Thursday, 8 August 2013

'Ali ibn Abi Thalib’s (k.w.) Sermon for 'Iyd al-Fithr

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

From Nahj al-Balaghah, is this sermon from ‘Ali ibn Abi Thalib (k.w.).

On the day of ‘Iyd al-Fithr, he delivered a sermon as follows: “O people!  Verily this day of yours is the day when the righteous are awarded and the wretched are losers.  It is a day which is similar to the one on which you shall be standing.  Therefore, when you come out of your homes to go to places of your prayer, remind yourselves about the day when you shall come out of your bodies to go to your Lord.  When you stand on places of your prayer, remind yourselves of your standing in the Presence of your Lord.  And when you return to your homes, remind yourselves about your returning to your homes in Paradise.  O Servants of Allah!  Verily the minimum reward for those men and women who fasted, is an angel, who calls out to them on the last day of the month of Ramadhan, ‘O Servants of Allah!  Rejoice the Glad Tiding that all your previous sins have been forgiven.’”

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