Eid al-Fitr, the Eid of service to the Muslims of the world

Eid al-Fitr, the Eid of service to the Muslims of the world

The fasting month of Ramadan the ninth month on the Islamic calendar ends with the celebration of Eid al Fitr, which is one of the main Muslim holidays.

Ramadan’s end is announced after the sighting of the first crescent of the new moon.

According to Imam Khomeini, the Eid is a divine reward for faithful people who have overcome the devil inspired carnal desires after fasting of an entire month.

Imam also puts emphasis that the Eid prayers boosts unity among Muslim ummah and restore dignity to them, and finally provides a platform to confront aggressive policies and cruelty of the arrogant powers

The thought of contemporary leader of Islamic world regarding the spiritual event has deep roots in Quran, Sunnah and the Islamic traditions narrated by the holy prophet of Islam and his infallible successors.

Imam Khomeini in speeches said that:

Greetings to all Muslims, the students in Iran and abroad, and the Muslim youth (may God assist them) on the auspicious occasion of Eid al Fitr. Felicitations to you, the enlightened and religious people who are making sacrifices for the realization of Islam's sublime goals that guarantee the welfare of the people, and fulfill their spiritual and material needs. Felicitations to the Muslims who submit to imprisonment, exile, torture and death defending Islamic tenets and the Muslim countries; and in freeing themselves from the yoke of imperialism and its evil agents; who endure every kind of deprivation in uprooting the forces of oppression.

Fitr is the day appointed by God Almighty for the Muslims so that, by their congregation for the prayers and sermons, relevant to every era, they can find their path in relation to Islam and its bloodthirsty enemies. However, Friday and Friday congregations have lost their impact owing to the pernicious propaganda, leaving the Muslims bereft of Eid in the present circumstances.

Sahifeh, vol. 3, Page: 171

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