It is always an interesting exercise for me to see what’s going on within. How do I feel at this particular moment about Idul Fitri? I started asking this question yesterday and I went googling for the meaning of the word “Fitra” and google some more about the natural constitution of human being.
But today, the search results do not seem relevant. They do not tell me anything much about how I feel. So I stopped and started to feel what I feel.
And what I feel is simply: Happiness!
We would hear this throughout the eve of Eid Al Fitr, the last night of the fasting month of Ramadhan.
Allaahu akbar, Allaahu akbar, Allaahu akbar
Laa ilaah illallaahu wallaahu akbar
Allaahu akbar walillaahil hamd
God is The Greatest, God is The Greatest, God is The Greatest
There is no god but God, God is The Greatest
God is The Greatest and all praise be to Him
All night. And night is the symbol of the stillness and silence within.
Imagine if these are the only Words that resound in the depth of our still and silent heart. All night. From dusk until dawn. From when our heart grows still and silence, until Light.