Hiroo. Hiroo. Whenever that name is announced in the train, I feel safe. That means only one thing: Delicious food, fun with friends, and a perfect night praying for god.
In Hiroo, there is an Iranian restaurant that provides free food for Muslims. The chefs in the restaurant are actually Syrians and Lebanese, so basically the food is Arabic. Very delicious food actually and reminds me with food in Jordan. We eat an open buffet, soup, rice, chicken, meat, salads, sweats and other stuff. Its a perfect meal, especially for the Halal food crisis we used to face in Japan. The restaurant in Iftar time is full of arabs. Arabs everywhere from everywhere.
But wait! Before that, we pray in Hiroo mosque. A Saudian mosque actually. So we go there, eat dates and drink water, then pray Maghrib. The mosque is actually in the middle between the station and the restaurant, so its perfect.
After eating, enjoying the food, and enjoying the fact that we enjoyed the food, we head back to the mosque in Hiroo again. Now there, our night starts. A perfect prayer with the perfect Emam sent to Japan by the Saudi government. He has the best reading that I ever heard - live - and that makes the night soooo perfect really. He takes his time in the prayer but you never feel how long it takes. Sometimes I just wish he keeps on and on all night. It takes us about 1.5 hours to pray Esha and Taraweeh.
Today, I enjoyed the view of the Japanese style Hiroo park. Its marvelous! Ill let you enjoy it with the accompanied pictures.
Really, Hiroo, Ramadan with you is RAMADAN. Hiro, "Ramadan ma3na a7la". Thank you, my Hiroo..