as-salaam aleikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,
You know, there is so much talk about the UAE government and how much they cater to non-Muslim Westerners. I share some of the frustrations as many of you, I do… but you know what??? there is still beauty in living here as well.
there are masjids everywhere and unless you are living in the middle of the desert, or in a low populated area, a masjid is always near wherever you are, Alhamdulillah.
the shopping centers and malls have washing rooms and prayer rooms and some of the places also have loudspeakers indoors to hear the adhaan, Alhamdulillah.
some television channels will pause their programming to notify the viewers that it is a certain prayer time, Alhamdulillah.
and the most beautiful thing of all. getting to hear the Adhaan, Mashallah. for all five prayers, Mashallah. oh, and not to forget Takbir over the loudspeakers from all the masjids in the mornings before Eid prayer, --soooo beautiful, absolutely beautiful, Mashallah. Alhamdulillah.