Eid mubarak everyone!
We’re just a day (or two, depending on when you started fasting) away from the end of Ramadan.
How did the month go for you this year?
I started a new job the week before Ramadan started. I was very happy to be working, but I would not recommend having to learn a whole new work environment while you’re also abstaining from eating.
Luckily, I didn’t have any issues with fasting. And, it definitely helps to have the day go by a bit faster when you’re busy. God always finds a way to make things work out for us.
How did you all spend the month? Every year, I always regret not spending enough time in worship. Life gets in the way. But, I think if you make an effort to do what you can, that’s always a great thing.
And, now, how will you be spending Eid? My parents normally have people over in the morning, right after Eid prayer, which is always fun. But, last year, my brother, sister and I decided to take our younger cousins out somewhere fun in the afternoon. We ended up at a driving range, and it was great, despite the fact that none of us know how to hit a golf ball. My family is from Pakistan, and we always dress up in traditional shalwar kameez for Eid. But, it was nice to change into more comfortable clothes and spend some one-on-one time with our younger relatives.
Whatever you guys are doing, I hope you have a wonderful Eid and can carry over the lessons and blessings from Ramadan through the rest of the year.
Pop Culture Hijabi is a weekly column by Nadia Malik. Malik is a former newspaper reporter based in Chicago who’s now making her way as a freelancer. She spends entirely too much time watching TV and reading pop culture, fashion and TV blogs. She also occasionally consumes serious books and news. No, really. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org with “pop culture hijabi” in the subject line, follow her at www.twitter.com/nadiamalik or simply leave a comment below.