Journal of a Mu’takifah pt.10

FINALE: EID DAY!

So it turned out that last night was actually the end of my I’tikaaf. It was a bittersweet feeling. I was super excited to be going home and meeting my family and eating Eid day food but also, this had been my home for the past 9 days and now I was just leaving…

Apa Sabeeha managed to complete the entire khatam today. It was quite possibly one of the coolest things I have ever witnessed. #KhatamMaster

The excitement was electric when they spotted the moon. Us I’tikaaf girls literally ran out of the hall (9 days in isolation will do that to you). It was very festive. Eid Mubaraks and joy was shared amongst everyone and I had my last Iftaar with the girls before my parents came to pick me up. I packed up my belongings and beddings, stalling to make a little more time. Teary goodbyes were exchanged at the gate and just like that, my I’tikaaf, Ramadhaan and experience had come to an end.

Eid day was good Alhamdulillah. It was spent, as always, at my Dadi’s (grandmother) house. Everything is impeccably prepared and everything is delicious, from the scrumptious fresh cream chocolate cupcakes to the deliciously roasted chicken. Alahmdulillah, Allah(SWT) has truly blessed us.

My favourite thing about Eid though isn’t the food or the outfits, it’s the coming together of family. Even if it’s for just one day of the year, for that one day, the whole crazy, wacky bunch will come together. That’s what I feel the whole day is about. It’s a celebration in unity.

I hope you enjoyed, take lesson and never forget to remember Allah(SWT) in everything you do.

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