“What did Muslims actually do in mosque during prayer times? Did they sing? Did they hold a choir memorial? Did they read books or oath loudly? Did they knee to a statue as their God?” These are question asked by Michael Smith, an architect from United Kingdom when he suddenly come across Muslims going to pray in a mosque during evening (Asr prayer) and that mosque happen to be opposite of his newly opened office in the middle of the town. The truth is Michael always believe the media, he believe that these Muslims are training to become a terrorists in mosque, and the prayer time and prayer calls (athan) are training siren.
“Well Michael, you know as they say, seeing believes. I will take you to the mosque” replied Mehmet, a Britton of Turkish origin who is a Muslim himself, who happens to be his co-partner at the office.
“Actually I want to ask these questions long time ago since my studies day but there’s no one for me to ask for, and since I knew you are a Muslim also I hope you can brief me about this” said Michael unsatisfied with Mehmet answer.
Realising Michael really seeks the answer, Mehmet replied: “Well mate, like I said, seeingbelieves. I don’t want to answer to you; I want to take you to the mosque to see it and experience it for yourself. Let’s go!!” Then Mehmet take Michael to the mosque opposite their office. There for the first time Michael see, watch and even try to learn the movement of Muslim prayer. He saw Muslims from all sorts of background, rich, poor, tall, short, fat, skinny, white skin or black skin, Asian, European, African, all line up together, doing prayer together. That action fell to his heart. And from that day although not a Muslim, Michael learns to respect and appreciate Muslims prayer
The main point here is non-Muslims they want to know what Muslims are doing during our congregation, praying time. Muslims should invite non-Muslims friend to come to the mosque and watch how the Muslims pray. It is not a sin inviting non-Muslims to church, and it had been practiced by Rasulullah SAW before. We should promote Islam by showing to our non-Muslims friend the true reality of our religion, not just by hiding or scared to tell them.