With the joyous occasion of ‘Eid almost upon us, the environment is charged with excitement and happiness permeates the atmosphere. From children to adults – everyone welcomes the day of ‘Eid with open arms and wishes that it would never end.

Now, imagine if every day of our lives could be ‘Eid! Wouldn’t that be wonderful? Fortunately, we don’t have to limit this desire to the realm of our imagination – we can make it a reality.

Hasan Basri (rahimahullah) once mentioned, “Every day in which a person did not disobey Allah Ta‘ala is a day of ‘Eid, and every day that a person spends in the obedience, remembrance and gratitude of Allah Ta‘ala is a day of ‘Eid.” (Lataa-iful Ma‘aarif pg. 485)

The day of ‘Eid is a day of happiness. Hence, without happiness, a person would not feel as though it was the day of ‘Eid. We must understand that Allah Ta‘ala is the only giver of happiness, and He blesses only those people with true happiness whom He is pleased with. Hence, pleasing Allah Ta‘ala is the only way for one to become truly happy, and every day in which one was successful in pleasing Allah Ta‘ala will be a day of such happiness that one will feel as though it was the day of ‘Eid.

May Allah Ta‘ala bless us to live every day of our lives in a manner that is pleasing to Him so that every day of our life will be like the day of ‘Eid, aameen.