Eid Mubarak. The aura of happiness.
Ever since I was a kid, I was always intrigued by Ramadan and Eid. Eid for me was usually a day when you could hog to your heart’s content and receive insane amounts of gifts as ‘Eidi’
The over inquisitive child in me forever plagued my mother with questions about why do we celebrate Eid, and why is it so very important whereas the other days of Ramadan are the ones that actually feel like the tough ones.
Today as I was coming back home after a tiring day at work, I somewhat felt what I would like to call, the ‘aura’ or the happiness that Eid brings.
As is customary I headed out for some last minute shopping and it was in the middle of the crowded walk in the market amongst people jostling next to each other that I realised the happiness that Eid brings with it.
I stopped for a moment to just indulge my senses in all that I saw, heard, smelled and felt. My eyes tasted the sheer joy of people from all walks of life coming together and spending in whatever little or more that they could, just to make the day a little more special. My ears felt the ringing happiness of the chirp in the air and the different calls and noises that the busy market place exuded. My nose smelled the buzzing contentment of people’s hearts as they were busy buying gifts for their loved ones.
Is this not a fascinating coming together of humanity and people to celebrate the spirit of humility, happiness, peace, love and contentment that Islam stands for? It makes me fee so very grateful.
I was once again taken back to my childhood and the curious little kid in me stared as the world of happiness carried on its parade with twinkling eyes.
I don’t know if anyone feels the same, but I hope that somewhere, someone does relate. :)
On this note, here’s wishing everyone, Eid Mubarak. May all our prayers be granted.