Saturday, October 4, 2014

Eid Mubarak Oman

While Eid Al Adha is technically, officially, today, no one I know is cutting the meat or going out for Eid prayer. A fatwa from the Ibadhi Grand Mufti told Omanis to not cause fitnah (trouble basically is the translation for it) by disagreeing with the government over the official timing (since Islamically it is by moon-sighting which makes Eid al Adha technically tomorrow not today) and the Mufti told Omanis to pray the Eid salat at home, rather than going out tomorrow for it (which looks against the government). Saudi Arabia (Sunni Authority) decalred today Eid, and I didn't check Iran (not exactly Shia authority but I don't follow them ever so I dunno). Anybody? Anyways... beyond all the initial whatsapp angst pre-{government declared} Eid morning, everyone seems happy today.

I'd just be like, go out for Eid prayer and cut your sheep/goats/cows tomorrow (Islam) but don't be mad at the government ect... because like, tomorrow is still a holiday anyways right? :). I don't see how the government could be offended if people prayed tomorrow instead of today.... It isn't exactly something scary.

Anyways, an earlier start for Eid makes travel a lot easier, and without all the meat cutting, everyone I know is relaxed and visiting and having fun. It actually feels like a holiday doesn't it?  A day off from tradition?:)

Eid Mubarak Oman.

3 comments:

that girl is me said...

why all this disagreement there is just one eid and its by the moon eid is tomorrow in Morocco, anyway eid mubarak

Omani Princess (not Omani...yet) said...

that girl is me: Agreed, but governments don't always follow Islam;)

yourcyberhelper said...


May the blessings of Allah be with you and your family. Happy Eid! :) I would love to send my Islam friends some wonderful Eid Mubarak greetings