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In the Name of Allah, the Benevolent, the Merciful
 
EID MUBARAK
May Allah make these days of true rejoicing
 
Dear SeekersGuidance students, supporters, and friends,
 
Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah,
 
I pray this finds you in the best of health and spirits. The teachers, managers, and SeekersGuidance team would like to wish you Eid Mubarak. We ask Allah Most High to make these days of rejoicing in the blessings of Allah, worldly and spiritual, and days of returning to Allah through recognition of these blessings.
 
May this be a true Eid for us, insha’Allah. The Early Muslims (salaf) would say: “True Eid isn’t for those rely wearing new clothes. Rather, true Eid belongs to those whose obedience increases.”
 
The root meaning of Eid is, “that which returns, time and again; and rejoicing.”
 
The Prophet Muhammad (Allah bless him and give him peace) said, “They are days of eating, drinking, and remembrance of God.” [Bukhari]
 
Making Eid a True Rejoicing & Return
 
Make these days of rejoicing and reconnecting with family and friends. Repair strained relationships. Visit and contact friends and family whom you have fallen out of touch with. Do this as a spiritual action, seeking the pleasure of Allah, for the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) mentioned that from the best of faith is mending relations.
 
And make these days of rejoicing and reconnecting with Allah Most High. Turn to Him in thankfulness. Turn to Him in love. Turn to Him with a sense of awe and awareness of both His Beauty and Majesty. Look at where you are in yourrelationship with Allah, and do three things: [1] resolve to leave those specific actions you do that are most odious to Allah–of the forbidden actions; [2] resolve to begin doing (or becoming more consistent in) those actions that you are most remiss in–of the obligatory actions; and [3] make a general repentance from all that is displeasing to Allah, and make a general commitment to turn to Allah in life, and to seek His pleasure through making good your submitting to Him, in accordance with the radiant, life-giving example of His Beloved Messenger (peace and blessings be upon him).
 
 

 

And Allah alone gives success.
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Faraz Rabbani
Executive Director, SeekersGuidance
on behalf of the teachers, managers, and team at SeekersGuidance

 

 


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