Eid mubarak! Both Eid Al-Fitr and Eid Al-Adha follow the holiest days of the year, and on each holiday we celebrate the efforts we made to do good, draw closer to God, and be of benefit to our communities and societies.
The Prophet ﷺ said (on the day of Eid-al-Adha):
“The first thing we will do on this day of ours, is to offer the (Eid) prayer and then return to slaughter the sacrifice. Whoever does so, he acted according to our Sunna (tradition)...”
[ Bukhari ]
قُلْ بِفَضْلِ اللَّهِ وَبِرَحْمَتِهِ فَبِذَٰلِكَ فَلْيَفْرَحُوا هُوَ خَيْرٌ مِّمَّا يَجْمَعُونَ
And say, ‘In the bounty and mercy of God, let them rejoice, [for] that is greater than all they gather in this world.
[ Qur’an: 10:58 ]
Finding joy in the blessings rained upon you, especially on a major holiday, is a great way to practice mindfulness.
Holidays are meant to be enjoyed, so be sure to have some fun today. Remember to practice the sunnahs of Eid as well: attend the communal prayer and sacrifice a sheep (or donate the funds for a sacrifice so those worse off can reap the benefits.
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Daily fun fact
It’s sunnah to recite Surat Al-Ghashiya and Surat Al-A’la during Eid prayers.
Check out our publication on Hajj — “Living Abraham’s Legacy: Relevance of Rites and Rituals in the Modern Age”