Greetings everyone, I apologize for the delay of this update, it’s been an active week. During Eid al Fitr, I was invited to hold Khutba for the gathered people, a summary of the topic the Imam was going to talk about, to give those not knowledgeable in Arabic an idea of what was discussed. The difference from earlier Khutbas is that there were a lot more people gathered to listen this time, but alhamdulillah it went well. I have decided to share the Khutba here with you. Even though the Eid has now passed, many of the things spoken of should not only be connected to Ramadan and Eid. I ask to pay special attention to the finishing line… because the importance of it never stops.
السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته
Allahu Akbar. This is our meeting… here everyone is equal, young, old, rich, poor. Background does not matter. Everyone has come to rejoice in this festival. This is the day for the rewards from Allah to whoever has done good during Ramadan, and the greatest prize is forgiveness.
We can remind ourselves of what the Qur’an says:
سورة طه ١٥
إِنَّ السَّاعَةَ آتِيَةٌ أَكَادُ أُخْفِيهَا لِتُجْزَىٰ كُلُّ نَفْسٍ بِمَا تَسْعَىٰ
Surah Taa-Haa 20:15
“Verily the Hour is coming – My design is to keep it hidden – for every soul to receive its reward by the measure of its Endeavour.
Remember the importance of family. On this day we must show joy, so share the joy with your children, don’t forget your mother, your father, or your relatives.
It is a festival of love and showing gratitude to Allah. Therefore, we must forgive each other, shake hands and live in joy together. If you want God to forgive you… make sure you forgive the people who wronged you first.
Always carry this character with you, because during Ramadan we bring out our best sides but we must never let it go.
For every step we take in life, we must ask ourselves why, to get the best out of it. So rejoice in the festivities, but let your good deeds continue even after Ramadan.
I felt the Khutba was well received and it contains important pointers that helps to remind us to do well in our lives, and about the importance of forgiveness. I hope you have experienced a good Ramadan and a joyous Eid, and that you found this input helpful and inspiring. May Allah bless and reward all of you for your good deeds and efforts.
The best of times to you all inshallah.
Peace, happiness, and stay faithful.