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Saturday, October 13, 2007

Eid-ul-Fitr: Mubarak ! or Mubarak?

Assalamualaikum and greetings to everyone.





As I've said many times before this, time and environment can change anyone to anything. I still remember how fun Eid were celebrated when my dad was around. :(

Well, Eid means Hari Raya and mubarak means happy. So, shall I be happy on Eid? or let the past memories slowly 'eat' me?

Actually, why shall we Muslims be happy on Eid? Well, as we've known it's not because of new dress and getting the freedom to eat during daytime. It's all about victory! The joy of winning ourselves by controlling ourselves strictly. The joy of being able to perform the prayers and remind ourselves that we are the slaves of Allah S.W.T .

Of course, the memories will be there forever. Compared to last Ramadhan, this time I spent most of the time lonely. Breakfast alone, work alone and went for shopping to buy some simple clothings for my little sister, also alone. Even today on first day of Eid itself, I went for Eid-Ul-Fitr prayers alone... I even did not visit any of my neighbours, friends or relatives because I don't have the real mood of doing it. I just spent my time as a normal day perhaps a bit relax by updating this blogsite and watching some inspiring documentaries.

So, this question of Happy Eid! or Happy Eid? had made me to sit and talk to myself for a while. The difference is the exclamation mark and the question mark which reflect the expression of the "Happy Eid" statement. Finally, I feel that it should be Happy Eid! Because Alhamdulillah, on this Ramadhan I managed to increase my prayers activities compared to previous years. To add the hapiness to make my self calm, all I need to do is just continue my prayers for my father's peace, thats where I can get satisfactions.

Obviously, life will never be always the same. However InsyaAllah, we can always find the peace of mind through prayers and the satisfaction of completing our responsibilities.


Once again, Eid-Ul-Fitr Mubarak!

2 comments:

Robert Foo said...

hi Ihsan,

Selamat Hari Raya to u first. Happiness is just feeling of the mind. U can't eat and see happiness but u definitely can feel happiness. Although your dad isn't around any more, u can still think of his memories to feel proud and be happy of him. Today u are a capable young man coz of him. So! U should feel happy of his guidance.I believe your future is bright. Again is bcoz of your dad who had done well and he had left things for you to continue. Your past, present and future are marvellous...u should be a happy person. U are a very lucky man. Don't u think so?

Mohamed Ihsan said...

Hi Mr. Foo, thanks for your greetings. To be honest, I thank god because I've been given the fate to take the 'road less travelled' which makes me learn and experience lot of things that I've never thought.

All this makes me learn a new lesson which is, the more problems we have, the more experiences we will get thus, more confidence we will earn.

Above all what makes me think that I should be lucky is to have a wonderful father who had shaped in such way.

Normally on Eid, dad will handle all the task from cooking his secret recipe briyani to entertain all his guest and staffs happily.On contrast, this Eid was quite plain and worstly the memories...

As you've said Mr Foo, I think I should be calm by feeling proud of him.

Once again, thank you Mr. Foo.