Sunday, June 15, 2008

The First Eid

There is a tradition here in some areas of Iran called 'The First Eid', held by a recently died person's family as a reminder at the first Eid (Islamic happy occasion) after his/her departure. The event represents the family's grief at an Eid when they were expected to be happy.
How sad if we were to hold a 'First Eid' for the recently martyred Hazrat Fatimah Al-Zahra (AS), since her First Eid would be her own birthday anniversary!

5 comments:

drhussain said...

Salam Alaikum
A very sadening thought. This tradition is also seen in kashmir from where I hail. No surprise Kashmir is sometimes called "iran Sagheer".How lucky you are to be the pigeon of the Holy Haram. Pray for me at the Haram of THe Holy Imam and forward my greetings to the Imam

Wa Salam
abid

Ahmad Abdollahzadeh said...

Wa Alaikum Assalam Brother

Thank you very much for your comment. I hope I meet you soon here at the Holy Shrine of Imam Reza(as). It's realy nice we have so much in common.

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