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EID MUBBARAKBy loveydovey786
Brothers and sisters
As salamu alaikum,
This is the first time in my life when EID came and I wasn't happy due to a religious purpose. It seems as though the creator was close to mankind and now distanced Himself. One doesn't really know whether to celebrate the end of fasting or celebrate this distance.
This journal could only be understood by someone who knows the meaning behind fasting, for it was never just a tradition. The month gone was a month to sense hunger for hours without food, thus hunger of the poor could be understood, and I am not just talking about the hunger of the stomach, but also desire related. For example when one fasts during ramadan, hunger could cause one to think of their luxuries where they have perhaps more than what they need like a extra car, if it's an extra car then they could compare the extra car with someone who doesn't have a bike or are in need of a wheel chair, so basically it's not just hunger of the stomach but understanding basic needs of the poor. Then comes in the second sort of charity and that is kindness , a woman asked our beloved prophet if one has nothing to give then what is the option our beloved prophet said be kind with others. Honestly speaking politely with others is the basics of what you or anyone could provide. After this comes in forgiveness not just in asking from Allah but knowing how to do it yourself too, if you are not in communication with someone for a small reason make amends as Allah likes to forgive those who like to forgive others. If you have broken up with a friend then make up with them, create positive terms with everyone and overall realise your past mistakes and be a better person. The first ten days of Ramadan are for the creator to shower his mercy, then (11-20) are for forgiveness and then the last ten days are to seek refuge from hellfire. www.missionislam.com
Today I feel deeply for those people who either were not born in such a beautiful religion or those who just didn't take this month seriously enough. I have seen people celebrate news years resolution , willing to get rid of bad habits and turn them into a good one. The Muslims had a month to consider these , the Muslims were not suppose to be weak, but strong and much, much better than any other nation in this planet. After writing this much I am sensing those areas where I could have done better, prayed more or may have worshipped more, or perhaps it's just natural that no matter how much one has prayed it always seem less. It was not a day of the year that could have been left ignored, it was a whole entire month.
It is known or unknown to some that the devils are chained throughout the said month, for mankind it's a prominent trial. The Almighty sees how man behaves and acts when the shaitaan is not amongst us. It surprises me how certain people continue with there ways despite the barriers. Our beloved prophet PBUH explained that although the shaitaan is chained doesn't mean it could not deter you from the righteous path, but rather it could not go much further in distancing you for GOD. Therefore the barrier of the shaitaan is not of much significance either, the shaitaan makes man so accustomed to sinning that the sin becomes habitual to this extent the need to whispering of evil is not recommend either. The celebration that marks the end of fasting, seems to be like a mark to celebrates the shaitaan's freedom, and continuation of human ignorance.
In the eastern part of the world , the month of Ramadan means to some to dose off during day time and waking up during Iftar, they are those who are not sleeping just to avoid hunger , but these are those who are sleeping during the peak time of GODs mercy, and of his forgiveness.
Fasting being the fifth pillar of Islam is about changing, the Almighty deem it perfect to ask man to consider the fifth pillar to request man to change, because the Almighty wanted to bring forward a situation for this to occur, and this was through the means of fasting. I just hope and ask man to consider the least minimum to work on ourselves to being closer to the Almighty that gave us such a beautiful month.
My Allah guide us all