Happy Eid-ul-Fitr! Seize the moment and be happy 🙂 Eid-ul-Fitr is  the Muslim festival that marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. This year, the occasion is affected […]

Happy Eid-ul-Fitr! Seize the moment and be happy 🙂

Eid-ul-Fitr is  the Muslim festival that marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.

This year, the occasion is affected as nations around the world take measures to control the coronavirus pandemic, including the suspension of Eid prayers, gathering, and other celebratory events. But despite this, Eid is a festive day that should be celebrated and enjoyed.  So, why not celebrate and enjoy with the members of the household by staying home. Here are some tips: 

Dress up

While pyjamas and sweatpants have become the unofficial quarantine fashion staple, ditch them for your best and festive clothes for Eid. 

With henna salons closed this year, could you look to host a virtual henna party on Zoom? Decorate hands together and share the designs with your friends and family. 

Choose an Eid-related Zoom background

Whoever you will be in touch with on Zoom will probably enjoy seeing a festive background far more than another wall or bookshelf. Google “Eid zoom backgrounds” for ideas. 

Eid feast  

Consider ordering in this Eid. Restaurants have been hit hard by the Covid-19, and while most are closed for eating in, many are offering takeaways and delivery.  Morrisons has also launched a special Eid food box full of sweets and treats to help you celebrate at home.

And if you have garden, why not plan a BBQ? It would be great to get out in the fresh air and spend time cooking up a feast with family.  But always keep safety first, please.   

5 ways to stay BBQ safe (Tips from London Fire Brigade)

  1. Never use a BBQ – including disposables – indoors or on your balcony.
  2. Be careful where you position your BBQ – we suggest on level ground, well away from anything flammable like sheds, fences, trees or tents. 
  3. Don’t use petrol, paraffin or any flammable liquids on your BBQ – firelighters are a much safer option. 
  4. Carefully supervise children – little ones can all too easily trip and fall, while older children might hurt themselves trying to help. 
  5. Be pet-aware – dogs (and some cats!) love to snaffle sausages and can cause accidents getting under your feet. To be really safe, keep Fido indoors, or at least out of the immediate vicinity of the BBQ.

Did you know? BBQs can stay hot for hours, so be really careful moving them. They also give off carbon monoxide fumes for several hours after they go out, so don’t bring them indoors with you.

Curate an Eid playlist

Put together a soundtrack for the day by choosing great Eid poems/songs you can sing along to together or have playing in the background as you feast on your Eid meal.

Get creative with decorations

Another way to create that Eid vibe in your home is to fill your house with Eid decorations. This can be balloons, banners, bunting or lights. You could also create your own decorations in the days before. Pinterest is filled with loads of ideas on how to create Eid decoration and has many Eid sweet recipes too. Source: https://www.qmul.ac.uk/

Eid Mubarak! Shining Stars Fostering Family wishes you a happy and joyful Eid! Stay Safe!

Eid: Celebrities urge Muslims to celebrate festival at home

Celebrities including baker Nadiya Hussain and Citizen Khan creator Adil Ray have urged Muslims celebrating Eid this weekend to follow social distancing guidelines.

Addressing his fellow Muslims in the video, Ray said: “This year, we can stay home, save lives and give consideration to others. What a wonderful Eid gift that would be.”

Former Blue Peter presenter and children’s book author Konnie Huq, who also appears in the video, said: “By following the guidance we are helping to protect not just ourselves but also our families.”

post Source: BBC www.bbc.co.uk  and  www.qmul.ac.uk/