In today's victory, maybe some of us who are wondering: what excitement should we celebrate Eid when arrived? Was just coming and passing of "one day" without any sense sebagimana other days? Or there is a privilege that we should be proud on this day?
On this occasion, I will explore three of happiness for the Muslim community in welcoming Eid. namely; Been perfectly happy to see the month of Ramadan, by running fast, happy to share to you a faith, by fulfilling the obligation to tithe, and happy with the Eid occasion or bersilaturrahim, each mema'afkan any errors remove scratches and wounds that never tighten fraternal relations.
Perfectly happy to have encountered Ramadan:
We have to admit that successfully meet the month of Ramadan, with physical and mental health, so that they can carry out orders with solemn fasting, is a great gift from the almighty, friend Ali Ra (w: 40 AH / 661 AD) said: "In good health is the most beautiful grace"
We can imagine how the people who go to nature Baqa '(death) shortly before the coming of the month of Ramadan, they can not find full moon blessing, mercy and forgiveness. In fact, through worship in the month of Ramadan, we are given a bonus reward doubled and the opportunity to merge the sins they have committed. Prophet - in a hadeeth narrated by Muslim priests - explains that Ramadan is a month full of forgiveness.
Or not least of our brothers who arrived during the month of Ramadan in a state of pain, physically and mentally healthy, so it can not run the fasting obligations, or if they still run, not solemnly as the normal health. Of course with the elderly sick, they can not feel how nikmatnaya when breaking, when bersahur, how good we were able to control the passions with little desire to curb the physical and biological.
In one occasion, at the time of the great scholars tabi'in (after the time of the Companions of the Prophet) imam Ibn Sirin, (w: 110 H / 728 AD) that straightforward affair lust is the most complicated matters in this life, he said: "I have never had a more complicated affair than the affairs of the soul ". What matters relating to the control of the soul of lust is a big obstacle that often hinders human life, in this case the Holy Prophet warned: "The road to heaven dilapangkan to control the passions, while the road to hell dilapangkan to obey lusts" (Narrated by Bukhari and Muslim )
With the arrival of Eid, it is natural that we are happy to reveal the excitement together, not on the basis of the holy month of Ramadan has passed, but happiness is based upon our success in reining in the levels of lust and a certain time frame.
Happy to care for others:
The second happiness that we should feel at the moment of the coming feast of Eid is, we have issued a tithe. A worship no other as a form of self-purification as well as a complement of every Muslim Ramadan fasting.
Tithe is one horizontal dimension of worship. If we look at the visible, it is trivial, does not require an abundant amount of property, but every Muslim who at the time of arrival of Eid have basic needs for himself, family and people who should dinafkahinya, then he is obliged to put out charity. Nominations dikeluarakan property was very little, only 1 Sha 'about 2.5 kg of the local staple food, or be refunded in accordance with the standard price.
In contrast to the wealth zakat, zakat livestock, crops zakat, zakat zakat profession and trade, the types of zakat can only be fulfilled by the course. Therefore, the percentage of Muslims are obliged to issue a tithe so much more than charity-the charity, this is in accordance with the maqasid (goals) disyari'atkannya tithe is to restore every man in his nature.
If for a moment we look maqasid (goals) and wisdom worship zakat compulsory in general, it turns out the teachings of Islam, in addition to self-seeking sanctity of every human being, the sanctity and blessing also expects its property. Described in the Qur'an, when Allah ordered Muhammad to realize the obligation of zakat to his companions: "Take alms of their wealth to charity that you purge - and purify - they" (Surat at Tawbah: 103).
On another occasion Allah explains: "And something you give usury that he increase in human wealth, it does not add to the usury Allah. And what do you give a charity that you intend to achieve keridha'an God, then (the doing so) that the people who multiply "(Surat Ar Rum: 39)
If such fact, it is our opportunity to tithe obligations, is a joy in itself. We have been given the opportunity by Allah to purify the soul at the same time create a sense of concern on the conditions around us. However happiness in welcoming Eid, are also eligible felt by the poor who did not have a staple food during the holidays arrive.
Happy with bersilaturrahim:
The tradition of "Eid" in every feast of Eid is an opportunity for us to bersilaturrahim. Surely silaturrahim in the broad sense, ie forgive each other for all the mistakes that have been done, mutually strengthen fraternal relations on the basis of faith and nationality, not merely on the basis of kinship and brotherhood lineage descendant relationships. This is as stated in the Qur'an: "Verily the believers are brothers so make peace between your brothers" (Surat al-Hujurat: 10)
As we all realize, that the daily interactions within the human community will always be in the paint with a variety of things, according to the circumstances. Sometimes good sometimes bad, sometimes peaceful sometimes conflict. Implication of the everyday relationship between human beings is not always painful, causing hatred, so is not all fun giving rise to love, at certain moments of emotion, selfishness and arrogance could have mastered ourselves.
Implications bad that we received from the attitudes of others, as well as hostile behavior which we show to others, both by conscious or unconscious, we have neutralized with bersilaturrahim. We believe, that the feast of Eid al-Fitr as the right moment to neutralize or at least minimize strain relationships among human beings. Prophet said: "O people, tebarkanlah sambunglah peace and brotherhood" (Narrated by Ahmad and Tirmidhi)
Through silaturrahim, we will also gain wisdom and extraordinary avail. Among them; will facilitate all matters, can establish a business partner, and multiply colleagues will certainly mutually beneficial collaboration. On one occasion the Prophet said: "Whoever wants to dijembarkan sustenance and lengthen his age then sambunglah brotherhood" (Narrated by Bukhari and Muslim). Some scholars interpret the phrase "long life" in the above hadith with the meaning "the blessing of life".
We all look forward, hopefully feast of Idul Fitri this time is a moment that can restore our faith in nature, where Eid comes after we finish the training process to control the soul through fasting Ramadan, he arrived accompanied by the obligation of zakat fitrah which is a form of concern , and he also came up with the tradition of "Eid" in an effort to strengthen the ties of brotherhood and friendship. Not the other three at the same happiness that we feel in the moment of the feast of Eid is a gift from Allah that we shall be grateful. "Say: By the Grace of Allah and His mercy, let them rejoice with it. Gifts of God and his mercy is better than what they amass." (Surat Yunus: 58)
* The author is a board member mustasyar boarding Assalafie Babakan Ciwaringin Cirebon, is completing the S3 program areas Maqasid Shari'ah and humanitarian problems of Mohammed V University in Morocco