Asalaam alaikum generous eshaykh staff.
I was with my cousin, friend and brother outside our masjid waiting for taraweeh to start. I feel something rub against my leg and look down and see an injured mouse. Show my brother cousin and friend. We enter masjid and I see my grandfather who doesn’t usually go taraweeh. We go to wudhu area and it is not working. There are buckets full of clean water and I do wudhu in it. I sit down and see women in the mens section and then I see a transgendered person to my left who looks upset or angry.
In real life on the same day I was helping at Feltham centre clearing rubble and was holding water hose which others were doing wudhu with.
Audhu billahi min ash-shaytan ir-rajim
Bismi-llāhi r-raḥmāni r-raḥīm:
Wa `alaykumu s-salāmu wa rahmatu l-lāhi wa barakātuh ,
It shows that you are on the right path. The masjid represents your heart. Making your ablution with clear water means that you are cleaning your heart from bad manners represented by the presence of women in the man area. The transgendered person represents shaytan that is angry to see you trying to escape from his influence.
You may try to increase your daily recitation of salawat and to continue to serve people as it contains tremendous blessings.
Shah Naqshband (qaddasa-l-Lahu sirrah) said:
To help and serve people, in the understanding of this Way, is better than Dhikr and meditation. Some people think that to do the supererogatory Sunnas is better than serving and helping those in need. It is our view, however, that to take care of people and to help them and to show them love is better than anything else.
Please pray for us.
And Allah knows best.