Eid in Dubai…

Eid Mubarak!

Eid Mubarak!

This year I look forward to the Eid celebrations and holidays for a special reason. Starting Eid holidays, my daughter, Annie will start staying with us. All these months since she was a born – apart from the days at the hospital and few days at our home-she was staying with my parents. My Doc has instructed me to take complete bed rest until December to get my heart problem cured for good. I am only allowed to care for my daugher on my bed and while resting in a sitting position.  Luckily for us, we managed to get a maid who agreed to stay with us until 7pm starting Eid. I am really looking forward to the day that embarks Eid this year so badly!

I am reminded of the Eids celebrated in UAE during the days of His Highness Sheikh Rashid and Sheikh Nahayan with awe and nostalgia..Long live the memories of these two great men who changed the history of UAE and marked the beginning of Dubai and UAE as it is today in all its glory!

For those of you who do not know much about Eid, here’s a brief info below:

“Eid ul-Fitr is the most celebrated festival for the Muslims from all over the world, including Dubai. Fitr means to break and it signifies the breaking of the fasting period and of all evil or bad habits.

Eid ul-Fitr marks the end of the month of Ramadan, celebrated upon the sighting of the new moon on the first of Shawal in Islamic calendar. It signifies the end of the month of fasting. The holy Prophet Muhammad (SAWA) celebrated the first Eid ul-Fitr with his companions after a victory in the Battle of Badr.

Eid ul-Fitr is a day of happiness and festivity. It is a day when Muslims from all over the world indulge in a humble joy. It is a wholesome celebration of a remarkable achievement of the individual Muslim in the service of Allah. The Eid day starts with the Eid prayer. The Eid prayer is very important for all Muslims, as it congregates Muslims at one centre, taking place at mosques or open areas like fields or squares.

On the Eid day people dress up in new clothes or in their best clothes to attend the Eid prayer. The giving of a special charity called Fitrana for this occasion is obligatory for every capable Muslim. On this special occasion of happiness and joy, people in Dubai visit friends and relatives and exchange gifts. They greet each other by saying Eid Mubarak or a blessed ‘Eid.

Eid is an occasion of ultimate joy particularly for children. They celebrate it with complete enthusiasm and frivolity. Children are given gifts or money by their parents and relatives, and get to eat a lot of sweets.

The Eid ul-Fitr is an exclusive celebration for Muslims, first it contains the spiritual and moral elements, and secondly it comes after an entire month of “absolute” fasting during the days of a month. The conception of Eid in Islam is not confined only to celebration, excessiveness and over-spending, lavish feasts, friendly handshakes and embraces; it is much more than that. Eid is a humble festival, like other Muslim festivals and occasions, it has a modest indulgence and stoical pleasures. The Muslims should rather devote this day to the worship of Allah Subhan Wa T’allah and should plead Him to approve their good deeds and forgive them for their sins. On this day the doors of God’s pardon are kept open His Blessings are plentiful.”

**Coutesy : gowealthy.com

Eid Mubarak to all my friends n well wishers! 🙂

~ by Sabitha Denis on September 14, 2009.

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