As you go for taraweeh, as you listening to the Qur'an being recited, many people are standing there in prayer and they don't know what the Imaam is saying.
There will be days when the Imaam will cry, there will be du'as where everybody is bawling and tearing, and you might be one of the people that's just standing there saying, "Man, I wish I could understand what's being said. Coz then I could cry too".
There was an old man in our community (an old African American man) who once came to me in a hallway (it was in Islamic school back in the day) and he said, "I want you to translate everything that the Imaam was saying in Salaah". So I said to myself, "You want me to translate EVERYTHING that the Imaam says??".
And that brother, he actually had paper and pen with him. He wanted me to translate it right then and there.
So before I was about to tell him that, "You know what. I can't translate this. This is going to take like a couple of days to translate", the man started crying.
And from behind his tears, he said to me that "We're Muslim too. And if we understood the Arabic, we would cry just like you guys cry".
5 days later:
(Copypasting from Br. Muhammad Alshareef's Facebook status):
Remember the opening Taraweeh Truffle video where I spoke about the older uncle who wanted to know what was said in the Witr in Ramadan that made everyone cry, and he wanted to cry too? Well, our poet brother Ammar AlShukry has put it together, spoken word style. Ma sha Allah.
Enjoy and share:
Sh. Yasir Qadhi's comment: "A beautiful Ramadan du'a, based on a number of authentic supplications from the hadeeth and commonly recited in the du'a al-witrs of these nights, by a dear student of mine, Ammar AlShukry. Enjoy!"
Sh. Waleed Basyouni's comment: "Good job by Ammar with this du'a that has a lot of supplications from the sunnah for English speakers in #Ramadan."
Akhir sekali, izinkan saya berkongsi satu status FB Sh. Waleed Basyouni:
"Before Maghrib you empathize with the poor
and after Maghrib you empathize with pregnant women.
I loled hard. #SoTrue