I usually dont do sequels but perhaps its not a bad idea. Mezba did a post on a similar topic to my previous post so I had no choice but to steal, err I mean borrow the post from Mezba. Here is Mezba’s post Legoized. (Just in case you folks are wondering I do have Mezb’a Blessing). Note to Mezba: I had to modify a couple of things in order to fit these in the lego world but the main theme is still the same.
Here are Mezba’s 5 tips for night prayer:
(1) Its not a hurdles competition
(1A) Jamil: Dang, I am late again. If the rate of blessing are inversely proportional to the distance from the imam then I wont reach my target tonight.
(1B) Luckily I am a pole vaulting champion.
(1C) Almost there.
(1D) Jamil: The engineering degree was going to come in handy one day.
(1e) Fill me up with blessings man. Woot!
(2) You are not having dinner:
Masud (The guy with the Turban): That was a yummy iftar.
Mezba (The buy with the big nice smile in the back) : I need to find a way to get to the front row.
(1b) Mezba (The buy with the big nice smile in the front): Front row, awesome.
(1c) Mezba: Why has that guy been burping the Ameen’ for the last 12 rakats.
(1d) Mezba in some fantasyland far away.
Mezba: Alright stormtroppers, I know the economy is tough so if you want to make a few bucks on the side, there is this guy at the masjid ….
(3) Allah loves cleanliness
(3a) (People in sajda while praying salat/namaz)
Behroz: What is that smell, oh God. Please help. I am suffocating.
(3b) Jamil: I dont know what that guy’s problem is what is standing behind me.
(3c) Congregation: Ina’lil’lah’wa’ina’ila’hi’rajioun. Masha’Allah he must have been a really pious brother. He must surely go to jannah (heaven) since he died while in prostration before God.
(4) Stop scaring the kids
(4a) Reyhan: I love being in the masjid, this is so fun.
Abdulrehman: (Better not cross me boy.)
(4b) Abdurrehman: That does it!
(4c) Abdurrehman: You stupid @#@% kid. Don’t cross in front of people who are praying. You deserve a sound beating!
(4d) 10 years later when Reyhan is passing by a masjid, this is what he is what comes to his mind when he thinks about the masjid.
(5) Sleep First
(5a) First Rakat:
Hashim: (I am getting a little sleepy.)
(5b) Second Rakat:
Hashim: (This must be a miracle, I am feeling sleepy and magically a support has appeared. All praise is to God.)
Muneeb: I am feeling sleepy.
(5c) Third Rakat:
Hashim: Zzzz ….
Muneeb: (This must be a miracle, I am feeling sleepy and magically a support has appeared. All praise is to God.)
Mezba: (If you have to sleep, please remain on your bed, not on my shoulder. There is actually a saying that you should not pray when you are sleepy. So either sleep before and then come to the mosque, or please stay in your bed.)
(5d) Later that night …
Mezba: Dr. Fransworth I have heard that you are looking for some test subjects for your sleep related research ….
To quote Mezba verbatim:
“To desi FOB uncles: If you follow the above tips, I am sure you can make your experience and the experience of the rest around you a lot better.”