A Tentative “Eid Mubarak”!

// September 29th, 2008 // Blog

Tentative, because I haven't received the usual flurry of text messages and phone calls that normally arrives at this time (i.e., approximately one hour after Maghrib, the night before ‘Īd). I do know they have pronounced the end of Ramadan in Saudi (my uncle called and informed us, from whichever one of the two Holy Cities he happens to be in, alhamdulillah).

Anyway, while I wait for the moon dust to settle, I'll leave you with this fantastic text message my friend sent me about ten minutes ago (edited restoring 'txt spk' to 'real speak'):

Mubarak. It has been formally and unanimously agreed upon by all the religious bodies, jamiat, Imam, radio stations, Dewsbury [a town in England], Saudi, Morocco, Madina, along with all the biggest governing bodies – and not to mention Islam and 'S' Channel – that tomorrow, inshā’Allāh, will definitely be….






It had me laughing on my prayer mat, anyway – haha!

24 Responses to “A Tentative “Eid Mubarak”!”

  1. boba says:

    It seems like that text has gone all over UK!!

  2. boba says:

    Oh yeah, Eid Mubarak!!

  3. Redwan Ahmed says:

    I got a message in my email inbox, saying eid is on tuesday 30th september 2008

  4. Redwan Ahmed says:

    What’s your email address?

  5. Faraz says:

    So far, many of us in North America (at least, here in Eastern Canada) are expecting it to be announced for Wednesday. But Eid Mubarak to all those celebrating tomorrow!

    Just as a sidenote, the reason why Dewsbury is mentioned specifically here is probably because it is home to the main “markaz” of Jama’ah Tabligh in UK (and Europe altogether). So mentioning Dewsbury here implies that the responsible brothers of Tabligh are also unanimous in their declaration that tomorrow is, in fact, Tuesday.

  6. iMuslim says:

    Boba… well, good news travels fast, hehe.

    Redwan… my e-mail addy is imuslim_uk[at]yahoo[dot]co[dot]uk

    Faraz… I figured it was something to do with that. Lots of Gujis in them parts too! Btw, the Tuesday gag still gets me… I think Ramadan has affected my sense of humour!

  7. Ali says:

    eid mubarak

  8. Sumera says:

    Khayr Mubarak :) We’re doing Eid on Wed :p

  9. Dubai Guy says:

    I wish you a very happy and peaceful Eid. May Allah accept our good deeds, forgive our transgressions and help us become better muslims & better human beings.

    Eid Mubarak :-)

  10. Snowdrops says:

    Eiiiiid Sa’eeeeeeeeed iMuslim =] Hope you have a great day.

    I got quite a few texts but none saying that. Hmm.

  11. shaz says:

    hahahahaha, omg, that made me laugh out loud – at work! :)

    Eid Mubarak tentatively to you too dear!

  12. gess says:

    no pictures this time, iMuslim :?:

    you used to have pictures taken from Eid Prayer

    And Eid Mubarek :)

  13. iMuslim says:

    No gess! The Prayer in the Park was cancelled due to the bad weather… so I went to the largest masjid in East London instead. Sooooo many people, masha’Allah. I didn’t take any photos. I wasn’t as inspired… I missed the outdoors!

  14. hfm says:

    I hope your Eid was an enjoyable one.

    I got the text you received the day before Ramadhan.

    Alhumdulillah, we are united as a nation on one atleast!!

  15. misspecs says:

    Eid Mubarak!

  16. biscuitinabasket says:

    Eid Mubarak!

    Yea I got that too on Monday morning, and I thought – thats a touch early to declare eid! :D

    Hope you had a good one!

  17. gess says:

    We had also rain here in Denmark.

    Masha’Allah, I have never seen so many sisters in one place, and in fact it was one of the prayer halls the city offered to us. I believe almost all Muslim citizens in our city attended the prayer. Masha’Allah. It was beyond joyful moment for me. I was crying inside.

  18. gess says:

    But me and my mother were so tired that we had no energy to make dinner or at least to mark that it was ‘Eid’, except of course my mother’s tradition to wash curtains and windows in our small apartment few days before Eid.

    I went to bed straight after the prayer.

  19. Shahrzad says:

    Happy Eid to you and your family! :)

  20. Amina says:

    Eid Mubarak!

    May Allah bless you with happiness, love and peace.

  21. Redwan Ahmed says:

    Assalamu Alaykum, Imuslim

    I added you in my blog, I want you to write islamic posts in my website http://www.fisabilillah12.wordpress.com. JazakAllah


  22. AnonyMouse says:

    ‘Eid Mubarak! Even though I’m a day or two late… ’twas Tuesday for us… Hope you had as much fun and raked in as many goodies as I did! :D

  23. Alefyah says:

    LOL.. Excellent text. I also burst out laughing :) Eid Mubarak to you too. We both are fine..Alhamdullilah..No new snaps for now :( haha

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