It is customary for Moslems to exercise a night of "I'tikaf" during the last few nights in the month of Ramadhan. "I'tikaf", as I understand it, is when you spend your time exercising your religious deeds, such as praying tahajjud, reading the Quran or sharing your perspectives about Islam with others, in the mosque from midnight until just before sunrise.
For those of you who would like to try doing this, I have one suggestion: bring your best friends along. Personally, it was the best time that I have ever had with them. And who would have thought that these party animals can be a spiritual bunch too!
|"If laying down is all that it takes, then this should be a piece of cake!"|
|A night to enlighten oneself|
|Hanging out at a Satay rickshaw just outside of the mosque|