I have so much to be thankful for, Alhamdulillah! We had one of the best Eid's as a family. As most of you know, I have 2 older sisters. Growing up with sisters has been a blessing. As we got older, our lives got busier. We all got married and had our own families. We've lived in different parts of the world, but have always kept in touch. We would always call each other when we needed to confide, ask for advice or share news of joy.
With our busy lifestyles spending Eid together wasn't a possibility. However, recently Allah made it happen. We had the memory of a life time. All 3 of us flew in to Dallas to our parent's home along with our husbands and daughters. We spent last few days of Ramadan and the first day of Eid all together, the whole family.
When it was time to cook, all of us took part in the preparations. Someone would set the table, the other one would make the salad, so on and so forth. When we sat down for iftar all 13 of us broke our fasts together. We enjoyed our food and talked and laughed. The joy on our table was as bountiful as the food. Then we all rushed to our prayer room to pray maghrib. After chatting only for a few minutes it was time to go to taraweeh as a family.
At the suhoor table, we often discussed fiqh subjects. As most of you know, my father is a well known scholar. In every discussion we learned the beauty in the details of Islam. The moments we spent together were absolutely priceless!
On Eid day, we all went to Eid prayers. I got to meet with friends I hadn't seen in years. We hugged and greeted each other with so much love. Within minutes we tried to catch up on each other's lives.
I feel very blessed and loved to be in such an amazing family, amongst righteous friends, and in one of the best Islamic communities in the world!
Sending you all best wishes,
Elif, Nazreen and Nicole at Eid prayer, Dallas Convention Center
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