Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Donation Versus Zikr After Prayers
Recently I performed the zuhr prayer in congregation in a mosque in Kuala Lumpur. After concluding the prayer, I rushed due to some immediate arrangements. Nevertheless, a foreign Muslim adult together with a foreign Muslim child who had also performed the prayer suddenly stood and asked for some donations from the other Muslims who had also performed the prayer in a loud manner. At the same time, the imam was chanting the zikr together with the other Muslims. It seemed that the imam and the other Muslims continued with the chanting ignoring the plea of the foreign Muslim adult and child. If I was the imam, I would probably stop the chanting and attend the foreign Muslim adult and child to know their plea. For me, the help other Muslims through donations is of more important than chanting the zikr at that situation. What do you think about the situation and what is the best way to solve the situation?