PIAforME From Denmark, joined Sep 2001, 164 posts, RR: 1 Reply 10, posted (10 years 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1868 times:
We celebrated today by first going to the "so-called" Mosque (a sports-hall-turned-into-prayer-place) and doing the Eid prayers.
Afterwards returning home to greet the closest family. Then having some of the fab. dishes.
Exchanging gifts and later in the evening visiting other relatives and friends.
Eid-al-Fitr these days is in the winter times here in Copenhagen, so no much outside enjoyment or amusement. No amusements parks. Its either visits to friends and family or like going to the Mall or going for bowling or other indoor activities.
Ts-ior From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 3318 posts, RR: 6 Reply 15, posted (10 years 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1817 times:
I hope you will continue praising God and fasting some days,mondays and thursdays particularly,and that you will continue keeping the charge of faith you have gained in Ramadan,and then,of course,expressing all that with the prescribed rituals.
Ts-ior From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 3318 posts, RR: 6 Reply 18, posted (10 years 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1792 times:
Shawwal is the month,the moony month, that comes just after Ramadan,and the day of the Aid is the 1st of Shawwal.
After this Month comes Thou Al Kiida,and the Thou Al Hijja in which we find the Hajj season and the Ship Sacrifice in the 10th day.
Mandala499 From Indonesia, joined Aug 2001, 6422 posts, RR: 74 Reply 19, posted (10 years 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1777 times:
Idul Fitri Celebrations here? Well, here's a quick run down
Package 1. Stay in Jakarta... (I chose this this year)
Starts from the dusk before...
1. After Maghrib, people start feasting, beating drums and calling out AllahuAkbar all night... (which scares the sh1t out of my dogs )
2. Fireworks and firecrackers party (which is banned by the police but it still happens)
3. 7am Eid prayers... (I missed it again this year coz I was enjoying the mood too much the night before bad boy me
4. Visit our relatives Eat...
5. Visit another relative Eat...
6. Out at night... eat more!
1. Visit family cemeteries...
2. visit another relative... eat...
3. visit some close colleagies... eat...
4. Stop eating after realizing how much we've eaten in the last 36hrs!
Package 2. Go to your hometown...
Go and take that looong drive to your hometown, my mum's family is from central java, most of my maternal relatives went there this Eid. Enjoy the long traffic jam with another 5 million people ! Put your resolve on fasting to the limits !
Go as package 1...
They're all coming back this weekend !
In the meantime, I'm enjoying the fresh air due to little pollution, the light traffic because almost everyone's out of town... which gives good spotting weather
When losing situational awareness, pray Cumulus Granitus isn't nearby !
Ts-ior From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 3318 posts, RR: 6 Reply 21, posted (10 years 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1757 times:
I really appreciate the muslim community in South-East Asia,with complements to the other muslims of course.My parents have spent some days in Mecca and Medina this Ramadan and they were really impressed by the politeness and the behaviour of the Indonesians and the Malaysians.
A friend of mine who has lived in Jakarta told me that you cope with fasting,at sunset,with drinking hot water,to avoid thermic shock, due to the long and hot fasting day there.Is this true ?
I hope you really hold your name,FARHAN (happy) !!!