Family, Ramadan and Eid
It is a sign of love and respect when someone comes to you to sincerely advice you about what they perceive to be you weakness or defect. This last two weeks some of my family have come to me on different occations and talked to me to give me sincere advice about something that was either bothering them about my behaviour or just that I had upset them without knowing and they came to tell me about it. On all the occasions this happened in this short space of time I am so grateful to them I don’t know how to express it. I believe in openness when it comes to family and friends. I need people to tell me if am doing something wrong or if I have upset them or they think I have upset someone else. Please people let me know. In the spirit of Ramadan just gone and in the spirit of sisterhood and brotherhood tell me weaknesses so I might improve and change as a person. I love my sisters and brothers for their courage and consideration for my well being. I didn’t realise how some things can seem to
others. I will be better and more transparent in the future InshaAllah.
Eid Mubarak to one and all…
I pray that it was wonderful and full of great things
for you your family and friends.
This Eid was just amazing to me and I can’t believe it all done. People just come together on Eid. It’s like we are drawn to others.
The family, friends and even strangers greetings always have me chocking my tears back. Partly to do with the fact that it’s Eid and everyone is together but also because another Ramadan has gone never to be experienced in this way again.
We will all be different next time (InshaAllah we will be all together again next Ramadan).
I am always thinking that if only that it could be Ramadan every day but then I might not think it so special and breathtaking and weep for it when its not here anymore . I pray that Allah has accepted our duas, prayers, qiyams and most of all our sawm. Ameen. Only the best past the test so here's to us all been the best in our Deen and may we always reamain friends who guide each other to the right road and protect each other from haram. Ameen.
Eid...Eid...Eid...Eid...Eid has come and was enjoyed by all Alhamdulillah.
On Eid morning the family woke between 6 am and 8 am and after a lot of shouting and noise (mainly from my Dad) we managed to go to Didsbury mosque and it was weird case we had to pray in two separate prayers. I drove and since there was one car I had to make two trips. It was wonderful but it meant my parents and little brother made it for one prayer and me and MD, AD, the Little Man made it for the a different time to them and they even left the mosque before we finished.
It always amazes me, the beauty of the people in their Eid clothes. You see so many different traditional dress in just one mosque.
The kids are absolutely wonderful; they are so excitable about everything. They get high about Eid clothes, parties and visiting people. When did I grow out of this you ask? Well…didn’t quite grow out of it. I adore the buying and wearing of Eid clothes, attending or throwing Eid parties and visiting people. Didn’t actually manage to see that many people this year but the ones I saw were great.
On our return home from the mosque my family separated for Eid breakfast. The boys go to go and eat at my grans house and the girls and Dad stayed and ate at home. My mum normally makes pancakes for breakfast but this year we had sukhaar and bread. She did make the pancake but only a small amount to be had after the sukhaar. It was truly great. Normally I would be working in the afternoon or the night but not this year.
We sat about and headed to town after awhile to see the eagerly await movie Open Season! Yep, another cartoon for Eid!!! I can’t lie and say it wasn’t fun though because it was enjoyable. We managed to visit the MYF. Some poor guy was working on Eid day. Poor dude.
We caught our movie and split again. This time MD took my two cousins and AD to Nemo’s place for a little more celebrations. I and The Revert went to do some shopping for our Eid party for the kiddies the next day. We managed to buy presents for past the parcel and lots of wonderful balloons to decorate my flat.
We stayed at Nemo’s place till late and managed to play lots of games that ended up giving me a headache – Nemo’s Dad even told us off for the noise levels.
As has been my habit for the ;last two weeks almost I slept at mums and had plans to get up early and decorate flat for the party…well best laid plans and all that.
The cousins came over as stated two pm and the flat wasn’t ready and me and MD put them all in my room and stuck on DVD while MD made the food and I did the decorating. It turned out great and the kids and the rest of us all had fun.
It was a brilliant two days of festivities with friends and family and I can’t wait for next Eid…