The concept of Eid is attached with happiness and happiness comes from success. Success is not what we declare as success. Success is in fact that which Allaah Ta’aalaa states is success.
The count of days of the month of Ramadaan, are completing. Laielatul Jaa’izah (first new moon of the night of Shawwaal) is coming.
Did we make Allaah Taa’aalaa Jalla Shaanuhu and the holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaiehi Wa Sallam) happy?
Are our respected parents happy with us?
Have we fulfilled our duties related to religion (Ieemaani), family (khaandaani), humanity (Insaani) and morality (Akhlaaqi)?
In this holy month of Ramadaan, the blessed guest of Allaah Kareem, did we work hard to make ourselves worth of salvation (maghfirat)?
What is happiness?
How do we get happiness?
We are lost in the crowd, we have lost our language (zabaan), tradition (tahzeeb), culture (saqaafat), values(aqdaar) and customs (riwaayaat), infact we have lost our identity. We have turned our faces away from our culture.
Do we really deserve to celebrate any kind of happiness?
But still the doors of repentance (taubah) has not closed on us, we should not lose hope in Allaah Kareem’s countless blessings.
Yes! We have to make this promise that the training (tarbiyyat), piety (taqwaa), cleanliness (tazkiyyah) and goodness (naykee) we have gained in the month of Ramadaan, we have to continue this throughout the year and also we will spend our lives in pleasing Allaah Kareem and the beloved holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaiehi Wa Sallam).
We sincerely hope that our Rabb e Kareem will not look at our sins but with HIS blessings HE will not disappoint us, and surely will reward us.
Without a doubt, it is Eid for him whom Allaah Kareem rewards.
Allaah Kareem made us the follower of Rasool e Kareem (Sallal Laahu Alaiehi Wa Sallam), and honored us with the title of ‘the best nation’ (Khaier ul Umam). In the name of the holy Prophet (Sallal Laahu Alaiehi Wa Sallam) may HE bestow on us the real happiness of Eid.
Before greeting you on this occasion of Eid ul Fitr, I Kaukab Noorani Okarvi (Ghufira Lahu) most humble, nothing more than a speck of dust would like to ask for forgiveness for all my mistakes and shortcomings in my attitude.
Allaah Kareem bless you with real Eid and real happiness.
Kaukab Noorani Okarvi