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Quote niqab_ummi Replybullet Topic: 4-Fun-Eid Wish List
    Posted: 10 December 2006 at 6:02pm

Assalamu'Alaikum Sisters,

This is purely for fun what's on your wish list for Eid or What are you buying for your loved ones.....

Some of my favorite things to shop for are for the kids: this Eid I loaded up on childrens nasheed tapes and Islamic puzzles and The Hadith Challenge Board Game....

I had the hardest time finding the balloons that say "Eid Mubarak" to hang with the other Eid decorations in the house all of my regular favorite stores online were sold out unless I wanted to buy 40 or more....

Ugggh!

I could just imagine mine and hubby's lungs collapsing at balloon 20! But I finally found a company in the UK and it was cheaper than here so Insha'Allah they'll make it in time....

I only have two wish list items for me: 

1. have the kids do all of the dishes from the lunch meal.heheheheheheheheheh!

2. to take a nap in the afternoon without the earth falling off it's axis...lol!

Eid Mubarak

MasSalaama

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Quote rookaiya Replybullet Posted: 12 December 2006 at 3:51am

nice post niqaab ummie

if i had a wish list for eid it would be as follows:-

1. a beautiful punjabi to wear..im thinking of soft pink. i would accesorise with silver bangles and a silver handbag silver shoes

2. to have  a massive community lunch with all kinds of food. im talking breyani( mutton, fish, chicken prawn and vegetable), roasted chicken, friend fish, chicken curry, mutton curry, roast lamb, soji, ice cream, all types of fruit, different varities of salads, all the soft drinks u can think of..this should be a real feast..a feast of all feasts

3. to go for eid namaaz. i havent been able to go to the masjid for eid these past 3 years. my mom normaalyy goes while i stay home with the kids

 

 

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Quote niqab_ummi Replybullet Posted: 12 December 2006 at 6:49am

Assalamu'Alaikum Dear Sisters and Sister Rookaiya,

Insha'Allah if your living in the west take the kids with you....I know that noisy children can be frowned apoun  in some countries but Mash'Allah none of the sisters at our masjid mind toddlers moving about....

What a nice Eid out-fit! pale pink and silver is lovely,

Oh the meal sounds great reminds me of our monthly dinners at the masjid most of our brothers and sisters are from the Indo/Pak area so I'm familiar with all of the goodies you mentioned even though we are not from that area...

I finally taught myself how to make samosas' the kids love them so much now it's a regular Eid dish on our table as well.......

Eid Mubarak,

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Quote almostthere Replybullet Posted: 12 December 2006 at 9:06pm

Sister Niqab_Ummi, Assalamu-aleikum,

where did you order those children's Nasheed tapes, would love to get some for mine.

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Quote almostthere Replybullet Posted: 12 December 2006 at 9:07pm

Another wish...

My biggest wish right now is to sleep in my own bed with my husband crawling all over me instead of the kids... lol

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Quote rookaiya Replybullet Posted: 12 December 2006 at 10:02pm

wa alalaikum salaam , sister niqaab

i did try taking the kids with me to the masjid once for Jumah...big mistake..they are so unruly and so ill mannered. and in pubilc they are worse. i couldnt even perform my salaah properly. i think i will wait until they are older

almostthere i can relate to the kids. mine refused to sleep in their own bed last nite. so the 4 of us had to all squeeze in my bed. but once they were asleep, i put them in their own beds

how do u guys celebrate eid ul adha. here its gonna be on new years eve so my sister suggested that we have a spit braai. i doubt that we will make breyani this time or bake. this eid people are usually busy slaughtering. there isnt much time to visit family n socialise.

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Quote niqab_ummi Replybullet Posted: 13 December 2006 at 6:31am

Assalamu'Alaikum Dear Sisters,

Sr. Almostthere,

 I shop several stores online. I don't really go out that much shopping unless my hubby is with me. My two oldest boys ages 14 and 16 qualify to be my Mahram but I still prefer to leave most of everything up to my hubby and help out by shopping online.

The least expensive stores online that I have found have been:

1. http://www.islamicbookstore.com 

2. Also here at this site, if you have a membership you get an additional discount which is wonderful.

3. I would suggest on ebay a store called Imedia that is run by a very nice sr. and her husband and it's all Islamic media items....

Sr. Rookaiya,

Eid for us is a very big occasion whenever it falls during the calendar year. 

We start our day with going to the masjid we always go to the earliest prayer because our family rule is no presents/goodies until we've gone to Eid prayer.

This year I'm making Pot Roast and Roast Lamb so I'll season it the night before and pop it in the oven on low when we get up to leave for masjid that way it will be ready around lunch time.

When we get home the kids get to open their presents they will be Insha'Allah all wrapped and decorated and than we have some tea and sweets and spend family time.

Almost always we stop to see friends between Asr and Magrib time or they come to see us sometimes after Isha prayer as well. 

We have decorations that say Eid Mubarak and during Ramadan we hang decorations and lights for all of Ramadan that say Ramadan Mubarak....

Our entire family about 2 days before we expect Eid decorate the house with lights and banners and Balloons on sparkling garlands that say "Happpy Eid"

I did order Eid balloons Insha'Allah they'll arrive in time if not I'll go buy plain balloons....

I start baking sweets about a week before Eid.

For Eid'Ul"Fitr we do the same thing accept we almost always have Turkey with our meal because the kids love it and We know a BR. that has a Halal only poultry farm/shop that gives us a good price on Turkey every year.

We don't celebrate new years or any other holidays like that so this year if Eid does fall on new years it will for us just be a regular Eid.

 Insha'Allah, you will get to go to Salat soon with your children....

I think the boys always make extra effort to be good in prayer because they know that if they're not than I won't let them have any of the sweets the masjid provides after prayer and I will delay the opening of Eid gifts at home until they have had adequate time to reflect on their behavior...My boys now are older and have been praying salat and sitting quietly for khutbah since they were 4-5 years so Alhamdulillah you'll get to that point as well.....

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Quote rookaiya Replybullet Posted: 13 December 2006 at 10:17pm

niqab ummi that sounds wonderful. u and your family do indeed have a very exciting eid.

we have never done the eid decorations or gifts but after reading your post i think its something worth looking inot. im sure it will add to the excitement n the kids will love it.

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