MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR EID AL-FITR

EID; the Muslim celebration that marks the end of the blessed month of Ramadhan. Ramadhan is a one of the best gifts given to the Ummah of Mohamed (saw). Whilst we are in the last few days of Ramadhan try to make the most of it by increasing your ibaadat.

Eid is a day of love, joy and blessings. A day dedicated to spending time with our family’s by celebrating together in love and unity.

These are some tips on how to make the most out of the blessed day of Eid.

1. The night before Eid

The night before Eid is often not appreciated in terms of worship as we are too busy in preparation for the next day. On the last night of Eid, preferably before Maghrib, take time to reflect on the past month, identify what progress you’ve made, try to set goals for the rest of the year and make a list of steps you are going to take to remain consistent in your worship.

In the midst of our preparation take time to sit and make du’a, we were all fortunate enough to enter the blessed month and gain maximum reward throughout. May all our efforts and sacrifices be accepted. In’sha Allah.

The messenger of Allah (saw) said; “There are five nights on which du’a is not rejected: the first night of Rajab, the fifteenth night of Sha’ban, Thursday night, the night before Eid al-Fitr and the night before Eid al-Nahr (al-Adha)” [Suyuti].

Take time to pray for your loved ones that are no longer with us, as this may be the first Eid spent without them the best gift we can offer them is du’a this will allow for them to share the blessings of Eid as well as allow us to remember them and feel their presence on the day of Eid.

Eid Dua

2. Eid Morning

The morning of Eid is full of blessings that can be gained, on the morning of Eid it is highly advised that you do your Ghusl, thereafter dress modestly in preparation for the Eid prayer. Apply Attar as well as Eat 1 to 3 dates (kajoor) before the Eid prayer. If you are unable to go to the masjid due to Covid-19 pray your Salat al-Eid at home with family and friends. Before the Eid salah commences try to give out charity to the needy as well as the paying of your Zakaat ul-fitr (Fitrah). Halaal Souk has made the process of paying Zakaat ul-fitr easy. Click on the “Oceans of Mercy fitra” product to donate now.

For beautiful Modest Eid outfits as well as lovely attars and oud scents view the Halaal Souk Range.

2. Eid Morning

The morning of Eid is full of blessings that can be gained, on the morning of Eid it is highly advised that you do your Ghusl, thereafter dress modestly in preparation for the Eid prayer. Apply Attar as well as Eat 1 to 3 dates (kajoor) before the Eid prayer. If you are unable to go to the masjid due to Covid-19 pray your Salat al-Eid at home with family and friends. Before the Eid salah commences try to give out charity to the needy as well as the paying of your Zakaat ul-fitr (Fitrah).

For beautiful Modest Eid outfits as well as lovely attars and oud scents view the Halaal Souk Range.

3. Family and Friends

Eid is all about love and harmony. The day of Eid should be spent with your loved ones, Families and friends should spend time together and enjoy the blessed day. When you meet with your family members or friends, greet them well and offer them best wishes on the day of Eid. Also don’t forget to gift them with a smile, its Sunnah.

As we know Eid is a day to rejoice with our Families, for this reason it is wise to visit the graveyard to pray for our loved ones who are no longer with us this can be done at any time throughout the day, preferably after Salat al-Eid.

4. Gifting

To mark the end of Ramadhan and commemorate the day of Eid, Muslims give gifts to their loved ones. This is a form of unity and shows our love and gratitude for that person.

The Prophet (saw) said, “Give gifts and you will love one another” [Bukhari].

This Eid many of us may not be able to physically give gifts to one another but why not send gifts right to your family’s door steps. Halaal Souk offers you multiple different gifting items that you can purchase online which will be delivered to your family and friends this Eid!

5. Food

As we all know when you think of Eid you think FOOD! Food is a main factor when it comes to celebrating Eid, and it makes perfect sense, after a full month of abstaining from food and drink clearly the best way to celebrate the end of the month would be with yummy varieties of foods.

View the Halaal souk range of readymade goodies and tasty deserts that will ameliorate your Eid tables.

On the day of Eid to attain the blessings from the delicious food that we eat we must remember to Thank Allah for granting it to us and always remember the blessings and favours that Allah has bestowed on upon us.

Eid is also about giving and it is advised that if you are able to, try to provide food to those in need especially to our Muslim brothers and sisters in this way they can also enjoy the blessed day of Eid.

It can be very time consuming to prepare such lovely food on the day of Eid, don’t forget to compliment the chefs as well as thank them for taking the time to create these dishes. At Halaal souk a variety of spices and marinades can be found to spice up your Eid dishes.

 

May Allah accept our humble efforts and allow us to attain the rewards and blessings of this Eid day, Ameen.

We wish you a wonderful and blessed Eid!

~ The Halaal Souk team.

How Attar is made

Ittar, also known as attar, is an essential oil derived from botanical sources. Most commonly these oils are extracted via hydro or steam distillation. The Persian physician Ibn Sina, known as Avicenna in Europe, was first to derive the attar of flowers from distillation. Attar can also be expressed by chemical means but generally natural perfumes which qualify as ittars are distilled with water. The oils are generally distilled into a wood base such as sandalwood and then aged. The aging period can last from one to ten years depending on the botanicals used and the results desired. Technically ittars are distillates of flowers, herbs, spices and other natural materials such as baked soil over sandalwood oil/liquid paraffins using hydrodistillation technique involving a still (deg) and receiving vessel (bhapka). These techniques are still in use today at Kannauj in India.

Selling your products on Halaal Souk

Selling your products on Halaal Souk

So, you want to sell on Halaal Souk?

Halaal Souk is an online marketplace where our customers can gain access to niche products they may only find at a Souk (Flea Market or bazaar) – although we also provide access to everyday items such as grocerries, clothing etc.

We have tried to make the vendor registration process as simple as possible to allow seamless onboarding. If your products meet our specifications, onboarding can be even more simpler!

The first step is to click on the “Become a Vendor” menu item on the home page (top right corner). If you already have a customer account, it is highly recommended that you use a separate email address for your vendor account i.e. create a totally separate account.

We also highly recommend that you use a GMAIL email account to avoid emails ending up in your spam folder – resulting in you missing out on important information from your customer.

Having a separate vendor account from your customer account can prevent confusion and simplifies navigation on the Halaal Souk website.

Become a vendor on Halaal Souk

After clicking on “Become a Vendor”, you will be directed to the Registration page. Fill in the necessary fields and choose a unique shop name. A shop URL is the unique link that customers can use to visit your store directly on Halaal Souk. This usually has your shop name in it. You may change the shop URL but note that the shop URL has to be unique to each vendor.

Once you have filled in all the necessary fields, click on “Register”. An email verification link will be sent to your chosen vendor email address. Be sure to check you email and click on the link. After you have clicked on the verification link, your account would have been created!

You can now log into your dashboard and upload products however, your store will not yet be visible to customers until you send us the necessary documentation for verification. This can be done through your dashboard or via email. This is covered in depth on our HELP page with tutorial videos. Click on the button to visit our HELP page. The HELP page also contains the links to our vendor tutorial videos.