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Eid Mubarak

Eid Mubarak

As-salamu alaykum everyone,

Tomorrow morning, Insha'Allah, me, my mother and father, and my daughter Salma - who is six years old now - will wake up early and put on our best clothes, Insha'Allah. We'll get in the car and stop at the donut shop at Shaw and Blackstone, because they have the sweetest, plumpest, shiniest donuts in town. Each one gleams like a seashell in the glass case. I'll buy a box of a dozen to share with others after Salat al-Eid, and a few extras in a bag for our family, so we don't have to wait in a mile-long line and elbow people to get ahead.

We'll go downtown to the Fresno fairgrounds, and sit among a thousand other Muslims. We'll recite the Takbeerat al-Eid, praising Allah's greatness. We'll pray the Eid Salat, then I'll strain to hear the khutbah as so many people begin chattering right away. My daughter will pester me, saying, "Can we eat the donuts now?"... "Not yet sweetie, when the khutbah is over."

I know, it all sounds a bit silly, but I'm excited. It's a wonderful day. I'll see brothers that I haven't seen since last year. Everyone will be wearing their best outfits.

But it's not about the donuts, or the nice clothes. It is this feeling of being connected to every Muslim around the world; a feeling of being part of something great.

When we return home, Salma will open her presents: a new pair of shoes, a toy bed for her dolls, and a game called "Trouble". My mother will make cookies, and we'll put some decorations on the walls. Then we will write a letter to Hawa, an orphan in Sierra Leone who we are fostering. She is eleven years old. I want Salma to understand that part of being a Muslim is caring for others, and remembering them always.

I try to make the day special for Salma. It's difficult. Everywhere we go, we see Halloween decorations and advertisements. When I tell Salma, "Three days left until Eid!", she counters with, "And nine days until Halloween!" But I try.

I will also talk to Salma about our Muslim brothers and sisters who are struggling all over the world. In Palestine and Syria and Burma they are fighting for their freedom and their very survival. They don't have pizza and donuts on Eid, or shiny new shoes. Many have no food to eat at all. Most have lost someone: a parent, a child, a sibling or a friend. Some have been utterly devastated.

Yet, they are resolute. They will not stop until they are free.

These are the real heroes of Eid-ul-Adha. I feel small next to them. I weep when I think of their struggles. They are the ones living the spirit of Ibrahim (as). They have made the greatest sacrifices, and are still striving, undaunted. They are living the words of Allah:

Say: 'Verily, my ṣalāh, my sacrifice, my living, and my dying are all for Allāh, the Lord of the 'Alameen' (6:162).

That is what Eid-ul-Adha is all about. May Allah give them security, safety, comfort, victory, and Jannah.

Wael
IslamicAnswers.com Editor
October 25, 2012

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  1. Wish you a prosperous and a happy Eid Mubarak.May Allah bless u and ur family.Always enjoy reading ur articles.MashaAllah Allah has blessd u with a gud mind.May Allah accept ur efforts and lead you to Sirat ul Mustakeem ....Ameen

  2. Salamu allaikum
    Eid Mubarak! To all my Muslim brothers and sisters.
    Alhamdullilah Alfa marra for blessing us with another
    Beautiful Eid -- it's truly amazing.
    Ameen to your dua for all the Muslim around the globe
    May Allah give them all the joy and laughter they ever
    Wished for. May sadness forget them...goodness
    Surround them and bless them with a beautiful Eid.

  3. assalamalaikum
    WE MUST BE CAREFUL AS WE WILL BE THE GUEST AND ALLAH IS THE HOST FOR TOMORROWS OCCASION AND THE FAITHFULNESS IS SO MUCH IN US THAT WE CARE NOT IF WE DELETE THE NAME OF THE HOST ITSELF-
    IDD MUBARAK DELETES THE NAME OF ALLAH-DONT SAY IT ONLY SAY-
    “As for people greeting each other after the eid prayer by, ‘Taqaballahu minna wa minkum‘ (may Allah accept it from you and us) it is
    reported that the shahabah practiced it,
    Revive the Sunnah of our beloved Prophet (sulAllahu alaihi wa salaam) and our Salaf and stay away from greeting each other with the commonly used phrase “Eid Mubarak” as we do not find it anywhere from amongst our Salaf who used such a term.
    As Allah says in the Qur’aan:“When you are greeted with a greeting, greet back with better than it or return it. Lo! Allah takes count of all things.” [Surah an-Nisa v. 86]
    And ALLAH ta’ala says:“Would you exchange that which is better for that which is lower?”[Surah al-Baqarah v. 61]

  4. May Allah Accept from us and from you

    Muhammad Waseem
    IslamicAnswers.com Editor

    • Asalam Alaikum brother waseem,
      Eid mubarak to you and your entire family.He sms me for eid mubarak.last year i spent eid with him.feeling little nostalgic today after reading his sms.Allah give me sabr and strength.

  5. Eid Mubarak, may Allah bless your whole family and decrease your burdens. I hope Allah give you the patience to strive through any trials he may give to you.

  6. Assalam O Alaikum all:)

    Eid ul Adha Mubarak everyone. May Allah (swt) accept our good deeds, forgive our sins, guide and keep us on the straight. Amin.

    Muhammad1982,
    Editor, IslamicAnswers.com

  7. Eid mubarak everyone! May Allah forgive us, accept all our deeds, protect us from hellfire, and grant us Jannatul Firdaus with His Mercy!

  8. The most beautiful Eid message I've read all day, in fact ever, maasha'Allah.

    Eid Mubarak to you all.

    SisterZ
    IslamicAnswers.com Editor

    • And your comment is the best affirmation I could have received. Jazak Allah khayr. Eid Kareem.

      Wael
      IslamicAnswers.com Editor

      • eid mubarak to all the muslims in the world.Brother wael and sister amy pls comment on my story 'should I remarry,Mufti says i can' your comments will give me solution and relief.Pls Allah will bless you.

    • AsalamAlaikum sister Z,

      eid mubarak to you.I like your comments very much.pls comment on my story Should I remarry him,mufti Says i can'give me solution and relief.Allah will bless you.last year i spent eid with him.he sms me for eid mubarak.I am feeling little uneasy today and feeliing like weeping.

  9. eid mubarak to all of you.

  10. Eid Mubarak!
    May Allah swt help all of the Muslims who are suffering, enter us all into Jannatul Firdaws and forgive us!
    Ameen

    Sara
    IslamicAnswers.com Editor

  11. Eid Mubarak to everybody ! Have a blessed and happy eid insha'Allah. And may Allah shower his mercy and peace on our brothers and sisters in war torn countries. May we get the best in this life and hereafter. Ameen.

  12. Eid Mubarak.

    I needed this great message, Wael.

    AmericanMuslim
    IslamicAnswers.com Editor

    • Alhamdulillah. You are in my thoughts today.

      Wael
      IslamicAnswers.com Editor

    • salams american muslim,

      i have been looking for your comments on many posts and missed your valuable advise. hope you ae back soon.

      hope you are well and if any worries are occupying you then may Allah bring ease to you. ameen.

      eid mubarak

  13. salaams
    Eid Mubarak to you all

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