Tuesday, 30 October 2012

The Eid Hangover

Strategic Eids involve abayas slipped off
Gently as the men leave for Jummah
It involves planning and precision
Close enough to escape upon their return
Sitting in such a way  that the view from the window
Is clear to you but not to them

Strategic Eids involve pulling back your scarf
From your chin so you can chew
This maneuver is only meant for the discrete
It is causally removing socks from a carrier bag
And slipping them on your once sandal ridden feet

Strategic eids are left palms faced down
So the red tint of henna is not revealed
It is forced smiles as you tug at the ends
Of your scarf and feign interest in the worn floor

I love my awkward eids.Al- hamdulilah

There are few things more harrowing
Than an after Eid hangover
It is that sickening feeling that
You lacked inhibitions last night
The one winged bird descends miserably
It is waking up on a sofa shoes on ,prayers missed-
No opportunity to eat beyond your fill
Blockbuster sermons still play
And you hope you'll vomit up last nights dead flesh
Still tired- all nighters of your pilgrimage
To London's after maghrib fitna

It is the day after Eid a celebration for muslims
A reward for all the submission with what
Two faced irony will you say al-hamdulilah

. Abu 'All Rowzbari has said,
"Fear and hope are like the two wings of a bird. If they are well balanced, the flight will be well balanced. But, If one is stunted, the Right would also be stunted. And, to be sure, if the two are lost, the bird will soon be in the throes of death."

Call out to Him with fear and hope.
Surat al-Araaf 7:56

... Nor backbite one another; would any of you like to eat the flesh of his dead brother? You would abhor it.
Qur'an 49:12

“Do not send out your cattle or your children when the sun sets until the blackness of the night descends, for indeed the Satans are sent forth when the Sun sets until the blackness of the night descends.”
Sahîh Muslim


  1. Chillingly realistic...MashaAllah may Our Lord keep us on the straight path always because it so easy to lose yourself so quickly..

    1. Ameen

      How could one day bring so much change. I guess the truth is when we want to achieve we can do so, we can reach great heights but when we let ourself fall we really do fall.It reminds me a lot of the story of iblis