Night and Day of Eid al-Fitr

The Night and Day of Eid al-Fitr

Importance of Worship On The Night of Eid

Many of us mention that we feel a great sadness when The Month of Ramadan leaves us, knowing that many will busy themselves with the dunya once again and that community spirit of collective worship will feel diluted. How do we remedy post-Ramadan blues, especially over Eid in which we should be celebrating!?

Pray during Eid Night

It's not over yet!

The Prophet ﷺ said “Those who revive two nights their hearts won’t die on the day when all the hearts will die. Those nights are the nights before the two Eids. Laylat al-Jaazah (the night of recompense).” (Ibn Majah)

Blessings also lie in the night and day of Eid al-Fitr! Just like we exerted ourselves to find the Blessings of Ramadan and especially in the last 10 days, to seek the rewards of Laylat al-Qadr, we should also do the same once the moon has been sighted on the Night of Eid! This night is called Laylat al-Ja’izah or “The night of Rewards”. In reference to this night and others The Prophet Muhammed ﷺ said the following:

“There are five nights in which du’a is not rejected: the first night of Rajab, the fifteenth night of Sha’ban, Thursday night, the night before Eid al-Fitr and the night before Eid al-Nahr (al-Adha).” – Suyuti

We should make plenty of dua and observe the night prayers. As charity is also a means of earning Allah’s favour, we should also donate Sadaqah!

The Blessing's of Allah continue beyond Ramadan!

Ibn Abbas عليه السلام narrated the following:

“When the day of Eid al-Fitr [begins], the angels descend on earth, where they take their positions at access points of roads, calling out with a voice that is heard by the whole creation of Allah, except men and Jin, “O Ummah of Muhammad ﷺ! Come out to your most Noble and Gracious Lord, who grants much, and pardons the major sins.”

When they (the Ummah) proceed to their places of prayer, Allah, Exalted is He, says to His angels, “O My angels! What is the reward of a worker when he has done his work?”

So they (the angels) say, “Our Lord and Our Master! To receive his reward [for the work, in full].”

So He Most High says, “I call you to witness that, for their fasts [during Ramadan] and for their standing in prayer at night, I have made their reward My Pleasure and my Forgiveness. Depart [from here], you are forgiven”. [Lataif al-Ma’arif].

This Hadith explains to us how Allah continues to shower His blessings upon us during the day of Eid too!  So be sure to celebrate, show joy and generosity!