Eid ul Fitr Mubarak!
Eid Mubarak! Congratulations to all of you on the successful completion of the Holy Month of Ramadan. It is with both a sense of happiness and sadness that we say goodbye to this sacred month. We hope and pray that Allah allows us and our families to reap its benefits and live to see the next Ramadan Sharif– InshaAllah Ameen.
We also hope and pray that everyone had a profound spiritual and moral uplifting and had their sins erased with purification of the heart. But in order to fully reap the benefits of Ramdan we must bring about a change in our daily routine. We must focus our efforts and work harder to please Allah in everything we do. We must turn our backs on our vices and try our absolute best to leave all bad habits and focus on doing good to others.
Even though this may seem difficult, it’s important to recognize that the Sahabah had to go through many more difficult trials. But what kept them going despite all odds? Despite being deprived proper food for months? Despite being outnumbered at least three to one in battle? Despite being driven from their homes?
It was love.
We must always remember what binds us and drives us – Our Love for Allah. And as Muslims, our love for Allah is evidenced by our love for Sayyidinah Rasulullah (ﷺ) – The Messenger of Allah. If we look to the examples of the illustrious Sahabah we see that they were all united in one principle: their love for Allah and His Rasool (ﷺ).
They sacrificed their wealth, families, and lives to help spread this message. It was through the mercy of Allah, and the blessing of their love and devotion to the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) that within 23 years they were able to change the face of the world forever and imprint an unforgettable legacy in the history of creation.
As we celebrate Eid, we should recognize that this is not a celebration of not having to fast anymore, or not having to go to taraweeh every night. It is supposed to be a celebration of us returning to the right path. It is a celebration of us refocusing on our priorities, the same priorities the Sahabah had– love for Allah and love for Sayyidinah Rasulullah (ﷺ).
May Allah guide our hearts to Him– always– and fill our souls with His love. Ameen.