- Website: www.planomasjid.org
- URL: http://ramadanexclusive.blogspot.com/2012/07/ramadan-day-3-plano-mo...
- Blog: http://ramadanexclusive.blogspot.com/
|click on pic to see larger picture - 12 other pictures in the Flickr link above|
It’s the 3rd day of Ramadan, and Plano Masjid was my destination. Most of the people involved in building of the mosque were part of the Richardson Mosque eons ago, as Plano grew and filled every piece of land that there was with homes, so did the growth of Muslim population. Now there is another Mosque on the east side of the town called EPIC, East Plano Islamic Center.
Plano is one of the most progressive cities in the area and took off in mid-to-late eighties. It is also one of the top ten safest cities for single women, no; it was # 1 at one time, Mayor Pat Evans took joy in correcting me. Former Mayors Jeran Akers and Pat Evans were part of many a events including Unity Day USA. Indeed, we got 4 Cricket play grounds when Jeran Akers was the Mayor and I was President at North Texas Cricket Association then. Pat Evans has been a part of the Unity Day since 2005. I have met the new Mayor but yet to develop relationship.
Imam Yaseen Shaikh posted great messages on the face book;
|Imam Yaseen Shaikh, more pictures in the link|
Indeed that has been our effort as well, to visit every mosque of every denomination, to know each other and familiarize with the uniquenesses of each other. Quite a lot has been written in the last two years on this Blog. Except the actual prayers, the ritual prayers, most other practices differ from community to community.
Neither yesterday, nor today, there were napkins to wipe the fingers. I have found this to be a common practice among most of the homes as well, napkins is the last thing on their mind, collectively as well as individually. I wiped it on my sleeve, no, I am just kidding. I wiped inside of my pant pockets.