Eid Khutbah Shawaal 1429

Allahu Akbar , Allahu Akbar , Allahu Akbar,

Laa ilaaha illallaahu whal laahu akbar, Allahu Akbar wha lillaahil – hamd.

Allah is the greatest, Allah is the greatest , Allah is the greatest,

The is no god except Him, And Allah is the greatest, To Him belongs all praise.

Glory be to Allah, Who has given us the precious gift of life. We thank Allah for this wonderful and beautiful day of Eid.

The sacred days of the glorious month of Ramadhan have gone past so speedily. People everywhere are making great preparations for the celebration of the festival of Eidul Fitr. We sadly bid farewell to the blessed month of Ramadhan, knowing that ahead of us lie many Ramadhans, which we may or may not reach.

The blessed day of Eid is a time of great joy for having served our Lord sincerely and feeling spiritually recharged. On this morning of Eid, Satan shouts with extreme disappointment and summons his armies to his accursed presence. They then inquire why they have been gathered and Satan replies:

“Don’t you see how Allah has pardoned the believing community of Muhammad (pbuh) ? Now go throughout the earth and lead them astray. Distract them from the divine remembrance and tempt them with lust, intoxicants and every mechanism of vice. Lead them back to their old evil and dirty habits that they may incur the anger of Allah and thus end up in Hell fire.”

Oh Muslims! Heed the golden advise of our illustrious Master, Nabi Muhammad (pbuh).

Enhance your days of Eid with good actions. Beautify your Eid day by giving charity to the poor and needy, supplicate to Allah and reconcile with your families, mending your estranged relations. Glorify your Lord, as He looks upon you with His Eye of divine Mercy.

The gracious day of Eid resembles the Resurrection Day. The Noble Prophet (pbuh) said:

“Whosoever commits a sin on Eid day is like one who commits a sin in Allah’s presence on Judgement day.”

Take note how crowds of people go about on Eid day. Some are walking on foot, while some are riding in various modes of transport. Some are crippled and struggle along, while the blind cannot find their own way without the necessary assistance. Many wear fine garbs, while a great number are barefoot and in tattered rags.

Reflect Oh people of Intellect! How will our condition be on Judgment day?

Do not walk about with arrogance, but remember the day when we wake from our graves and are made to walk to the plain of accountability and judgment. Do not scorn the cripple and handicap people who struggle along, but pray that we are nor raised with the unbelievers who will rise from their graves, dragging themselves along like snakes.

Reach out to the orphans and the under privileged, that you may be mercifully received by Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), who was the greatest orphan that ever lived.

Remember Oh Muslims!

Eid is not a day to strut around boastfully with expensive garments to show off.

Eid is not for those who ate and drank in Ramadhan without a valid excuse.

Eid is not for those who neglect their parents, causing them hurt and abuse.

Eid is for those only who are conscious of the meeting with their Lord, who live in His obedience and strive for the good and upliftment of humanity.

As this auspicious day of Eid ushers in the grand month of Shawaal (the season of Hajj), let us heed the encouragement of Allah’s Messenger (pbuh) who said:

“Whosoever fast six day in the month of Shawaal, will be rewarded as if he/she has fasted the entire year.”

Allahu Akbar! How great and overwhelming is Allah’s Rahma upon the Ummah of His beloved Rasool ! May the Almighty accept our fasting of Ramadhan and grant us the ability for the six days of Shawaal. This will only add to our spiritual rejuvenation and revitalization to meet the growing challenges of our time.

Ailing humanity stands at the brink of destruction through the stupendous achievement and production of weapons of mass destruction. Corruption and fraud is the order of the day, even on government level, which resulted in global political and economic instability. The high level of crime and promiscuity is eroding the moral and spiritual fibre of society at large.

Oh Muslims! As we stretch forth our hand of Eid Mubarak, let it be a resolve to be part and bring about positive change. Let our Eid Mubarak be a meaningful step towards a spiritual and moral revolution of love, justice, peace and harmonious co-existence.

Eid Mubarak to you and your families !

Allahu Akbar , Allahu Akbar , Allahu Akbar

Laa ilaaha illal laahu whallahu akbar

Allahu Akbar wha lillaa hil Hamd.