Once Upon an Eid

Edited By: Aisha Saeed and S.K. Ali

Illustrator: Sara Alfageeh

Anthology Contribution by Ashley Franklin: “Creative Fixes”

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN-10: 1419754033

ISBN-13: 978-1419754036

Once Upon an Eid

Eid! The short, single syllable word conjures up a variety of feelings and memories for Muslims. Maybe it’s waking up to the sound of frying samosas or the comfort of bean pie, maybe it’s the pleasure of putting on a new outfit for Eid prayers, or maybe it’s the gift giving and the holiday parties, or carnival rides to come that day. Whatever it may be, for those who cherish this day of celebration, the emotional responses may be summed up in another short and sweet word: joy.