Asalaamu Alaikum Brother,
How are you may Allah bless you with all the work you are doing for everone Ameen
Thanks for you answer Brother.
my husband is sending is mother to hajj Inshaallah so hope if Allah wills he will go next time.
Pital you need to sort things out the longer you leave it the harder it
will get and then Shaytaan will came and make you change your mind so
put your foot down and break free from your parents we all done it and
with Allah's blessing we all found the right path and all our parents
went ok after a while so will yours. Dont worry about any thing there is
always a way Allah always find the right path for the right person so
Assalaamu Alaykum Sister
Alhamdulillah I am good. Actually went to london on tuesday as I had to attend a wedding.
Salaam alaikhoum bro.Could you please advise me. I am 60 years old and
will be retiring later this year. When I do, my wife and I will start
spending the winter months in her home country of Morocco - insha allah.
My present place of work is so far from the mosque that I hardly ever
get to jummah prayer. In fact I hardly get to the mosque at all - doing
all my prayers at home. Even when I do, I feel that I do not belong
there and just follow the salat automatically, and then dissapear as
soon as the salat is over. If I feel like this in my home town, what
will I be like in Morocco, where hardly anyone will speak english? As an
aside to this I can see a possible anomaly as far as virtually any
local follower of the faith - anywhere will perceive. Due to her
understandable concerns regarding "taking advantage of well off (to
their eyes) foreigners" by locals, my wife will probably never let me
leave wherever we are living unless she is with me. However, since she
is a very friendly, outgoing lady; once we get settled she will probably
get to know many locals and invitations to her will inevidently follow,
and although she says it will not happen, I can see the possibility
that the lady will always be out and about on her own and the man will
be permanently at home!!, which is the exact opposite of the preferred
way of life, islamically, ! Any advice would be welcolm,
and also any initial contacts made in advance to any of your followers
of this sight on my behalf also! Maasalaama,
You should try and get time off work for jummah and attend jummah prayers. I think you are looking for something different in a Masjid rather than a place for prayer. Most Muslims go to the Masjid for praying rather than socialising. In the west there is a busy schedule. People do their prayers and go back to work or family as families have need of them and they have need to spend some family time.
London life has been described as the rat race and being from the north I find some of the behaviour of people in london very different. They dont seem to have any time for anyone. Even the Muslims in London and south England are effected by the local culture.
You should get the family system the right way round.
You will have your wife's
family so it will be up to you to try and communicate with them and be a part of the extended family. That will inshaAllah help you.
My nephew has a Morrocan friend in France and he loves travelling to Morocco.with his friend.
He learnt basic French in school (i.e gcse level) and has made efforts to learn more of it.
Also making friends is an art. Some are good at it and some not so good at it and I have found that ones who are not have to try extra hard.