Monday, September 29, 2008

Warm Islamic Wishes


Islam is a religion that places peace amongst its top priority. Even the word Islam is derived from the word peace. If you study Islam as a religion, even on the outset of it, you will realize, without venturing into the deeper substance, that peace is the main thing that is promoted in Islam.

For various occasion, Islam has taught us the proper way to wish others. These warm wishes only promote peace and harmony. In fact, it serves as a prayer that one makes for his fellow friend. The most basic example is when a Muslim meets another Muslim. It is a general knowledge amongst Muslims to say, “Peace be upon you” whenever they meet. It was reported that Sayidina Ali R.A, one of the most knowledgeable companions of the Prophet SAW never manage to greet the Prophet first because the Prophet would greet him first. This shows that even the Prophet, a leader, is humble enough to greet his companion.

One of the two glorious occasions in Islam is the Eid Al-Fitr (the other being Eid Al-Adha). Eid Al-Fitr means the celebration of purity. This is because after fasting for one whole month, Insya Allah (With God’s will) we should be all be purified from our previous sins should our deeds be accepted. We should be like a newborn baby. Back to our Fitrah with no sins.

I was taught to greet anyone Muslim on Eid Al-Fitr the following warm wishes:

Minal Aidin Wal Faidzin Wal Makbulin, Kullu Am, Wa Antum Bikhair, Insya Allah

(May you be part of the people who return to purity and part of the people who are granted glory, and part of the people who’s prayers are answered. All in all, may you be well / in good health if Allah permits.)

The person who is greeted should together complete the greeting from the very beginning if possible. It will then be two individuals greeting each other with the same greeting in harmony. I hope you get what I mean.

Look at the meaning of the greetings. It is purely warm wishes promoting peace and harmony. That is the objective of Islam and if Allah permits, this is where we should be heading. It matters not what religion you come from, what colour you belong to, what race you are racing (??), anywhere you come from or plan to go… we should all be living in peace and harmony!
Cheeky fellow... Sempat posing untuk camera lagi tuh!

And so I would like to wish to all my legal and “illegal” readers!! (??) who are celebrating this year:
SelamaT HarI RayA AidiL FitrI

Jangan lupa bayar zakat fitrah!!!

Blog adjourned!

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odah. said...

selamat hari raya to you and your family.

since hari raya is around the corner, i would like to take this golden and rare opportunity to apologise for linking your blog to mine 'illegally'. hehehe.

i will now make use of the thing called 'bookmarks' on my browser more often...hehehehehe..

keep on writing/blogging tuan!

pembaca rahasia (yang mungkin dah takleh jadi rahsia lagi..)

two_one said...

Odah: Hahaha, blog linking is not illegal. what i meant by "illegals" is those of the readers who did not read law. Selamat hari raya to you too! Buat apa nak rahsia2... kongsi sajalah.. :)

m@Ri@ said...

cantik pic2 tu..u ambik sendiri ke?

two_one said...

m@ri@: Hehehe,I jumpe kat google image...