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Eid Stories


The Adventures of Jamila and Bilal
Presents......
The Eid Adventure
 
    It was the day before Eid Al-Fitr.  Jamila, Bilal and their parents were sitting down for a delicious dinner, because the fast had ended. It was the twins favorite-cheese pizza. Their parents got it as a special treat for completing their first fast. At first, they gobbled their pizza and gulped their soda because they were hungry, but Mother told them that this was un-Islamic. So, they tried to use their best manners to please Allah. After their yummy dinner, they prayed and then jumped into their beds. Jamila made it to the bed first, so Bilal fell on her. If you were in the room all you would see was a tangle of arms and legs! Mother and Father kissed them goodnight and then they read a sur'ah from the Qur'an. They desperately tried to make themselves sleepy. They counted sheep, rabbits, camels, and even elephants! But, they were too excited about Eid.

  Suddenly, there was a burst of white light in the room. The light glowed so bright that it hurt their eyes. Then, suddenly there was a strange creature right by their bed! "Assalam Alaikum! My name is Assad and I'm a jinn." Bilal and Jamila were very surprised to see a jinn! They were so surprised that they almost fell off their beds! "Why are you here?" Bilal bravely asked. "I have come to tell you about the purpose of Ramadan and Eid," Assad said. And, right after that they were whisked away. You see,  jinns travel very fast- before you even blink they can go around the world! So, it was  very much like a roller-coaster ride to the two twins. Assad took them to a street in which poor people lived. The two twins almost cried (although Bilal didn't like to admit it) to see that many of the people were starved! "See, one reason why Muslims fast is so that they can appreciate the food that Allah has given them and to know what it feels like for less unfortunate people," Assad stated.

   Then, before you could even say "Hi" , the friendly jinn took them to a mosque. The people were praying to Allah and thanking Him. "We also fast, because it purifies ourselves and helps us to become better Muslims." Assad said. "Then we can go to heaven, INSHALLAH!" Jamila said with a dreamy look. That is the best reward that Muslims should work hard for. Then, Assad asked them, " Can one of you think of another reason why we're supposed to fast?"  "I know! I know! It's healthy for us!, Bilal said jumping up and down. Jamila then looked at him with a warning glance because he was jumping around like a kangaroo! "You are correct, Bilal. It's good for our bodies instead of always stuffing our faces with food!" Jamila then started giggling about them stuffing their food in their mouths at dinnertime. Did Assad know about that? "And of course, we celebrate Eid Al-Fitr to mark the end of Ramadan. People give presents to each other on this day, pray at the mosque, and spend time with friends and family."  Jamila and Bilal then started thinking and eagerly waiting for the next day. It was so hard to wait!

   "Well, this was the purpose of your trip. I will now take you back to your beds so you can get a good night's sleep before Eid!" In an instant, the two twins were taken to their room and they yawned sleepily. They promised to each other to keep this adventure a secret.
Until next time...
Aisha the Cat's Eid Dinner
      
    It was the morning of Eid.  Aisha the cat was in her garden. There was a nice breeze that blew the pretty flowers. There were red roses, golden tulips, and pretty daisies. A robin flew past. "Assalamu Alaikum Aisha. Happy Eid!" Mr. Bunny also came hopping down the path. He didn't see Aisha until he bumped right into her. "Oh! Assalamu Alaikum!" Sorry I bumped into you but I have to get ready for my guests!"

    "Oh dear," said the white cat. "I forgot that everyone is coming to my house tonight for Eid dinner! Aisha ran down the path to her house. She ran so  quickly that she bumped into a tree and her glasses came off. "Oh no!" she said. "Now what shall I do without my glasses?" Just then, Abdullah the bear and his sister Fatimah were walking down the road. They tried to help Aisha the cat find her glasses. They looked and they looked but her glasses weren't anywhere to be found! Then, Abdullah sat down and her glasses were under him! "How awful! My glasses! NOW what am I going to do?" "I'm sorry!, said the bear. "I'll go and buy you some new ones." "That's OK. It was my fault after all, Aisha told Abdullah. So, she put on her glasses and went into her house, but her glasses were smudged and everything looked foggy.

   "Hmmm..."said Aisha. "There is fog in the house. I can't have that at Eid dinner." She opened up the window to shoo the fog out. But the fog would not go away.  So she went into the kitchen to make Eid dinner. She bumped into the stove. She went to the refrigerator but couldn't tell what food was what. Instead of milk, eggs, and butter she picked golf balls, cream, and cheese that was next to the refrigerator. "Hmmmm..." the poor cat said. There is something wrong with my food! My eggs are hard, the butter smells funny, and the milk is just like cream! Now what shall I do?" Aisha went to the cupboard.  "I guess I'll just have to fix something else." she said as she looked at all the food. But she couldn't read the labels on the food. Then, all of a sudden the plates on the second shelf came down with a very loud crash!

    Aisha became so upset and started to cry. Big, wet tears rolled down her cheeks and splattered on the floor. What would she say to all of her friends? Just then, she heard a knock on the door. "Who is it?" she asked. She cleaned her glasses to see and everything wasn't foggy anymore! She saw the robin, Mr. Bunny, Fatima, Abdullah, and many other friends! And they all had something tasty with them. "How lovely! Now we can have Eid dinner!"

So, with everyone's help it turned out to be one of the greatest Eid's ever.

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