01.08.2020 / 10.12.1441
Eid-Ul-Adha Message of All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama
Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar!! Allahu Akbar!!!
The ACJU expresses its best wishes to the Muslim brothers and sisters who are celebrating the festival of Eid-Ul-Adha at a time when the impact of COVID-19 is still strongly felt locally as well as globally.
Due to the pandemic crisis, the pilgrimage of Haj is too carried out in an extremely subdued manner. The Government of Saudi Arabia has granted permission only for a limited number of regional devotees to perform Haj this year. As such, many Sri Lankan Muslims who had intended to perform Haj were unable to do so, similar to other Muslims in several other countries. We pray to Almighty Allah to grant the complete reward to all Muslims who sincerely intended to perform this noble deed this year.
In order to reap the absolute benefits of this auspicious day, Takbeer should be pronounced abundantly from the beginning of the day. On the day of Eid, it is Sunnah to bathe, to avoid consuming food prior to Eid Salaah, to wear new clothes or with the best available attire, to apply perfume, to go to the Masjid, to attend the Khuthba and perform the Salaah. And those who have the financial ability should perform Uldhiyya and offer Sadaqah abundantly.
Eid-ul-Adha signifies and commemorates the sacrifices and dedications of Hazrath Ibrahim (Alaihissalaam) and his family on this special day. Certainly, the deeds of that great family are good examples for the entire mankind on unconditional submission to Allah. Every Muslim should strive to replicate those deeds as much as possible.
Furthermore, the laws and regulations of the country should strictly adhere when performing Uldhiyya while following the related guidance in Islam. The moral characteristics of an exemplary Muslim should be displayed in one’s conduct especially while interacting with our neighbors and members of other faiths, by helping each other in possible ways and living with mutual respect.
On this special day, we pray for everyone to be enriched with good health, tranquility, and happiness and for our Motherland to be bestowed with lasting peace & prosperity, Aameen!
Thakabalahu Minna Waminkum!
Ash-Shaikh M.M.M. Murshid
Asst. General Secretary - ACJU