Every Eid same drama, same “unity” palaver. But hang on unity is from the Sunnah? The Quran endorses unity! The Qur’an and Sunnah teaches us a lot of things… tazkiyah and purity of the heart being number 1.
What is the point of one Eid when the hearts aren’t one? The hearts aren’t united?
What is the point of one Eid when we pray Salah shoulder to shoulder but the Ummah isn’t one?
What is the point of one Eid when our marriages aren’t unified? Surtis don’t marry bharuchis and Indians don’t marry Pakistanis?
What is the point of one Eid when your masjids don’t allow all Muslims to be members? When your Islamic schools give preference to the four holy Masjids because they are ‘from the ghom’?
Can someone tell me what really is the point? I don’t understand.
Have one Eid or a dozen Eids, but this Ummah will always be fragile until we learn to live like brothers.
Allah purify our hearts from jealousy and malice and unite this Ummah on the best day of the year. Ameen.
Ismail ibn Nazir Satia (one who is in dire need of Allah’s mercy, forgiveness and pleasure)
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