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PostSubject: Eid Al-fitr Khutbah   Sun Aug 05, 2007 11:42 pm







Eid al-Fitr sermon



COMPILED BY: ALI-ZIAD NATCHER ALAM SALI

Khutbah by Shaykh Muhammad bin Saalih al-’Uthaimeen

(Repeating seven successive Takbirs then saying): “Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar La Ilaha Illa Allah, Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar Wa Lillahil-Hamd” (Allah is the Greatest, Allah is the Greatest, there is no deity worthy of worship but Allah, Allah is the Greatest, Allah is the Greatest, to Allah all praise is due).
Praise be to Allah, the Assembler of the multitudes again and again, the Eliminator of nations and armies, the One Who will gather mankind together against a Day about which there is no doubt, for Allah never fails in His promise.
I testify that Muhammad is Allah’s servant and Messenger, who is favoured by Allah above all mankind. May Allah bless him, his family, his Companions and those who follow them on the proper path until the Resurrection Day!
O people! Fear Allah, and give thanks to Him on account of the great favours He has endowed upon you, including the completion of fasting and voluntary night prayers, which are the greatest of all favors! Ask Allah to accept your deeds and to overlook your mistakes, for He is the Most Generous of all those who show generosity and the Most Benevolent of those who show benevolence.
It was related that the Prophet (sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) said: “He who observed the fast of Ramadan and then followed it with six (days of fasting) in the month of Shawwaal would be as if he had fasted the whole year.” This is elaborated thus: The fasting of the month of Ramadan equals fasting for ten months, and fasting in the first six days of the month of Shawwaal is equal to two months, making up twelve months, i.e. one year. As for fasting for one day following the day of Eid, and calling that day “Yaum As-Sabr” (the Day of Patience)...it is not a valid practice. All days that one fasts are days of patience, as one observes self-control and prevents his soul from all that is forbidden during fasting.
Some people think that one who fasts during the first six days in the month of Shawwaal will be obliged to fast on these days every year. However, this view is incorrect since such type of fasting is a supererogatory practice that one may observe in one year and give up in another. In all cases, it is preferable to observe fast during the first six days of the month of Shawwaal in order to obtain the reward of fasting.
O people! Let your assemblage today remind you of the Day of Resurrection, when you will be raised from your graves to meet your Lord for reckoning, barefooted, naked, with eyes staring fixedly in horror. Allah said, which means: “The Day you shall see it, every nursing mother will forget her nursling, and every pregnant one will drop her load, and you shall see mankind as in a drunken state, yet they will not be drunken, but severe will be the Torment of Allah”. (Al-Hajj: 2).
“That Day shall a man flee from his brother, And from his mother and his father, And from his wife and his children. Every man, that Day, will have enough to make him careless of others.” (‘Abas: 34-37).
The Day when the records of deeds will be distributed to the right and to the left. Allah has said, the meaning of which is: “Then, as for him who will be given his record in his right hand. He surely will receive an easy reckoning. And will return to his family in joy! But whosoever is given his record behind his back. He will invoke (his) destruction. And shall enter a blazing Fire, and be made to taste its burning.” (Al-Inshiqaaq: 7-12).
The Day when the scales of justice will be set up. Allah said, which means: “Then, those whose scales (of good deeds) are heavy, – these, they are the successful. And those whose scales (of good deeds) are light, – they are those who lose their own selves, in Hell will they abide. The Fire will burn their faces, and therein they will grin, with displaced lips (disfigured). Were not My Verses (this Qur’an) recited to you, and then you used to deny them?” (Al-Mu’minoon: 102-105).
The Day when the Siraat (a bridge) will be laid across Hell and people will cross it in a manner that fits their deeds. Those who used to be fast in doing good deeds, will cross it quickly, but those who used to slacken and linger about when called to perform acts of obedience will cross the Siraat in a similar manner, a fitting recompense for them. So strive together as in a race towards all that is good, O Muslims! Be prepared for that day so that you may prosper!
According to the Prophet’s conduct, it is preferable for one who has attended the ‘Eid Prayer to return home using a different route from the one that he took going to the place of prayer. It has become a custom that people shake hands with each other and exchange congratulations on the occasion of the ‘Eid, which is a good practice that brings about friendliness and eliminates hatred and enmity.
As for going to graveyards on the day of ‘Eid, I do not know a basis or an authentic legal reference on which this practice is founded. Going to graveyards is permitted at all times, but there is no legal reference that provides for going to graveyards on the day of ‘Eid specifically.
Before the end of the sermon, I would like to direct a sermon to women, since the Prophet (sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) used to preach them on the day of ‘Eid, just as he would address men. O women! You should fear Allah regarding your souls, observe the limits set by Allah, observe your duties towards your husbands and children. The righteous women are devoutly obedient, and guard in the husband’s absence what Allah would have them guard.
O women! Do not be dazzled by women who go shopping and attend public places while applying perfume and exposing parts of their bodies, including their hands and faces, or those who cover their faces with a transparent cover that reveals what is beneath it. The Prophet (sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) said: “Two are the types of the denizens of Hell whom I did not see:.... women who would be dressed but appear to be naked, who would be inclined (to evil) and make men incline towards it. Their heads would be like the humps of the Bukht camel inclined to one side. They will not enter Paradise and they will not smell its odour whereas its odour can be smelt from such and such distance (i.e. very far).?”
If you walk around in marketplaces, you should be quiet, careful not to raise your voices and avoid the gatherings of men. Do not permit your daughters to wear garments that are disapproved of, or behave or dress in a way that imitates men. The Prophet (sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) cursed effeminate men and those women who assume the similitude and manners of men.
The Prophet (sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) addressed women saying: “I saw that the majority of the inhabitants of Hell were women because you keep on cursing and are ungrateful towards your husbands.”
O Allah! Your servants have come to this place, seeking Your reward and bounty, and fearing Your punishment. O Allah fulfil our wish and make us secure against that which we fear and gather us on the word of truth; make smooth for us the path of bliss and save us from the path of misery; forgive us in the worldly life and in the Hereafter, for Thou art the Most Generous and Most Bounteous.






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