Hazrat Ali’s Sermon on Eid ul-Fitr

Salaam and Greetings of Peace:

The blessed month of Ramadan will be over in a few days, 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, which have shone so brightly during Ramadan, to light the way through this coming year until the next Ramadan. Amin! Amin!

Eid Mubarak!

Ya Haqq!

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

  1. UTP says:

    wonderful… Eid ul Fitr being a spiritual festival…what a beautiful thought… sir…

  2. Rubina says:

    Dear Grandpa Irving

    Thanks for sharing this very beautiful link on facebook :)

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  4. Irving says:

    Eid Mubarak to you UTP and Rubina :)

    Ya Haqq!

  5. Esmaeil Radpour says:

    Eid Mubarak brother

    This Eid is one of the “al-Mohaymen”; keep this name in your heart.

    Ya Haqq!

  6. Amir says:

    eyd Mubarak merci Thank You very much Darvish Mehrabon Aghaye Irving karchmar Azizam Merci for everything… Eyd Mubarak wish that we can spend many comming Eyds together with open heart and soul be free with the Master Ya Ali…Ya Hagh

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