Eid Mubarak to all Muslims across the globe, I hope your day is immersed in peace and happiness. This Ramadan definitely flew by as usual, but more so due to my exams all being during this month. It’s also been a difficult month for many around the world, and including at home in the UK where a number of tragic incidents and acts of terrorism took place, such as the attack on London Bridge, the burning down of Glenfall tower and the attack on peaceful worshippers leaving Finsbury mosque in London recently. It’s also been tough for the thousands who have died in the hands of warfare and terror all around the world, with many continuously perishing in poverty and famine. May we think of them and keep them in our thoughts and prayers and the focus of our humanity and compassion. Always. ❤
EID MUBARAK for tomorrow if you’re celebrating! Today also marks the the first day of the Hajj, one of the five pillars of Islam and the annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia which Muslims make at least once in their lifetime, provided they are mentally/physically well and are financially able to. It is best associated with the life of the Prophet Muhammad, but the rituals go back thousands of years before to the time of Abraham. It is one of the biggest peaceful gatherings, with around 1.5 million foreigners from hundreds of different nationalities and races all around the world partaking. Once you arrive, you are in a state of ‘Ihram’, which is a purified state achieved after some cleansing rituals and putting on a white seamless cloth for men, and a headscarf and long loose garment for woman as well as the cutting/trimming of the hair, which removes any signs of status or wealth as all are equal under the eyes of God. Perfumes, makeup, jewellery, sexual relations, smoking, obscene language/thoughts are all prohibited as the main aim is to become closer to God through spiritual reflection. Contrary to what many may believe, there is no gender segregation during the pilgramige, nor is covering the face permitted. Many return to their home country with a very different approach to life, compassion and inner peace. Read more about the Hajj here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hajj
Once again, Eid Mubarak 🙂
It’s been agees since I last posted so I thought I’d return with a post wishing all Muslims across the globe a very HAPPY AND GLORIOUS EID! The holy month of Ramadan is over, in which so many Muslims grasped the opportunity to spiritually reflect on themselves, as well as become conscious of the little things we do in daily life. While the month appears to have flown past for many, it’s important to remember that it’s not been the case for those living in war struck and poverty ridden countries. The month there has also been a struggle. Thankfully, this year so many people strived to make extra donations to aid their breaking of the fast. The month has also seen many recent terror attacks, such as the ones in Turkey, Iraq, Bangladesh, and even Medina, at the heart of the Prophet Muhammad’s home, which is something totally unprecedented in a month where empathy, tolerance and sanctuary is expected and rewarded. And so my heart goes out especially to those people suffering everywhere, whether it be due to poverty, war,or having lost a loved one. May God make your experience full of ease ❤
EID MUBARAK! x
I would like to take a short moment to wish Muslims across the globe who are celebrating, a very happy Eid. Today marks Eid-Ul-Adha, where many Muslims will perform Qurbaani, where an animal is sacrificed to mark the sacrifice of Hazrat Ibrahim’s (Abraham’s) son. My thoughts go out to those in the world who may not be able to celebrate this day and even anyone who finds day to day life as a struggle rather than a blessing due to difficult circumstances, considering the amount of war/conflict globally.