Eid Al-Fitr

Eid al-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting. “Fitr” means “to break,” and symbolizes not only the breaking of the fast but also of all evil within the believer.

This is the day of Eid al- Fitr. All Muslims around the world are celebrating the end of the Ramadan by glorifying Almighty Allah, and praising Him for the countless blessings He bestowed upon us. Eid al- fitr is the prize you deserve because you have shown complete submission and obedience to your Lord. You have proved again that nothing in this world; no temptation could prevent you from being good servants to your Lord.

Dear sisters and brothers……, while celebrating this day of Eid; we should never forget that people in other places of our country, who are suffering, from terrorists, conflicts, deaths, poverty, or because they are displaced. We keep in our prayers and thoughts the innocent people killed in Syria daily by foreign backed hired terrorists, just because they are seeking peace in their life, our army and martyrs who defend our country, and we keep in our prayers and thoughts the people of Golan and Palestine who are still seeking freedom and the right to return to their homes and properties. We keep in our prayers and thoughts all people of the world who are struggling for the very basic of their human and civil rights.

Eid is great time to show how Islam encourages kindness, sharing,   generosity and concern for our neighbors, relatives, children who need more concern than others, we must increase the volume of food, and sweets, so that we could share it with our neighbors, friends or even displaced people.

When we increase our good deeds, we automatically help ourselves decrease our bad deeds, it is good way of ridding ourselves of bad habits.

The purpose of life is not just to be happy. It is also to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.

Two days ago I was visiting the displaced in a mosque, I asked the children:

What do you want in Eid Al- Fitr?

 Most of them said: we want to go home, I began telling them what is happening to Syria, as if I am telling a story, they listened to me carefully, when I finished, one of them said " long live our army" all repeated after him, they became happy, yes, they became happy, I just plant a smile on their faces, everyone can do that and more, just begin. 

Our prophet said:

"Those who are merciful will be shown mercy by the Merciful. Be merciful to the people of the earth and the One above the heavens will have mercy upon you".

Butheina Al-Nounou