… then bows lies down for sujood.
A close family friend invited us to their new home for iftaar a few days ago. They have an adorable daughter, mashaAllah, who is two and a half years old. She’s very friendly and talkative – just like how little girls are supposed to be. When iftaar was spread out and everyone was sitting to make dua, she kept asking us, “Adhaan hogayi?” Her face was so serious, as if she had been fasting the entire day and can’t wait for the adhaan! But when it was time to break the fast, she barely ate a date.
Anyway, so when everyone stood up to get ready for prayers she ran to her mother and asked for her scarf and prayer rug. Nobody had to tell her anything: she asked me to fasten the scarf for her, went over to lay her rug besides Masood, and stood to pray. She was so serious that all throughout her prayers, she only looked down towards her rug. The only thing was that she forgot (or probably didn’t know) about rukooh. So she went directly to make sujood – by lying flat on her belly, and stayed there for the rest of her salah!
But seriously, I am truly amazed and impressed. May Allah bless her – and all the Muslim children – to remain steadfast in their faith and prayers.