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Eid al-Adha Mubarak

I should be asleep by now, but really wanted needed to write. The blessed 10 days of Dhul-Hijjah have passed, and it is Eid! Eid is a joyous occasion that Allah has blessed us with, and we are very thankful to Him for every blessing He has bestowed on us. It is the Eid of sacrifice. Not only is it the sacrifice of a goat, a sheep or a cow, but the sacrifice of our desires. How often do we reflect on our egos which have grown far too large? How often are we checking ourselves and learning about the major and the minor sins we are committing? Have we become too complacent? Our dinner parties gather many, our Quran and Dhikr gatherings are small and few. What are we really here for? Yes, Allah is Most Merciful, and Forgiving, but come on, we have to do our part!

The moon and the clouds on the night of Eid. We sat outside in the garden for hours, enjoying the cool breeze. It was the hottest day of the year today! During daylight it was SO HOT outside, and in the evening it was so hot inside!

This Eid I really missed my Aunt. It was the first Eid since she has passed. I can’t get my head around it, but it’s true. And the truth is painful. But I’m only human. Difficult times will pass by too…

This year has been difficult, no doubt. For everyone. So many things have been put into perspective. Covid-19 has literally changed the entire world. Something so minute that it can’t even be seen, and the entire world has come to a stand. Allah is the One who is in control, no matter how much anyone may deny it. Could we have even imagined something like this would happen and affect the entire world as it has?

I’ve been reflecting on so much. Praying that everything works out well, that Allah eases all difficulties, and averts all calamities. May Allah give us all eternal happiness, ameen!

The Nineteenth of December; Two Thousand and Eleven

Honestly, around 11pm I have no creativity left and that’s the only title that came to my head.

After revising for the day, I’ve decided to have a break and write a blog post to get my website started and I hope to make this a regular occurrence. 😀

Yesterday, I visited Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park with some friends and the whole atmosphere was simply magical. It was really enjoyable and it got me into the whole holiday spirit. Now, being a Muslim I don’t celebrate Christmas, but the atmosphere of the Christmas holiday in Britain is a beautiful one. The aura around Christmas in London is wonderful. The lights down Oxford Street and even the houses nearby, fully decorated and bright. The Christmas trees in shopping malls beautifully lit and everyone getting together with their families for the celebration. Having said that, I’m excited for Boxing Day when I’ll probably hit the sales for some bargains!

A couple of days after that will be my 19th birthday (31st Dec) which is followed by New Years Day 😀 A lot of events coming up very soon to look forward to. 😀 And then…… University starts again. And then exams. o_O Which reminds me, I should be revising…