Eid Mubarak

Eid Mubarak from Shaykh Faraz & the SeekersGuidance Global team

Eid Mubarak from Shaykh Faraz

In the Name of Allah, the Benevolent, the Merciful
May Allah make these days of true rejoicing
Dear SeekersGuidance Global students, supporters, and friends,
Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah,
We pray this finds you in the best of health and spirits.
We pray to our Merciful Lord that your Eid is safe and with joy with each other, as you remember in your prayers so many others who are in distressful wars and poverty around the world. Please make your blessing of joy to resolve to help and serve others who are suffering.
The teachers, managers, and SeekersGuidance team would like to wish you Eid Mubarak. We ask Allah Most High to make these days of rejoicing in the blessings of Allah, worldly and spiritual, and days of returning to Allah through recognition of these blessings.
May this be a true Eid for us, insha’Allah. The Early Muslims (salaf) would say: “True Eid isn’t for those rely wearing new clothes. Rather, true Eid belongs to those whose obedience increases.”
The root meaning of Eid is, “That which returns, time and again; and rejoicing.”
The Prophet Muhammad ﷺ said, “They are days of eating, drinking, and remembrance of God.” [Bukhari]
Making Eid a True Rejoicing & Return
Make these days of rejoicing and reconnecting with family and friends.
Repair strained relationships.
Visit and contact friends and family whom you have fallen out of touch with.
Do this as a spiritual action, seeking the pleasure of Allah, for the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) mentioned that from the best of faith is mending relations.
And make these days of rejoicing and reconnecting with Allah Most High.
Turn to Him in thankfulness.
Turn to Him in love.
Turn to Him with a sense of awe and awareness of both His Beauty and Majesty.
Look at where you are in your relationship with Allah, and do three things:
[1] resolve to leave those specific actions you do that are most odious to Allah–of the forbidden actions;
[2] resolve to begin doing (or becoming more consistent in) those actions that you are most remiss in–of the obligatory actions; and
[3] make a general repentance from all that is displeasing to Allah, and make a general commitment to turn to Allah in life, and to seek His pleasure through making good your submitting to Him, in accordance with the radiant, life-giving example of His Beloved Messenger (peace and blessings be upon him).
And Allah alone gives success.
Faraz Rabbani
on behalf of the teachers, managers, and team at SeekersGuidance Global
[VIDEO and UPDATE on Seekers’ URGENT call] You helped us cover the immediate shortfall. Help raise $100,00 to cover funding for full range of FREE Islamic courses and programs for our upcoming term: https://seekersguidance.org/donate [zakat, charity, sadaqajariya]
Alhamdulillah, many of you have come forward and assisted SeekersGuidance #Global in its immediate shortfall and urgent need for upcoming term’s programming. We’ve covered the immediate shortfall, but we still need $100,000 to be able to successfully launch our full Term Three programming–including courses in both the SeekersSteps curriculum and the SeekersArabic program.