Eid ul Fitr 2016 -We should not forget our fellow Muslim families. How will they be celebrating this year?
We should not forget them our fellow Muslim families. How will they be celebrating this year? The people of Palestine Chechnya, Kashmir, Afghanistan and all those who lost their loved one due to terrorists attacks all over the world and people who suffer throughout the year due to injustice.
These people are probably the last ones on our minds as we rush to finish our last minute gift shopping, pick out our outfit or decorate the house for the special occasion. While much of Eid is focused on how to make the holiday happy and special, especially for our children, we cannot neglect to share the pain of others on this day.
These are the people for whom Eid will mean settling into a refugee camp not decorating their homes. For thousands of them, Eid will mean trying desperately to find food for the day, not preparing a special meal for the family.
Also, don’t forget to make Dua as an individual on Eid day, thanking Allaah Kareem for His blessings while praying for people suffering everywhere. Another way of sharing the pain and trying to help is by arranging to send gifts and sweets. Some relief organizations have programs in place to provide orphans, for instance, with new clothes, a gift and sweets on Eid day.