how was your eid?
Alhamdulillah. Alhamdulillah. Alhamdulillah.
It was actually pretty great.
I didn’t go to prayer, unfortunately. I didn’t get to see my Muslim friends and their families. But I spent the day in Central Park with my love. We walked around a bit, the day was beautiful, tons of families out & about — including Muslims! I love seeing how surprised, but touched they are when a white girl like myself tells them Salaam and ‘Eid Mubarak! Haha :D
Later, we went to a fantastic Palestinian restaurant. Our food was absolutely out of this world, masha’Allah. After I said a few things in Arabic, including pronouncing qatayef the right way, my waitress was taken aback. She asked if I was Arab. I said no, but I grew up around Palestinians. I asked if she had the cheese qatayef, because that was my favorite. She said they may have ran out… but she went to go check. She came back and said that she told the owner/chef of the restaurant and that she’ll make it fresh for me! So, I had my absolute two favorite Palestinian desserts, knafa and qatayef, personalized! Alhamdulillah. Later, the owner/chef came to my table to ask how it all was and I couldn’t thank her enough.
I was all smiles today.
And I can’t stop saying alhamdulillah.
Jazak’Allah khair for asking! I really wanted to get this out. It was the first ‘Eid I really ever did enjoy so thoroughly and felt blessed about. ‘Eid is for celebrating the accomplishment of fasting & worship; my previous Ramadans were complete failures. I never felt I was allowed to celebrate. But this Ramadan, I swear by Allah subhana wa ta’ala, it was magical. I was changed. It was hard, but I deserved to be happy and celebrate ‘Eid this year. And once again, all Praises are due to the Almighty.