ma'mum followed the Imam.
And we prayed, together.
They were few niqabers around and I can see the hesitation in their eyes. Most of them were. I also did. It was mainly because the curtain that separate us muslimah and muslimeen were never been opened, thus we can safely take off our niqab. It was different yesterday, but I did take it off. Some did not. I won't say there is particulars nor rules when wearing niqab, but choices belongs to individuals.
Soon after, the program truly began. UM did shalawat yesterday. Whole-heartedly.
The memories will never fade away, insyaAllah. I was chosen to be there, under Allahs' willing.
Alhamdulillah, all praises to Allah.
After it had ended, tusaiyyah began. The first one was given by Al-Habib Naqjmuddin bin Othman Al-Kirid and the second given by Al-Habib Ali Zaenal Abidin bin Abu Bakar Al-Hamid. I never heard the word "tausiyyah" before. So it was a new thing for me. I learnt something, and it was valuable.
I saw what my Murabbi meant by seeking for knowledge form different Syeikhs'. I can really differentiate between Murabbi and both Al-Habib yesterday. It broaden my mind and perspective of view.
Isya' followed moments after the tausiyyah ended. Al-Habib had prayed for the students of UM and I wished, at that time, IIUM would do a similar event, even if it would be at Gombak.
It was almost 10 when the program ended. We decided not to linger around and started to walk back. We walked along together from the mosque to the LRT station. We waited for the bus and it arrived few seconds after the tenth minute.
We ate together when we arrived at the mahallah, and we said our goodbyes.
It was a smooth, long day. There might be nothing special to commoners but, for me, it was something. I haven't been in a travel with a companion before. A friend. The conversations in the middle of the journey, the moments when we have to wait for each other to cross the road. It will never happen if I travel alone.
So it was something.