One of the biggest examples of shaytan’s deception is on the day of Eid. Muslims strive their utmost during the whole month of Ramadhan yet after all that worship, all that hunger and salaah, the tears of the 27th night, they wash away their good deeds with the wave of sins committed on the day of joy, the day of Eid. Our men are found mixing with women on this day. The cinemas are filled with Muslims on this day; bowling arenas, mixed restaurants…you name it and on Eid day you will find these places filled with the Muslim nation. By Allah, this day is our test from Allah. We plead with all our hearts that all remain fearful of Allah on this day more than any other. Remember if we remain strong and refrain then perhaps others too might see the light and rays of abstaining from sin.
Eid is undoubtedly a day of happiness and rejoice, but let our happiness lie within the boundaries of Shariah. What if this happiness is taken away due to our ungratefulness and lack of appreciation? What if we never see such a day again due to our ingratitude to Allah? Pray for those who are unable to experience such joy due to poverty, imprisonment, oppression or being orphans e.t.c. Donate some money in charity and be grateful to the Almighty for His immense favours upon us.
An Arab poet says:
“Eid is not to be celebrated by he who merely adorns new garments,
Instead Eid is to be celebrated by he who feared the wrath and punishment of Allah.
Eid is not to be celebrated by he who merely consumed food and drink,
Instead Eid is to be celebrated by he who sincerely practiced righteous deeds.
Eid is not to be celebrated by he who merely adopts worldly adornments,
Instead Eid is to be celebrated by he who adorns himself with the traits of piety.”
Written By: Sister Arifa- UK