So, this year Eid is not going to be the same like the previous ones , EID 2020 will be totally different as we used to have large gatherings for eid but this year we will not have anything because of COVID 19 ,our lives have just turned upside down, everyone around the world are suffering, it has created an impact on all our lives, it’s a crazy situation out there.
Amidst all this Ramadan arrives where we weren’t allowed in the mosques , and we are even advised to offer the Eid prayers at home, never heard of this before but in all this we have realised what truly Matters is the safety of our family must be our top priority.
During Eid we meet our relatives and we enjoy lunches dinners, and spend quality time with our loved ones. So this time with this pandemic we have to stay indoors and also we can still zoom call our relatives and friends , we must try to curb this pandemic so being stressed for what has happened in the world we must try to take necessary precautions and also follow the social distancing at all times .
Usually Eid is the time of celebration and gatherings and food , but this pandemic thought us to be more resourceful and also to be more sensitive towards the society to give back to them. Instead of spending unnecessarily over food , clothes, etc. I realised that there are families that are affected by this pandemic and they cannot afford the basic amenities so it’s better to give back to the society.
That’s what Eid is all about right? I feel that this Eid is truly special because it has taught us the real meaning of this blessed month and Eid. As we used to indulge ourselves only in the worldly pleasures we forget Almighty that gave us abundantly but we were never thankful and we never thought of those who aren’t able to look after their families .
This Ramadan is so fulfilling that it has brought me more closer to Almighty than ever before without any distractions of the worldly temptations. No large iftar gatherings, also spending my time in kitchen preparing different types of food to please the crowd. Perhaps this could be a learning experience for all of us to be concerned about one another and also to be prepared for anything that comes our way. We need to stay positive throughout and also look after our loved ones.
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