Shaykh-ul-Islam’s message on Eid-ul-Fitr

On the auspicious occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr (1433 Hijra), I would extend my heartfelt greetings and felicitations to the Muslims around the world in general, the people of Pakistan and overseas Pakistanis in particular.

Eid-ul-Fitr represents a reward from Allah Almighty that we earn after observing fasts during the holy month of Ramadan. This indeed is an occasion for festivity and joyful celebration, which symbolizes our gratitude to our Lord for His gift of Ramadan.

While we celebrate Eid, it is important to keep its symbolism and message in mind. On the one hand, we should share our joys with the less privileged and poor sections of our society and make utmost efforts to enable them to celebrate it. If gulf between haves and have-nots gets reduced, it will lead to a more harmonious, peaceful and balanced society.

On the other hand, we should also implement the lessons and disciple in our routine life that we have learnt during the month of fasting. We should keep the spirit of Ramadan alive by struggling to attain piety through productive activities.

On this blessed day, let us dedicate ourselves to working for peace, interfaith harmony and love in a society, which is being increasingly challenged by the opposite forces. Let us vow to take care of our poor brothers and sisters by putting in place a welfare mechanism on sustainable basis.

May Allah make this Eid an occasion of unity, love, peace and affection! (Amin)