Hazrat Ali’s Sermon on Eid ul-Fitr

Salaam and Greetings of Peace:

Ramadan will soon be over, and so it is fitting to repost this from last year.

On the day of Eid-ul-Fitr, Hazrat Ali (A.S.) delivered a sermon in which he said:

“O people! Verily this day of yours is the day when the righteous are awarded and the wretched are losers. It is a day which is similar to the one on which you shall be standing (before your Lord). Therefore, when you come out of your homes to go to places of your prayer, remind yourselves about the day when you (your souls) shall come out of your bodies to go to your Lord. When you stand on places of your prayer, remind yourselves of your standing in the presence of your Lord (on the day of Judgment). And when you return to your homes (after prayer), remind yourselves about your returning to your homes in Paradise. O Servants of Allah! Verily the minimum reward for those men and women who fasted (during Ramadan), is an Angel, who calls out to them on the last day of the month of Ramadan (saying): O SERVANTS OF ALLAH! REJOICE THE GLAD TIDING THAT ALL YOUR PREVIOUS SINS HAVE BEEN FORGIVEN…”

- From the Nahjul-Balaghah.

Eid-ul-Fitr is a unique festival. It has no connection with any historical event nor is it related to the changes of seasons or cycles of agriculture. It is not a festival related in any way to worldly affairs. Its significance is purely spiritual. It is the day when Muslims thank God for having given them the will, the strength and the endurance to observe the fast and obey His commandments during the holy month of Ramadan.

Alhamdulillah! May Allah bless us all, and grant that we use this Eid as a lens to focus the sun of good works, that have shone so brightly during Ramadan, to light the way through this coming year until the next Ramadan. Amin.

Eid Mubarak!

Ya Haqq!

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14 Responses to Hazrat Ali’s Sermon on Eid ul-Fitr

  1. asqfish says:

    Fast forwarding to Eid:) a good sermon to remember, Thank you.

  2. mahmud says:

    salam.
    i want to know how to pray eid ul fitr prayer.that is 2 rakat prayer.

    my know matter is, after takbir what should i read before iman recite sura fatiha.
    please let me know all steps.

    thanking you
    mahmud

  3. Baraka says:

    Salaam dear brother Irving!

    This is wonderful! I am always stunned by how much was conveyed in so few words by the Prophet and Sahaba, peace and blessings upon them all.

    Nowadays, one spends an hour at Juma and comes away with little spiritual nourishment to sustain one during the next week. Perhaps more imams should read and share these beautiful sermons with their congregations.

    Warmly,
    Baraka

  4. Cyrus Rumi says:

    Thank you for sharing these words of wisdom by Prophet Muhammad.

    Ya Haqq.

    Cyrus Rumi

    ps. A peaceful Ramadan to you.

  5. Nasir Ali says:

    Jazaak Allah Khair.

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  7. Umm Ibrahim says:

    Assalaamu alaikum,

    JazakAllahu khair for posting this – I am loving reading hte little nuggets of wisdom from the Prophet, salla~Llahu ‘alaihi wassallam, and the sahaba, radhi Allahu anhum, on your blog!

  8. Krishna.N.C says:

    Beloved Papa Irving,
    Peace and love filled salaam for you :) Thank you for sharing such words of Wisdom by Hazrat Ali. Its so beautiful!Alhamdullilah :) I wish you a splendid Eid loaded with love and His Blessings for you and your blessed family :)
    Hope you are doing fine sweetheart :) Congratulations once again for becoming a proud Grandpa ;))
    My love and sincere prayers for you all always.

  9. Shahrzad says:

    So beautiful. There is also a munajat by Hazrat Ali (a.s) that i really like it. Have you heard about?

    This Ramadan was so great for me. But is ending so quickly.. :(

    Ameen

  10. Barbara says:

    Beautiful dearest Irving!

  11. Sumera says:

    Khayr Mubarak IRving :)

  12. Sadiq says:

    Saalam and Eid Mubarak to you!

    cross posting this post as well.

  13. Rabu says:

    Ameen! Eid Mubarak to u and your family. Hope this Eid brings a lot of blessings and happiness in ur life

  14. roshan abbas says:

    ajro kum illalah

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