Eid Holidays

It’s been announced by the Federal Government today that there would be three public holidays from October 1 to 3 (Wednesday to Friday) on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr.

This would ideal for the people who have Saturdays off but what about the ones who don’t? Comments?

13 Comments so far

  1. wkhang on September 24th, 2008 @ 2:02 pm

    Can you celebrate the eid while your country is on the brink of death ?

    Can you celebrate the eid while number of families have deaths in the bomb blast ?

    Can you celebrate while few days back Pakistan had a biggest Blast in the hoistory of Pakistan, and now a while ago a blast in Quetta, six school girls died ?

    Can you celebrate the eid while the war in the northern areas is going on and thousands of families are evacuated from there houses and living in tents with no food, water, electricity etc.

    Can you have eid while in Karachi thousands are still living without sehelter ?

    Request to have Eid with no celebration, but with the words like " We are with you all and feel the same pain you have "….

    you we does not have feeling like I explained, its mean our hearts are dead and we are not in the category of Muslim Ummah.

    Spread Love and Share your life with Poors…..

  2. salmanjamali on September 24th, 2008 @ 2:15 pm

    RAMADAN Traditional Problem, Qur’anic solutions

    Each year the Muslim Ummah places itself in the same position with regards to determining the start of Ramadan,
    the fasting times for each day in the month of Ramadan and the timetabling of Eid,
    the celebration that marks the end of the fast.
    Different groups are on different days.
    Break their fasts at different times and celebrate Eid on different occasions as a result of their clinging to a tradition,
    which requires the moon to be sighted with the naked eye to determine die cycle CIF events during Ramadan.

    The solution to the above problem lies clearly within the pages of the Qur’an,
    which as ever prompts the human being to use its INTELLECT and KNOWLEDGE in order to overcome obstacles in its path:

    (21:33) "It is He who created the night and the day and the sun and the moon.
    All (heavenly bodies) swim along. Each in its ORBIT."

    (36:39) *And the moon. We have MEASURED for her its STAGES;
    till the RETURNS like the old (and withered) part of the date Stalk"

    (36:40) "It is not permitted for the sun to overtake the moon, nor can the night outstrip the day.
    Each (just) swims along in (as own) ORBIT. *

    (10:5) He has made the sun the source of light and the moon a reflected light and MEASURED OUT THE STAGES FOR HER THAT YOU MAY KNOW THE NUMBER OF YEARS AND THE COUNT (OF TIME). This is nothing but a part of His Constructive DESIGN."

    (6:97) "It is He who cleaved the day break (from the dark). He made the night for rest and tranquillity and THE SUN AND THE MOON FOR THE RECKONING (OF TIME)”.

    The above verses from the Qur’an point to the same set of facts, Via the orbits of the sun and MOON can be CALCULATED exactly since their courses are not ARBITRARILY determined (they are part of Allah’s constructive design) and thus their positions in the night sky can be DETERMINED IN ADVANCE of an actual SIGHTING (with the naked eye) of the heavenly body concerned. Conclusive proof is given in the following verse:

    (55:5) *The Sun and the moon follows courses (EXACTLY) COMPUTED;

    There is no question of the above or any other Divine law being nullified by Allah in an arbitrary way, for He has said in the Qur’an:

    (33:38) “The Divine laws are BOUND by certain measures."

    (65:3) "Allah has made a SPECIFIC PATTERN for everything that exists."

    (6:34) *Nobody can CHANGE the laws of God."

    (17:77) *You do not find a CHANGE in the working of our (Divine) laws"

    (35:43) "So you can never find a CHANGE in the working of the Divine laws."

    In fact, it is a direct consequence of Allah providing stability in the universe through laws that we are in a position to resolve our problems:

    (45:13) *And He has made SUBSERVIENT to you whatsoever is in the heavens, and whatsoever in the earth all from Himself."

    Thus, solutions to problems that WE have created associated with the timetabling of events during Ramadan, can be Obtained if we follow Qur’anic guidance and apply our minds to solving the issue, rather than clinging to a tradition on an EMOTIONAL bases. In fact, the solution lies in a field that was pioneered by some of OUR greatest scientists / ASTRONOMY.

    (51: 20) *In the earth are CLEAR SIGNS for those who get CONVINCED (after thorough Investigation and research);"

    (51:21) *And also within yourself. THEN WILL YOU NOT EXERCISE YOUR VISION ?"

    If YOU are convinced, Please try to convince others. Particularly those in positions of authority ouch to mosque leader, etc so that the solution can be implemented on a national/international basis. This will serve as a practical demonstration of the unity of the Muslim Ummah (nation). The Qur’an also instructs human beings to resolve problems of a day-to-day nature through shura (i.e.: mutual consultation)

    (3:159); why don’t we apply this principle of consultation to the above problem and resolve it once and for all?

  3. tzaidi on September 24th, 2008 @ 6:51 pm

    fill in the sick leave application for saturday – post date it & leave at your Boss’ desk :)

  4. Afreen (afreen) on September 24th, 2008 @ 11:14 pm

    @ wkhang, There would be no time in this world for a smile if we kept on mourning. Blasts would happen, terrorist attacks too; people would pass on, sometime peacefully while in other times violently; different factions of the community would continue at each others’ throats, plotting, scheming; natural disasters will keep on happening. There is no stop to this. If a bomb blasts here, a bridge falls somewhere else, while people die on truckload basis for reasons ranging from mundane reasons of inconsistency, revenge, independence to Jihad. If we keep on mourning, we would never be able to stand and keep going. Life is given for sustenance and perseverance. We should persevere and make a stand rather than lying low moping.

    @ salmanjamali, I remember a Hadith of our Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him): “Fast when you see it [the new moon] and stop fasting when you see it, and if it is cloudy then complete the month with thirty days.” That is the basis for determining the beginning and end of Ramadan by the actual sighting of the new moon.

    If you see this on the basis of Islamic shariah with which Allah sent our Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) is universal and everlasting, until the Day of Resurrection. (It is valid for every time and place, whether worldly sciences are advanced or otherwise, whether there are telescopes etc. Sighting the moon is something that people of all places and times can do, unlike calculations which may or may not be within the reach of the people, and telescopes which may or may not be available).

    (Interpretation of the meaning): “… So whoever among you sights (the crescent on the first night of) the month (of Ramadan), he must observe sawm (fast) that month…” [al-Baqarah 2:185] So the beginning and ending of Ramadan are connected to the actual sighting of the moon, and not to the calculations of astronomers, even though Allah knew that the astronomers would develop their science to the point where they would be able to calculate the positions of the stars and heavenly bodies. The Muslims are obliged to follow what Allah has prescribed for them through His Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), basing the beginning and end of the fast on the sighting of the moon.

    @ tzaidi, I am one of those who get Saturdays off :)

  5. tzaidi on September 24th, 2008 @ 11:32 pm

    @Afreen, lucky you :)

  6. wkhang on September 25th, 2008 @ 12:22 am

    What ever you said its correct, I agreed with you. But you explain me only one thing. If you have death in your house (God Forbid), are you going to celebrate the Eid ?

    If your house get burnt are you going to celebrate the Eid ?

    If your brother or sister or any family member injured lost legs or arms are you still going to tell everyone that " Life goes on I am going to celebrate eid ".

    Blasts will happend,
    people will get murdered,
    ladies will burried alive,
    13 years girl sold out twice (as per todays news in Express News),
    School girl murdered (today in Quetta),
    14 Armed Forces guys Shaheed (todays news),
    EarthQuake just came into Rawalpindi, Deer, Malakend, Islamabad etc, 5.3 R.Scale,

    Are these all is enough for us or more need to provide on current situation ?

    Oh yeah I do not care of all these things
    I will go in Market and buy news cloths worth 5000 Rs or may be more,
    I will buy news shoes,
    I will buy new song cds and keep playing in my car or house loudly,
    I will go on date,
    I will stay out in Market for just staring girls, till 4 am,
    I will even not care that tonight is 23rd Night of Ramadan or 25th Ramadan Night (Laila-tul-Qader), I will ignored all this and will keep going on to do those things which is totally against the human nature.

    Dear Brother,

    Look in your sourndings, feel the pain…. look into your third street, people does not have night meal, or some one is laying down in fever, or some one is planing to do BOMB BLAST, this is our duty, my duty, my responsibility ( I own karachi ), to take care of each other.

    We we do not care all of this, than the latest current wakeup call came (earthquake) from Allah.

    FIX IT or its get too late…


  7. judge on September 25th, 2008 @ 9:17 am


    What ever you said its correct, I agreed with you. But try to convince me only one thing. If you have death in your house (God Forbid), are you going to celebrate the Eid ?

    If your house get burnt are you going to celebrate the Eid ?

    If your brother or sister or any family member injured lost legs or arms are you still going to tell everyone that " Life goes on I am going to celebrate eid ".

    Afreen Afreen Afreen Afreen husnay janay kee tareef mumkin nahi,

  8. Afreen (afreen) on September 25th, 2008 @ 10:00 am

    wkhang, don’t think I do not care what is happening around me. Life here is just the first stage. Whatever we do here, we’ll be accountable later. Every person has to do his/her own part in making things better. This is what I was talking about. Just mourning people wouldn’t do anything. We as individuals and collectively as a nation have to make a stand and work together in making our community better.

  9. wkhang on September 25th, 2008 @ 4:13 pm

    @ Afreen,
    No one is mourning here CLEAR !!

    Do you mean by saying this " Whatever we do here, we’ll be accountable later ", " Every person has to do his/her own part in making things better ",

    Well some time everyone just dont do enough or do nothing at all, want to see an example VIST TARIQ ROAD at the moment..

    this is what makes me write it on and on, unless I make my point clear ‘Hope so’,

    Our boat is sinking each minute, each hour, each day….

    here is the latest… after British, US also have stoped the visa serives in Pakistan.

    You enjoy the BBQ at the top of the baot, we think and try to save our boat.

    End of conversation.

  10. monkey on September 28th, 2008 @ 2:36 am

    @wkhang: I am sorry but you’re being very judgmental. Celebrating something is not synonymous with forgetting the misery in the world.

  11. wkhang on September 29th, 2008 @ 4:30 am

    no big deal

  12. wkhang on September 29th, 2008 @ 4:31 am


  13. judge on September 29th, 2008 @ 11:48 am

    saturday off ho ya na hoo, kam par koyee nahi ata monday sai pehlay kuch bhi nahi open ho ga dafftar ana energy, fuel aur time barbad karna ho ga. tharki jin ka dil ghar par nahi lagay ga wohi kam ka bahana kar kay ghar sai bahgayn gai.

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