From our family to yours. Eid mubarak ❤️.
May الله swt accept your ramadan and reserve a place for you in Firdaus (the highest rank in paradise)
Time flies and the holy month has come to an end. I pray this month has brought you closer to your creator, improved your patience (sabr) and the possibilities to have achieved your goals. In Shaa Allah. Let us continue with this vibe throughout the year. Every year there is a different day for muslims, on which day they are celebrating this day. On the 29th night of the month, if the new moon is visible, the next day will be Eid.
On this morning it is advised to do the guhsl (don’t forget your niyaah to take the guhsl on eid for Allah S.W.T), “Prophet (PBUH) did not go to the place of prayer in the morning on the days of Eid-u-Fitr till he ate some dates, and he used to eat an odd number,” Sahih-Al-Bukhari, Islam does not allow anyone to fast on this day. Pay your zakaat-Fitr and attend an Eid prayer. Another important thing is to visit family, friends and neighbours especially the ones whom are ill or the elderly to create a bond between families and communities. Especially during this pandemic, we haven’t had the chance to socialise and meet some people for almost three years now. It’s also encouraged to visit the graveyard to pay respect to those dear to them and who are no longer with us today. According to scholars, to honour the traditions of prophet Muhammad. Our prophet was said to have visited his mother’s grave as he prayed for forgiveness for her and all her sins, all the while bearing in mind that death should remain a humbling experience for all.
It is a special occasion, we come bearing gifts, to celebrate. If you want to sedaqah jariyah and make it an exciting event for the young and elder, like I did. Im happy to share my idea’s.
The things you need:
Ramadan music playlist
Team up with a few, whom you want to celebrate it with. Decide a theme for the event, next to Eid of course. Take a bowl, insert the names on a piece of paper and each one of you take one.
The name you have picked out is the one you need to buy or create an object and hide the present inside of it. The object should have a connection to the person. For example you can create a car for someone who is into cars. Set up a budget how much you guys want to spend and some ground rules, such as no food, only Eid related presents or budget is excluding sending costs.
You have a month to brain storm for your unique gift, if you are out of inspiration, here are some tips;
Sejadah (Prayer mat)
Breathable (halal) nail polish
Silicone mold (to bake your eid cookies)
Donation in the name of someone who has already passed away
21.05 Doa & Iftar
22.00 Maghrib Prayers
22.15 Welcome speech
22.20 Gifts ceremony
23.00 Special act
23.15 presenting the cast and applauding
23.30 opening gifts
23.45 Ishaa prayers
00.00 Islamic Quiz
We hope we have inspired you to create some idea’s in your head and if you have other creative idea’s, please do let us know! PS: You don’t really need a playlist, but we just like music on the background.
If you are host an open house and at the end of the day you are left with some leftovers, we love to donate the food to a shelter or for the homeless people.
How are you spending your Eid this year? We can’t wait to hear it, leave a comment!
The FO-UR Team