Tuesday, November 11, 2008

CELEBRATIONS

Eid in Pakistan is slowly and steadily loosing its charm and importance in the youngsters Muslims. When they are children and young, especially for the children aging from 18yrs onwards, they have become bored of eid and are less interested in its preparations. Nowadays, with the changing trends in fashion and lifestyle, youngsters have become too much influenced by media and their surroundings that their interests have diverted elsewhere. For example, they are more enthusiastic about Holi, Diwali, Christmas, Halloween, and New Year. All these celebrations are not included in our culture but yet we find them more amusing and enjoyable.

The main concern should be that how far this influence going to effect the young generation of today?! Also if these non Islamic celebrations keep on proceeding, our own cultural identity will be lost soon?

9 comments:

Amz said...

yes thats very very true sofia what u have written... everybody is more excited about such events... and our traditional events are losing their charm... therefore families should try to make these events more enjoyable for the children...

coming to think of it,,, may be people are becoming more individualistic... they like to hang with friends and not with family (just like western culture) and eid is one event where families meet together, so may be thats why youngsters are losing their interest.

mahin said...

people nowadays are like " o we get soo bored on eid...theres nothing to do...." but if it is a halloween party they will rush to it like anything. i mean i dont get it at all. what significance does halloween and holi and valentines day have in our culture or religion?? it is such a shame that people actually celebrae thee meaningless events!

anika said...

very true.

MT said...

any religious events are not being followed. people are moving away from family ties...

i once heard these two girls discussin a 3rd girl in the washroom... saying "U knw she celebrates EID... who does that???" so u people can imaginee

Sofia Khan said...

I agree with mahin, nobody is now excited about eid. It's halloween or valentines and other events the youngsters are more excited about.

Sofia Khan said...

Amz and mahins facts are so true!!

zara ahmed said...

there are some poeple who still enjoy celebrating own own festivals very mush like eid... i myself is still a big fan of eids and like to celbrate it with full force:)

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Jacque Mahmoud said...

Hahaha, what culture? What beliefs? What values? Eid... etc are just rituals, follow your religion of Islam by fasting for ones own spiritual purpose... tradition is in the way of progress, for a society to progress they must unite by humanity, that all are equal regardless of creed,race,etc.. and that all will be judged above by God equally... you people are so backward these days.