Many people wonder why we celebrate Eid at the end of Ramadhan. Are we happy that Ramadhan has finished? How can we be happy that such a great month of Allah, with all its blessings and mercies, has gone away? The actual reason we celebrate Eid is not because we are glad the holy month is over, but because we are thankful to Allah for giving us the chance and the strength to carry out His commands in the blessed month. We are happy that we were able to fast and pray in Ramadhan, and have hopefully attained Taqwa, the goal of fasting.
In the holy Qur’an Allah talks about Eid. He says in Sura al-Baqarah, verse no.185:
“You shall complete the number (of days) and you may glorify God for His guiding you, and that you may be thankful”
Today is Eid, a day of good deeds.
Today is Eid, indeed a time for treats.
Today my friends, do your duty, pay your Fitr dues.
Help the unfortunate, they’ll find any of much use.
Help the needy, give the zakat, collect the blessings.
Allah is Supreme, He’ll make your life ever befitting.
Happy Eid, success be yours this day.
All that you wish yourself I pray.
May you shine, may you follow Allah’s way.
(Imam Ali (AS) says: “ Everyday in which you do not disobey Allah is a day of Eid”)
-Wish you a good day!