Tuesday, September 22, 2015

This Eid rejoice while worshiping -Fatima Mustafa

بسم الله تارحمن الرحيم

This article before the Eid time is a reminder for me first and everyone and I pray Allah to grant us the understanding and ease of application. Ameen

Needless to enumerate what the "folk" Muslim (culturally educated)  does on Eid day?!  He/she creates “Havoc!”

 What happens that day, Allah knows best! 
 Blame it on invested efforts in the parlor or the  dress  drama but it will  leave some  attending the Eid prayer late, negligently , or not at all to say the least, Subhanallah!

 Also what is generally not missing on the table along with the udhiya (scarified animal meat) , is the “masala” news about the whole town if not beyond, all this depending on the strength of the tongues at waging war against fulan or fulan (this one or that one). Well… bad news the basket of Ajr just flew out of the windows, if you only knew how much!
I guess….needless to say more.
The real deal is this?!
What would you do if you knew that the most important day was not Isra wal Miraj, Laylatil Qadr, nor llyaum Arafat but Eid day? How much would it change from the careless behavior and sins of the tongue which seems to never find an exit May Allah grants all  understanding .

Well, good news this time ,"Eid day" is the most important day of all days of the years my dears and Subhanallah! 

Here is what unfortunately happens but hopefully will change : few “bida” things such as visiting the graves on the two Eid days which not only is a total discrepancy ,against the teaching of the Prophet (saw) who prohibited  specifying a day on visiting graves but it also clashes with the joyful spirit of  Eid . It does not find its way to this graveyard  does it?

Another source of great fitna to say the least, can be found in the dressing code of our sisters from the Nanga Panga style (revealing) to the perfume wearing or makeup. While some go completely Hijab-less others dress the have-you-seen half-my hair -but- i- still think -I'm -covered kind of look  or the famous camel hump. As if the list  wasn't exhausted, you also find the sisters mixing and crowding with men in the prayer place and the streets when the etiquette would recommended the men to stay within the precinct of the Musalla and let the former (women) disperse first .Hasn't Allah said “Men are the protectors and maintainers of women, because Allah has made one of them to excel the other” [1]. Thus the males should take care of these details but how can it be so when some are sleeping late and missing the prayer or forsaking the jamaa’ah?  Except with a valid reason) it is really out of place?!!
 Even more so when you will find them instead listening to singing, doing Haram or being in Haram places. May Allah save our Ummah and teach us Amen.

The solution is to pause for a minute during these precious days of worship, before the “hungama time” as some call it arrives and really ponder:
-Do we sincerely hope to achieve forgiveness of the past and future year sins?
 -How can it be achieved when the most important day of all days we start it by disobeying Our Rabb?
Eid,  let us recall dear readers, is not only a day of rejoicing and family gathering ,but it is before all a day of worship  starting with the Khutbah and Eid prayer followed by a sacrifice called udhiya  .
-These very moments of Ebadah should be performed with tremendous care reminding ourselves of the endless favors of Allah upon ourselves and the manifestation of His blessings in our lives.
- Let us correlate this day in the Light of the Quran through the story of Ibrahim(عليه السلام( . By Alla's grace upon His Khalilullah,our beloved prophet Abraham (saw) the latter he did not have to sacrifice His son, long hoped for. Allah said :
( interpretation of the meaning )[2] We called out to him: “O Ibraaheem! You have fulfilled the dream!” Verily, thus do We reward the Muhsinoon (good-doers). Verily, that indeed was a manifest trial. And We ransomed him with a great sacrifice (i.e. a ram);And We left for him (a goodly remembrance) among the later generations. “Salaam (peace) be upon Ibraaheem!” Thus indeed do We reward the Muhsinoon (good-doers). Verily, he was one of Our believing slaves.
-Let us Remember the infinite bounty and Ni’ma of Islam and the possibility Allah granted us to worship all these days of Thul hijja and other times and the special reward for worshiping on the day of Arafah as well as the importance of the  Eid day. 
Whatever little good we have done  my dears we haven’t given the due right of Ebadah as  said the sinless angels to Allah Al Shakur though they are always abiding to Allah’s order.  thus “Where do we stand Subhanallah?!

-Remember that it is out of love care and Mercy that Allah has emptied our bags of sins and here we are on the day of Eid filling it back again?!
Let us ask none but ourselves what kind of gratitude is this? What is the aim ?
Yes dears Let us think about it until ....the day arrives InshAllah and let us not say a word except khayr …..

For we’ve have been warned! 

[1]  [al-Nisa’ 4:34 – interpretation of the meaning] 
[2] AsSaffat 37: 104-110 interpretation of the meaning

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