SeekersGuidance’s Free Islamic Podcast: Eid al-Fitr Khutba – 2011:
In the first Eid khutba at SeekersGuidance Toronto, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani explains that the central lesson of Ramadan–learned through the fasting, prayer, recitation of Qur’an, and other spiritual acts in the month–is seeking closeness to Allah.
It is this meaning of seeking closeness that we celebrate and express thankfulness for on the day of Eid, and which we must strive to nurture past Ramadan, in all our actions of devotion & life.
It is through realizing our neediness to Allah that we can attain this closeness; and it is only through this realization that we can be truly thankful & find purpose in life.
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