Eid Mubarak!

Eid Mubarak to all the Muslims around the world, to the ummah, my brothers and sisters who I love for the sake of Allah.

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Taqabbalallahu minna wa minkum (May Allah accept it from you and us).

I pray you all have a beautiful and blessed day. But don’t let it make you forget.

When you are celebrating surrounded by your family and friends; spare a prayer for reverts who broke every fast alone and now spend eid alone. Happiness and celebration can only be truly enjoyed as much as when they are shared with others.

When you are feasting on exquisite and beautiful food, lovingly made for all of the family to enjoy; spare a prayer for the Muslims around the world who struggled to find food to break their fasts with and will certainly find no feast today. Ramadan is not a complete change of their lifestyle for them as it us for us who have more than plenty.

Let the changes and good habits you made in Ramadan stay with you for the rest of the year. Don’t slip back just because the month has ended. Don’t use this day to celebrate in ways which would keep the angel on your left shoulder busy writing. Don’t use this day to start using the sharpness of your tongue where you held it back the whole month of Ramadan. Think before you backbite or use an unkind word.

If you wouldn’t do it in Ramadan then don’t do it any other time of the year.

As Muslims we need to come together and support each other now more than ever before. Don’t let the sense of community that comes with Ramadan fall away after today.

May Allah accept all of our fasting, our good deeds and our efforts this Ramadan and may it be a means of forgiveness for us all and for us to be granted Jannah, ameen.

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