Eid ul Fitr

Mirza Yawar Baig

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My brothers sisters, a Solomonic Hola Hola. Hola. Let me begin by wishing you all heed Mubarak. May Allah subhanho wa Taala accepts your above that and Ramadan. All your doors. May Allah subhanaw taala accept to allow for an mela accept those of you who did it the calf metal accept your calf. May Allah subhanho wa Taala accept all your charity and May Allah subhanaw taala reward you in keeping with his majesty and grace.

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Today as we celebrate this eat in 2020

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I am conscious of the fact that this aid is like no other ease in my life.

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This is subdued and quiet.

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On this day, when I was back home in Hyderabad, I would have been focused on

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my hotbar for the eighth and on leading eat Salah in our in our beautiful Masjid

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MMIC Allah subhanaw taala protect that budget and mirrorless monitor and make it continue to be a source of earnings hello to Jerry for all of us insha Allah, may Allah accept all your products that you did in that mustard mellows matter have filled that mustard with sire and Baraka

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and this is what I would be focused on.

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And I remember the tradition that we have that after the eat salah and hookah is over and we have all met each other.

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Then we will take a group photograph

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of the water goofin all the people who would be in a decaf and all our closest friends.

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Today's Valhalla

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the masses will be empty and quiet.

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And they will not be any group photo our tradition of the last 11 years.

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Alice rattle accept this and wireless router enable us to accept this with equanimity and grace and we thank him because whatever comes from Allah subhanaw taala 100 likes,

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whether we like it or whether we find it difficult to accept. In it there is only site

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here in Springfield, where I am read Salah is usually in the park

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and one of the most beautiful parks.

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And this is one of my most beautiful experiences of my life, which I've shared with this community several times when I used to live here in the late 90s. And then later on also when I visited this community

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over the years

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thanks to the diversity of this community here in America, the gathering would be a riot of colors, and fashions. With people coming out to pray in the traditional dresses and traditional headgear. Men and women and little children hugging and kissing and greeting each other to express their happiness at the blessing of the festival at the end of the fasting.

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Today, the park is empty.

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Since you cannot hug someone from six feet away and or, nor can you kiss somebody through a mask. It takes the warmth out of the love of the greeting.

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We are all struggling to live to learn to live with the new norms of social distancing and masking.

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In the post COVID era,

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somebody said I never thought I'd see the day when I could go to the bank wearing a mask and ask for money. And that's where we are. Well,

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we are moving from BC to AC from before korona to after Corona and we ask Allah subhanaw taala to help us and to ease this difficulty and deliver us all from this test.

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As I speak to you today, we are also very conscious of all the brothers and sisters and elders who left us casualties to COVID.

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or for whatever reason before this other

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debt is pre ordained and those who died

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as a result of COVID attend Shahada martyrdom inshallah, and they will be in Jannah.

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But the pain of the partying and the empty space, they left in our hearts can't help but bring tears to our eyes. We accept the color of Allah subhanho wa Taala with equanimity and thanks and say Alhamdulillah Allah holy hell, but we miss nearest and dearest.

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Last and by no means the least.

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But the foremost we are most current

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Have those health professionals, doctors and nurses and others, who knowing Better Than Anyone Else, the danger that they were exposing themselves to, still went to work every morning, only to help those in need

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to help the sick without asking about what religion they followed

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to help the sick without looking at their skin color, or whether they were rich or poor, or anything else.

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Some of those who they cared for, are cured.

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Others died alone. But for the doctor or nurse who stayed there, to hold their hand as they started their final journey.

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We salute you, we pray for you. And we seek the blessings of Allah subhanho wa Taala for you.

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We have no words to adequately Thank you. And so we ask Allah subhana wa Taala to reward you in keeping with his majesty and grace.

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You are the real heroes.

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Not all the hollywood, bollywood, hollywood in football and cricket and whatnot.

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So called paper heroes that we had grown used to worshipping You are the heroes.

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And I hope that when all this is over,

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and believe me, it will be over inshallah. And we ask Allah to make it over soon. I hope that when all of this is over, people will continue to remember you as professionals and honor you for what you did for us. I remind myself You knew my brother and sisters, that there are three basis for the celebration of Adolf Hitler.

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The first one is shocker. gratitude. We are thankful to Allah subhanho wa Taala for having blessed us with Ramadan and with the ability to take advantage of it in good health.

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reflect on what Ramadan brought for us. Fasting to increase our taqwa and tala mala

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rewards of deeds increased 70 x 70 times the reward for that deed in normal times.

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The reward for the knuffel equal to the fourth

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and Layla toccata

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a night the reward of worship in which is more than the reward of continuous worship for 1000 months.

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We thank Allah subhanaw taala that he gave us this Ramadan in seclusion with our immediate family.

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We thank Allah subhanaw taala for creating conditions where we were forced to reflect on our priorities to enable us to reorder them to make our lives more productive, beneficial, and graceful.

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He gave us another al Karim with the opportunity to resolve to bring about real changes to align our lives to the blessing of Mohammed Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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We tanglers Ron Odell and we asked him to be pleased with us and to reward us.

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Our brothers and sisters, the sign of our gratitude is the Salah.

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The symbol obedience to Allah subhanaw taala not only in worship, but in our entire lives. Salah is the symbol of Islam, the symbol of our ob of our obedience to Allah subhanho wa Taala our obedience and worship of Allah. Salah is the symbol that when we entered Islam,

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we we undertook to obey Allah subhanaw taala perfectly in everything without question, as we do in Salah.

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Without question, not because we are blind, but because we see clearly who Allah is, and our relationship to him as his creatures and slaves.

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Islam is not blind obedience, but obedience with real understanding of who Allah is and who we are. Without Salah there is no Islam, Salah is the evidence and proof of Islam.

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Ramadan al Karim came to remind us about our relationship with Allah subhanaw taala. And to emphasize for us that our success in this world and the next lies in honoring our covenant with Allah subhanho data by following the Sunnah of Rasulullah sallallahu sallam.

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Ramadan came to remind us that we need Allah subhanho wa Taala for every breath we take. And in tanks, we make sushi

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him

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and him alone.

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Ramadan came to remind us about obeying Allah subhanaw taala, over and above whatever desire we may have. That is why we did not eat or drink, and we bore the hardship with patients. We control our emotions and tongues and hence, always conscious that Allah subhanho wa Taala was watching and that he didn't need our hunger and thirst, but had sent Ramadan to train us how to live our lives after Ramadan for the rest of our lives. And to this goal, today we dedicate ourselves and we ask Allah Subhana Allah for his help.

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That is the first base on which we celebrate eat. The second is charity, with anger, loss of animal data for our material wealth by sharing it with those for whom we hold it in trust.

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We acknowledge that wealth is not given for us to use it any way we like. But for us to use it, as we have been commanded by us by the one who gave it to us, Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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Not only do we hasten to pay the compulsory charity that is Zakat,

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but we also eagerly spend as much as we can to help others to alleviate suffering, to feed and clothe and be and bring relief to others.

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with anger Allah subhana wa tada for giving us the opportunity to do all of this even more this year, with anger loss valterra during all the difficult time, he ensured that we were among those who gave and never joined the ranks of those in need.

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We ask Allah subhanaw taala to accept what we gave.

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It was from him. And it is by his guidance that we gave it we recognize that by giving we in we cleanse our wealth, we call the anger of Allah subhanaw taala

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and we spread goodness all around us. And by giving we fulfill the purpose of our creation, quantum Hara Metin leanness, you are created for the benefit of mankind.

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Third base of our celebration is forgiveness.

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It is a time for joining our hearts

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for meeting those we have not met for a long time.

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It's a time of healing wounds. The way to do that is to forgive

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rasulillah salam demonstrated that in Fatah Makkah

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where he forgave his worst enemies who had caused him material loss, mental torture, and character assassination. Only because he invited them to goodness.

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Yet he forgave them.

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Allah subhanaw taala is

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the Most Merciful or Rahim, whose mercy never ends. rasulillah salam is amatola alameen a mercy for the whole universe. So what should you and I, what should the Muslim be? Let us ask if we reflect this mercy, which is the signature of Islam.

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Islam is the name of the Brotherhood of faith and the Brotherhood of humanity.

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The Muslim is the brother of every other Muslim, and the brother of every other human being.

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Whether that human being is a Muslim or not, they are our brothers and sisters in humanity.

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We can only do that, if we learn to look at the good in people, and forgive the bad. We can only see brotherhood, when we learn to see the good in people and forgive the bad.

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I remind myself that we can only cure evil by loving those who do it enough to care about what happens to them. Because of that, because of that evil. You can't cure drug addiction by hating addicts, much less by killing them. You can't cure cancer by hitting cancer patients. You can't cure hatred, by hating back those who hate you. You can cure anything by loving the one afflicted by it enough to help them to get over that ailment. For that, you must be willing to take some pain yourself. That is the meaning of brotherhood. And that is why you need forgiveness.

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We must first

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Give because we need forgiveness.

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Let us remember that when we celebrate even further today and make sure that we spread goodness all around us once again, it's aid in the work to all of you are Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.