In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful
Paying Visits and Charity for others are Meanings of Eid
Occasion: Eid Al-Fitr
It was related to the Commander of the Faithful Imam Ali (A.S.) his saying: "Eid is for him whose fasts have been accepted by Allah, and whose worship has been appreciated by Allah. Everyday in which you do not disobey Allah is a day of Eid."
We offer our deepest congratulation in the occurrence of Eid Al-Fitr and we hope from God to accept your fasting and your worship and to let these blessed days back by mercy, good and triumph.
From Islam point of view, Eid is one of the habits or traditions that are interior, not just that, but it is the opportunity which God gave it to the person in order for him to prove the loftiness of his humanity in the values' field, morals, ethics, social and humanitarian relations.
Eid is an opportunity for the believer person to feel the brotherhood which relates him with his believers' brothers and in the inclusive unity with them even in the feelings and sensations.
Because of this, one of the most important social methods which the believer person be close to God Almighty through it in the Eid days is to communicate, visit, feel with the relatives and brothers and pay visits to them and console them, and reform the relations between them, in addition to other things that might be done which create love, passion, and clarity in the Eid days.
The Messenger of God (peace be upon him and his household) said once: "One day Gabriel told me that God revealed to the ground an angel; the angel came walking till he reached to a gate where a person is standing and asking the permission of the owner to enter, then the angel told him: what do you want from the owner of this house? The man answered: "He is a believer person and I want to visit him for the sake of Allah, then the angel uttered: just because of this you came? He answered: Yes, I came just because of this".
Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him and his household) said: "I am the Messenger of God to you, and God salute you and Tell you: for sure you will be in the heaven. God say: Any Muslim person visit a Muslim one for the sake of God, his reward will be to be in the heaven".
Imam Al-Baker (A.S.) said: "If the believer person went out from his house to pay a visit for his brother for the sake of God, God will authorize seventy thousands angel to walk behind him, protect him, and say: delight, for sure you will be in the heaven".
God consider the ones who visit their relatives, behave well with them, support them by their money if they were needy, don't desert and antagonize them, He consider them from the ones who fear Him, obey Him, so God the Almighty promise to treat them well".
God say: ﴾And those who join that which Allah has ordered to be joined and fear their Lord and are afraid of the evil of [their] account, … those will have the good consequence of [this] home﴿ (Ar-aad: 21- 22).
On the other side, God consider the ones who don't visit their relatives and brothers deserve to be cursed and to have a bad end; hence this will speed up the extinction and the doom and thus the end of the society.
﴾But those who break the covenant of Allah after contracting it and sever that which Allah has ordered to be joined and spread corruption on earth - for them is the curse, and they will have the worst home﴿ (Ar-aad: 25).
It was narrated that the Commander of the Faithful (A.S.) said: "God save me from the sins that speed up the extinction, then abed Allah Bin Al-Kewy said to Imam Ali: is there sins that speed the extinction up? Imam Ali replied: yes, take care, rupturing the relations. If the family meet and console each other, God will provide them with the means of sustenance even if they are dissolute while if they rupture the relations with each other, God will deprive them even if they are pious".
Finally, this is one of the meanings that we benefit from the Eid and what we should follow as a pattern to pass its blessed days.
All praise is due to Allah, the Lord of the worlds.