A Joyous Eid-ul-Fitr to all…
Assalaamu-Alykum Waragmatul-Laahi Wabarakaatu
In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
All Praise is due to Allah – the Lord of Worlds…
May Allah’s Peace and Blessings be upon his final Prophet, Muhammed (SAW), his family, his companions and all those who follow him.
We, the People Against Gangsterism & Drugs (PAGAD), bid the holy month of Ramadaan a sad farewell and pray that we will be amongst those who will experience yet another blessed month of Ramadaan, Inshaa-Allah.
As the cries of Allahu-Akbar, Allahu-Akbar, Allahu-Akbar reverberate across the cities, towns, planes and valleys all over the world, PAGAD greet you on this blessed day of EID, a day of truth, a day of hope, and a day of true liberation.
The day of Eid is a day of great joy, celebrations and festivities. But remember, for many of our brothers and sisters across the globe, Eid is a day of continued suffering and hardships at the hands of the oppressors. We think of all the victims of gangsterism and drugs, and all the victims of oppression across the world. Our hearts go out to the mothers and fathers who have no idea where their children are – due to the effects of the scourge of gangsterism and drugs that is destroying our communities. Our youth are dying physically and spiritually due to gangsterism and drugs. We have heard and seen how our youth have been terrified to go to school because of the gang violence in our areas. Our societies are engulfed by this evil scourge. We are being terrorized by the gangs in areas like Manenberg, Netreg, Katlehong, and all over our country. On this day of Eid, we make dua for those who are caught up in these evils; we make dua that Allah grants them the strength and courage to come back onto the straight path, Inshaa-Allah. On this day of Eid, we make dua that Allah will give us the courage to continue with our work in the infested communities, and not let us be diverted by agents trying to derail our programme.
As an Ummah we have spent the last month reciting or listening to the beautiful recitation of the Glorious Quran. Brothers and sisters, the only way we are going to solve and get rid of all the evils in this world is when we start implementing all the beautiful verses that were recited across the globe during this month of Ramadaan. Our challenge as an Ummah is that we hesitate and are afraid to implement what our tongues and lips recite so beautifully. We are afraid to implement the word of ALLAH!
We cannot and should never be comfortable in a world full of evil, full of crime, full of gangsterism, full of oppression, full of drugs, full of poverty, starvation, homelessness and corruption. We cannot, and will not, wait for our so-called leadership to show us the way. We have seen how our leadership is embroiled in petty arguments and how they have become the puppets of Western Powers. We, as the Ummah of Nabi Muhammad (SAW), don’t have time for the games that the leadership plays. Our responsibility is to implement Allah’s word and follow Allah’s instruction.
On this day of Eid let us make a commitment to build this Ummah, Inshaa-Allah. We need to build this Ummah because the forces of evil, destruction and oppression are engulfing us all across the globe. We need to work hard to build this Ummah. We need an Ummah that is sober; we need an Ummah that is sane; we need an Ummah that is equipped and willing to confront and fight evil wherever it rears its ugly head, Inshaa-Allah.
Our solution (so very close to us) is our Glorious Quran – the guidance and instruction from our Creator!
Oh Allah, on this blessed day of Eid, guide us in the direction of God consciousness, truth, firmness and patience – so that we may have the courage to implement that which is truthful and oppose and fight that which is evil.
Oh Allah, guide us on to the straight path and grant us the courage, the strength and the wisdom to continue this fight against gangsterism and drugs; and all forms of oppression, Inshaa-Allah.
Oh Allah, grant us, and all the oppressed over the world, power, commitment and patience to destroy the oppressors and grant us victory or Martyrdom, Inshaa-Allah.
To the Muslims Worldwide, PAGAD says
Allah is the Greatest! Allah is the Greatest!! Allah is the Greatest!!!
ALLAHU-AKBAR! ALLAHU-AKBAR!! ALLAHU-AKBAR!!!
Eid Mubarak to All!
The PAGAD Movement
If you are privileged to be in the Mother City*, please join us for our annual Mass Eid Salaah @ Rygate Sportsfield (next to Johnson Road Cemetery), Athlone, 08:00.
* To negate the inclement weather forecasted, Eid proceedings will be rendered undercover in a marquee.
EID Mubarak everyone!!