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// December 29th, 2006 // Blog

For those who don't know, tomorrow (Saturday 30th Dec) is the second of the two Muslim festivals, called ‘Īd al-Aḍḥa. It is a celebration to commemorate the sacrifice that our father and role model, Prophet Ibrahim (peace be upon him), was prepared to make for the sake of His Lord.

Today was Yeom-al-Arafat (the Day of Arafat) – the most important day of the entire Hajj and Islamic calendar year. Today, over two million pilgrims were gathered from noon till dusk on the dusty plains of Arafat (a place outside of Makkah), standing in humble awe before their Lord, glorifying Him, begging Him for His Mercy and Forgiveness. It was two years ago on this day that i too was on those plains. An unforgettable moment of my life that i can never fully explain with words; a treasured memory that swells my heart each time it is recalled.

I can't believe how quickly ‘Īd has come again. I feel like Ramadaan only ended a few weeks ago. I haven't even thought about buying any gifts, though i plan to make some edible presents this time round. I tend to invest in material gifts for one of the two Eids and bake summit special (well, that's the plan) for the other.

I always make one big mistake when i attempt to cook anything for more than two people. Whether it be leaving a spoon in the blender or creating a volcano in the oven (i overfilled the baking tray with self-raising cake mix), a boo-boo is guaranteed. It seems that is the only way i learn!

Understandably my mother keeps a constant watch over me as soon as i pick up a spatula or head for the mixing bowl. This drives me gah-gah, but considering my track-record, i know i do not have a leg to stand on in my pleas for some culinary independence!

Aaaanyway, i pray everyone had a good day and that Allāh accepts my good deeds and yours. Don't forget the takbeer, y'all.

7 Responses to “EID MUBARAK EVERYONE!”

  1. AnonyMouse says:

    EID MUBARAK to you too!!!!! :)

    Hahaha, I have the same type of problems in the kitchen! The kitchen and I have… issues… with each other, lol. My mom keeps trying to teach me how to cook, but she’s unsuccessful… my first several attempts at cooking and baking were disasters, and since then breakfast is the only thing I can manage without mishap.

    Y’know what’s funny? Even though Eid al-Adhha is ‘the big Eid’, in my family Eid ul-Fitr is the big Eid… and we only give presents during Eid al-Fitr, not for al-Adhha!

    Anyhoo, may you have a wonderful Eid! :)

  2. True Life says:

    As Salamualaikum

    Eid Mubarak to you too. And yeah time is running fast, we should really prepare ourselve for the hereafter.

    Was Salam

  3. iMuslim says:

    If anyone is wondering the entry “Darling how was your day?” is now titled “Eid Mubarak Everyone!”.

    The post page URL uses the original title and that’s why the comments are incorrectly listed in the newly installed “Recent Comments” widget.

    My inner perfectionist is not happy with this!

  4. Faraz says:


    Eid Mubarak sister! We have our Eid on Sunday, but it’s all good. Our new masjid just opened after 20 years of effort, and it will be the inaugural Eid prayer there so it’s a very special one for all of us who grew up in this community.

    The retention of the post URL after changing the title is actually a new feature. In the event that it annoys you too much, you can always create a new post and just copy the text, though you’d lose the comments.

    All the best, insha-Allah. May Allah bless you and your family with the best of this life and the hereafter on this blessed day. :)

  5. iMuslim says:

    Salaams all

    Mouse: The fact that you are not yet savvy in the kitchen at your tender age is nothing to worry about. The fact that i am a dumb-ass in the kitchen at my not-so-tender age is definitely something to worry about!

    True Life: Welcome brother & jazakallah for the reminder.

    Faraz: Alhamdulillah, great news about the new masjid bro! You guys have scored yourself a house in Jannah, inshallah. I pray that Allah accepts your good deeds and guides your community to success.

    I am sooooo shattered. I couldn’t sleep last night and in the end i only caught a couple of hours kip after Fajr. I managed to get ready for Eid salah in super-quick time, mashallah. Woke up after 9.15am, showered, dressed & coiffed myself and was out the house before 9.45! Made it for the last prayer at 10.15. Not as big a crowd as Eid-ul-Fitr, but much better behaved during the khutbah, alhamdulillah!

  6. Nazia says:

    Assalamu Alaikum,

    Eid Mubabrak!.. though a bit late!

    Insha’allah, may Allah(swt) allow us to make the most of our time in order to obey, please and gain nearness to Him and grant us Firdous. Ameen.

  7. iMuslim says:

    Wa’alaykum salam, Eid Mubarak & Ameen sis! xxx

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