Tuesday 25 April 2023

The end of Ramadan and Celebrating Eid 2023

Celebrating Eid 2023

The end of Ramadan 2023

Ramadan 2023 was one of the hardest I have ever done since I reverted to Islam in 2010. It started so well for me as I managed to fast the first two weeks easily. But I got some issues that were much too hard for me that made me hiccup near the finish line. I managed to keep 20 fasts this year, which has to be the most I have ever done, alhamdulillah.

The last two weeks of Ramadan were a little bit of a blur for me. Even with the negatives that happened during the holy month, it went by so quickly. I dunno I cried, I got happy, also had a reality check of a few things at the same time. 

Eid 2023
Our Eid 
Regarding Eid with our family, the plans are always last minute because everyone is busy with kids, work or a mixture of both. 

For Eid morning we decided to go to the morning Eid prayer in Glasgow central mosque. The drive is about 30 mins from where we live but we enjoy going to this mosque. We have been going here for years.

My daughters and I went to the women's section of the mosque and wow, it was swamped, we arrived early but the was barely any room. Once the prayer started it was beautiful hearing the Imans talk and prayer. Getting out of the mosque on the other hand was very hard, it was so busy that it took us 30 minutes for us to get out and meet up with my husband and son outside. 

We decided to have a KFC for brunch as a treat, we all got our favourites. Mine happens to be a fillet burger, mmmm delicious! After this, we decided to go home and get our best clothes on ready for jummah.

When we went to Jummah, the mosque was much quieter than the Eid prayer, I would say 90% less for sure. During the prayer, I managed to get tears in my eyes a few times. Getting out this time was a breeze.

After this, we went to my husband's Aunts house for food and to spend time with the broader family. It's nice seeing everyone. We had pilau and kebabs and some keer ( damn I love that stuff, it's kinda like a rice pudding) After spending most of our day here we went to my husband's grans house. We had a games evening before calling it a night. 

It was an ok Eid. Ramadan was a mixed bag for me but I do feel blessed.

Until next time Mel x


  1. I loved reading this post. I’m not Islamic but I’ve always wondered what Eid was like and this gave me a lot of insight.

  2. Thank you for sharing this; it was great to read about how you and your family celebrate and observe Ramadan.

  3. looks like you had a wonderful Ramadan with family and great food.

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  4. Eiyo, Happy Eid Mubarak from Malaysia. Hope you had a blessing celebration.