Thursday, September 1, 2011

UPDATED: Eid Al-Fitr Reminder Based On The Words Of Shaykh Abdur Razzaaq Al-'Abbaad

Remember O believers , O my brothers, as you are enjoying this pleasurable day of Eid, that Allah honored you in the blessed month of Ramadhaan by shackling the devils, meaning they were chained and locked up. Therefore, they were unable to escape and go out to the people. Now the blessed month of Ramadhaan has ended and they have been set free from their chains, they have arisen from their shackles with determination, malice, and a firm intention, to make up for all of the misguiding and corrupting that they've missed out on in the month of Ramadhaan. As Allah said:

Indeed the Shaytaan is your enemy, so treat him as your enemy.  He only invites his followers so that they become dwellers of the blazing fire.
(Fatir: 6)

It is not possible for anyone to protect themselves from the shaytaan except with the rememberance of Allah, by continuously obeying him, staying away from disobeying Him, and through seeking refuge with Allah from the Shaytaan.

Allaah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala said:

And say my Lord I seek refuge with you from the whisperings of the shayateen and I seek refuge with you my Lord in case they come near me.
(Al-Mu'minoon 97:98)

Remember O believers, O brothers as you are enjoying this pleasurable day of Eid, that the blessed month of Ramadhaan that we've just greeted farewell was a grand season to accustom oneself to the obedience of Allah, strenghtening ones faith, and exerting oneself with the worship of Allah Subhannahu wa Ta'ala. Rather, it is a great institution for cultivation and increasing ones faith in which the believers learn many beneficial lessons and powerful admonitions. This is why it is despicable for the muslim to leave off worship and obedience after the closing of this noble month, as is the case of some of the people. They only know worship and obedience in Ramadhaan. 

O you who knew you have a Lord in Ramadhaan, how can you forget Him after Ramadhaan? 

O you who knew that Allah has made it obligatory to pray five daily prayers, how can you feign ignorance after Ramadhaan? 

O you who knew in Ramadhaan that Paradise, the Hellfire, reward, and punishment were in front of you in Ramadhaan.  How can you forget this after Ramadhaan? 

O you who used to fill the Masajid and recite the Qur'an in Ramadhaan, how can you abandon the Masajid and the Qur'an after Ramadhaan? 

Some of the Salaf were asked about a people who fit this description and they said concerning them "what an evil people they are, they do not know Allah except in Ramadhaan." O believers, O brothers this is why we should constantly remember that the Lord of the months is one, the Lord of Ramadhaan is the Lord of Shawwal and Sha'ban! Therefore, it is obligatory for the Muslim to worship Allah and to turn to His obedience and distance himself from disobeying Him at all times and place as Allah Subhanahu wa  Ta'ala said:

"And worship your Lord until death comes to you". 
(Al-Hijr :99)

An excerpt from the Khutbah given by Hassan As-Somali at Masjid As Sunnahtun Nabawiyyah's Eid 
Taken From An Article By Shaykh Abdur Razzaaq Al-Abbaad [With Some Abridgments]

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