Masjid Picnic

Greetings/assalamu alaikum, we had a community picnic at our masjid today. And I have to say it’s days like this that I forget all of the “issues”, etc., that I’ve ever blogged about or thought about regarding our community, and my “problems” with it, and my seeming inability sometimes to find a place within it. I actually found myself regretting anything negative I’d ever blogged about, and actually pondered going back and deleting all of my “convert truths” or what I like to call “blind Muslim woman angst” posts. But I’m not sure I’ll do that. Because as much as I don’t like the negativity, at the same time, I also don’t want people to think that they’re the only ones who may be struggling with their faith, or that they’re the only ones who might be having issues of their own. So I probably won’t delete anything.

I’m just saying that it’s days like this that just makes all of the negative stuff I’ve had to deal with seem like a distant memory. It was a beautiful day today, if a bit windy, there was a lot of good food, which anyone whose known me for any length of time’ll tell you that the promise of food at an event will make me that much more willing to attend it *smile*, and a lot of people to talk to, which again, makes me that much more willing to attend.

Inshallah, the next time we have one of these gatherings, Daylight Saving time will have started, and perhaps it’ll be a bit warmer, and we’ll have an extra hour or so outside to enjoy.

Alhamdulillah, it was a good day. I got to get out of the house a while, and the only down side was that poor Chloe was left at home. Sure wish I coulda took her, I’m sure she’d have loved being outside and observing all of the activity around her. But she was sure glad to see me once I got home lol. All of the tail wags, the jumping up and down, and the flopping on her back was priceless.

So anyway, at this point, I think I’ll get something to drink, have a snack and then get to bed. I’m what I like to call happily tired at this point lol.

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About Ginny

A blind Muslim woman currently living in Florida, just trying to make sense of the world around me! !
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One Response to Masjid Picnic

  1. Nahida says:

    Assalam ‘Alaiykum Ginny,

    I really related to this. I think Islamic communities in general should have more of these picnics, where everyone can come together and love each other as a community. There’s a great sense of strength and belonging, and it instills forgiveness in our hearts.

    I’m not happy with my mosques either, I have all kinds of issues (we still have a barrier!) but these gatherings always move me.

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