Evey third day we lose electricity after ‘Asr prayer until around midnight–many hours after we’re already sound asleep because Maghrib’s sunset is around 5 P.M. So we typically recite our Night Surahs: Sajdah, Waqi’ah and Mulk right after we pray Salaat al-’Ishaa. There is no better way to spend our time staying up on a freezing, windy, cold night with no heat or light but to crawl underneath our many sheets. The girls are now accustomed to wearing hijab on these chilly evenings as night caps just in case their heads peek out of the blankets during the middle of the night.
While we always plan to sleep early, starting this routine after ‘Ishaa around 6:15 P.M., we always end up having wonderful bed discussions…and we still never sleep before our typical 9 P.M. bedtime.
We learned to enjoy our long night talks by candlelight, SubhanAllah.
Please share a candle lit night with your kids…appreciating all your blessings far beyond the convenience of electricity. Then let us know how it works out for your family, InshaAllah.
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