Is Eid day a day of joy and jubilation?

The word "Eid" is taken from the word "'awdah" return after a long absence, as if one misses a beloved person who has been absent for a long time, and once he is back, he feels happy and pleased.

And if you ask this person: How do you want your beloved one that you miss to come back to you? The answer would be: I would love him to come back safe and sound, and in a better state than the one he had when leaving.

And then you may ask him again: What if he comes back in the opposite state? The answer would be: If he returns sad and tired, and in a worst state than the one he had when leaving, his return will make me feel grief, pain and tragedy.

And as in every Eid, such as Eid Al-Adha, we welcome a new day that shines our existence, as this Eid bring happiness to the heart of the believers.

But it is regrettable that the Islamic Eids turned in our Islamic society from spiritual and worship events that gathers people together, and make them stack their ranks to confront the problems of the nation with the spirit of brotherhood, dignity and cooperation, into occasions overwhelmed by the manifestation of adornment, boasting and extravagance in eating and drinking, events of doing evil in contrast to the philosophy of Eid.

Imam Ali (peace be upon him) said: "The Eid is for those whose fast has been accepted and whose prayer are worthy of reckoning, and every day when one does not commit a sin is a Eid."
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