Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Memorable day in my life-Lunar Eclipse

The Century's longest and darkest Lunar eclipse on June 16th 2011 starting from 1.00am

             The creator has given me a chance to see the amazing event, live with my naked eyes.My heart is overwhelming with joy. I have never seen any eclipse in my life with my naked eyes.This one was the first such experience. I am thankful to Allah for giving me an opportunity to witness his marvelous creation. Also I was able to participate in the prayer held in the near by mosque.

           I planned at night itself to wake up  at 1. clock .when I shared this with my kids they also were excited to see the Dark Moon. They have seen only the bright moon in their life. I told them it will happen exactly  in the midnight. But they ,especially my son told me that I should wake him up  by pouring some water on his face . He was determined that he want to see the Dark Moon

                       I took only my son with me to see the moon and take part in prayer.Since my daughter is younger, I thought at that time she didn't take it seriously.In the morning she scolded me for not waking her up at night to see the Dark Moon.  She asked me " why didn't you pour water on my face" .That moment I felt I spoiled a memorable event in her life. Still I was happy Allah helped me and my son to see the event.

The experience

             We started from our house at 1.30 am.When we stepped out of the house we saw a brown shaded moon just above our head . It followed us to the mosque.Then we took part in the prayer. We completed a long prayer. My heart was beating so fast since that was my first experience in  life to be a part in  prayer of Lunar Eclipse.

             After the prayer there was a small talk about the creators wonder in the sky and earth by the Imam.In Quran Allah invites your attention to his creations in earth as well as sky and he says only the one who thinks will be able to understand.Its true. Nobody thinks about the wonderful universe Allah have created for us with lot of care and perfection. He draws our attention to see how the sun and moon are moving in their respective orbits without even colliding or overtaking, but nobody thinks.The eclipse is proof for that how precisely and perfectly he made his creation.The next such eclipse will happen after 130 years.

               After the prayer and talk me and my son came back to home .All the way we searched for that  dark moon , but we couldn't see.When  reached home we looked back again if we can see the moon again. For our surprise the moon started playing hide and seek. A small part became visible and again it became dark as if its a new moon day. Then again small part became visible, my son and I was so excited to see this . We stood there for some time watching this wonderful sight.After some time the moon became so dark that we couldn't even identify it in the sky . We  waited for some more time to see the moon, but it didn't  turn up.Then we came back to our house and slept again after witnessing a miracle by the creator.


  1. Dear friend,
    I read your blog twice. While I was reading it was not only your son and you, but I felt my son and me too were going to the masjid. I fetch my daughter too in my imagination. When you were seeing the Dark moon with your naked eyes I also could see that with my mind's eye.

    Now I don't have the guilty feeling that I missed the century's great event. Thank you so much for your beautiful blog. By the way I must say that you've decorated this blog with your creativity and endless gratitude towards the Creator.

  2. It is interesting article , I saw it yesterday when the moon turned in to black in this time i was wondered about some questions soared in my head
    why the moon turn to black some time like what happened yesterday , also the other question about the recite quran in mosque , why prophet told us to do that while it turn black also we recite quran when it is happen to the sun . if anyone share me his idea about that .
    I think it is remind from God to the people to not forget the death , and the life is just pass to the last day .
    thank shinja to share us