Category Archives: Eid
Whew! I have to say, this has been a very busy summer for us; actually, we’ve been busy since spring. My sister came to Buffalo, N.Y.on a business trip and since I hadn’t seen her in a while, we planned a quick trip down to Niagara Falls. We quickly whisked her up for a weekend visit to Toronto and that set the pace for our summer. It was nice because she never met my two youngest children before. (more…)
Eid has come and gone; It seemed to be a relatively quiet affair. This year, the prayer was held at the Toronto Convention Centre, so that was quite different. There were plenty of rides but I think that some may have been omitted due to the venue. Still, there were climbers, slides, bumper cars and plenty of other ways for the children to tire themselves.
As usual, we have had nothing to complain about, AlhamduLILLAH because ALLAH (subhanahu wa ta’ala) has given us what we’ve asked for and more.
May you and your families have a safe and happy Eid (AMEEN).
It seems like so much time has passed since Eid. I forgot to show you some of the birds that we saw during the bird show last week. There were hawks (which are surprisingly loud), a barn owl, and an American Eagle.
It’s been quite a while since I last blogged and it’s time to shake the cobwebs from my head. Now that Ramadan is over we are trying to pick up the pieces and plow ahead in the curriculum. It was tough to focus toward the end of the fast. My daughter is quite ahead and I need to sort of regroup and figure out new activities for her to do so that we don’t skip any important details.
We celebrated Eid on Friday, October 12 but it looks like the local celebration was on the 13th. We did our gift exchanging
and attended the salat on Friday but also went to the Eid celebration downtown on Saturday.
There was quite a turnout which made the wait extremely long for the rides. Sadly, the bazaar wasn’t all that spectacular, yet I managed to purchase a tiny dishdasha for my son for about ten dollars. I hope they have Eid ul Adha in a different place because it was so humid! Humidity is hard on a niqabi!
The cool thing about this Eid is that I met a sister from the States! I haven’t seen any African American sisters who live in Canada since I got here. The bonus is that her family attends the local mosque. I also met another African American sister from Florida who is a motivational speaker. She and her husband were here at our local mosque trying to assist with organizing halaqa’s and other general social events. We also met a family on Friday’s Eid prayer who invited us over for breakfast and we ended up staying the whole day, AlhamduLILLAH. May Allah grant mercy and peace to all the wonderful Muslims we met and the ones that we did not have the opportunity to meet. Ameen.
If you knit, there is a website which you may or may not have heard of called ravelry. It is a good place to organize and show off your knitting and there is even a group for Muslim knitters! (more…)