In the light of the Holy Hadith
Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said: “O people! Spread salaam amongst you, share foods with each other, observe your kinship relations and establish prayer while people sleep so that you can enter heaven safely.”
Tirmidhi, Sifat al-Qiyamah, 42
Dear Brothers and Sisters!
We are grateful to reach once again the month of Ramadan whose beginning is mercy, the middle is forgiveness, and the end is salvation from the hell. We endeavoured to seek the consent of Allah (swt) day and night, with fasting, tarawih and so on throughout the month of Ramadan. We tried to worship more, increase our acts of benevolence, increase our patience and repentance, and nourish ourselves with the Qur’an, and be embellished with taqwa (piety). Now at the end of such a bountiful and blessed month, we have reached Eid al-Fitr. We are bidding farewell to another month of Ramadan. We know that our duty of servitude to Allah (swt) is not limited to the month of Ramadan only.
Eid is a bestowal of Allah the Exalted (swt) to His servants who fasted in the month of Ramadan. Eid means to come close to each other, to open the doors of our hearts and homes, and to share our happiness. Eid means to bring the hope, gratitude, and joy of being a believer. Eid means joy with our parents, who deserve respect and kindness most, with our wives who are our faithful companions and the witnesses of our bad and good days, and with our children who are the little sources of joy and hope in our houses. Eid means to visit family elders, relatives, neighbours, and friends. Eid means to ask each patient around us about their condition, and make each old person around us happy. Eid means to add meaning to our Eid with the smile of the orphans and people in need and lonely.
Eid means remembering our relatives who passed away and our glorious martyrs who sacrificed their lives for our blessed homeland. Eid means to raise our hands and beg Allah (swt) for our Muslim brothers and sisters in trouble.
Jobayer Al Mahmud