Monday, October 23, 2006

Eid Mubarak !

Here it is again - Eid ! Eid Mubarak to all of you wherever you are, whoever you are - Muslims , Non-Muslims, Secularists, Veil Wearers, Nudists, Bangalis, Chakmas, Biharis, Welsh, English, Scottish, Irish, heterosexual, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transexual, homophobic, aquaphobic, Islamphobic, Holocaust victims, Holocaust Survivors, Sunnis, Shiis, Kurds, Sufis, Ummah lovers, Ummah Haters, fundamentalists, freedom fighters, Human Rights Activists, Animal Lovers, Animal Killers, Plant lovers. Plant Killers, Fruit lovers, Fruit Killers, Monogamists, Polygamists, boys and girls, Ladies and Gentlemen, Men and Women of all ages - Eid Mubarak to all of you !!

Like every year there was no mention of Eid in the mainstream media - Newspapers, websites or TV. If not a holiday, atleast mentioning Eid on the media wouldn't do any harm I guess as far as 'integration' is concerned. Would Jack Straw or Tony Blair bother to come on TV and say Eid Mubarak to all the Muslims in Britain. That would have really helped rather than talking about Muslims and Islam all the time. The same goes for Indian media. After Diwali comes Christmas. Eid is omitted. Bravo !!

Thank Allah that Nazrul Islam wrote a song about Eid-Ul-Fitr once and that song kept Bangladesh alive all these years. It's strange that no song writer, in Bangladesh's history, never bothered to write a memorable Eid song. Even a secular country like Britain produces dozens of new Christmas songs every year. I guess the intellectuals in our country have become super seculars. OK let them be secular then while I remain a Muslim and listen shatinath's version of Nazrul Song - 'Romjaner oi Rojar Sheshe...."

Finally a nice Eid Mubarak song found on You Tube ...Enjoy !

[UPDATE] Indian channel B4U dedicated a whole program for Eid ! Walla !! That's the way bro !

BBC website has a picture story on Eid-Al-Fitr in different countries around the world.

The Pakistani-Bangladeshi singer Alamgir, after winning the life time achievement award in the MOTOROLA music award in Pakistan, sang his version of "Amai Bhashai li re ...." - a famous Bangla folk song infront of a packed Pakistani audience. That was really heart-touching and although the show was two months old, the song made us really proud on Eid day !

"Though first, it was now time to honor a lifetime of classic contributions to the field of music- the recipient of TMA's Lifetime Achievement Award was a man who infused new blood in the music of mid-70s. At a time when people thought that after Ahmed Rushdie, Akhlaque Ahmed, Runa Laila and the likes they will breathe in a world without music - Alamgir dawned a new hope at just that point in time. Alamgir's teary-eyed speech was one of the night's more touching moments. After the standing ovation the TMA band came on stage again and for the first time in 15 years, Alamgir was set to belt out a few of his classic songs with four of the most rocking musicians on the scene today." - Insiya Syed


Blogger Yemeni Me said...

I stumbled upon your site. EID Mubarak!

5:28 AM  
Blogger Arshad said...

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12:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eid Mubarak to you too :)
aawww cute video

3:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Salamualaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Baraktuhu

Eid Mubarak. May Allah accept our prayers and fasting and strengthen us in His Deen for the rest of the year, too. Hope everyone enjoys Eid and has a blessed one with his family.

By the way check out the Eid-ul-Fitr Bayan in Bangla and Urdu I recorded on my blog.

Wa Salam

1:52 PM  
Blogger morristhepen said...

In Bangladesh, everyone gets a national holiday on every major religious festival, whether Muslim, Hindu, Christian or Buddhist. Think we should offer a fact-finding trip here to Jack Straw, Phil Woolas and all the other numbheads in the govt? Eid Mubarak from Dhaka...

9:53 AM  
Blogger kuffir said...

eid mubarak!

'The same goes for Indian media. After Diwali comes Christmas. Eid is omitted. Bravo !!'

i don't know what newspapers or channels you are talking about ..but eid gets talked about all through the month in india. in the media.

3:32 PM  
Anonymous popslashgirl said...

I lived in Bangladesh as a kid, and I remember being in kindergarten and learning a song to celebrate Eid. I still remember that song, twenty-four years later, although I'm sure my pronunciation has degraded the meaning to nothingness. I wish I knew what it meant.

I liked the youtube song, although I was amused by the origin of the tune they used. It was originally a song by Nsync called "Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays". The cool thing is, they didn't change all that many words!

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Eid. I still remember that song, twenty-four years later, although I'm sure my pronunciation has degraded the meaning to nothingness. I wish I knew what it meant.

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