Selamat Hari Raya from All of Us.
Selamat Hari Raya from All of Us.
Eid Mubarak and Selamat Hari Raya one and all.

It was a very busy, very difficult Ramadan for me. I worked three weeks straight without a day off until the Friday before Eid, barely stepping into my neighborhood musallah all month. I lost around five pounds, putting me to my thinnest since I got married, and yet I’m as out of shape as ever – what’s up with that? As always though, the month is filled with its own blessings. On the work front, I got my contract renewed for the next three years, so they can’t get rid of me before September 2012, inshallah. My wife fasted all month, despite her advanced pregnancy. KakNgah finished reciting the Quran, which she had been slowly plugging away on since first grade. Now we owe her a Khatam Quran celebration. KakYang fasted all month except for two days, when her kindergarten buddies drank in front of her, breaking her resolve. KakUda was the big surprise, fasting four days at the tender age of five, setting the record for the sibs thus far. Meanwhile, every day when I came home, KakAndak would announce to me that she was fasting… as she sucked on her bottle. Puasa! Don’t say she tak puasa!! I hope you all had a blessed month.

Published by bingregory

Official organ of an American Muslim in Malaysian Borneo, featuring plants, pantuns and pictures from the Malay archipelago. Oversharing since 2002.

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  1. Assalamualaikum Bingregory sekeluarga,

    Selamat Hari Raya & Maaf Zahir Batin.

    Salam from Selangor,
    Zylia & Zainol

    Syawal 1430H

  2. Masha’Allah, what a beautiful family! Love the way your daughter is resting her head on your shoulder, so cute!

    And all my best to your wife as she finishes out her pregnancy, she sounds like a real trooper! May Allah make it easy for her.

  3. Salam BinGregory & Family

    Eid Mubarak and thanks for sharing your stories and the pictures of your lovely family.

    BTW in answer to your question – the one which is the two year old is the one in brown baju kurung (almost did not see her!) NOT facing the camera :D!!

    Best regards!

  4. Salam,

    Selamat Hari Raya to Zayn and family.
    Congratulations – contract renewed!!! I will tell Zul this wonderful news! So…. what’s the next plan – Flint? 🙂

    Salam to Kak Raudzah.

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