In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
The Good End
Occasion: Eid Ul-Fitr
Ramadan month had passed, its days had elapsed, its nights had gone by, and its time for Eid ul-Fitr, the day of rewards for the ones whom God had accepted their fasting and thanked them for their worshipping, but the Fitr's rewards depend on an important thing which is preserving it; in which many devotions are burned by committing inviolable, and many great goods are exchanged by a sin, for this, the best acts in Ramadan month was being pious and not do prohibited thing.
Hence, the real gain in Ramadan month is not in the rewards day but in the day of harvest, today you work without any judgment, but tomorrow, it is a judgment day without working, this means that, raising the compliances and preserving them should stay so that the life of the person ends in this life. Hence, Ramadan month is a school for mobilizing the soul and decorating it with the faith's decorations, in order for the believer to continue benefiting from it, so he continues reciting the Holy Koran in a reflecting way, and praying supererogatory prayers and staying awaken all the night worshipping God, and doing other things which God loves to be done in this blessed month and after its passing; in addition to the supplication and invocation to God to affirm him on the faith and sincerity for Him until he is being dead.
• The Evidences of the Good End
1- Not to be as the Devil whom The Commander of the Faithful said about him: "Learn from the Devil's acts who had frustrated his work and great effort and worshipped God for six thousand year, without knowing whether these years were from the present life's years or from the hereafter's years about a grave offense of one hour, so who is the one who had done such sins greets God after the Devil".
2- Al-Zoubayer Bin Al-Awam was one of the companions of the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) and his cousin Safiya who had witnessed the battles: Bader, Uhud, Trench, Al-Houdaybeya, Khaybar, Conquest of Mecca and Ta'if and Egypt, and he had supported with Bani Hachem at the Fatima's (A.S.) house and he supported Imam Ali (A.S.) in the Saqifah Day; furthermore, he is one of the ones who was present in the funeral of the Prophet's daughter, and he is the one who donated his alleged right from the six companions in the day of consultation of the Commander of the Faithful (A.S.). But at last, he revolted against him, and instigated on killing him, hence he is the most responsible one about the Battle of Bassorah (Battle of Jamal), and he bears the blood of its murders and martyrs and what happened after it.
How can our hereafter be a good one? Each struggler asks this question in the battle of the greater jihad, which was great for the continuous of the struggle until the person will become in the other world. The family's prophet answers on this question by teaching us the steps of rescuing by the good end.
1- The Supplication
In order to obtain the honor for the happy end, you should: persevere on supplicating to God to let you be stable on the belief and obedience, and always we should reiterate this verse: ﴾Our Lord! make not our hearts to deviate after Thou hast guided us aright﴿ (Aal-i-Imraan), in addition to the supplications that was mentioned about the prophet's family (peace be upon him and his household): "O God, let my end be good in order for the sins not to harm me". Besides, one of the essential things for the good end is to supplicate for being stable on the belief in all its conditions, and abandoning this supplication means that you are not making relation with God and calling for being independent from Him, hence this will lead to a bad end, as what happened with Ahmad Bin Hilal who was from the pious ones and he had went on pilgrimage for forty five times and twenty between these was walking on his feet; Ibn Hilal was one of the Shiite narrators in Iraq, whose his Shiites were surprised by Imam Al-Hasan Al-Askari's book through which he says: "Take care from the artificial Sufi", and when the Iraqi people repeated asking the Imam (A.S.) about that he answered: "May God not thank his fate, he didn't supplicate God not to deflect his heart after He had guided him, and to let what He had bestowed upon him stable".
2- Imam Al-Sadek's (A.S.) Guidance
The family's prophet (peace be upon him and his household) dwelled on mentioning the performances which benefit for the good end, we just mention what Imam Al-Sadek had written: "If you want to die happy, you should:
1- It is so great not to give God his right, in which you spend his graces for disobeying him.
2- Not to be deceived with things that are not real.
3- Confer honor upon every one whom you see praising us, or love us, and then it is not of your business whether he is honest or liar, but the thing that you should take care about is your intention and he takes care about his lies.
All praise is due to Allah, the Lord of the worlds.