eid al-adha

eid mubarak!

today is eid al-adha, or the festival of sacrifice. it's another important islam holiday similar to the one that follows ramadan, eid ul-fitr, but follows after an optional two days of fasting, rather than a marathon month of fasting.

while i myself am not a muslim woman, i am in a muslim marriage and think it's very important for us to celebrate and embrace both our cultures, religions and festivals. and also if it means more celebrations and food, then why not?

the eid is about sacrifice, and i think no one in this world sacrifices more than a mother. my own mother has sacrified so much to make us happy. she is never too tired or busy or do anything for us. she's kind and helpful, always willing to give a hand with anyone, and she's amazing. i'm so proud to call her my best friend.

peonies i bought my mum yesterday - they're her favourite

i'm not one to generally quote any religious text, but i do really like this following islamic hadith:

A man came to the Prophet and said, "O Messenger of God! Who among the people is the most worthy of my good companionship? The Prophet said: Your mother, The man said "Then who?" The Prophet said: Then your mother. The man further asked, "Then who?" The Prophet said: Then your mother. The man asked again, "Then who?" The Prophet said: Then your father. 

No comments:

Post a Comment