The weather here has been very odd, yesterday was the hottest day of the year but the night before we had thunderstorms, lightning and torrential rain. It was so loud it woke me up at 3am and then again at 5am when a massive thunderclap sounded from what seemed right above the house.
Last night the thunder and lightning started up again, the kids had slept through the previous nights drama, so I let them stay up after iftar and watch the lightning through the living room's glass doors.
They look so chilled out here, but five minutes earlier they had been fighting with each other.
"And the thunder exalts [ Allah ] with praise of Him - and the angels [as well] from fear of Him - and He sends thunderbolts and strikes therewith whom He wills while they dispute about Allah ; and He is severe in assault." ~ Quran 13:13
Şakirin Mosque, Istanbul
2 days ago