Assalaamu Alaykum readers,
Today I have greeted in arabic as this post touches on a very special topic and a journey I yearn to make. This particular Eid is to celebrate the pilgrimage which all Muslims have to undertake as one of the pillars of our religion. Last night we visited a friend who has just returned, and she was so inspiring and frank about her whole experience. I left with a warm glow of appreciation for what I can only imagine to be one of the biggest life changing journeys. One can’t help but feel spiritually enlightened just by sharing in a pilgrim’s (hadjie) tale of utter joy and awe.
We celebrate the hadj journey in solidarity with our pilgrims on Eid-ul-Adha, a day spent with family and sometimes performing the ritual sacrifice of sheep or oxen. On days like these, I feel blessed to spend time with family, for the abundance of food and the ease with which we are able to practice our beliefs.
Here are some pics of the day, and my little nuclear family. The mornings are always busy with me in the kitchen preparing Eid lunch, so I have a comfortable but presentable outfit for when I need to greet guests.
|Can’t believe how my boys are growing!!!|
|Ihsaan, my little man|
|This pic sums up Ameer, always making us laugh|
|Ziyaad, who has grown into a high fashion gentleman (somebody save me!)|
|Time for a quick photo before guests arrive|
My afternoon look:
Morning jumpsuit by Asos
Supertrash Sequinned blazer from Zando
Tulle skirt custom made by Fabulous in Hijab
Nicci Boutiques gold plate bow belt
Accessorize clutch bag
Aldo Statement Ring
Ciao for now,