06 Shawwal 1439 AH • 20 June 2018

MJC Eid message to Muslim community

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“O you who have believed, fear Allāh as He should be feared and do not die except as Muslims”
[Surah Āli Ímrān, verse 102]

All Praise is due to Allāh, Lord of the Worlds; Peace and Blessings be upon our Beloved Prophet
Muḥammad (PBUH) his family and companions.

The Muslim Judicial Council (SA), Presidency, Executive Council (Exco) and Senior Council (Imārah)
and all our structures would like to extend our heartfelt message and congratulations on this auspicious
occasion of Eid Al-Fiṭr 1439 to ALL Muslims.

The day of Eid is a day wherein Muslims thank Allāh Almighty for having given them the will, the strength,
and the endurance to observe the fast and obey HIS commandments during the Blessed month of
Ramaḍān. This month has passed in a blink of an eye, and we are left to ask of Allāh Almighty to accept
all our fasting, our prayers (ṣalāhs), our supplications, our charity, and good deeds. We ask that Allāh
rewards us with HIS forgiveness and entry into Paradise (Jannah), Āmīn.

“Say, In the bounty of Allāh and in HIS mercy – in that let them rejoice; it is better than what they
accumulate.”
[Sūrah Yūnus, verse 58]

Although we celebrate on this day, we also reflect on the month of Ramaḍān’s ability to unite the Ummah
of our Beloved Prophet Muḥammad (). As Muslims, we have a responsibility to live Islām as our way of
life and conveying that message to all of humanity. Our responsibility shouldn’t end with the end of
Ramaḍān but rather continue throughout the year as we rise up and stand firm against the various social
ills of our society – crime, violence, abuse, gangsterism and drugs to name but a few. It is only when we
collectively pool our efforts and resources for the sake of Allāh Almighty, our families, and communities,
will we achieve success.

This is Islām – a faith that defines us defines who we are, and defines our identity through the Noble
Qurān and Sunnah of the Prophet Muḥammad (PBUH).

“And obey Allāh and His Messenger and fall not into disputes, lest ye lose heart and your power
depart; and be patient and persevering: For Allāh is with those who patiently persevere.”
[Sūrah Al-Anfāl, verse 46]

From the words of Allāh, our current state of weakness that carves the Ummah into segments and
reduces it of its power is our own doing and directly impacts upon our inability to defend our beautiful
religion. We pray during the Blessed day of Eid that each one of us contributes towards restoring the
Ummah to its glorious state, based on unity and love for all and malice towards none as exemplified by
our Beloved Prophet Muḥammad (PBUH).

Allāh says in the Noble Qurān: “This Ummah that Allāh established through his Beloved Prophet () is
one Ummah”, therefore we have a duty to ensure that nothing divides us. Should differences exist, we
engage these differences with Ādāb and Akhlāq (good morals and character). We pray that with the
blessings of Ramaḍān, our triumphant and newly energized spirit will reign supreme over the weaknesses
of our lower self and through this supreme consciousness will we engage each other for the good of
humanity. We pray that Allāh Almighty strengthens us to be worthy of His love and that we stand strong
– united – during our trials, Āmīn.

On the beautiful day of Eid, we make duā́ that Allāh accepts all our acts of worship (Íbādāt), our good
deeds, our love for one another, our good intentions, and our sincerity towards pleasing Allāh in all that
we do. May Allāh heal all those that are sick and grant all our deceased Jannah Al-Firdaus, forgive us
our shortcomings and weaknesses, strengthen our love and connection to Allāh, our Dīn and our Beloved

Prophet Muḥammad (pbuh). We make duā́ and beg Allāh to grant all of us a good ending (Ḥusn AlKhātimah), We beseech Allah to make us of those who leave this world (dunyā) with the Shahādah on
our lips and in our hearts. We further beseech HIM to NOT let us depart from this world EXCEPT when
HE is pleased with each one of us. Allāhumma Āmīn!

EID MUBĀRAK TO ONE AND ALL!!

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