Friday, July 18, 2014
Ramadan, people, bazars and malls.
Yesterday I went to the Saima and Millennium Mall with my mom. She had to buy her Eid dress. Actually we never shop in Ramadan, always a month before it. There is too much crowd in bazras and malls and prices are too high. But this time we were lazy enough to do it early and than my dad had his operation. So yeah.
We left home just after the Iftar around 7:45 pm. Traffic was not that much, we easily got the chingchi. the Samia Mall was closed because they were still doing Aftari, so we went to the Millennium and then back to Samia where my mom's fav shop is. The are adjacent to each other.
Within an hour the mall started choke fulling with crowd of customer. It was more rush out side of it.
So many people, happy with their families and friends, young boys and girls all dressed up, shopping and eating out. Everyone was happy and enjoying it without any fear.
We got back home at around 11 am. Traffic was jam and it was definitely not looking like a late night. It remains like that up to 3 am.
Karachi's late night starts after 1 am. This is city of light. And then in the month of Ramadan things get more excited.
A lots of people say Ramadan is supposed to be worshiping and offering up prayers, helipng others and doing good deeds.
Indeed it is. This is the blessed month.
And people do charity and good deed too as much as possible for them beside worshiping and offering up prayers. They help needy, give the zakat and send the Iftari and Shaoor/Sheri to their neighbors even if they are well off. Masjidein are full with food in this month. Anyone can go and eat, even if he/she is not fasting. At road, during the Ifar time, food, beverage, oil and other companies and even some people give food boxes, dates and juices to those who are stuck in traffic jam and can't reach home to break their fast with their families.
What I care most if even in this tough schedule of fasting, night prayers and high prices people are happy. There is peace. On Ramadan 21, there is gonna be a mourning procession in the regard of martyrdom anniversary of 4th Khalifa Ali Ibn-e-Talib (a.s). Hope nothing bad would happen.
May people always be happy like that.
May there will always be pace, prosperity and happiness in this city of Karachi.
May it always be full of life, light, and colors.