Monday, October 23, 2006

Eid Mubarak

After Eisha Salaah the day felt really incomplete without the Taraweeh prayer. As I headed home I was thinking about the month of Ramadhan, its purpose and the way in which It just came and went.

The month of Ramadhan is a devotion and dedication to Allah for which we are giving the day of Eid in return. We celebrate on the day of Eid because during the month of Ramadhan we are to have attained a rank higher, blessings and self-control that we never possessed before.

For those who were sinful they were granted forgiveness and guidance; for those that had few sins or were on the correct path they were granted rank and status.

The month of Ramadhan just reminded me of a training ground; a person enters the ground and trains for a month after which he leaves. Generally this 'graduation' day is celebrated with family and friends and thereafter we are sent into the real field.

POINT

The month of Ramadhan is like a training ground for us all; a month which teaches us self control, discipline, devotion and worship. It is followed by a day of celebration which is known to us as Eid. Eid is our graduation from this blessed month and this graduation only indicates that now the real work is to begin.

Whatever we learnt and done in the month of Ramadhan will now be reflected from what we do in the remaining months. We will prove whether we were worthy or graduation from this training camp or did we let ourselves down.

The month of Ramadhan was a month where we worked upon ourselves... Now arrives the months within which we have to maintain that work and show what we learnt in the blessed month of Ramadhan.

May Allah make this day of graduation filled with happiness and blessings. May He make us worthy of this graduation and aid us in the path we are to take. May He guide us and prove our training to be at least successful if not complete. Aameen.

Eid Mubarak

13 comments:

Forgotten Friend said...

Salam Maulana,

Jazakallah a great post and reminder, Eid Mubarak to you too! May it be an Eid full of many blessings and happiness. Ameen!

Ola said...

Eid Mubarak! kol 3am wenti b5air... You put it in a very beautiful way:)

As forTaraweeh prayer, it is not confined to Ramdan, in fact, Taraweeh is the same as tahajjod, which can be perofrmed anytime during the year, not only in Ramadan, the name Taraweeh was given during Omar's bin Alkhattab term as a Caliph

True Life said...

Salamualaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Baraktuhu

Eid Mubarak. May Allah accept our prayers and fasting and strengthen us in His Deen for the rest of the year, too. Hope everyone enjoys Eid and has a blessed one with his family.

Wa Salam

Ahmad said...

Salams
A belated Eid Mubarak to you.

Zain said...

As Salaamu Alaykum,

Forgotten Friend

Jazakallah for the comments and hope you had a great Eid also.

ps. you are not forgotten but I believe you'll forget me very soon.

ola

Eid Mubarak to you also. Jazakallah for the comments.

Jazakallah for the explanation also. However, many 'Ulamaa regard the Taraweeh prayer to be different from the Tahajjud prayer. The main difference is in its rank and status of Nafl and Sunnah.

True Life

Jazakallah for the comments and Eid Mubarak to you also.

Brother Ahmed

Better Late than Never. Jazkallah for dropping by and I hope that you had a great Eid also.

A humble request for Dua's from all readers.

Wasalaam

Muslim said...

salamz.you know you told me youve got a friend who could help me out with my problems...is that offer still up?if so can you please give me your email address again..if not then jazakAllah for trying to help me.assalamualaikum.

Zain said...

As Salaamu Alaykum,

Muslim

Insha Allah there will always be someone available to help.

My email address is zain121@yahoo.com

Please remember me in your Du'as.

Wasalaam

Zain said...

As Salaamu Alaykum,

Muslim

Insha Allah there will always be someone available to help.

My email address is zain121@yahoo.com

Please remember me in your Du'as.

Wasalaam

SoNg In WiNd said...

As Salaamu Alaykum
praying all is fine with u and family, haven;t seen u around in while...Allah mercy on u and all muslims, ameen

Zain said...

As Salaamu Alaykum,

Alhumdulillah all is fine. I just have been a little down health wise. Jazakallah for the concern.

Hope you are well along with your family.

Ameen to Du'as.

Du'as requested.

Wasalaam

Anonymous said...

salaam bhai, where ya been....hope all is well inshaAllah. take care okay and rmr duas alright?
wasalam

Anonymous said...

how is one to find spiritual growth in a madrasssah where such a factor is lacking? how is one to do it for oneself...and then implent it..in the madrassah?

i have been to a place where it was installed in us..and i am in a place where they don't have any emphasise about it what so ever...
advice, if any is available.

dua mei yaad
ws.

Zain said...

As Salaamu Alaykum,

Anonymous

Jazakallah for your concern. I have been around, but just not too well and a little occupied.

You are in my Du'as, please remember me in yours also.

Anonymous

Taqwa and Spiritual growth is necessary for every individual. It is a factor that makes every action superior and full of reward. When there is a lack of spirituality the power and rewards of worship are not at its peak.

As you mentioned, a Madrassah should encourage, implement and install in every child this spirituality.

My advice to you would be to either find a Sheikh (spiritual guide) or to choose a Madrassah that implements spirituality along with its education.

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to ask.

Wasalaam