It’s that time of the year when one is happy and sad at the same time; sad to bid farewell to the month of Ramdhan and happy to receive the gifts from Allah on the special day of Eid. The Holy Prophet (peace be upon him and his pure progeny) said, ‘And when the night of Eid al-Fitr dawns, known as the night of rewards, Allah rewards the doers, countlessly.’
While remembering and enjoying the endless bounties of Allah, it is necessary to strive to keep the spirit of the month of Ramdhan alive throughout the year.
Generosity, charity, helping others, repairing the relationship with the kin, forbearance, looking after the poor and the orphan, recitation of the Quran, abiding by Allah’s commandments are just a few of the things that make the spirit of the month of Ramadhan.
In his sermon of Eid al-Fitr, Imam Ali (peace be upon him) said: ‘... the minimum reward for those men and women who fasted, is an Angel, who calls out to them on the last day of the month of Ramadan (saying): “O SERVANTS OF ALLAH! REJOICE THE GLAD TIDING THAT ALL YOUR PREVIOUS SINS HAVE BEEN FORGIVEN. Therefore, watch out in those things which serve as your re-creation (on this day and days to follow)’"
Certainly, the best thing to do in the month of Ramdhan was to stay away from the things prohibited by Allah and the best thing throughout the year is also to refrain from the prohibited. If a person is able to do so, then certainly every day for him would be a day of Eid. Imam Ali (peace be upon him) says 'Every day on which you do not disobey Allah is a day of Eid (and a moment to rejoice).'
On this blessed day, we ask Allah to grant our gift in the form of hastening the reappearance of the Imam of our time.