A Word of Glee From the Heavens

Reflection delivered by Shaykh Amin on July 5th, 2016 (Eid al-Fitr)

On the day of ʿĪd al-Fiṭr , as Muslims may draw their attention towards the various forms of persecution occurring in the Muslim world here on Earth, our Prophet ﷺ invited his Ṣaḥābah (companions) and us to draw our attention to the Heavens, where the Angels have just announced on the night before ʿĪd (Laylat al-Jāʾizah; the night of recompense) that Allah has forgiven us. Let us rejoice in this news, as the life-cycle of a Muslim extends far beyond his life on Earth and into the eternal realm of the Heavens. This has been our civilizational code. The Shaykh also draws our attention towards another component of our code as Muslims, which is to keep our private, intimate lives behind closed doors, and not to spill them into social media or the broader political discourse.

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