It’s Ramadan month where we’re all learning to coexist, resist our temptations and find peace within ourselves by stripping away our vices and adhering to our faith.
However, all of that can be difficult to do when we’re bombarded with double-parking when we’re trying to perform tarawih prayers at the mosque.
That whole inner peace schtick might just disappear as quickly as it came once we start incessantly honking at a parked car that’s blocking us from getting home.
To prevent that from happening, a banner at Masjid Wilayah Persekutuan, Kuala Lumpur was erected and it might just be the most genius management move of all time.
Based on the banner, the parking is separated into two areas according to the worshippers’ rakaat (iteration of movements during worship).
The designated parking on the left is for those performing 20 rakaats, who will inevitably take longer to finish, and the right is for those performing 8 rakaats.
By separating the two, the frustrating situation mentioned above can be prevented since drivers will be able to move their cars in case they double-parked since the worshippers will finish their prayers at the same time.
While this banner is a seemingly positive initiative, the original tweet posted by @Scout_Captain_ racked up some negative comments, twisting the narrative into something more malicious.
Scrolling through the comments, some accused the banner of shaming those who pray less rakaats when in reality, the banner is only meant for our convenience.
Check it out for yourself:
Which side is your’s 😂
salam ramadan pic.twitter.com/CDJhIeLtaz
— ابن أرسلان – Ibn Arsalan (@Scout_Captain_) April 12, 2021
Sometimes things are as simple as they seem and assuming the worst out of everything only leads to unnecessary anger which we should all avoid during the holy month of Ramadan.