Eid According to Masumeen a.s.
On the day of Eid-ul-Fitr, Imam Ali (as) 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 in 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.’
Imam Ali (as) has defined Eid as: 'Any day that is free of rebellion (or disobedience) against Allah SWT.'
He is quoted as saying:"'Eid is for those whose fasts have been accepted and whose salaat are worthy of reckoning and every day when one does not commit a sin it is Eid"(Nahjul Balaghah, Maxim no. 428)
Imam Ali (as) gave one further formula for us to use always: "Remember Allah and He will remember you."
The Imam (as) explained that one who adheres to the commandments of ALLAH SWT is protected by Him.
Imam Al-Ridha (as) said: “Eid is a day of unity. Hence, it is a day to give thanks and reaffirm faith in His favours and praise Him.
Eid day is the first day when eating and drinking is once again permitted during daylight hours.
So, for the seekers of Truth, Eid Al Fitr is the first day of the year”.
In the Qu’noot of the Salaatul Eid, Imam Al-Baqir (as), beseeches Allah (swt): here he sought that which ALLAH SWT's goodly souls wished to acquire from him, as well as protection from those matters that the goodly souls wished to be protected from.
Imam Al-Baqir (as)also reminded us of the sadness that accompanies the day of Eid,
the sadness of the usurpation of the rights of the Ahlul Bayt (as) and the violation of human rights. The Imam of our Time, Imam Al-Asr (atfs), has captured this sadness in the Du'a Nudbah
(Supplication of Lamentation), which has been recommended to recite on Eid.
The message of Eid Ul-Fitr is that no Muslim remains hungry on this day.
It is a day that the rich and the poor enjoy the happiness of the day, as the well-off give Fitrah to the less well off.
The Fitrah ensures acceptance of the fast’
Imam Al-Sadiq (as) has explained: “Fasts remain suspended between the earth and the heavens until Fitrah is executed”.
The emphasis on Fitrah is so much that a family capable of giving just one person's Fitrah
can rotate that self-same Fitrah among every member of that family and fulfil this obligation.
Indeed, a poor man receiving charity too should pay Fitrah from the Sadaqat he receives.
Thus, the rejoicing on the day of Eid is to obey Allah (SWT) and serve humanity,
the twin purpose of Islam that The Prophet (saw) defined for humanity. In conclusion, we should pray together to Allah (SWT) to accept our deeds done during this Holy Month
and to make us continue the good work and practices attained in this blessed month. Elahi Ameen!