IT’S THE FIRST DAY OF SHAWWAL!! TAQABALALLAHU MINNA WA MINKUM!

As we wake up feeling so right
and seeing the familiar faces
in our never ending sea of lies,
that even a flower whose
color have turned to different shades
of grey begins to change
We say: TaqabalaLLahu Minna Wa Minkum!

Entering the day with a smile
on our faces and with our hearts
filled with fufilment and joy,
as we look beyond the appearance
and circumstances
We say: TaqabalaLLahu Minna Wa Minkum!

As the light of happiness
radiates in each one of us,
burning with delight as it lays
deep inside of us, guarded
by bones and muscles with
nothing to blow it out but ourselves
We say: TaqabalaLLahu Minna Wa Minkum!

What we feel today cannot be
defined, something that cannot
be denied, something of true divine.
So together in supine mode
We say: TaqabalaLLahu Minna Wa Minkum!

We pray to Allah to not make this
our last Ramadan on earth
and may He accept all of our good
deeds in this month as an
act of Ibaadah. (Aameen)
TaqabalaLLahu Minna Wa Minkum!

Written by: Ummu Ubaidah Penword, May Allaah Preserve Her.

‘Eid Mubaarak

قد أعاد الله العيد ، وأذهب الشهر الفقيد ، وأتمنى لنفسي ولكم العمر المديد يستصحب الخير الجديد ، والعون الفريد

           *عيد مبارك*

     *تقبل الله منا ومنكم*

محبكم في الله :-

عبد الحكيم عبد الرحيم الكتبي
مدير دار عمار بن ياسر وخطيب جامع أهل السنة والجماع
ة

عيد مبارك

THE SULTAN, NOT THE GOVERNOR

The congregation of the ‘Eid prayer is generally lager than that of the Jum’ah and that of the jum’ah in turn is larger than that of the obligatory daily prayers. This misleads some people to think that each is as important as the size of its congregation and so while they agreed to pray at home daily, they insisted on permission to congregate for Jum’ah and now press more strongly for ‘Eid congregation.

While we hold that the ‘Eid prayer is obligatory, we acknowledge that the scholars are not unanimous on it. They are unanimous on the obligation of the daily prayers.

The misplacement of importance explains perhaps why some governors known to have ordered that daily prayers be said at home are now reported to be easing the restriction for the sake of the ‘Eid prayer.

It is in the news that the Sultan has countered the permission issued by those governors and we need to get it right too that the Sultan’s order’ not to congregate publicly for ‘Eid supercedes that of any governor in this matter. May Allah always guide us to the right position in every disputed matter.

Written by: Sheikh Murtado Adedokun, Hafidhahullah.