Friday, October 5

The Tarawih Bottle

You know that bottle of water some people bring to their Tarawih prayer? Well I invented that.

Not the actual bottle itself of course, but the idea was original to me; I was taking a refilled bottle to the daily hour-plus long prayer back in the late-eighties, way back when people were raising their eyebrows at such decadent behaviour.

Ironically, I had grown out of it by university, but it seems that now age isn't really a factor determining who brings their own water or not. Thankfully, another tradition related to the bottle (without going into too much detail it involved spinning it) hasn't survived the years and propagated.

I don't need recognition though. Consider it my gift to The Ummah.