Tomorrow is Eid

Kol sana wento tayebeen ya batabeet ya 7elween.

I love this Eid, the small one.  The other one or as we at home sometimes call it Eid el La7ma; is exhausting and by the time the dab7 is finished the day is almost over.  Eid is a happy time for our family, when I was back in Egypt we would spend the wa2fa and the Eid days at my maternal grandmothers house on the farm.  All of my cousins, my aunt and uncle and some of our extended family too, imagine gabalayet el 2orood keda.  When we were young my parents would take my sister and I to Toys’R’Us and let us pick our own toy, later when we grew older we would get our 3edeya. Hehehe Eid was the time to be rich!  I stopped getting it when I got married :-).  My family is a generous one, bless them all.  My husband and I had our Katb Ketab on the second day of Eid the year before last.  So this is like our second anniversary as a technically married couple.  This year is special because my mom and my sister are coming over to spend it with us in Kuwait and it is also my daughter’s first Eid.  We got her a special outfit, complete with socks, shoes (my husband insisted even though she still can not stand), matching hair accessories and her own special toy.  This year we picked it out for her, but I am hoping that next year she can pick her own toy.  My mom is also bringing over ka7k all the way from Egypt.  Hehehe and then there was the year my sister stuffed herself with one too many ka7ks and has not touched one since, she can’t even look at them anymore.  There was also a Eid many years ago which we spent in Edinburugh when we were living in Scotland which was so much fun too.  My father (allah yer7amo) loved calling everyone Eid morning right after prayers to wish them a happy Eid and make sure that they woke up.  He was a very funny, kind,amazing man and sometimes a prankster (my mom would tell him 7arram tarwee3 amn el moslemeen, it was a family joke); he is still terribly missed although it has been ten years since he has passed), he would have enjoyed this Eid with us.  There were also a couple of sad ones with sad memmories, but the happy ones are always the ones that prevail.

This year I am truly wishing a happy Eid to the entire Muslim Ummah, wherever you are, enjoy this year, pray for our brothers and sisters in need, try to help if you can by sending money or useful items or even by just visiting.  Visit your family and friends, call those you can not visit, and no those cheesy emails are not good enough.  Make it a personal mission to wish everyone a special day.  It should also be a day of remembrance of those who are no longer with us, pray for them too.

Again, have a great day and enjoy it, you have just gotten thru another Ramadan, may your fasting be accepted by Allah, your prayers mostagaba and your soul cleansed to get you thru another year.

6 Comments

  • At 2008.09.30 01:55, Qwaider قويدر said:

    Eid Mubarak to you too and many happpy returns. Yin3ad 3alikom ya rab
    كل سنة و انتو سالمين

    • At 2008.09.30 02:30, jewaira said:

      عساكم من العايدين و الفايزين
      و أيامكم كلها سعيدة

      • At 2008.09.30 12:41, TripleM said:

        Happy Eid

        • At 2008.10.05 15:37, Nerro said:

          belated eid greetings ma3lesh 😀
          hope you enjoyed every single minute of it

          • At 2008.10.08 07:51, jessyz said:

            Wento kooolokom tayebee, late but better than never. I’ve been out all day long since last the first day of Eid, but that’s a totally different post.

            • At 2008.10.09 15:09, inas said:

              3eed sa3eed mamyyasmina before other peple were making you happy at 3eed now u give happiness to ur small family i personally think giving is more enjoyable than taking