What is Eid Mubarak 2017?
Understanding Eid Mubarak is a Muslim holiday that falls on 1 Syawal on the Hijri calendar. Because of the determination of 1 Shawwal based on the circulation of the month, Eid Mubarak or Ramadhan Fasting Day falls on a different date each year when viewed from the Christian calendar. The way of determining 1 Shawwal also varies, so there may be some Muslims who celebrate it on a different Christian date.
In general Eid Mubarak is a holiday after Muslims perform fasting month of Ramadan fasting month, named Eid Mubarak because humans return to holiness like infants who have no sin and wrong.
Eid Mubarak can also be interpreted as the peak or climax of the implementation of fasting in the month of Ramadan. Eid Mubarak himself has a meaning related to the ultimate goal to be achieved from the implementation of the obligation to fast.
Eid Mubarak in language or etymology can mean Holy Days or can also be interpreted as the Day of Victory of Muslims. Victory here is a form of victory in reaching the sanctity or the embodiment of the return to the state of fitrah (mubarak).
Eid Mubarak is a Muslim holy day celebrated on 1 Syawal after previously passing the madrasah ruhaniah ramadhan for a whole month. According to empirical observations, we will agree that all human beings who believe in Allah’s Messiahship, the Prophet’s Prophethood and the certainty of eschatology will celebrate the eid mubarak and the rhythm of AKBAR’s alleged echo will echo in every corner of the sky.
Wrap the Islamic nuances simultaneously flooded the streets, fields and mosques, silaturrahmi rope back felt tight and not infrequently tears soaked cheeks when embracing the love of fellow Muslims intertwined. No one can deny that the Prophet Muhammad SAW. Has celebrated eid mubarak and affirms that one of his sunnah is still awake. But when we let go of our empirical view and close our eyes for a moment while contemplating the nature of Eid fitri the fundamental question arises from the soul and comes out with the breath,
“Are we among those who truly manifest the essence of Eid al-Fitr as the will of Allah Almighty delivered to us through his beloved prophet Muhammad SAW? Or we are a people who practically inherit the culture of Eid fitri but its values are very far from the truth. “
For that let us together see eid fitri is actually like what.
Meaning of Eid Mubarak
There are three notions of Eid Mubarak. Among the scholars there is the meaning of eid mubarak by returning to holiness. This means that after the month of Ramadhan Muslims train themselves to purify the physical and spiritual, and in the hope that their sins are forgiven by Allah SWT, then entering the day of Eid they have become sacred birth and mind.
Some interpret the eid mubarak by returning to nature or religious instincts. This is in accordance with Al-Quran Surah Al-Baqarah verse 183, that the purpose of fasting is so that the person who does it becomes a pious person or increases the quality of his religiosity.
There is also the meaning of eid mubarak by returning to a state where Muslims are allowed to eat and drink in the daytime as usual.
From these three meanings it can be concluded that in entering the eid mubarak Muslims are expected to attain inner birth purity and increase the quality of their religiosity. One of the characteristics of religious man is to have a concern for the fate of the miserable.
In Surah Al-Ma’un verses 1-3 it is mentioned that,
“Do you know (people) who belie the religion ?, then that’s the person who rebukes the orphans, and does not encourage them to feed the poor.”
The mention of the orphans in this verse is a representation of the miserable.
Therefore we can understand, that Muslims who are able, must give zakat fitrah to the needy, giving the zakat at least before the implementation of Eid prayers. This rule is meant that when the Muslims are able to celebrate the eid mubarak, the poor can feel the same.
Islam emphasizes the harmonious relationship between the rich and the poor. Rich people are required to issue zakat mal (wealth) to be distributed to the poor. And it can be seen from the above verse how the emphasis to avoid social inequality, which when mentioning orphans and the poor. It can be seen that orphans and the poor are not only for Muslims but for all humans who are orphaned and poverty.
From the description in advance it can be concluded that eid mubarak is the culmination of a method of mental education that lasts for one month to realize the sacred human profile is born inward, has high religious quality, and maintains harmonious social relations.
What Disadvantaged After eid mubarak Go by
As the days move forward, the mood of eid mubarak fades from our lives. Lebaran and ramadhan symbols that some time ago touted, flown so fast in various media both print and electronic now one by one began to disappear. But is there a spirit of Ramadan and Eid fitri remain resilient in the depths of our soul ?.
We hurry, rushed cultural spheres, rushing markets, pop culture we rush to hunt for something newer, sucked by all the fresh, trendy and top. Perhaps we return to our former busyness, past problems and past habits, as well as the ever-present crime.
We must admit that our weakness in religious matters is not merely textualism or narrow and stagnant scripturalism, but also unemotional and ceremonial momentality. During this month of Ramadan and eid mubarak not become contemplating with intense and full of sincerity, but the opportunity to party symbol. This attitude is then married to very bad habits.
Eid mubarak is formally part of the law and religious teachings of Muslims. But perenial and estoteric he belongs to all human beings. And forgiving each other is the process toward peace and that peace.
Forgive the Unforgivable
“Forgiveness is a forgiving forgiving one” Jacques Terrida said in his book “On Cosmopolitanism and Forgiveness”. If we forgive the misdeeds of other people whose level is small, then that is normal.
But if we are able to forgive even the most cruel and unforgivable acts of humanity to us, then this is actually the ultimate forgiving meaning, which really challenges the extent to which the extent of our hearts comes out of the wounds of history, personal or collective.
With the tradition of forgiving each other, we may be finished and clear in personal matters, but are we also completed in structural problems? For example, ethnic and inter-religious horizontal conflicts in Poso. When calculated by the ‘profit-loss’ logic, it seems difficult-even if we become the people involved in those conflicts, to forgive the many cruel and inhuman acts that have befallen us.
But, can-with the ‘madness’ and breadth of our hearts forget that bitter historical wound? Forgiveness is a thing beyond justice. Justice in some sense demands a retaliation or punishment which is (deemed) worthy of the offense of the offender’s ethics. The punishment is usually meant for the offender’s misfortune. It can be said that the appropriate punishment is a requirement of justice.
But the penalty of forgiveness is a ‘wise punishment’ that makes the offender embarrassed to repeat a similar crime. By forgiving the perpetrator’s self-punishment, it will be powerfully multiplied. Is not this the real nature of punishment and justice?
Forgiveness also requires a skill to ‘forget’, but certainly not ‘forgot’ in the wrong sense. Forgetting here means forgetting all the faults of others, and seeing tomorrow as a new day free from the traces of a bad past.
Could this not be applied to the larger realm of life? For example forgiving in the context of regional political conflicts, or perhaps even global political conflicts. Lost world conflicts-thus becoming a labyrinth of conflict, show that humans are very weak to forgive. It looks utopian, indeed.
But is not the German philosopher Ernst Broch saying that the essence of utopia is “the not-yet ontology”, a form of ontology that does not yet exist, but is it possible to exist? Perhaps a colossal process of forgiveness will start with a very poetic prefix and strange impression; Forgiving is when we wake up and find life and the world as if it had just begun. There is no past, no history, no desire to colonize the others, no desire to complicate enmity. Believe me, that everything that can be expected, can happen. How utopian is that.
It is time we choose whether the religious ritual momentum will be positioned merely as momentum or ceremony or we really want to make it as the caldera of time where we will reach the power to make it a new spirit to achieve a bright tomorrow which is a peaceful and free world of wounds history.
With a spirit of peace and a forgiving ethos that is really applied as a fundamental principle in the paradigm of every line of our culture, world peace is no longer a dream. Our cosmological time may have drove left 1 Shawwal. But our spiritual time is always pivotal to him. Our hearts are eid mubarak every time. Hopefully.
Let us study together a story from Ali bin Abi Talib kw,
In the atmosphere of eid mubarak, a person visits the house of Ali bin Abi Thalib kw. He found Ali eating hard bread. Then the man said: “In the atmosphere of the feast you eat hard bread? “Ali, the scientist of the time of the Messenger of Allah answered,
“Today is the Id of people who received his fast, thankful for his efforts and forgiven his sin. Today is the Id for us, so tomorrow, even every day you do not disobey God, that is our view as Id. “
So according to the father of the two beloved grandchildren of Prophet Muhammad, every passing day can be filled with obedience to God and away from sin then he is a day of joy. In other words, kilah Allahuma Yarham Nawawi Dusky in his writings ‘Philosophy eid mubarak’:
“Eid mubarak is a manifestation of the believer’s personal ability to obey God by fasting day and worshiping at night.” Such capabilities are greeted with the excitement of Id. So there is a wisdom expert said: “Day after day is a clean sheet of life, then abdikanlah with a beautiful work of charity.”
So is there any eid mubarak that we are not just an annual routine and is there something that stays in the soul afterwards?
Are we among those who deserve to celebrate eid mubarak or are we the only ones who feel worthy of it? And the answer is in each of us.