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In the name of Allah most gracious most merciful. 

Eid El-Fitr Kuthah (1439 h - 2018ac)

 

Written by:  Sk Abd-Razzag Taher Farih

Translated by: Dr. Faheem Bukhatwa

 

01 Shawal 1439.

15 June     2018

 

Allah Akbar, Allah Akbar, Allah Akbar, no God but Allah.

Allah Akbar, Allah Akbar and all thanks be to Allah

Many thanks be to Allah which befits His Majestic face, and mighty power. We cannot praise Him enough, just as He praised Himself. I testify that there is only Allah; as God, the one and only who has no partners. And I testify that Muhammad is His slave and messenger. Peace and prayers be upon him, his family and companions.

O Allah, we thank You for Your mercy in helping us and allowing us to complete our fast and to perform night prayers (qiam). We ask you with your grace and mercy and your generosity, we ask you to accept our fast and prayers, and that you overlook our shortcomings and our lack of perfectness. You are the most lavish and most Gracious.

Dear Muslims, you are entitled to be feel happy today after all the fasting you have done during Ramadan. You deserve to be happy when you have a strong hope that Allah will accept your fasting and your prayers and that He will forgive your sins and He gives you thanks for your effort, pursue and striving during Ramadan.

Allah Akbar, Allah Akbar, Allah Akbar, no God but Allah.

Allah Akbar, Allah Akbar and all thanks be to Allah

This Eid-day represents happiness and delight for every Muslim; for the help Allah has given them to perform this duty of fasting. Fasting is a great mercy from Allah to His slaves. The help to complete this task deserves giving thanks. Your assembly this morning in this blessed place is to express your thanks to Allah for His mercy that He guided you to Islam, and He helped you to fasting and praying and the rest of the good deeds during Ramadan. Allah says: {And so you would complete the prescribed time, and so you would glorify Allah for His guidance so you may be thankful}.  

Today, on this Eid-day; do express your delight and happiness. Expression of happiness is a ritual in the Islamic faith. Allah says: {.. and whosoever honours the rituals of Allah, then it is truly from the piety of the hearts} 22:32. Ask your God to move away evil and harm from the nation of Islam. Ask Him to unify it and combine its fragments and divisions, and to bring back Muslims to their religion in a beautiful manner. And regardless of the persistent crisis Muslims are going through, but do not give up on the blessings of Allah. His help is coming.

Allah Akbar, Allah Akbar, Allah Akbar, no God but Allah.

Allah Akbar, Allah Akbar and all thanks be to Allah

Dear believers, today is Eid day, a day of joy and happiness. Give thanks to Allah for all He has given you, and be good to your parents, and make contact with your relatives, and be good slaves of Allah and be brothers. And do not forget your persecuted and ill-treated brothers and sisters in all corners of the earth. Help them with whatever you can of any spare money you have, and with your prayers. Remember they have rights upon you. And a believer to a believer is a support just like walls in a building supporting each other.

Allah Akbar, Allah Akbar, Allah Akbar, no God but Allah.

Allah Akbar, Allah Akbar and all thanks be to Allah

Dear Muslims, you have fasted your month, and you have made your God pleased, then good tiding with Allahs prizes and gifts to you. Keep the spirit of Ramadan with you in your life, for Allah is worshipped at all times and all places.

You should maintain the accomplishment and the profit you have achieved during Ramadan. Continue after Ramadan with the good and devout habits. Do not let your resolve go cold. Continue the journey.

Remember that your prophet ppbu said: {whoever fasts Ramadan then follows it with six days of the month of Shawal then it is like he/she has fasted eternity}.

Continue the deeds of devotion and deeds of obedience that you used to do during Ramadan, like prayers in congregation (jamaa), remembering Allah, reciting Quran, fasting, donating (sadaqa), keeping links and contacts with relatives. Staying away from deeds of obedience after Ramadan goes against Allahs command to remain firm on the deeds of obedience until death. Allah says:  {And worship your Lord until death comes unto you}15:99.

Dear Muslims, Eid day is a blessed day. A day for forgiveness and kindness. Forgive who wronged against you, be kind to who done you harm; then Allah will forgive you and be kind to you.

Make sure to strengthen the links of love between you. Your religion commands you to do so. Eid is a good opportunity to mend things with others. Make certain you maintain doing your daily prayers, for prayers are the main pillar or column of religion. This who loses it then he would lose much more, and who loses prayers then he does not have much share of Islam.

(final Duaa)

Slaves of Allah, I ask Allah to:

Put love and affection between our hearts, and unite our resolve.

O Allah, unify our words, unify the resources of the nation,

O Allah bring agreement of the nation according to the Quran and Sunnah.

O Allah, guide us to repentance so we would repent to you.

O Allah, forgive all sins for every one of our brothers and sisters. And make well every sick person amongst us, and get fully paid each debt any of us have, and put mercy on every person of ours who passed away, and guide every disobedient of ours, and make firmer and stronger every obedient person of ours.

O Allah provide each and every need of ours as long as You are satisfied with it; and as long as there is good for us in it.

O Lord; You are the most gracious.

O Allah, mend our fractures, and cover our fails and mistakes, and unchain and free us from what is captivating us,

O Allah, be in charge of our affairs, and make our final acts full of good deeds.

O Allah make good our religion, which preserves all our affairs.

O Allah, place devotion and God fearing in our souls, its purity can only come from You.

O Allah, save the weak and the needy within the nation of our master Muhammad ppbu, and relief all difficulties and troubles off them, and free those who are wrongly detained.

O Allah, forgive all sin for all our brothers and sisters who have been faithful in times before ours.

 

Slaves of Allah, Allah and His angels pray upon the Prophet. You who have faith pray upon him and pay him greetings of peace.

 

 

 

 

Notes:

  1. Adhan - The call to prayer.

  2. Ahmad (Ahmed)- Another name for the messenger Muhammad (PPBU).

  3. Allah - The Arabic word for "god."  It is often used as a name for God in Islam.

  4. Ansar (or Al-Ansar): The inhabitants of the city of Al-Medina that received and supported the messenger (PPBU) when he immigrated from Mekkah in the very early years of Islam.

  5. Assalam Alaikum - The Islamic greeting, literately means: Peace be with you. Used when approaching or leaving. When used during approaching it will be like saying: I bring no harm to you . and when said during leaving somebody it will mean: No harm will come to you after I leave.

  6. Aya (or Ayah): is a verse of the Koran. It also means a miracle or a sign from God.

  7. Arafa (or Arafah or Arafat): is a mountain outside the city of Mecca that represents the climax of the Hajj worship. All doing Hajj must stay at this location on the same day.

  8. Badr - The place of the first significant battle between the Muslims and the pagans of the Quraish. It is located in Saudi Arabia.  

  9. Caliph - A Muslim ruler. See: (Khalifa) 

  10. Dajjal - Antichrist or the False Massiah.

  11. Dawah - The proliferation of Islamic teachings through word and deed.  

  12. Deen (Din) - Religion or way of life. 

  13. Duaa: a prayer in the form of talking to Allah; praising him and asking him for help.

  14. Fatwa - Legal verdict given based on the Qur'an (Koran) and the Sunnah which are the recorded sayings and deeds of Muhammad.

  15. Ferdose: is the highest level of the all the gardens of Eden or paradise.

  16. Fiqh - Religious law.

  17. Hadeeth: is something reported that the messenger have said. It includes all the speeches and ceremonies he gave. It is usually narrated or told by one of his companions. There is a list of hadeeths approximately 14000 that are reported and checked to be genuine. No more hadeeths are acceptably added to this list.

  18. Hajar - The Black Stone set into the corner of the Ka'aba in Mecca. It is said to be a stone from Heaven.

  19. Hajj - The pilgrimage to Mecca which takes place in the last month of the Islamic calendar.  One of the five pillars of Islam.

  20. Hasana or hasanas: is the reward for a good deed. a hasana is a point or a merit for a good deed.

  21. Hadith - The sayings and not deeds of the prophet Muhammad recorded by his followers.  Considered authoritative and perfect.

  22. Hajj: is the worship of pilgrimage.

  23. Hijra (or Hejrah): the event of the immigration of the messenger from Mekkah to Madina. This event marks the start of the Islamic calendar. the Islamic calendar has 12 months based on the lunar cycle, each is 29.5 days. Hijra is also used as a name for the Islamic dating system.

  24. Ibadah - Worship. All the words and deeds with which Allah is pleased. These deeds could be prayer and charity.

  25. Iblis - (Ibleese): On of Satan's names.

  26. Ibn (Ebn): the son of. Used by Arabs as part of an individual's name. Example: Ali whose father is Omar or the son of Omar, would be called: Ali Ibn Omar.

  27. Imam (or Emam)- The leader for a prayer. In the Shiaa sect, an Imam is the individual who has the religious authority.  

  28. Iman: belief or faith

  29. Injil (Enjeel) - The Bible. The book inspired to Jesus for the Christians.

  30. Islam - Submission, the religion of all the prophets of Allah culminating in Muhammad.

  31. Jannah - The heavenly garden, Paradise.  The place of the faithful in the afterlife.

  32. Jihad: is striving in the line of Allah in many forms. Includes a very wide scope varying from improving oneself to fighting a defensive war in protection of Allah's word. The greatest Jihad is the fight one's self against temptations. It also means "holy war."

  33. Jinn - Supernatural, invisible beings race of beings, below angels.  They were made from fire. Like humans, there amongst them are the faithful and the non beleivers and Jinn shall be judged on Judgment Day.

  34. Ka'aba: A cube shaped building in Mecca containing a stone laid there by Abraham and Ishmael. Some say Ka'aba was first built by Adam, and some say by Abraham. It is the holiest place for Muslims. It is where all Muslims face in their daily prayers. Ka'aba also makes a major part of the pilgrimage in a ritual known as Tawaf.

  35. Khalifa: is the Muslim ruler. Head of the Islamic empire. Exact translation: "Successor".

  36. Khutbah  - A sermon given in a Mosque, usually on Friday.

  37. Kufr - Denial or Disbelief. A term Muslims use for anyone who denies existence of Allah or the prophecy of Muhammed.

  38. Koran - Also spelled Qur'an.  The holy book of Islam revealed to Muhammad by Allah through the Archangel Gabriel.  Koran literally means "the recital."  It is the final revelation of Allah given to the prophet Muhammad. It consists of 114 surahs (or chapters.)

  39. Madinah - (Medinah): A city in the Arabian peninsula (in the country known now as Saudi Arabia). A city where the messenger had to immigrate to. Then it was called Yathrib.

  40. Masjid - A center for Muslim activity.  It is referred to as a mosque.

  41. Masiah - A sin, or a sinful act

  42. Mecca or Makkah: is the holiest city for Muslims. It contains the Ka'aba mosque with the famous black cubical shape. Mecca is the birth place of the messenger (PPBU).

  43. Mosque - A Muslim house of worship.

  44. Muhajir - (Muhajireen) Immigrant, one who leaves his home town due to lack of religious freedom. It was first used to describe early Muslims immigrating from Mecca to Median and Ethiopia.

  45. Muhammad - the final messenger and prophet of God whose message abrogated all previous revelations.  He received the Koran through the angel Gabriel over a 23 year period. Born in Mecca and died in Medina at the age of 63. His full name: Muhammad ibn Abd-Allah

  46. Muslim - One who holds faith to the religion of Islam.

  47. Nafilah: a voluntary prayer other than the five obligatory prayers; performed at any time.
  48. Nasara - Christians.  Nasrani: A Christian individual. Nasraniah: Christianity.

  49. Ommah: is the Arabic word for a nation. It usually refers to the Islamic nation unless otherwise specified.

  50. Paradise - Another word for heaven.  A garden of bliss, fruits, rivers and all forms of pleasures imaginable and imaginable. No suffering, disease or death. Service is provided by angels. All live  in it an ever lasting youthful life. Promised by Almighty Allah to all faithful, true Jews, true Christians and True Muslims. Paradise is one of two places every person will go to, either Paradise or Hellfire.

  51. PPBU (P.B.U.H.) : Peace and Prayers Be Upon him. A statement Muslims use any time they mention the name of the messenger or make a reference to him.
  52. Qadar - Fate. Preordainment is the teaching that all things, good and bad, are preordained to occur.

  53. Qadr - (night of Qadr): The night when the first revelation of the Koran took place. Most likely it happened during one of the last ten nights of the month of Ramadan. Or when the Koran was brought down to the nearest heaven in one go, and from there it was brought down in bits and few verses at a time over a period of 23 years. This night is considered the holiest night for Muslims with tremendous advantages.
  54. Qibla - The direction which Muslims turn for daily prayers, towards Mecca.

  55. Quraish - An ancient Arab tribe to which the messenger Muhammad belonged.

  56. Ramadan - The ninth month of the Islamic calendar which is the month of the fast. The holiest month in the Muslim colander.

  57. Salat - Prayers. Generally it covers all forms of worship, but more specifically refers to the Muslim rituals which is performed to worship Allah five times daily.

  58. Shiaa: A sect of Islam that teaches that a religion leader (Imam) should be the political ruler and must be direct descendants of the messenger (PPBU). Therefore, disapproving of all Muslim leaders who ruled After the messenger (PPBU) except Ali, the messenger's grandson.

  59. Shirk - Associating another god with Allah.  Or associating anyone or anything with Allah. Or using anyone or anything as a medium to Allah. The opposite of Monotheism or Tawheed.  

  60. Siam  or Soam- Fasting

  61. Sunni: is a the title of  those Muslims who are suppose to be following the life style of the messenger. This differentiates them from the Shiaa of Iran.

  62. Sunna (Sunnah): Is how the Messenger PPBU lived, what he did or said. It includes the way he dressed, ate, drank, prayed, interacted with other people and fought. Basically, sunnah is the life style of the messenger PPBU. It is considered the second source of legislation in Islamic laws and it is considered to be an important reference to be used for concluding arguments and disputes. It is also a title give to the main stream Muslims who make 90% if all Muslims.

  63. Surah - A chapter of the Koran.  

  64. Tawaf: part of the pilgrimage (Hajj) ritual. It involves walking round the Ka'aba Mosque in anti-clock wise direction a number of seven circles.

  65. Tauhid - Tawheed - Monotheism, in Islam is the teaching that there is only one God who alone is worthy of worship. The first requirement of becoming a Muslim. It is included in the testimony of faith for new Muslims when declaring that God is one: (No God but Allah)

  66. Taqwah - Proper fear and veneration of Allah.  A divine spark that enables the person to understand God.

  67. Taurat: The old Testaments and scriptures of Mosa.

  68. Ummah - the word means: a Nation. Usually refers to the Islamic nation unless otherwise stated.

  69. Umrah - (Amrah): A mini hajj. A Minor form of pilgrimage to Mecca. Unlike Hajj which can only be done on the 12th month of the Islamic year, Umrah can be performed at any time.

  70. Wathoo (wadoo): a washing up ritual done by Muslims before each of the five daily prayers known as ablution.

  71. Zaboor - The Psalms

  72. Zakat - The third pillar of Islam.  Alms giving, charity that is given to the poor.

 


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