Eid al-Adha 2016
“Eid al-Adha, is celebrated by all Muslims to mark the occasion when Allah (God) appeared to Ibrahim (AS) in a dream and asked him to sacrifice his son, Ishmael, to demonstrate his loyalty to the Almighty”
“Ignoring the advice of the Devil, who tried to tempt Ibrahim into disobeying God by saying he should spare Ishmael, Ibrahim was about to press ahead with the sacrifice when Allah stopped him and gave him a lamb to kill instead”.
AS ONE OF THE FIVE PILLARS OF ISLAM ‘HAJJ’ COMES TO AN END ALL MUSLIMS ACROSS the world celebrate they sacrifice of an animal such as following goat, sheep, cow, buffalo and camel on Eid al-Adha by giving away they meats to poor, where then people usually spend most of their times with they close friends and families for whole day. Sometimes Eid goes on for longer than a day as people spend with families across the countries.
How my Eid al-Adha started was waking up bright and early for Fajr. I had some breakfast before heading to get all fresh and ready with my black and red stripes thobe from Faris Thobes, where likes of ‘Moeen Ali’ England Cricketer recently bought his thobe from Faris, who is a fast growing online company. However I managed to get my hands on thobe I wore on Eid from Style Rooms based in Ilford as Faris Thobes were suppliers for Style Rooms, which was really nice as I got to pick from a selection of thobes and choose what was a right fit for me.
Later on, we made our way as a family to our local park called ‘Goodmayes Park’ who were holding a public Eid prayer for people to join and pray together, which was packed with hundreds if not thousands of people mixed with men at the front and all women in the marquee. However, this prayer was one controversial prayer and one that was debated all day amongst people but will not mention on here what happens. As it should have not taken any effects or conflicts on main reason of Eid celebration.
After completing our compulsory Eid salah, we meet and greeted brothers nearby, afterwards we went to fun fair inside Goodmayes Park that was held for kids to enjoy themselves on this joyous day of Eid by letting them go on few rides before heading off to our cousins, so as a family we took my nieces and nephews on some rides, which they really wanted to go on to make them feel happy and have a big smile on they face at the end as captured below.
Once kids were satisfied with they fun moments on rides, afterwards we had to go and visit our cousins at they house to have a meal with our family, which was amazing since they
organised a nice Eid party for all our cousins to get together in they garden. Decoration
was well put together as kids had their very own little party going on, with they little gift bags, whilst adults sat outside making the most out of beautiful weather we had in London since temperatures were reaching near 30’s.
The food was delicious as we had plenty on offer with Chicken legs pieces, Rice, Naan, Jalebi and Gosht.
Desserts were well prepared as well as we had little chocolate flavoured cheesecakes such as Areo and jellies for dessert made in little cups served for everyone to enjoy. Unfortunately, I did not manage to capture any images of those yummy desserts.
Finally, as Eid al-Adha came to a close they were still time for one last celebration for kids to enjoy they gifts bought by they parents, myself and cousins as well as having a big piece of homemade gluten-free cake, which tasted really nice.
I hope you all had an amazing Eid al-Adha. Wishing you all & your families a belated Eid Mubarak! I hope all your prayers, fast & sacrifices are accepted by The Almighty.
I would love to know, what you all got up to during this Eid al-Adha?
How did you spend your day of Eid-Al-Adha? As nearly everyone across the globe celebrated on the same day. Alhumdulillah