Many happy returns on feast day
May God accept your fasting and prayers
In recent years, I have been hearing from friends saying: Feast has changed; it is not the same as before!
The feast or us?
Have we asked ourselves why we no longer enjoy the feast as before, when we were younger?
Let’s try to enjoy the true joy of the feast and then we can decide whether it has changed or it is us who have changed.
We always hear this phrase from young people, especially those who wake up after 9 o’clock the morning of feast, thus, missing the feast prayers in the mosque and missing the opportunity to felicitate their relatives, friends and other worshipers on the occasion of the feast.
Why do we wish each other a merry feast in the first place?
It is the beautiful feeling that we have done great deeds during the month of Ramadan, and we ask God to accept our good deeds. Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah’s Apostle said, Allah said, ‘All the deeds of Adam’s sons (people) are for them, except fasting which is for Me, and I will give the reward for it.’
Where does happiness lie?
You can draw happiness on the faces of the elderly by being with them and among them, visiting and accepting them.
You can draw happiness on the faces of children by uttering some words and giving some dirhams (the present given on the occasion of the feast).
Happiness is also created by being present among your family, making them feel they are number one for you, and that you chose to spend the feast vacation with them and among them.
Try to stand next to your father and brethren during the feast prayer, shoulder to shoulder
Try making the elderly happy as well as children. They only need sweet words from you that you can afford
Try to give your family all your time. They deserve that from you. Only then will you know that feast has not changed.
I wish you all a merry feast.