Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri

After cleansing mind, body and soul during fasting period in the month of Ramadan come the festive day of Eid. One of the most awaited festivals of Muslims community. The literal meaning of Eid itself is "to break the fast".

Muslims families wake up early in the morning and get ready with their brand new traditional clothes for offering prayers to Allah. Men visit the nearby mosque and womenfolk perform the prayer rituals right at their home. After the prayers are over all take one another into a warm embrace and greet each other by saying "Eid Mubarak".

Eid is celebrated with great passion and enthusiasm among Muslims and symbolizes virtuousness. The prayers are followed by a sermon, where forgiveness, peace, brotherhood and a sense of fellowship is preached. All praises be to Allah SWT for his nikmah to us.

When is Eid ul Fitr I hear you say
Yet it is still so far away

Still here are the days of Ramadan

Take benefit of it while you can

Increase good deeds in your books of record

Pray these deeds are accepted by your Lord

Make the most of whats left of these days

and snap out of this premature Eid craze!

Now that we fasted and did extra good deeds,

We celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr, one of the two Eids!

Allah prescribed two Eids and forbid all other festivals,

He told us to worship Him and try to get the medals!

Ramadan is a special training for a Muslim,

Practice Islam even when its light appears to be dim.

Continue doing good deeds, just as in Ramadan
And give Sadaqa-e-Fitr,
for every child, woman and man

We go to the Eid-gah and say the Takbir,

On Eid day, our best clothes we do wear!

We listen to the Eid khutbah,

And don’t leave until we pray the Eid solah!

We go to the Eid prayer in any type of weather,

And give presents to each other!

We say Eid Mubarak,

And wish each other good luck!

We celebrate festival of Eid
By thanking Allah for granting us our needs!

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