Alhamdulillah! I am back from my first taraweeh. What an amazing night. One of the local Muslim communities near my home, the Islamic Society of Washington Area (ISWA), opened up to the public after months of construction for the first night of taraweeh this Ramadan. I usually go to other masajid, but this time I said I’d go to ISWA as much as possible since by distance it is the closest masjid to me. (There is also Muslim Community Center not to far, but ISWA is still closer).
Anyways, during one of the rak’ah of taraweeh, the power went out and the emergency lights came on. During this whole 1 second power outage, the hafidh continued to recite the exact same way without any pause. No one moved or reacted. Everyone stayed the same. Throughout the completion of the salah, it continued on as normal with one brother relaying the takbir so those who couldn’t hear the imam could know when to continue to the next position of the prayer.
Some may say, so what. This is something really trivial. But to me personally, such a small incident like this shows the true obedience to Allah and really proves the meaning of Allah hu Akbar (God is Greater). It didn’t matter that the power was out and that the AC was off, all that mattered was that worshiping Allah continued. I can’t think of any other place where if the power goes out and there is a black out, everyone will stay calm and continue to do what they are doing. This can only happen in the house of Allah.
Of course when the two raka’t were done, the issue was resolved.