Happy Eid! The second week of Ramadan has arrived and millions from around the world are preparing for the festival. It is a time to celebrate and spread the love of Islam all over the world. However, it can also be a time of worry and tension as there are conflicting reports from various cities across the United Arab Emirates (and Middle East) regarding security. So what can we expect on Eid?
Many of the cities that are hosting major public shopping malls will experience a heightened police presence on this auspicious occasion. This is because the attacks in the past few weeks in certain parts of Europe have resulted in the police forces being on high alert. With this extra level of security, shopping malls will be particularly careful about who they let inside and who they keep out. This may cause frustrations for shopaholics all over the city but at least there will be some relief from the loud noise of heavy shopping carts and crowds.
In addition to the increased police presence, Eid celebrations are being commemorated with special fasting rules that are being enforced all across the Emirates. This is because the Ramadan period which lasts from late September to early October attracts many non-Arabs who come to Muslim countries for the holidays. This influx of non-Muslims has sparked off several debates between Sunnis and Shias over their right of buying or selling during this period. These battles usually erupt into violence and serious injuries and deaths are also common.
Eid celebrations in Dubai may result in some more tension between residents and non-Arabs shopping at the shopping malls. This is due to the number of non-Arabs that the shopping malls are housing. As most of the residents are from the Arab nations, the non-Arabs do not have easy access to the food restaurants and the markets where most of the shopping malls are located. They are forced to shop at the shopping malls and eat at the restaurants. With this in mind, the non-Arabs feel as though they have been left out and are taking advantage of the celebrations. Some locals feel that they are taking a selfish advantage by not going to the shopping malls, but this is the general attitude of non-Arabs.
Happy Eid Mubarak Wishes
- Eid Mubarak! May Allah fulfill all your dreams and hopes.
- May the blessings of Allah be with you and your family forever and always. Eid Mubarak!
- May Allah bless your life and fulfill all your wishes and Dua’s. Eid Mubarak.
- I hope this Eid brings peace, prosperity, and happiness to everyone’s life. Eid Mubarak!
- May Allah open the doors of happiness and prosperity for you. Eid Mubarak to you and your family.
- I wish you and your family a very joyful Eid. May Allah accept all your prayers and forgive all your faults. Eid Mubarak!
- Eid Mubarak to you and your family! May this Eid brings nothing but joy and peace for all. Have a safe and happy Eid day!
- May the divine happiness fill our homes and hearts. Wishing you all Eid Mubarak!
- May Allah (SWT) shower countless blessings on you because you deserve all of them. Wish you a very joyous eid, my love.
- Sending all my love and good wishes to you on this Eid. Happy Eid Mubarak, dear sister/brother.
- Before we ask for happiness and prosperity, we should ask for mercy. May Allah shower his mercy on us. Eid al-Fitr Mubarak!
- Every day is Eid for me when I’m with you. Sending lots of love to this Eid. Eid Mubarak.
- You are the reason why my life is so colorful each day. Let me make this Eid such a colorful one for you! Eid Mubarak my love!
Some locals however, feel that Eid celebrations are a part of Islamic tradition and culture and any form of selfishness will not be accepted. We need to remember that while the Eid celebration is a good event and gives us pleasure, it is not an Islamic practice. Eid traditions were practiced centuries ago and did not involve material possessions. Therefore, we should give utmost importance to our traditions and customs and do them only with the full understanding and the consent of our fellow men and women.
For Muslims, the shopping malls in Dubai are very important. It is considered an honor for a family to visit the shopping malls together. This is a great way for the two families to spend quality time together. During the holiday seasons, both the families pray and enjoy each other’s company. The holidays are the best time to bond with your loved ones and spend quality time with them.