Hari Raya Aidilfitri (Eid El Fitr) is an immense celebration for Muslims all around the world after a month-long fasting during Ramadhan. While it is a celebration, the act of forgiving is important during the month of Eid.
The phrase “Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri, Maaf Zahir dan Batin” – Happy Eid Ul Fitr, I seek forgiveness (from you) physically and spiritually is key during the month as it is the time to seek forgiveness of our sins from the past year. However, the act of forgiveness is at times overlooked as we tend to ignore the true meaning or rationale behind forgiving people.
While often we know that we have done wrong to others – such as saying hurtful comments we may not even be aware of, these are the significant things we should ask for forgiveness. This is why the phrase “if there is any wrongdoings done intentionally or otherwise, unintentional misdeeds and harsh words” is important to be said when asking for forgiveness from people.
The action of forgiving is highly regarded during Eid as a tradition and before you seek forgiveness from others, the most important tradition is asking for forgiveness to our parents during the morning of the first day of Aidilfitri. This is to seek the blessings from our parents and families.
Asking for forgiveness and forgiving people will give us a new outlook at life and let us go of our ego and the past to make us realise that we are not above everyone else, thus showing the true meaning in forgiveness.
We at Sutera would like to apologise for any wrongdoings whether it is intentionally or unintentionally and hopefully everyone will have a Happy Eid this month.