Exchange gifts, as that will lead to increasing your love to one another.”
As the Holy month of Ramadan draws to a close, the celebrations of Eid can begin.
From a delicious feast to spending quality time with loved ones, the festival of Eid-ul-Fitr brings many rewards and is a time that many Muslims look forward to all year round – especially our children!
Of course, another Eid tradition involves giving gifts to children. Whether it is toys, sweets, new clothes or money; the younger generation is typically given gifts and treats as part of Eid celebrations.
However, as you and your loved ones celebrate Eid, it’s important to remember those less fortunate, those who are suffering and in need.
This reminds us of a verse from a poem by Abu Tayeb Al-Mutanabbi asking if Eid will, “be the same [grief and sorrow], or will it be a sign of a new day?”
This is exactly how countless Muslims around the world will feel, but on this day, you are their hope for a brighter future. You can make this Eid the beginning of a new start by making a prayer and giving a generous donation.
Enjoying ourselves and celebrating our Eid does not make us forget about our less fortunate brothers and sisters. Indeed, it only amplifies our desire to offer as much help and support as we possibly can, for none of us truly believes until we love for our brother what we love for ourselves.
This Eid, open yourself up to greater reward and blessings when you selflessly give to those in need.
We humbly invite you to donate a gift for an orphan this Eid; an orphan who may never meet you, but who will always remember you as a kind and compassionate donor.