Sunday Morning Delivery

Spring equinox is approaching and each day sunrise is getting earlier and earlier. Japan doesn’t have Day Light Saving clock adjustment, so this will go on continuously until we reach summer solstice.

For those Muslims living in the tropical countries, prayer times do not vary much throughout the year. The most is probably 30 minutes difference.

However in the four-season countries, we have to keep track of the daily changes because our daily five prayer times are set according to the movement of the sun.

That is today’s prayer times. Shuruq means sunrise. Muslims Subuh or Fajr prayer must be performed before sunrise.  So we should set our alarm clock early enough to allow us ample time to wash up before the prayer.

There are two types of washing up, wudu (ablution) or ghusl (full body washing). 

Thus depending on the type of washing required, the alarm clock is set accordingly.  😊

This morning, I had to wait for the delivery of halal food that I’d ordered online from Baticrom. I had once missed the delivery guy because I went back to sleep after Fajr prayer. So, this morning,  I reset the alarm clock for 8:30, though I was anxious I might miss it that I didn’t go back to sleep at all.

The delivery 📦 guy from Kuroneko arrived around 9 am, carrying 2 boxes with him.

That’s the genkan, the entrance of a Japanese house where we leave our outdoor shoes.

Those are the contents of the boxes. The dry box contains rice and the wet one contains frozen halal chicken, beef and paratha.


4 responses to “Sunday Morning Delivery”

  1. That’s the one thing I don’t like about summer (heat doesn’t bother me since my original climate was hot), but the early sunrise in Japan. It’s so bright by 5 am! I can’t sleep deep when it’s too bright.

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    1. Yeah, and for these few years, Ramadan, Muslim fasting month coincides with summer. The fasting time does not begin at sunrise but at the crack of dawn, which is about one and a half hours before sunrise. We need to eat and drink before going without them the whole day. Last year, we ate around 2 to 2:30 am. Probably the timing will be about the same this year. Our body clock really goes haywire.

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      1. When I lived in Peru, a muslim friend of mine fainted because of Ramadan. They rushed her to the ER in an ambulance.

        She tried to fight them putting the IV in because she believed it would break her fasting. Only when the ambulance staff told her, “We either put it in now, or after you pass out,” that she let them.

        She nearly died that day.

        It sounds really rough on the body. Good luck to you and your family :/

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      2. Thanks, Mara. I’m glad, your friend survived. She shouldn’t have forced her body that hard. I reminded my son many times, if he felt dehydrated, not to continue fasting, especially on the days he had outdoor activities at school.

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