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Significance of eid

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.


Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 2 Surah Baqarah verse 128:

128 "Our Lord! Make of us Muslims bowing to Thy (Will), and of our progeny a people Muslim bowing to Thy (Will), and show us our places for the celebration of (due) rites; and turn unto us (in Mercy); for Thou art the Oft-Returning, Most-Merciful.


The Prophet (saws) said to Hadrat Abu-Bakr (r.a.): 'O Abu Bakr, every people have a festival and this (the Days of Eid) is our festival.’

Related by Bukhari and Muslim.


Anas reports: "When the Prophet came to Medinah they (the people of Madinah) had two days of sport and amusement. The Prophet (saws) said: "Allah, the Exalted, has exchanged these days for two days better than them: the day of breaking the fast (Eid-ul-Fitr) and the day of sacrifice (Eid-ul-Adha)."

Related by an-Nasa'i and Ibn Hibban.


Abu Hurairah reports that one Friday the Prophet (saws) said: "O gathering of Muslims, Allah has made this day (of Friday) an Eid for you.’

Related by at-Tabarani


Every nation or people have their days of festival and celebration, and the Lord Most Gracious has appointed the two occasions of Eid (Fitr and Adha), and the day of Friday as the Days of Festival for the Ummah of Prophet Mohamed (saws).


Other than the Friday of every week, Allah Subhanah has bestowed and honored the believers with the two occasions of joy and celebrations:

  1. Eid-ul-Fitr after the holy month of fasting in Ramadan
  2. Eid-ul-Adha in commemoration of the supreme sacrifice of Prophet Ibraheem (a.s.) and Hajj.


One should spend these two occasions of Eid with the remembrance of their Lord Most Supreme by celebrating His Praise and being grateful to Him for His innumerable bounties, and meeting and greeting and celebrating with one’s brethren and loved ones.


The believers who abstain from what is normally lawful and fasted the whole month of Ramadan only for their Lord, strove their utmost in reciting the Glorious Quran, offered extra ‘nawafil’ prayers, and in abject and absolute humility, awe, hope and fear implored and beseeched their Lord Most Gracious night and day to accept their worship and forgive them their sins…..celebrate and commemorate the day after the month of fasting with the Remembrance, Glorification, and Praise of their Lord Most Gracious, Most Merciful in the ardent hope that their Lord would accept their striving and their repentance.


The Messenger of Allah (saws) exhorted the believers to abstain from fasting on the Days of Eid, and eat and drink with gratitude and with joy from the lawful bounties which their Lord has provided them. The Messenger of Allah (saws) urged the believers and made it mandatory on everyone who believed in Allah and the Last Day to pay ‘zakat-ul-fitr’ before the Eid-prayers, and said that ‘relieve the poor of the society on this joyous day from their poverty and help them’.


On the Day of Eid, the Prophet (saws) used to perform the ‘ghusl’, dress in new clothes, apply perfume, lead the Eid prayers, give the sermon, and then meet with the family and the believers and they would congratulate each other on this joyous occasion of Eid with the ardent hope that the Lord Most Gracious would accept their striving that they did in the blessed month of Ramadan, and would accept their sincere repentance.


Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.


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