Eid is almost coming up….YAAYY :D
But why do we actually celebrate this short holiday?
Eid is God’s way of rewarding us for fasting for a whole month. After a whole month of trying to prove that we can be patient and can manifest love for humanity, we get a chance to get together with family and friends. After a month of committing yourself to the cause of worshiping Allah (which includes reading the Qur’an and praying at night), you can finally relax and afterwards get back to your regular routine.
Eid is also a time when people give each other gifts and money, just for the sake of giving. Usually the parents give their kids the gifts, and the kids do nothing in return. Hopefully I’ll get something this year. ;)
It’s the day you HAVE to eat, whether you’re trying to lose weight or not. Diets are no excuse to hold back from indulging in fattening foods.
If your traditions are like any of those in my family, you wake up in the morning and you eat Poori, Chana, and Halwa - a great start to the day of feasting and celebration. Tons of oil in the poori, a sort of bread. Chana (chick peas) prepared in the best way. And let’s not forget the halwa, the food with more sugar than you need :) This Pakistani food is not a necessity for Pakistani families on Eid, but in our house, Eid is only fulfilled when we have these three orders from the large menu for breakfast.
So to everyone who celebrates this wonderful holiday after Ramadan, Eid Mubarak!! :D
Hey there, folks.
Below this post is the first poem.
When I say first poem, I mean the first poem that compelled me to continue writing like I do today. This is the start of it all, and this poem means a lot to me. It’s called Positively Hurt.
Enjoy, and comment if you want :)
P.S. I don’t know why, but the photo always turns out a little fuzzy when I try to upload it, but I hope you can read everything.
My baby sis and me. I love her so much, since she’s my first and only sister. <3. She’ll always be the one I can guide (after my mom :P)
- Martin Luther King Jr.
Even though sometimes I feel misplaced in this world, I know that there is always someone who will look out for me.
Remember that, and you’ll always feel safe <3
Let this world spin on its own. Don’t stop it from spinning by judging others. As soon as extreme ethnocentrism kicks in, the world stops working like it should. Don’t determine who others are by whether they are Muslims or not, whether women wear veils or not, or whether they are Europeans or Asians. Only God can judge us based on those factors. Judge people based upon how they treat you.
A photo of ice cream taken from my trip to Salzburg in the summer of 2010:)
It goes to show that each ice cream is unique and has its own special flavor.
Just like people - no matter what we might look like or what we beileve in, we are special in our own ways.
Although there is no real “Easy Button” in life,
it’s best to remember that the key to true happiness is a smile.
A smile can make even the loneliest of moments feel a little happier.
So smile :)
- Muhammad Ali Jinnah