Imam Sadiq Online Seminary offers heartfelt felicitation on the Occasion of 1st Shawwal, Eid al-Fitr
The Holy month of Ramadan is a month of struggle with self, a month to control one’s desires. And now is the opportunity to hold a great and magnificent Eid celebration. This festival is the Islamic Eid al-Fitr, which Allah has placed for all Muslims, making them participants in this blessed celebration. On this day most Muslims across the world are proud to have successfully completed the month of Ramadan and be showered with its spiritual benefits. On this day, we thank Allah for completing one of the greatest classes in Islamic training, offered during the one month. We thank Him for allowing us to benefit from its lessons to the extent of our understanding and ask Him to help us to continue trending the path of the month of Ramdhan in the coming year and always.
On the day of Eid-ul-Fitr, Imam Ali (A.S.) delivered a sermon in which he said:
"O, people! Verily this day of yours is the day when the righteous are awarded and the wretched are losers. It is a day that is similar to the one on which you shall be standing (before your Lord). Therefore, when you come out of your homes to go to places of your prayer, remind yourselves about the day when you (your souls) shall come out of your bodies to go to your Lord. When you stand on places of your prayer, remind yourselves of your standing in the presence of your Lord (on the Day of Judgment). And when you return to your homes (after prayer), remind yourselves about your returning to your homes in Paradise. O Servants of Allah! Verily the minimum reward for those men and women who fasted (during Ramadan), 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)"
On Eid al-Fitr, the day in which the Imam of our time is supposed to be leading the Eid prayer, we remember the loneliness of our beloved Imam al-Mahdi and pray for the hastening of his reappearance.