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.

Photo Credit:
Pakistan Today


  1. It is indeed, a blessed month. But not for all. Like the people in Gaza. :(


  2. Sounds wonderful especially when people go out of their way to help others.

  3. belated Ramadan Mubarak..
    i hope it goes well and there is peace throughout the world soon
    tc xxx

  4. It sounds quite festive. I'm glad everyone is so happy and positive.

  5. I hope your father is well now.Allah unhy sehatyab e rkhy,ameen:)

    Karachi<3...May it always stay in that peace which you observed during shopping:)

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  7. A blessed month for sure, Ifra:) Best wishes as Id is round the corner!

  8. Izdiher, you own a special characteristic of compassion for your family, friends, fellow citizens, your city Karachi, and the world. Your hopes for peace at this moment seem far away...but if it's in God's plan, we both know you cannot put a limit of what God can do. And so, we have HOPE . Happiness and love are everywhere always, they are sometimes hidden behind a cloud or curtain. Thank you for some good words here!

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  13. Asalamu alaikum,

    Have a happy Eid ul Fitr: Eid Mubarak! Come and read my message and leave some words jazakAllah khair.

    Take Care

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  15. Hope you had great Ramadan and eid...

  16. When i was in the middle east i saw meals prepared for anyone during Iftar , it was good to see people helping just to help for no other reasons. But in the heat, those that had to work to survive, still had to do it , even in a city of millionaires.Honestly i bought juice in stores for those that had not the money even for a bottle of water, and they were working full time in the scorching heat .It's not right. I like the image of the cit with all the lights around it, everyone enjoying the night, its a good photo, with the blue line of lights leading the eye up to the night- great framing.

  17. Wow, it is still full of people in 1am? That's great!