Eid ul Fitr
Keeping the spirit of Ramadaan alive
Eid ul Fitr meritorious aspect of Shawwal is that it has been chosen by Allah Almighty for the celebration of "Eid-ul-fitr", one of the only two annual festivals recognized by the Shari'ah. This happy day is designed by the Shari'ah as a sign of gratefulness by the Muslims on the accomplishment of Ramadan, and as an immediate reward by Allah for those who spent the month of Ramadan in fasting and performing other forms of 'ibadah.
The Holy month of Ramadaan came like seasonal rain and passed by. This rain did not water the plants and crops -it showered upon the hearts of believers. It is sad, but true, that the hearts of the majority of Muslims are stricken with spiritual drought and spiritual decadence. It is a drought caused by excessive indulgence in un-Islamic activities, immoral behaviour, unjust actions, unfair dealings etc. Drought caused by lack of rain destroys crops -drought caused by lack of piety, lack of fear of Allah and lack of Allah consciousness destroys the SPIRITUALITY of the heart.
Are we to follow the same path: here today, forgotten tomorrow?
This happens year after year. When Ramadhaan is over and Shaytaan is released again, how many will go back to their previous master, to become his slave again, leaving aside all the good they did in this month, and go back to their old ways.
Bursting with the joy of Ramadhaan, I set to visit a pious old sage I knew to share my joy with him.
The Deen of Islam is the only Deen recognised by Allah Ta'ala. Islam is the Deen of truth, the Deen of Muhabbat, the Deen of Wisdom, the Deen of humanity, the Deen of moderation, the Deen of submission to none other than Rabbul Alimeen – Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala.