Back in quiet Naperville, I returned once again to the Al Hilal Mosque for Jummah prayer.
Before I begin the khutbah, I will rant. Why do people think it's necessary to drive 40 mph in a parking lot full of people walking from their cars to the mosque? Do they think they will achieve goodness in the eyes of God for hurrying to the mosque at the risk of another's life? I say this because I almost got hit walking from my car to the pavement, a mere 50 foot distance. Some young punk thought it appropriate to needle his way through groups of people, unfortunately for myself, walking alone didn't make me as visible to the driver as did a group of five or six. I should have followed that kid to where he parked and let him know. But, knowing people these days, criticism is a very hard pill to swallow, even if it's justified.