Posted by: seekerofthesacred | November 26, 2009

The Day of Manifesting Joy for the Bounty of Allah: Sayyidi al-Habib ‘Umar

In the name of Allah, the Most Kind, the Most Merciful

Praise be to Allah, a praise through which hearts are expanded, and may the peace of Allah and blessings be upon His slave, the chosen one (Mustafa), the guide, Muhammed, the pious one, the thankful, and upon his family and companions and those who follow them with rectitude among each one with a practicing heart.

Give praise to Allah, the Almighty for making you among those who comprehend this day of the great eid (feast). Eid is from among the specialities of this ummah (nation), from the sign of this religion’s manifestation and is from the rites of Islam. So upon you is to be concerned by it and its reverence.

The Almighty says, “Such (is his state): and whoever holds in honour the symbols of God, (in the sacrifice of animals), such (honour) should come truly from piety of heart.” [Quran 22:32]

Verily the sight of the people of iman is to the meaning of eid and attaining benefits from the Geneorous King; a sight fine, deep and wide for the one who would like to colour with the colour of Allah.

‘”(We take our) colour from Allah, and who is better than Allah at colouring. We are His worshippers.” [Quran 2; 138]

The reality of Eid for a believer is made clear to us and on this, some wise people have said, “It is not eid for him who wore new, but the eid is for him whose worship increased!!”
“It is not eid for one who beautifies himself by clothes and shoes, indeed the eid is for one who had his sins forgiven.”
So know from this, that a believer prepares to attain from the types of eid with the ability by assistance from his Lord therefore happiness follows him through the pouring of Allah’s bounties upon him from that which was exposed to him from this bounty, through the means of action, gifts, sacrifice and benefit in the time and period passing by him until he is exposed to a greater eid which is on the day he meets Allah and Allah is pleased with him.

He gives him glad tidings of Mercy from Him and His Pleasure and gardens in which there is residing comfort.

Therefore we should take an abundant portion in straightening our vision of these eids which descend into the world and are connected to the state hereafter until we become qualified for vast assistance from the Presence of the Generous King and until we hasten to act upon that which incumbents happiness and that which necessitates attaining good in the hereafter and that with which the heart is purified.

The day of eid al-adha in the purified law, they are distinguished by qualities and specialities by our master Muhammed, upon him be Allah’s peace and blessings and on his family and companions. From these are:

1- Standing the night of eid in different types of worship, from dhikr (remembrance) of Allah and tasbeeh (praise) and recitation of the Quran.

It is related from Mu’adh that the Messenger of Allah has said, “One who gives life to the four nights, paradise becomes incumbent upon him; the night of tarwiyah( 8th dhul-hejah), the night of ‘Arafah, the night of Nahr (sacrifice: eid al-adha) and the night of Fitr.”

2- Abundance in Takbeer especially after the prayers “and that ye should magnify Allah for having guided you ”

The slogan of takbeer is made to strengthen this meaning: the Most Kind, the Mighty in the Magnification of Allah, the Most- High, the Great, Majestic is He.

So make takbeer in on this day and revere the command of your Lord. The method of takbeer: “Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, La ilaaha illallah wallahu akbar, Allahu Akbar walillahil hamd.”

(Allah is Great, Allah is Great. There is no God but Allah and Allah is Great. Allah is Great and to Him belongs all Praise).

3- Going early for the eid prayer.

4- Bathing before going for the eid prayer to the mosque and to apply perfume and wear the best clothes on that day for it is the day of manifesting joy for the bounty of Allah.

O Mu’min (believer), be disciplined upon your dressing and wear your best clothes on the day, not for pride but to manifest the blessings of Allah upon you and joy for the Grace of Allah together with humilty and submisiveness for the Majesty of Allah, The Blessed.

5- Do not eat food before the prayer of Al-Adha, It has been narrated from Anas that “the Prophet never used to leave on the day of Al-Fitr until he had eaten, and would not eat on the day of Al-Adha until he had prayed”.

6- Go to the Eid prayer on a path and return on another path that you go before. Also go by walking if you can to follow-up prophet Muhammad peace be upon him.

The wisdom from this is: in judgment the path where he goes in, will witness and all the angles of Allah who are crowded the paths in this special day. The ground will talk in judgment in what have made on it whether bad or good actions.

7- Start with whom you met in the path with salaam (Asalamu Alikom), this is what was Prophet Muhammad doing. Also smile on the others faces, and handshake other Muslims with cordially and merciful.

As prophet Muhammad said: “handshaking will remove the hostility from you”. “Do you want me to tell you about something if you do it you will love each other impart salaam between you”.

8- Congratulate insurers for attending the day of Eid.

9- Be thinking about Allah’s grace and eid prayer with devout heart and hear the discourse after praying with devout heart in this discourse.

10- Spend the rest of your day in the meaning of congratulating and visiting your relatives, in commuting the beneficial conversation, also in spreading happiness between people, and giving them food and drink with grateful and thank Allah. “Allah loves from his slaves when they eat food to thank him…..”

11- While you eat from Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him to gathering with the members of your family and relatives.

12- Copiously from the charity for poor people and enamors.

May Al-Haqq (Allah) make our days and nights eids (feasts) in (attaining) nearness to Him and Pleasure from Him, in actions according to His obedience, in increasing in good deeds and in contemplating on the sins and wrong-deeds until the eid of meeting Allah while He is pleased with us until the eid of a good ending, until the eid of death upon iman and Islam.

By Habib Omar Bin Muhammad Bin Hafidh.

`ID MUBARAK TO ALL OUR READERS AND TO ALL THE MUSLIMS. BARAKALLAH FIKUM YA SAADAH! MAY ALLAH BLESS YOU ALL!

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