Very Important Affairs we must remember during the ‘Eid

In the name of Allaah, the Beneficent, Most Merciful. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family and companions. As for what;

The noble scholar, Sheikh, Dr. ‘Abdur Razaaq ibn ‘Abdul Muhsin al-‘Abbaad, may Allaah preserve them both, gave the following ‘Eid sermon:

[After praising Allaah and sending peace and blessings upon the Messneger, may Allaah exalt his rank and grant him peace]

“Indeed the day of the Blessed ‘Eid Fitr is the day by which Allaah completes the Month of Fasting, begins the months of Hajj to His Sacred House and rewards those who fasted and prayed in it generously and immensely. It is a holiday that feels the hearts of the believers with happiness and joy and by it the breasts are filled with delight. The people come out to their Lord praising Him, glorifying Him and magnifying Him. Thankful and extremly grateful for His favor upon them of completing the fast and the standing . Hopeful for His benevolence and reward. Beseeching their Generous Lord to accept their actions, pardon them their sins and return this ‘Eid to them again for many years more upon good and obedience to Him.

However with all that there are matters that are befitting for us to be concious of on this day of ‘Eid:

1: It is befitting that we remember while we are living in the happiness of the ‘Eid our brothers (and sisters) who have met their end and death has siezed them. They didn’t get the chance to see this gathering of the ‘Eid. They are in their graves detained, held in pledge for their actions and recompensed for all that they have sent forth in their lives. Know for certain that you are all traveling to what they traveled to, they preceded and you will follow. So do not forget to supplicate for them that Allaah overlooks their faults, forgives thier mistakes, raises their ranks and makes their graves gardens from the gardens of Paradise. Oh Allaah! Forgive our dead and the dead Muslims. Oh Allaah! Forgive them, have mercy on them, make their abodes generous and expand their admittances.

2: Remember while you are living in the joy of this ‘Eid in good health and well-being our brothers (and sisters) who have been prevented from witnessing the gathering of the ‘Eid due to sickness. They are in the hospitals on the beds and dependant upon their families. Some of them have been sick for many long months, some of them many weeks without even being able to shut their eyes in order to find rest or relief from the pain and agony and they wish that they could take part along with their brothers in their enjoyments. So praise Allaah for the state you are in of good health, peace, and well-being and don’t forgot about supplicating for them that they be cured from their sicknesses, removed from their hardship, freed from their distress and pain. Oh Allaah! Cure our sick and the sick Muslims. Oh Allaah! Lord of Mankind, remove what has afflicted them from hardship and cure them for You are Ash-Shaafi (the Curer) there is no cure except Your cure, a cure that isn’t followed by any sickness.

And from the greatest actions on the day of the ‘Eid and that which has the most benefit is visiting these people in their places of resindence, consoling them and supplicating for them. Imaam Ahmad and Abu Daawud reported on the authority of ‘Ali, may Allaah be pleased with him, said: “I heard the Messenger of Allaah, may Allaah exalt his rank and grant him peace, saying: “If a man visits his Muslim brother he never ceases to be in a garden of Paradise until he sits. When he sits he is overcome with mercy. If (the visit) was in the morning seventy-thousand angels will ask forgiveness for him until evening. And if it was in the evening then seventy-thousand angels will ask forgiveness for him until morning comes.”

3: Remember while you are living in happiness of the ‘Eid in safety, peace, and tranquility our brothers (and sisters) who have been destroyed by wars, bombs have given them insominia, terrorized by evil and siezed by their enemies. So blood has been spilled, women have been widowed, children have become orphans and money has been taken wrongfully.

So thank Allaah for what you are upon from safety and peace and don’t forget to supplicate for them that Allaah removes their distress and worries, destroys their enemies and assist them over them. Oh Allaah! Grant might to Islaam and its people everywhere. Oh Allaah! Grant might to Islaam and the Muslims and humiliate polytheism and its people and destroy the enemies of this Religion. Make this country of ours, i.e. Saudi Arabia, safe and peaceful and the rest of the Islaamic countries.

4: Remember while you are living in the happiness of the ‘Eid, with your precious jewlerey and fine clothing our brothers (and sisters) who poverty has overtaken them and are in dire need. From them are those who have no clothing to wear, any place to live, no food to eat or anything to drink. Rather from them are those who have died during disastorous famine and droughts.

So thank Allaah for what you are in of blessings and don’t forget to supplicate for your brothers that Allaah enriches their poor, feeds their hungry, takes care of their needs, removes their poverty and solve their debts.

Oh Allaah! You are the First and their is nothing before You, You are the Last and there is nothing after You, You are the Highest and there is nothing above You and You are the Most Near and nothing is nearer than You.

Oh Allaah! Solve their debts and enrich them from poverty. Oh Allaah! Suffice them with Your Halaal (permissible) away from You Haraam (prohibited) and enrich them from Your Bounty from other than you. Don’t forget to lend them a helping hand with money, clothing, food, comforters, etc. Allaah says:

“and whatever good you send before you for yourselves, (i.e. Nawafil non-obligatory acts of worship: prayers, charity, fasting, Hajj and ‘Umrah, etc.), you will certainly find it with Allah, better and greater in reward.” [73:20]

“and whatever you do of good deeds, truly, Allah knows it well.” [2:215]

5: Remember while you are living in the happiness of the ‘Eid after completing the obedience of Ramadan; the completion of the fasting and standing, our brothers (and sisters) whose sins have restricted them (from striving hard). The diligent believers marched forth in the obedience of their Lord and the sincere advisers and upright ones competed in drawing near to Allaah. While these were immersed in their temptations and puttering around, laxed in the worship of Allaah and gaining nearness to Him and constant upon sins and evil. Seasons of worship and competing in good pass by them and they are not motivated whatsoever.

Therefore thank Allaah for what He has bestowed upon you from obedience and what He guided you to from drawing near to His pleasure. Ask Him for firmness upon that and resolve upon the truth. And don’t forget to supplicate for those brothers (and sisters) of yours that Allaah guides them to the good and returns them to the truth in a good manner. Oh Allaah! Guide the Muslims who have strayed and return them to the truth in a beautiful manner. Oh Allaah! Aid those who have been tested and forgive the sinners.

6: Remembner while you are living in the happiness of the ‘Eid, that Allaah has honored you in this Blessed Month of Ramadan by chaining down the devils and thus they weren’t able to do what they normally do before Ramadan. Now after the ending of Ramadan they have become free from their chains and are more eager to get back at what they missed from misleading and decieving the people during the month of Ramadan.

“O mankind! Verily, the Promise of Allah is true. So let not this present life deceive you, and let not the chief deceiver (Satan) deceive you about Allah.” [35:6]

And no one is capable of protecting himself from the Devil except by the rememberance of Allaah, preservation of His obedience and refraining from His disobedience and seeking refuge with Allaah from him.

“And say: “My Lord! I seek refuge with You from the whisperings (suggestions) of the Shayatin (devils).”And I seek refuge with You, My Lord! lest they may attend (or come near) me.” [23:97-98]

Remember with this gathering of yours on the day ‘Eid, the day of the Ultimate Gathering, when you will all stand in front of the Lord of all that exists barefooted, naked, eyes fixed. The day the books will be dissemenated and the scales will be set up.

“That Day shall a man flee from his brother, And from his mother and his father, And from his wife and his children. Everyman, that Day, will have enough to make him careless of others.” [80:34-37]

So prepare for that Day its due preperation and increase in provisons for that Day as long as you are in in the abode of Action for the best of provisions is taqwah. Oh Allaah! Give our souls their portion of taqwah and purify them You are the best to purify them, You are their Gaurdian and Protecter. Grant us success to perform righteous actions and statements and give us a good end. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family and all of his companions.”

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About Abu Fouzaan Qaasim
American student studying in the Islaamic University of Medinah from Chester,PA.

3 Responses to Very Important Affairs we must remember during the ‘Eid

  1. Fahima says:

    Assalaamu alaikum. I am trying to access the original article in Arabic. The link given above does not take me to it. Pls could you help. Barakallahu feekum.

  2. Wa ‘Alaykum As-Salaam! I don’t know why you’re having problems accessing the original Arabic link, its directly from the Shaykh’s website. Sorry, I don’t have a solution for you.

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