Eid al-Fitr is the culmination of the massive achievement of Ramadan. In this episode I offer some points on how to really make the most of this special day. Enjoy!
Fasting is suspended between heavens and earth (weak, Suyuti in his Jami Saghir)
Giving life to the eve of Eid (Ibn Maja)
Friday is an eid (Ibn Majah)
Exchange gifts so that you may love one another (Bukhari Adab Mufrad)
The day of Eid is prize day (Tabarani)
Understanding the Muslim Mind
If we could take all of Islamic intellectual history, what sort of patterns and principles could we deduce? More importantly, if we found someone who actually knew all this information, what would they look like, think like, talk like, etc.?
‘Abdallah Bin ‘Amr Bin ‘Āṣ said that he heard the Messenger of God (God bless him and give him peace) say, “There are forty acts, the best of which is giving food, if any are done seeking their reward and believing in their promise, God will grant them Paradise by this act.” (Bukhari). Shaykh ‘Abdullah Bin Siddīq al-Ghumārī (d. 1993) wrote a small book enumerating these forty acts and finding all the supporting hadith for them. I took the liberty of distilling this book in the following list, finding the appropriate modern English equivalent of the Prophetic expressions so as to make these acts easy to do and incorporate in our day-to-day life.MORE