تقبل الله منا و منكم صالح الأعمال
The most beautiful sound on earth is the echoing of the Muezzin’s voice in the festive air on ‘Eed day,
الله أكبر الله أكبر الله أكبر لا إله إلا الله
الله أكبر الله أكبر و لله الحمد
الله أكبر كبيراً و الحمد لله كثيراً و سبحان الله بكرة و أصيلاً و صلى الله على سيدنا محمد
و على آله و صحبه و سلم تسليماً كثيراً
Allah mentions in the ayaat of fasting,
وَلِتُكْمِلُوا الْعِدَّةَ وَلِتُكَبِّرُوا اللَّهَ عَلَىٰ مَا هَدَاكُمْ وَلَعَلَّكُمْ تَشْكُرُونَ
“…and He wants for you to complete the days and to glorify Allah for that to which He has guided you; and perhaps you will be grateful.” (Surah Al Baqarah)
The waiting for Fajr, the preparations for Salat Al Eed, the Imam’s heartfelt reminders in his khutbah, and the warm greetings and unity of Muslims on this day are priceless! A true manifestation of Sabr and Shukr; patience and gratitude. Celebration is worship when done right! It is a day of happiness and optimism, of gift giving and charity, of beauty and glitter. After a beautiful month of worship and striving hard, it’s a beautiful day of celebration and hope.
Hope for the Ummah; that despite the turmoil and confusion, despite the monstrous outbreak of unjust rulers and merciless ministers, we are not giving up. His Mercy will encompass this Ummah because He has promised victory for the believers! Believers who are die-hard, devoted Muslims that display their strength in the masjid and the battlefield. Believers who want to stick to the Sunnah, even though the Kufaar hate it.
فَوَقَاهُمُ اللَّهُ شَرَّ ذَٰلِكَ الْيَوْمِ وَلَقَّاهُمْ نَضْرَةً وَسُرُورًا
وَجَزَاهُم بِمَا صَبَرُوا جَنَّةً وَحَرِيرًا
So Allah will protect them from the evil of that Day and give them radiance and happiness, and will reward them for what they patiently endured with gardens in Paradise and silk. (Surah Al Insaan)
اللهم بيض وجوهنا يوم تبيض وجوه و تسود وجوه
We ask Allah to brighten our faces with happiness on that Day just as He has brightened them on this day, and to accept from us the little efforts we make and increase us in goodness.
-The Sahara Bloggers (Umm Saifullah)