Fri, 26th Jul, 2024 / 20 Muharram 1446
الجمعة ٢٦ , يوليو , ٢٠٢٤ / 20 ٱلْمُحَرَّم 1446
Fri, 26th Jul, 2024 /
20 Muharram, 1446
الجمعة ٢٦ , يوليو , ٢٠٢٤ / 20 ٱلْمُحَرَّم , 1446

We start in the Name of Allah, We praise Allah and thank Him for the blessing of Islam  And we humbly ask Allah to shower His peace and blessings on our noble and humble Prophet Muhammad, the Prophet sent as a mercy to all of mankind, the truthful and trustworthy, the most handsome, courageous, and loved Prophets to Allah, Peace be Upon Him, and may Allah protect his nation from that which he feared for them.

The day of Eid, is a special and unique day, a day overflowing with blessings and mercy, celebrated by all Muslims around the world, as an indication of their thankfulness to Allah, The Creator of the universe. Allah said in the Holy Qur’an:

قُلْ بِفَضْلِ اللَّهِ وَبِرَحْمَتِهِ فَبِذَلِكَ فَلْيَفْرَحُوا هُوَ خَيْرٌ مِمَّا يَجْمَعُونَ

Ayah 58 of Surat Yunus means: Say, let them rejoice in the bounty of Allah and His mercy; it is better than what they collect and gather.

Abu-dawud, An-Nasa’iyy, Ahmad and others narrated that Anas Ibn Malik said: During the Era of Ignorance (Jahiliyyah), the people had aimless fun during two specific days of every year, after the Prophets arrival to Madinah he said:

‏ ‏كَانَ لَكُمْ ‏‏ يَوْمَانِ ‏ تَلْعَبُونَ فِيهِمَا وَقَدْ أَبْدَلَكُمْ اللَّهُ بِهِمَا ‏‏ خَيْرًا مِنْهُمَا يَوْمَ ‏ الْفِطْرِ ‏ وَيَوْمَ ‏ الأضْحَى

Which Means: {You had two days in which you had aimless fun. Know that Allah has replaced them with better ones; the day of ^Id al-Fitr and the day of ^Id al-Adha}

So Allah replaced the two days of fun, that had no purpose, with two days of meaningful joy, which include mentioning Allah, praising Allah, a lot of mercy and forgiveness.

In this world, Muslims experience three festivities; a festive day that comes once a week, and two other festivities during the year, each of which comes only once a year.

The festive day that comes once a week is Friday, it occurs after the completion of the five obligatory prayers, throughout the day and night, for the whole week and it is also the day when the last kind of creation was brought into existence, i.e. the creation of Adam.

The first festive day that happend annually is the day of ^Id al-Fitr, celebrated straight after fasting the month of Ramadan. Allah allocated on this day for the Muslims a specific prayer (Salatul-^Id), and a specific donation (sadaqah).

The other ^Eid, is the day of ^Id al-Adha, after the completion of the pilgrimage (Hajj), when Muslims become due for forgiveness. Hajj would not be complete without fulfilling the integral of being present at the land of ^Arafah, during a specific time, moreover, for all Muslims around the world, whether pilgrims or non-pilgrims, the day of ^Arafah is the day of protection from Hellfire, the day after it which is the day of ^Id al-Adha, became a festive day for all Muslims around the world, in which they slaughter animals to feed to the poor, as a sign of their thankfulness to Allah.

Brothers and sisters, these are the festive days for Muslims around the world, and they all come after the completion of acts of obedience to Allah.

On Behalf of Darulfatwa, The Australian Islamic High Council, I would like to congratulate you on a Blessed ^Eid, wishing you and your families a happy and a safe day, and Allah knows best.

 Dr Sheikh Salim Alwan Al-Husainiyy

Chairman of Darulfatwa

Islamic High Council

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