💖Eid Mubarak!💖

Oh no I am so so sorry guys I got carried away with the festivities so this post is up super late! If you celebrated Eid Yesterday hope you had a fab one! And if yours was today, Eid Mubarak my loves. Enjoy my last Eid blog post, will be back to normal from Tuesdays beauty day, Saturday’s lifestyle day and Sundays OOTD! 😘

Yaay it’s finally Eid day! In this post I will share with you how I spend my Eid day with my loved ones and that outfit of mine! 😉

Eid Mubarak you beautiful people! (Eid Mubarak means Happy Eid!) Yes the day is finally here! It’s a bit like Christmas really. You buy presents, arrange dinner dates with loved ones, visit them, dress up and then fall asleep in front of the telly 😂

On Eid many muslims rise early so they can shower, cook an Eid meal, get dressed and not forgetting to pray to Allah for this blessed day and remembering those loved ones we have lost. Also prayers are sent to those in need and suffering.

I usually rise quite early and get cleaned up, then do my early morning prayers called Fajr.

After that it’s on to the Eid food. Even when I use to live with my mum, we would marinate the chicken breasts in Tandoori masala,  marinate the minced lamb in spices, so that it developed flavour and was tender to cook in the morning.

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I prefer to grill the chicken under a grill and turn the minced lamb into meatballs ready to be cooked  into a dry meatball curry. Then chappatis are made (flat, round indian bread) and a special milk called ‘Kheer’ which is very similar to a rice pudding!

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Once that is done it’s time to get your glad rags on! 😆 (check my Eid inspo post on where my outfit is from!)

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(If you would like more detailed deets on this hair and makeup, let me know in the comments box guys)

After that we pop over to visit my mum, dad and sisters anndddd lots of relatives! Hehe

The sacrificed meat is cooked into a lovely meal called Biryani  (rice and meat) or a meat curry with bread. At the end we then bless our lord for the food we have recieved.

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Honestly the amount of eating we do on Eid day is terrible haha (I am still feeling the after effects today! Lol)

But the best thing I love about Eid is FAMILY! It’s so lovely having your loved ones in one place and relaxing with them. I am truly blessed as I have a humongous family! And we always have lots of fun.

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Damn I love these guys! They seriously make my day! I am so grateful to Allah that I am truly blessed and that I have many more Eids to share with these guys!

So that’s it really, that sums up my Eid week and hope you guys enjoyed it! Hope you all had/have a fab day with your loved ones and don’t forget to be grateful as there are many who are less fortunate than us.

Tell me what you did or do for Eid guys! Did you have as much fun as me? Did you stuff yourself silly too? Haha. And for those who don’t celebrate Eid I hope that my blog post week gave you a fab insight of this lovely day! So the next time your fellow friends are celebrating Eid, wish them Eid Mubarak they will love it!

Happy Reading X

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🐏A Special Celebration week🐑

Come join me and my family as I take you through a special blog post week, showing you how and why we celebrate  Eid-Ul-Adha also known as Bakri Eid ☺

In this first post I will try to explain what Eid-Ul-Adha (pronounced as eed-ul-aa-da) is and the importance of the festival. (Right thinking cap at the ready! ;))

What is Eid-Ul-Adha?

Eid-Ul-Adha  (Festival of Sacrifice) also known as the greater Eid, is the second most important festival of the Muslim calendar.

The festival remembers the Prophet Ibrahim’s (AS) willingness to sacrifice his son when god ordered him to.

The story of Prophet Ibrahim’s (AS) sacrifice Eid-Ul-Adha celebrates the occasion when Allah (SWT) appeared to Ibrahim (AS) in a dream and asked him to sacrifice his son Isma’il as an act of obedience to god.

The devil tempted Ibrahim (AS) by saying he should  disobey Allah (SWT) and spare his son. As Ibrahim (AS) was about to kill his son, Allah (SWT) stopped him and gave him a lamb to sacrifice instead.

The story is also found in the Jewish Torah and the Christian Old Testament  (Genesis 22) Here god asked Abraham to sacrifice his son Issac, his son with Sarah. Isma’il was his son with Hagar.

The pilgrimage – Hajj

Hajj is a pilgrimage to Makkah. It is the Fifth pillar of Islam and therefore a very important part of the Islamic faith.

All able Muslims should make the visit to Makka in Saudia Arabia, at least once in their lifetime. Every year at least 2 million Muslims from all over the world visit Makkah!

They stand before the Kabba, a shrine built by Ibrahim (AS), praising Allah (SWT) together.

The Pilgrims (we call them Hajjis) wear simple white clothes called Ihram which promotes the bonds of brotherhood and sisterhood, by showing everyone that they are all equal in the eyes of Allah.

During Hajj the pilgrims perform acts of worship whilst at the same time renewing their faith and sense of purpose in the world.

Celebrations

These two practices mentioned above are very important factors of Eid-Ul-Adha. They define the celebration and why we celebrate Eid-Ul-Adha.

In Muslim countries Eid-Ul-Adha is a public holiday. Today Muslims all over the world offer a sacrifice  (if they can afford it) as a reminder of Prophet Ibrahim’s (AS) obedience and patience to Allah (SWT)

The sacrificed meat is then shared out to family and friends. Or is distributed amongst the poor.

Giving charity to the needy and poor is a another pillar of Islam and this practice is reinforced on Eid-Ul-Adha.

Eid usually starts with prayers at the mosque, dressing in your best clothes, gifts, visiting family and friends. Also not forgetting to thank Allah (SWT) for all our blessings and happiness 🙂

I have tried to explain Eid-Ul-Adha as best as I could guys, apologies of any mix ups. Hope this helps 🙂 as I wanted to share the importance of the day with you and make you feel part of my community :mrgreen: Eid-Ul-Adha will be celebrated on 24/9/2015 in the United Kingdom.

Do you have any special festivals? If yes, why not share them down below?!

Join me in tomorrow’s blog post as I show you a glimpse of my Eid outfit and accessories 😉

Happy Reading X