THE FITNAH OF EID PARTIES

Eid for Muslims is not as Christmas day for Christians who make merry and indulge in sin on their supposedly holy day. While the kuffaar celebrate their holy days with parties and merrymaking, Muslims are required to spend the Days of Eid with obedience and Ibaadat. However, most Muslims are equating the Day of Eid to the occasions of kuffaar merrymaking days.
Sin is inseparable from the style of merrymaking practised by Muslims nowadays on Eid occasions. It comes in the Hadith that sinning on the Day of Eid is like sinning on the Day of Qiyaamah.
The nights of Eid are like Lailatul Qadr. An atmosphere of holiness should pervade the homes on the Days of Eid. On the contrary, Eid Days are ruined with the fitnah of parties and haraam merrymaking. In many places, congregation of relatives and friends mar the holiness of Eid.
Purdah/Hijaab is scandalously violated by the throng of men and women all dressed and adorned for maximum attraction of the opposite sex. Shaitaan deceives them with the stupid argument of ‘family ties’. On this pretext ghair mahaareem congregate at a house where it is impossible to observe the degree of purdah ordered by the Shariah.
Furthermore, gathering for “eid” parties has no basis in Islam. It is an evil bid’ah custom which the juhaala have made incumbent. If a family member does not participate in the fitnah, he/she is accused of breaking family ties. This is the inspiration of shaitaan.
On the Day of Eid, people should remain at home with their family (wife and children). It is not an occasion for visiting others to party and make merry. Refusing to join the merrymaking crowd is not “breaking of family ties”.
Allah Ta’ala says in the Qur’aan Majeed:
“The life of this world is but play and amusement while the Abode of the Aakhirat is best for those who have fear for Allah Ta’ala.”

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