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Ramadan 2010 (Pearls of Light)


The Eid of Hazrat Umar e Farooq (R.A)

On Eid day people went to the residence of Hazrat Umar e Farooq (R.A).
What they saw was that He (R.A) had closed the doors and was weeping bitterly. People got surprised and inquired with curiosity: “O’ leader of the Muslims, today is Eid day. Today is a day of happiness and joy and celebrations, why are you weeping instead of celebrating?”

He (R.A) wiped the tears and replied, “O’ people! This is the day of Eid as well as the day of being scared. No doubt that today is Eid day for the one whose Fast and Prayers are accepted by Allah (S.W.T), but it is the day of feeling grieved for those whose Fast and Prayers are not accepted. I am weeping because of this fear that I don't know whether my worship has been accepted or disqualified”.

Children of the Great Caliph

The daughters of Hazrat Umar e Farooq (R.A) went to Him (R.A), on the day before Eid and said, “Father! Tomorrow on Eid Day which clothes will we wear?” He (R.A) replied, “The ones you are wearing, wash them today and wear them tomorrow”.

“No! Father! Make new clothes for us”, the daughters insisted, stubbornly. He (R.A) replied, “My wonderful daughters! Eid Day is a day on which prayers to Allah (S.W.T) should be performed and it is a day to thank Allah (S.W.T). It is not necessary to wear new clothes”.

“Father! No doubt you are right but our friends and other girls will tease us and say that you are the daughters of the leader of the Muslims and you are still wearing these old clothes”. As they said this their eyes filled with tears.

On seeing this, the heart of the leader of the Muslims also got hurt. He called the treasurer and said, “Could you please give me my one month’s salary in advance?”, The treasurer requested, Sir! Are you sure that you will stay alive for one month?” He (R.A) replied “May Allah (S.W.T) give you reward! No doubt you said something wonderful and correct”. The treasurer went away.

He (R.A) told his daughters, “Dear daughters! Sacrifice your wishes for the happiness of Allah (S.W.T) and the Holy Prophet (S.A.W). No one shall be permitted into Heaven till he gives some sacrifice. (MA ADNE-E-AKHLAQ)

An Eid Gift

The Holy Prophet (S.A.W) has stated that, “The one who on Eid day recites “SUBHANALLAHI WABIHAMDIHI”, 300 times and gives its blessings as a gift to the Muslims who have died, then 1,000 enlightened blessings will enter the grave of every Muslim. And when he dies Allah (S.W.T) will send 1000 enlightened blessings in his grave”.(Mukaashifa-tul-Quloob)

Words of Wisdom

Hazrat e Ghause Azam (R.A) has said “People are saying that ‘Tomorrow is Eid! Tomorrow is Eid!’, and everyone is happy, but the day on which I leave this world with my Faith alive, will be the day of Eid for me”.