Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Hey, no Henna?

So on Sunday night, I was getting into the mindset of Eid (yes, I was a Monday-er), getting ready to go to sleep because of the early prayer the next morning. But alas, there was no rest written for me that night... At around midnight, a friend who was planning on celebrating Eid on Tuesday phoned me and started yelling hysterically over the phone - the moon was sighted! For about a minute or so, her and I screamed things like "OH MY GOD" and "THIS IS SO COOL" and "I CAN'T BELIEVE THIS IS HAPPENING" etc. It's not like we were even going to see each other on Eid, but the fact that Toronto was celebrating Eid on one day was quite beautiful. So I signed onto MSN after vowing not to use it again that night (oh, the lies). And I started messaging people Eid greetings. People were in shock. They had expected Eid to be Tuesday so they weren't prepared at all. The sheer wasn't made, the clothes weren't ironed, the house wasn't meticulously cleaned, and the henna wasn't applied. How could this be happening?! A sense of excitement was in the air, mingled with some panic, but still :) And since everyone celebrated Eid on the same day, the prayer was packed... (And that's only half of the women's section) SubhanAllah. Eid was so beautiful. Even if there was no sheer.

10 comments:

brotherhood said...

belated eid mubarak!! :D

Anonymous said...

where was the eid salaah?

Anonymous said...

Belated Eid Mubaarak. :)

Bilal said...

belated eid mubarak!
MashaAllah:)
That's a super crowd- it must be really cool.. We still struggling to get women at Eid Salaah!
Its been very recent only that places have been opened up for Taraweeh and a few places do cater for our sisters for Eid- but still a long way to go...

Elizabeth said...

That's really cool that it turned out to coincide! We'd heard on NPR about the moon sighting and how difficult it is to plan around it, and how some people were going to a set date this year. I'm glad it worked out in the end. :-)

Umar said...

yes, that was the reaction in many a household across canada.

eid mubarak.

Nuralhuda said...

Eid mubarak

*generic eid duaa*

May Allah accept your fasting and worship in ramadan and keep you steadfast after it. Ameen.

*end generic eid duaa*

I hope you had a great time iA.
xx

hajera said...

You're right, Eid this year was awesome, Alhamdulillah.

Although I must say, you have weird friends, Asmaa :D

ابدلرحیم said...

WOHWWW mashAllah what a wonderful coincidence :-D Eid Mubarak!

Cookie said...

Assalam-oAlaikum!

belated Eid Mubarak!Do put some henna!Eid cannot be fun without it:D