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The True ‘Eid

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Last Updated on Saturday, 13 May 2017 09:04

A group of people once passed by a monk in a monastery. Seeing him, they enquired, “When do the people of this monastery celebrate ‘Eid?” The monk replied, “On the day that they are forgiven.”

The monk then recited the following:

لَيْسَ الْعِيْدُ لِمَنْ لَبِسَ الْجَدِيْدْ ، إِنَّمَا الْعِيْدُ لِمَنْ طَاعَاتُهُ تَزِيْدْ

‘Eid is not for those who merely wear new clothing. ‘Eid is actually for those whose good deeds increase.

لَيَسْ الْعِيْدُ لِمَنْ تَجَمَّلَ بِاللِّبَاسِ وَالرُّكُوْبْ ، إِنَّمَا الْعِيْدُ لِمَنْ غُفِرَتْ لَهُ الذُّنُوْبْ

 ‘Eid is not for those who merely beautify themselves by wearing attractive clothing and riding on exotic conveyances. ‘Eid is actually for those whose sins have been forgiven.

(Lataaiful Ma‘aarif pg. 483)

Annually, the day of ‘Eid is eagerly anticipated by the Muslim Ummah and is viewed as an occasion of happiness and rejoicing. However, how many people spend their Ramadhaan in such a manner that they actually have something to celebrate? If the Ramadhaan was profitable, by them earning the mercy and forgiveness of Allah Ta‘ala and changing their lives, then this is definitely one of the greatest blessings that one can rejoice over.

If we have not appreciated this blessed month as we ought to have done, then it is still not too late. There are still a few invaluable moments remaining which we can use to turn to Allah Ta‘ala and seek His forgiveness. If we do so, there is hope that Allah Ta‘ala will shower His mercy on us and also include us among those who gained His mercy in this month. 

   

Further Reduced - Don’t Miss!

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Last Updated on Sunday, 29 May 2016 11:50

The signs at the front of your favourite clothing store first read ‘End of Season Sale - 50% Off!’ However, twenty days have passed since the signs were first erected and they have now been changed for signs that read ‘Further Reduced!

The sale period has not only been extended, the bargains have become better and are now absolutely unbeatable. Nobody wants to be left out.

This is exactly the case with the final ten days of the blessed month of Ramadhaan. The entire month is the month of mercy, the month in which Allah Ta‘ala forgives multitudes of his servants who turn to him in repentance. Furthermore, the entire month is host to such a bargain that for one fardh action, the servant is granted the reward of 70 fardh actions!

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Ramadhaan Goal Achievement Guide

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Last Updated on Saturday, 04 June 2016 11:30

In order to gain maximum benefit from the blessed month of Ramadhaan, it is important that we set ourselves goals and also set aside adequate time for the achievement of these goals. In this regard, a “Ramadhaan Goal Achievement Guide” has been attached which if printed and adhered to, will assist us to keep track of our progress.

The Goals chalked out in the Guide are:

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Eating While Fasting

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 May 2016 15:14

A man came to Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) informing him of two women who were fasting and were about to die of thirst. Initially Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) ignored him but when he came for a second time Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) called for the women. When they came, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) ordered one of them to vomit in a bowl that was brought. She vomited flesh, blood and pus that filled half the bowl. Then he ordered the second one to vomit as well, and she vomited the same that had now filled the entire bowl. Thereafter Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said: “These two women observed fast from that which is normally permissible (i.e. food and drink) but have broken their fast on that which is always impermissible. They sat eating the flesh of people (i.e. backbiting).” (Musnad Ahmad #23653)

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Doesn’t Tire – Ready to Fire

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 May 2016 06:50

Ask our children:

1. What is the strongest part in the body?

2. When last did we speak to our friends about Allah Ta‘ala?

3. Must we guard our tongue only while fasting or all the time?

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