Pledge to Allah (swt)
First and foremost, promise Allah (swt) that this Eid, we will not engage in that which will earn the wrath of Allah (swt), or make Him displeased with us. The reason is, as soon as, we see the moon, two things happen. One is Ramadan comes to an end, that is also very sad. Eid is declared- that is something happy- because we deserve a day for rejoicing after so much of intense worship of Allah (swt).
Beware- The devil is out and about!
Secondly, those devils that were tied prior to Ramadan, they are released. Subhan’Allah- and this is why, may Allah (swt) protect us from the devils. Ameen. Many people on the Day of Eid- unknowingly or sometimes knowingly- they start to commit sins that displease Allah (swt); yet, it is the Day of pleasure, the day to please Allah (swt). So the clothing that we are wearing on the Day of Eid- especially when it comes to our sisters- let us make sure that it is cut in a way that will please Allah (swt). It is His Day; whatever we plan to do on that Day, it should be in accordance with the pleasure of Allah (swt).
Pray for it’s Eid day
Thirdly, every time there is a happy occasion, we celebrate it by increasing the acts of worship. So, when it comes to marriage, what a happy occasion- we have an extra Khutbah. When it comes to Jummah, what a happy occasion- we have a Khutbah that is something which is not there on other days. When it comes to Eid, the happiness of a Muslim is shown by extra worship, so we have Salat-ul-Eid. We have an extra prayer on that particular day. This is how, we as believers, show our happiness and gratitude to Allah (swt) – by obeying him more, by doing things that will please Him.
Make Him happy to be happy
Look at the other Eid that we will be having Insha’Allah- in approximately two and a half months from now- we find the Eid where we will be sacrificing, that is an extra worship for the sake of Allah (swt), this is how we declare happiness. We have never been taught to declare our happiness by doing that which will displease Allah (swt). We have meetings with opposite sex on Eid, to go back and do what we did not do in the month of Ramadan- in terms of sin; is that what Eid is all about?
Eat with no greed
Fourthly, sometimes, we become involved in gluttony to the degree that we eat as though we are doing Qaza of what we have missed in the month of Ramadan. If that is the case, we have missed the point. It is the day of eating, but it is not the day of gluttony. May Allah (swt) protect us. Ameen. It is not a day when we are supposed to eat until we get sick. That is not Eid!
May Allah (swt) have mercy on us. Ameen.