In a few more days, it's going to be RAYA! Dah makin besar ni, it occurred to me that I am with mixed feelings - sad and happy. Anyway, I would like to take this opportunity to wish all my Muslim readers Selamat Hari Raya Maaf Zahir and Batin. :) Before I wrapped up this entry, I shall leave you guys with two stories which pretty much related to the whole event of Eid i.e. forgiving and visiting one another. And with that, Eid Mubarak! Enjoy the holidays with your loved ones under the blessing of Allah. Hugs! Oh yes, to Chezel, don't forget the Sudirman song OK :P.
Narrated Abu Hurairah R.A:
“One day, Rasulullah SAW was sitting in a gathering. Suddenly, Rasulullah smiled until his front teeth became visible. Then the Sahabah asked “Ya Rasulullah, why are you smiling?”. Rasulullah SAW answered: “I saw two men from my ummah, kneeling in front of Allah. The first man said: “O Allah! I wish to claim what is persecuted by him!” Then Allah said to the second man: “Return what has been taken from him!” The second man answered, “There is nothing left of me O Allah.” And so, the first man said, “Let him carry my sins away from me.” Said Abu Hurairah R.A., “At one point while telling the story of these two men, Rasulullah SAW was in tears and Rasulullah SAW said, “That day will be a big day. On that day, people would want others to carry their sins away from them”. After that Rasulullah SAW said, “Then Allah said to the first main that was persecuted and seeking for his rights: “Try raising your head, look at the heaven above you!” The first man lifted up his head. Then he saw the Allah’s great bounty. And so the first man asked, “O Allah, for who are all these?”
Allah answered: “For those who is willing to pay for its price!”
And the first man asked to Allah: “Who is willing to pay for it O Allah?”
Allah answered: “You!”
The first man asked: “What is the way?”
Allah answered: “By forgiving your brother.”
The first man said: “I forgive him O Allah!”
Then Allah said to him: “Take your brother by his hand and lead him to heaven together.”
Later Rasulullah SAW said, “Because of that, be afraid of Allah and have good tidings among one another.”
Abu Hurairah reported Allah's Prophet as saying:
"A man visited his (Muslim) brother in another town and Allah deputed an Angel to wait for him on his way and when he came to him he said: Where do you intend to go? He said: I intend to go to my brother in this town. He said: Have you done any favor to him (the repayment of which you intend to get)? He said: No, except this that I love him for the sake of Allah, the Exalted and Glorious. Thereupon he said: I am a Messenger to you from, Allah: (to inform you) that Allah loves you as you love him (for His sake)."