Eid Mubarak

middle-age American living in New Jersey near the Lincoln Tunnel «« Eid is a confusing holiday for Western non-Muslim people. After a chat with my Indian barrio amiga Angeli I’m in a slightly better place to write about this important day on the Islamic calendar: ONE: all holidays of the Islamic calendar move across seasons, because unlike the Gregorian and Hebrew calendar the Islamic follows follows moons with no adjustment for the relationship between the earth and sun TWO: Eid is pronounce: eed or id with an “i” like the “i” in spaghetti THREE: Mubarak is a widely used Hindi and Arabic word not tied exclusively to Eid, and means something like congratulations or happy meaning Eid Mubarak does not need “happy” tagged to it FOUR: “happy Eid” is more fitting the sentiment of the holiday or holiday period than “happy Ramadan”. Ramadan is a serious period including fasting and x tra prayer. I think I’ve seen the change in the daily practices of NYC Muslims during Ramadan including prayer outside an NYC financial-district mosque. I feel these Muslims would have just prayed where they were rather than making the effort to pray outside the Mosque. It was dark and the Mosque was closed. Eid gets clearer after recognizing Ramadan as a serious spiritual focused time, so there is naturally some relief and anticipation when the sunsets beginning Eid. I’m writing this waiting for trains omw to NYC, and Eid has begun in New Zealand the first big Muslim population West of the dateline, but it remains a future event where I am now on Path Train NJ-NYC. There is one very important person to me who is Muslim and Indian, and there are a lot of Muslims I’m around by chance daily especailly with my NYC food delivery work. I wish them the best, graceful and happy final day of Ramadan — Eid Mubarak. »» about me 302-990-2346

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middle-age American living in New Jersey near the Lincoln Tunnel
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1 Response to Eid Mubarak

  1. Niyaz says:

    Grazie and I wish you the same Both Hama and Tom

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