Eid Mubarak

Kul ‘Am wa Antum Bekheir!!

May Allah accept the hajj of the hajjis, including a few of my students and co-workers, and accept our fasts. This year I celebrated along with my husband at Masjid al-Aqsa, where I work. Imam Anas from Quba Institute gave the khutbah, a very thought provoking piece on bridging our ethnic divides in America. We had brunch with some very nice folks, an example of Imam Anas’s message. I started preparing for the ‘Eid feast on Wednesday, cooked all day yesterday and overnight. I have a few more dishes to make and we’ll have guests over. We’re having a traditional soul food ‘Eid: Turkey, stuffing, roast beef, mashed potatoes, peas, yams, macaroni and cheese, collard greens, black eyed peas, rice, salad. All we need is for you to bring the pie. One day I hope to post some of American dishes I’ve prepared during Ramadan and even some recipes from my ethnic specialities. I’ve spent a number of ‘Eids by myself or surrounded by unfamiliars. It is nice to be home and to have someone to share this special day.

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4 thoughts on “Eid Mubarak

  1. hello,
    Just came to your blog for the first time – and am very impressed, and have enjoyed reading what i have read so far – I will come back and read older posts another time. I am privileged to be a Christian living in a majority Muslim country (Nth Sudan), and reading your blog is very interesting.

    I have many many Muslim friends here, culturally (obviously) they are Muslim Sudanese(ie Eid food if possible is sheep killed outside house that day), but I have little (er…zero) experience of American Muslim culture. I find it interesting seeing what being a Muslim in America ‘looks like’, especially from the point of view of an intelligent, eloquent woman.

    sorry you’ve had/have to deal with awful comments etc.

    hope you had a wonderful Eid.
    lucy

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  2. Eid Kareem everyone. Thanks for stopping by. Eccentric Yoruba, I have so much fun following your adventures. Samira, next Eid you have to swing by. I had way too many left overs. Most are in the freezer. Lucy, thank you for stopping by. I really want to visit Sudan. Much of my graduate work dealt with the Sudan and two ethnic groups: Fallata and Takruris. It must be scary seeing the sheep killed outside your house. Here in the states, we have a hard time finding a place where we can do the eid sacrifice. And thank you so much for the kind kind comments. I love your blog, by the way. And keep up the lovely crafts and yummy bread!!

    M

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