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I’d miss them all on Eid

Posted by Haris Gulzar on September 20, 2009

This is probably going to be my first time that I’d spend Eid-ul-Fitr away from home. Although I’d go to my relatives but it won’t be the same feeling that I would have had, had I been at home with my family. This feeling of spending this Eid away from home, family and friends makes me recall many moments from my past.

As someone way back commented, Muneeba is a very girly type of a girl :-). She loves new dresses, she loves Mehendi, she loves new shoes, she loves the colorful purses young girls usually hang to put all of their Eidi’s in :-). And because she loves this all, I love her. She would force her mom to put mehendi on her hands and would go about wearing it and showing it off to her friends and relatives. She would show her new dress, the one that she is supposed to wear on Eid, to everyone over and over again. My favorite pic of hersShe would come to you and ask you if she already showed you her new dress, and would then answer herself, “Ji aapko tou dikha diya tha” and get disappointed on not being able to show her dress again, or on not being able to find more people she could show her dress to. Ohh and yeah, she also loves bangles. She would get all ready on Eid day and would come to me and say “Chachoo main achi lag rahi houn na?” and would show her bangles and her new shoes and everything and I would kiss her with love. She is one person I’ll miss the most.

This Eid will be the first Eid-ul-Fitr for Ahmed, the youngest of my brother’s sons. He’ll turn 1 year old in October Insha-Allah. I so wanted to see him and his elder brother Abdullah (who is almost two years old) to get all dressed up in new clothes. In fact I would have loved to take along Abdullah to the Eid prayers. Now, I can only hope they look cute in their Eid dresses Insha-Allah.

We usually spent our Eid’s at my grandfather’s place. The Javay (I don’t know what they’re called in english :-P) and Sawaiyyan (Vermicelli) before leaving for Eid prayers. Offering prayers with so many relatives, embracing everyone after the prayers got over, coming back home to hear that round of Eid Mubarak all over the place. The duas and pyaar that we used to get from elders, the kisses and hugs that we gave to children, and obviously the Eidi part that we all so anxiously waited for. This all was followed by another round of eating Haleem, cakes, ras malayi and a variety of other dishes.

Then we’d plan to go to our relatives. Lots of them :-). Each visit to someone’s place brought along so many new dishes to try, as if it was almost pre decided who will cook what dish so that things do not get overlapped :-P. Evenings would normally see many other relatives coming to our place. The first day usually went so busy eating and visiting and eating there again, and then hosting guests and then eating with them again to give them company, and then eating again whatever was left thereafter :-P. Mind you, the lunch and dinner is not included in all these eating exercises. Lets see how the Eid experience goes here at my relatives place :-), although I do plan to eat a lot because that is something I cannot compromise on.

I wish you all a very happy Eid. May Allah shower his blessings on all of you. Ameen

Eid Mubarak!



25 Responses to “I’d miss them all on Eid”

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  2. Assalamoalaikum,

    InshaAllah deailed replies soon, but EID MUBARAK!!

    May Allah accept all your good deeds and ibadah on in ramdan, ameen

  3. @Alhamdolillah: Walaikum-us-Salam sister. Jazakallah for your prayers. Eid Mubarak to you and your family too. May Allah SWT bless you and may HE always be pleased with you. Ameen

  4. Huda said

    Eid Mubarak!
    Have a wonderful one! 🙂

  5. brocasarea said

    eid mubarak:)

  6. Samah said

    A very happy Eid to you too. God bless.:)
    And special duas for Muneeba cutie pie mashaAllah.:)

  7. Eid Mubarik Brother
    Why are you away from family and Mashallah you have adoreable neice….

    Allah bless you… 🙂

  8. N.A. said

    (Belated) Eid Mubaarak!

    And you bhateeji is too cute masha’Allah. I love the way she’s donned the Hijab despite being such a young girl. Ma sha Allah!

  9. nadia said

    Eid mubarak!

    Muneeba is looking so sweet and adorable, mashaAllah!

  10. masood said

    Eid Mubarak 🙂
    She is so cute, MashaAllah.

  11. Asma said

    Eid Mubarak! I know what my brothers must be feeling right now who are away from home 😦 We miss them too…

  12. Thank you so very much for your wishes and prayers everyone! May Allah bless you all Insha-Allah.

    @CU: I’m away for studies 🙂

    @Asma: May Allah keep your brothers safe and in his amaan Insha-Allah.

  13. siras said

    OMG! Such a cutie lil girl! 🙂 And such cutie little things she does 🙂

    Eid Mubarak 🙂

  14. @Siras: She sure is cute and adorable. And her cutie little things make me miss her the most…

  15. AOA

    We missed u a lot , specially Muneeba. She has prepared a Eid Card for you , which I forgot to send. This card shows love you both have. May allah continues this for ever.


    Thats the only reason I was calling you because I want to give surprise to Muneeba


  16. Walaikum-us-Salam. Yeah ammi told me that Muneeba was planning on making an Eid Card for me. Did you take her pictures, and Abdullah’s and Ahmed’s???

    I couldn’t have come for such less time. Insha-Allah will definitely come on Eid-ul-Azha, although I dont think it’ll be a surprise for her anymore.

    Say my salam to everyone at home, and I’d wait for your email that’ll have pictures of all children in it :-). Take care.

  17. I’m late 😦 but Eid Mubarak 🙂 Muneeba is adorable and so much like my sister.

  18. @Closed Eyes: Welcome to Amar Bail and Belated Eid Mubarak to you too.

  19. Assalamoalaikum,

    I was away from home too, but Alhamdolillah I enjoyed Eid. I dont have relaties here but have some friends so it was ok, besides, Eid is utterly boring in Peshawar now:D

    Aww MAshaAllah shes so cute and her dress!!

    May Allah keep her from harm and make her successful in both worlds, ameen. Good girl muneeba!!

    Its getting ahrder everyday to maintain the blog. I hope I continue for some time, InshaAllah#

    And dignity today DOES come with money, sadly the world is only going to get worse asQiayamatcomes nearer, may Allah protect us all, ameen.

  20. @Alhamdolillah: Ameen to your prayers.

    Busyness is it thats keeping you away from your blog? I hope you manage time Insha-Allah, coz what I believe is a person who is once a blogger, is always a blogger :-). True that such things are now becoming part of us :-(…

  21. yes brother, it is being busy witht he home and kids that make it impossible sometimes to check wordpress…

    Hope you’re well..:)

  22. zain said

    that makes me sad to see you away from home at eid.
    the kid is looking very cute.Mashallah

  23. @Alhamdolillah: I can totally understand, as I have also been very busy with my studies and stuff, and I guess I wont get time to check back wordpress for another week or may be 10 days… I’m fine Alhamdulillah and hope you’re doing great as well Insha-Allah.

    @Zain: Thank you brother. I spent my Eid at my relatives and it was good Alhamdulillah.

  24. Sabahat said

    awwww . . mashAllah se she is looking shwweeeeettt 😀

  25. @Sabahat: So you finally met her :-). She sure is sweet Masha-Allah.

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