Friday, June 23, 2017
LL those who fasted the last month
wait eagerly for the day of Eid. Eid
comes to mark the end of Ramadan
and to reward those who tried their
best with fasting and prayers, in addition
performed good deeds. A new spirit is gusted
as Eid arrives - decorations and festivities,
whereas most kids are waiting to wear new
clothes and to pray the Eid prayer with their
family and friends. After that, there is food
and gatherings and a lot of time to spend
with loved ones. The most exciting part for
Kids, however is when they receive their ‘Ei-
dyah’ or ‘Eidi’. It is a small amount of money
given by parents or adult family members to
the children on the first day of Eid. There is a
saying, ‘No Eid without Eidyah’
‘Eidyah’ is practiced almost all around
the world where Muslims reside. It is an
important part of Eid-Al-Fitr to bring smiles
on the faces of young ones – a tradition that
has been handed from old generations till
the current times. Children tend to spend the
‘Eidyah’ on food and buying things or toys,
whereas mostly keep thinking what to do of
the money they have on hand. Here are few
tips to spend your
‘Eidyah’ on the joyous occasion of Eid:
You might have the urge to spend all mon-
ey at once. It is probably not the right way.
Try to learn the importance of money saving.
If spending or buying anything is not neces-
sary, start saving it for something you might
need in the coming days.
Spend some money on food, or the pur-
chase of your favorite candies. When you do
it, don’t forget to buy it for your siblings as
well. Sharing things will increase the love.
Buy Eid gifts for your friends with ‘Eidyah’.
It is Sunnah to give gifts and will earn you
reward and happiness.
Do you know anyone or any place where
people need money? Give some amount of
money to those who truly needs it, and spend
some time with them.
Arrange a small gathering for your friends
as EID party, after all Eid is all about, hug-
ging, meeting and greeting. Happiness in-
creases when spread around.
Buy something for your parents, it will
make them proud. They give you innumerous
things throughout the year to see the smile
on your face. Make them smile with your little
gesture of buying them a gift.
If you have younger siblings, make them
feel special. Take them out for ice cream or
dessert. Ask them what they need and may
be both of you can combine the ‘Eidyah’ to
purchase a thing of common interest.
Don’t spend day sleeping or just eating.
Hang out with family and friends and visit
theme parks, museum, parks and zoo.
Pamper yourself, save your ‘Eidyah’ and
buy something big that you wanted to get all
year. And buy something that you need – like
a book you always wanted to read, a laptop
to help you with assignments, a smart phone
We wish all our Fun Times friends a very
happy and joyous Eid!