Alhamdulillah what a blessing it is to complete Ramadan and welcome Eid!
We hope and pray deeply that we have all achieved our goals.
The Almighty tells us:
O you who Believe! Fasting has been prescribed on you as it has been prescribed on those before you so that you may attain Allah-consciousness. (Qur’an, 2:183)
The Almighty has blessed us to witness another Ramadan and cope with Covid-19!
Allah (SWT) gave us the opportunity to spiritually cleanse ourselves, to draw near to Him, and to help others. This of course includes those less fortunate than ourselves.
Allah (SWT) blessed us and Eid is a moment of celebration!
Eid is such a special blessing that it’s almost a reminder of how the joyous celebration of entering Paradise. It is a blessed day of eating, connecting virtually with loved ones, and remembering the favours of Allah upon us:
Every nation has its day of celebration, and this is our day of celebration. (Bukhari)
Of course, there is also an element of sadness this Eid. This Eid will not be like any other.
In the UK, and most of the world, it is still not safe to observe Eid prayers in public gatherings. We will therefore need to stay at home during this celebration.
But rest assured the day is a blessed one! You will have the reward of having attended Eid salah and the Angels will be there, recording and celebrating with us.