Tuesday, September 23, 2008

.: Not so parsimonious :.

Oh my.

Less than 7 days till the end of Ramadhan and just about anyone that I know are looking forward to Eid. Somehow, it doesn't work with me. It had been years since I felt the anxiousness of observing Eid. In fact, I feel all the more remorseful and disgruntled. Perhaps it's because I think that I hardly do much during the month of Ramadhan. Plus the fact that the essence of Eid had been tarnished over the years. Being a frugal, I can never tolerate excessive preventable spending.

Like always, I'll be going home this Eid. There's the highly anticipated yearly ritual of spending countless hours beautifying the house, making festive goodies till the wee hours of the day and catching up with times with family and friends. I do take pleasure in doing all those things yet something is just not quite right.

Perhaps I should give this year a chance.
3.14pm Malaysian Time


Anonymous said...

yup, i'm also looking forward for eid. but eid has lost its delight now. there r no cousins and friends to play mischief, grind the mehendi and put it on ur palms. its been 3 yrs since i put the mehendi!
Another thing, you hav got a nice blog here. and the fotos r marvelous. i love watching the sky a lot. and u have put the skies here. And ur fotos bring into my mind a saying - God is the best Painter.Masha Allah.

Solace In Islam said...


Although I am looking forward to Eid, I also know I always wish it could be better. People tend to focus so much on the food on Eid day that I feel the real meaning of Eid is lost.

Was salaam

mutmai'naa said...

Wa'alaikum assalam dear sister,

JazakAllah khair for the wonderful comment :)It's always wonderful to hear from our Malaysian sisters :P

I know...I don't really want Ramadan to end. I feel so high off Eman during this month :) It seems to have passed by so quickly. I am excited for Eid but it is watered down by the fact that we only have a couple of days left :(

Anyways, mash'Allah, very nice blog. May Allah (swt) accept your fasting and prayers during this blessed month and may He grant you a place in Jannat-ul-Firdaws. Ameen.

Ma'asalam <3

Anonymous said...

Assalaamu alaikum,

I have been Muslim for um..... 16 years I think and I still feel a sense of disappoinment whenever Eid comes around. I look forward to it and know that we have to make it special but somehow it nevers feels as good as it should. Oh my... I'm being so depressing! Sorry! My problem is that as a convert to Islam i don't have extended family with whom to share the joy of Eid and it must detract from it somewhat. :(

Insha'Allah we will both make big efforts for this Eid and have a wonderful and blessed day.

Umm Ibrahim x

Hajar Alwi said...


Najeeba:: The mehendi? Oh wow. The last time I had that was 14 years ago!

Yeah. I love gazing at the sky. My friends used to leave me at the school field as I was too caught up with the clouds. ^

Solace:: That's one of the sad truth.

Sister Pathwayofdevotion:: Likewise. :) Heaps of gratitude for the wonderful comments and may Allah (SWT) bless you with countless blessings all year round. ^

Umm Ibrahim:: Oh my. That is depressing. I suppose one of the things that I like about Eid is that we welcome both converts and non-muslims to our homes @ communities, to have a taste of how it's like though surely it's nothing compared to having it with your own family.

Insya'Allah we shall make the best of it. :)

Sketched Soul said...

As-salaamu'alaykum wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu my dearest sister,

Ahh yes, there is a part of me that doesn't want Eid to come come..because that means the blessed month is over, and because I don't know if I'll get to see another one.. and I don't know if I REALLY did spend the time I was blessed with in the best possible way.

AlhumduliLlah.. our Eid seems to have evolved.. and for me personally, my Eid is better, because I feel I do more in Ramadaan each year. :D Maybe not enough.. but more.

Jazak'Allahu khair for the post.

Wa'alaykum as-salaam
Love Farhana