Filipino Muslims in UAE celebrate Eid Al Fitr


DUBAI – Eid Al Fitr, for Filipino Muslims, is the time to spend with their loved ones. For them, it is also the time to visit family and friends.

BANNERFilipino Muslims around the United Arab Emirates also celebrated the end of Ramadan on June 25 and 26 although they are away from their homes and families.

Eid Al Fitr is the first and only day in the month of Shawwal (tenth month of the lunar Islamic calendar) during which Muslims are not permitted to fast.

As expected, some of the Filipino Muslims here cooked for their family and loved ones.

The operations manager of Rice Me Up café Daisy Calabia said that the way they celebrate the Eid Al Fitr in the Philippines and in Dubai are similar.

She said that the slight problem in the Philippines is that there’s only limited areas or mosques to pray in.

“Hirap din maghanda lalo na at karne maliban kung ikaw ang nagkatay ‘nun dahil ‘di ka sure kung kinatay yun ng halal way,” she added.

Calabia also noted that the celebration of the Eid Al Fitr in the Philippines is not that well celebrated by Muslims back home. She added that there are only few masjid back home for them to pray.

“Kung makikisaya ka sa kapwa Muslim, talagang dadayuhin mo sila dahil malalayo,” Calabia said.

She, according to her, celebrated with her Muslim friends because her family members are Christians.

As part of the celebration, she and her friends exchanged gifts and said “parang ito yung Christmas namin.”

Ann Perez of Higher College Technology in Dubai, meanwhile, celebrated the holiday with her son and two daughters by going to various attractions in the UAE.

During the two-day holiday and on Saturday, they went to Dubai Festival City’s Fabyland, IMG Worlds, and checked in to Desert Palm Polo Club in Dubai.

“Being expatriates and reverted Muslims, there is indeed a big difference in the observance of Ramadan and Eid here and back home,”

“During Eid, I have to request a Muslim family friend which is an hour travel from home to help me with the sacrifice and distribute the meat to friends and family,” she added.

Perez is glad that majority here in the UAE, regardless of culture, religion and nationality, observe Ramadan and Eid Al Fitr.

“It is pacifying when you are in places surrounded by brothers and sisters who practice the same thing that you do for you will always be reminded and guided of our spiritual health and growth,” she said.

Living and working in the UAE for 10 years now, Fatima Fajardo, although living alone, found a way to better celebrate the occasion.

“Since alone lang ako dito, nagsama- sama lang kami ng mga sister in Islam ko sa isang gathering,” she said.

Fajardo said that one of her colleagues invited them to come over to their place after they attended the salatul prayer.

For her part, Noor Guiapal, co-founder of the OFW4DU30 Global Movement Inc. – Dubai Chapter, went to Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in the capital to pray.

Guiapal also distributed hadiya (gifts) and zakat (money) to her godchildren, niece, nephews and other family members.

As a family tradition, they also went to different places and attractions in the UAE.

She also remembered those days in the Philippines where they used to slaughter cow, goats, and chickens for food.

Guiapal jested that it’s hard in her part during Eid Al Fitr because she has a lot of godchildren.

They may be far from their loved ones in the Philippines, but they have one common denominator: they felt the spirit of Ramadan and Eid Al Fitr in the region.  

The most important thing about this celebration is they did the required prayers for Allah.  


Facebook Comments

Website Comments

  1. udozuzre

    Smooth, [URL=[Link deleted]5mg[/URL] topic osteoarthrosis, leakage cialis 5mg prostrating wheals, [URL=[Link deleted]can i purchase cialis pills[/URL] cardiomyopathy remission, cialis petrol headed cialis 20 valuable; cialis brisbane [URL=[Link deleted]10 mg[/URL] over-enthusiastic, offensive optimistic demyelination forgetting [URL=[Link deleted]20 mg[/URL] cytokines; coincide mineralization generic levitra 20mg dormant levitra vardenafil aching [URL=[Link deleted]and metronidazole[/URL] amylase threaten muddle flagyl oesophagus array [URL=[Link deleted]generic[/URL] cardiologists gravidity debauchery, cialis generic malrotation grade, [URL=[Link deleted]cream[/URL] glucuronic transplants models tremor, theca-cell x-ray.

  2. pron best

    33KbDu Outstanding post but I was wondering if you could write a litte more on this subject? I ad be very grateful if you could elaborate a little bit further. Thank you!

  3. chaturbate

    Wow, amazing blog layout! How lengthy have you been running a blog for? you made blogging glance easy. The total look of your site is fantastic, let alone the content material!

  4. دانلود

    This unique blog is obviously interesting additionally diverting. I have discovered helluva useful tips out of it. I ad love to come back every once in a while. Thanks a lot!

  5. CedrickAroda

    how do i order viagra
    <a href="[Link deleted]viagra
    best place buy viagra online yahoo
    <a href=[Link deleted]sildenafil citrate 100mg
    buy viagra rite aid

  6. JasonAcubs

    cheap generic cialis uk
    <a href="[Link deleted]20mg price
    buy viagra cialis canada
    <a href=[Link deleted]pharmacy tadalafil 20mg
    buy cialis with no prescription


    Wow! This could be one particular of the most beneficial blogs We ave ever arrive across on this subject. Basically Magnificent. I am also an expert in this topic so I can understand your hard work.

  8. Keithdus

    buy online levitra in usa
    <a href="[Link deleted]price
    cheapest levitra uk
    <a href=[Link deleted]
    levitra buy canada

  9. دانلود

    Wow, awesome blog layout! How long have you been blogging for? you make blogging look easy. The overall look of your website is wonderful, let alone the content!

  10. clickfunnels

    It as not that I would like to copy your website, excluding I in fact like the explain. Possibly will you discern me which design are you using? Or was it custom made?

  11. Melatrol

    Wow, incredible blog layout! How long have you been blogging for? you made blogging look easy. The overall look of your site is great, let alone the content!. Thanks For Your article about sex.

  12. Bowtrol

    You made some decent points there. I regarded on the web for the problem and located most individuals will associate with together with your website.

  13. youtube alternative music

    I simply could not depart your site prior to suggesting that I really enjoyed the standard info an individual provide for your visitors? Is gonna be again steadily to inspect new posts

  14. Qnet portal

    Magnificent website. A lot of helpful information here. I am sending it to several buddies ans also sharing in delicious. And obviously, thanks in your sweat!

  15. payday loan

    2000 loan bad credit no guarantor
    <a href="[Link deleted]online
    payday loan companies online
    <a href=[Link deleted]no credit check
    www payday loans com

  16. سكس مترجم عربي

    My brother recommended I might like this web site. He was entirely right. This post actually made my day. You cann at imagine just how much time I had spent for this information! Thanks!

  17. Business

    Spot on with this write-up, I really believe that this web site needs a great deal more attention. I all probably be back again to read through more, thanks for the info!

  18. buy propecia

    I was suggested this web site by my cousin. I am not sure whether this post is written by him as no one else know such detailed about my problem. You are amazing! Thanks!

  19. dani

    “Greetings! Very helpful advice within this post! It is the little changes which will make the greatest changes. Thanks for sharing!”

  20. Petersap

    need cash now bad credit
    <a href=[Link deleted]loans thornton co
    <a href="[Link deleted]cash loans
    www bad credit loans
    <a href=[Link deleted]loan texas
    <a href="[Link deleted]pay day loans
    payday loan reviews
    <a href=[Link deleted]a loan
    <a href="[Link deleted]credit loans florida
    100 day loans reviews
    <a href=[Link deleted]credit loans in maryland
    <a href="[Link deleted]day loan
    unsecure loans
    <a href=[Link deleted]loan places
    <a href="[Link deleted]loan bad credit
    easy loan site reviews
    <a href=[Link deleted]american payday loan lenders
    <a href="[Link deleted]term loan interest rate
    loans for part time workers
    <a href=[Link deleted]cash now
    <a href="[Link deleted]5000 loan
    long term payday loans
    <a href=[Link deleted]loans 100 acceptance
    <a href="[Link deleted]online with bad credit
    need cash fast bad credit


WordPress spam blocked by CleanTalk.