Eid Mubarak! And…my Eid gift

There is a word in Urdu that is wonderfully rich in meaning: 'barkat'. It means 'abundance', or 'bounty'; 'plenty'. Somehow, I always associate it with the Divine, for God is the source of all abundance. That is the Eid we have had: one of barkat and joy. Eid is characterised by fun, food, and festivities. Children … Continue reading Eid Mubarak! And…my Eid gift

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Ramadan Reflections, Day 29: Farewell…

Part of the adventure of Ramadan is the benign drama around when Eid will fall. Although the lunar cycle can be scientifically calculated with razor-sharp accuracy, most Islamic scholarship has maintained the traditional view that the new moon must be sighted with the naked eye - within certain conditions - before Eid can be announced. … Continue reading Ramadan Reflections, Day 29: Farewell…