Archive for the ‘Eid’ Category

EID Celebration: Day 2

Posted: October 15, 2007 in Eid, Snaps

A day trip to the southern tip of the country, while there we stopped at the Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque to pray. A prominent Islamic landmark which was constructed between 1892 and 1900. It was erected on a hill facing the Tebrau Straits and neighbours the Johore State Zoo.

 

More pics at flickr

EID Celebration

Posted: October 13, 2007 in Eid, mi familia, mi vida loca, Snaps

Pics taken on the first day of شوّال

 

Preparing sate at the porch as it was raining heavily.

More images at Flickr

Eid Ul Adha

Posted: December 30, 2006 in Eid

Tis the time for peace & forgiveness, celebrated by Muslims all over the world, due to time difference, we will be celebrating a day later, 31st Dec. On this auspicious day, we would normally begin by going to the masjid to perform our Eid prayers. Then, those who can afford would sacrifice domestic animals normally goat or cow & the meat is to be shared with the rest of the muslim community, including neighbours & the unfortunate. On this day too, we would pay a visit to our loved ones who had passed on, reciting the surah Ya’asin. The day continues by visiting relatives & friends. So, Eid Mubarak to all Muslims.

On a sad note: Saddam Hussein has been executed on the 30th of Dec. I am not a supporter of the late-Iraqi president, I believe that he should be given a fairer trial. Although, he may be cruel in his actions towards his people, a dictator to some, a hero to others but this is not the way a man should die especially on this day, Eid.

It’s a little different, this year, we celebrate Eid without Irfan, he is dearly missed by all.

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It’s the last day of Ramadan

Posted: October 23, 2006 in Eid, mi vida loca

so we decided to break our fast at IKEA, haha… I don’t know what got into us, but we felt that we should give it a try. It was rather cheap but the queue was very long. No wonder they told us to be there by 5.30. We reached at 5.45 and the line was growing. By 6.30 most of the tables were occupied. Food was great, but I don’t eat much.

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Posted: October 22, 2006 in Eid, mi vida loca, music, Our World

Take a second or two to ponder on this. While we are happy, at home with roofs on our head, food on the table. Others are suffering, tears in their eyes, heart torn into pieces. Homes crumbled into rubbles, future uncertained. A lesson learnt for all of us. Let’s make love not war, lets pray for peace for all. Let us be strong no matter how much suffering we have to endure.  So, this Eid, let us not forget those in Palestine, Lebanon, and other places, let us not forget that we would have been in the same situation, but maybe luck is in our side. We may be the fortunate one, but for how long?

Once again…

Happy Eid ul Fitri

When was the last time I paid you a visit? I can’t remember the specific day, what more the date. It was so blurry, I’m sorry. ;( You know I love you, both just the same. You both held my hand, when I was in pain.

Oh how I miss you both, I must admit.

The last days of your lives, still vivid in my mind. I never got to say “I love you”. I was only 9 when you left me, you nearly broke me as the next day was my birthday. But I survived! At 17, I lost you too, Grandpa. You both were there, by my side, you were the ones who sent & picked us up from school. You sacrificed your time for us, unfortunately you weren’t there to see us grow up to be what we are today.

I was there earlier today, to see you both. I’ll be there again, tomorrow. I know I’ve shed my tears for both of you, it’s not something I’m able to control. My emotions are all over the place.

“As you think, you travel, and as you love, you attract. You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.”—  James Lane Allen

“In dwelling, live close to the ground. In thinking, keep to the simple. In conflict, be fair and generous. In governing, don’t try to control. In work, do what you enjoy. In family life, be completely present.”—  Tao Le Ching 

“No matter what you’ve done for yourself or for humanity, if you can’t look back on having given love and attention to your own family, what have you really accomplished?”—  Elbert Hubbard 

“The most powerful ties are the ones to the people who gave us birth … it hardly seems to matter how many years have passed, how many betrayals there may have been, how much misery in the family: We remain connected, even against our wills.” —  Anthony Brandt

Preparations

Posted: October 20, 2006 in Eid, mi vida loca

I haven’t done anything. zilch. cero. My hands & feet were tied in the last few weeks, with assignments, work, presentation & God knows what!

So, I’m finally free now, I can spread my wings since I’m off from work today. I’ll need to list down the things I need to do:

  • shopping for shoes
  • ingredients for kek batik
  • withdraw some cash for duit raya, token sum of money given to children (my cousins) and my aunts & uncles & parents, which are placed in small green packets.
  • clean my messy room, too embarassed to take part in the messiset room competition organised by Roba. (I don’t think my room is that bad, but still…) and the rest of the house.

Hari Raya link

Happy DeepaRaya

Posted: October 19, 2006 in culture, Eid, islam

Never heard of it? Ahh, this can only be found here, this side of the world. We are known to have creative minds & to create new words etc so by combining Deepavali & Hari Raya (Eid), hence a new word has been created! Why DeepaRaya? Deepavali @ Divali will be celebrated on the 21st of this month and Eid on the 24th. So, obviously it a long week of festivities, sale etc.

More about it, go here: Deeparaya

To my Muslim friends (those who know me personally @ in cyberspace)

Selamat Hari Raya AidilFitri,

Maaf Zahir Batin

p/s: as usual I’ll be away on the 24th & will be back on the 26th @ 27th. I’ll be heading down south, so hope to snap loads of pictures!

Updated 20/10/06
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Time

Posted: September 27, 2006 in Eid, mi vida loca

“You have to allow a certain amount of time in which you are doing nothing in order to have things occur to you, to let your mind think.”
Mortimer Adler

I’m sure we’ve been in such situation. It’s been like that for me for the last few days.

Anyway, it has been 4 days since the beginning of Ramadan (I’m 4 kg lighter, I used to weigh around 48kg), time flies, the next thing you know, you’re busy cleaning the house and buying new clothes in preparation to celebrate Eid. This year, we’re going to Singapore, but I’ve always dreamt of fasting & celebrating Eid in Mecca. When will that be? I don’t know the answer myself.