Thursday, November 17, 2011

Eid with no friends

Another experience of this Eid-ul-Azha was that it was an entire Eid with no friends. I did visit my two friends Rahat and Samara on the Eid day. But it was more like a see-off visit before they went on their honeymoon to Malaysia that night. It was not like a Eid celebration visit.
And then the entire Eid was with family only. Five days straight at home with family. This was the first time I spent an Eid like this .
Not that this was something I did not want. I really wanted this. In fact, I really needed this. Usually, all my 7 days of a week goes busy with technically no weekend to relax at home. On the weekdays I have work Sunday-Thursday where I exhaust my brain into coding creativity (yes, I like to call myself a creative coder). And in the weekends, I usually do some unpaid emotional duties which only some of you will understand. :D
Thus, spending this Eid-ul-Azha entirely at home with family and cousins was something I was really looking forward to. Had a lovely Eid. And in my granny's house, I have like 5 cousins who are from 6 months to 4 years old. So out was really a great week with these little kids watching them play and cry and poo poo and grow up.
Really enjoyed this Eid with family. Alhamdulillah.

Eid with a make-up exam

This Eid-ul-Azha was one of a kind.

I missed the Eid prayer at the local masjid on time which was at 8am - same was the case with my brother. And out of all astonishment, we figured that there will be no second Eid prayer held at this masjid unlike other times. So it was really a guilt trip kinda thing to spend the Eid without having said the Eid prayer.

Then my father came with his word of wisdom. He said that Bayetul Mukarram (the central masjid of the country) had Eid prayers one after the other until 11am. Thus, Abbu was nice to drive us all the way to Bayetul Mukarram from Mirpur so that we could say our Eid prayers and celebrate Eid.

Trust me, it was so satisfying to be able to say the Eid prayers eventually. It's like you came late to an exam venue. Then you find the teacher won't take any makeup exam. And then you go to another teacher who agrees to take your makeup exam. Your degree is your satisfaction with no regrets. You can use this degree later when the time comes.