Happy ‘Īdu l-Aḍḥá to all our brothers wherever in the world they are. May Allāh ﷻ bless this holy day. May it become a means for good things, in shā’a Llāh. May His ﷻ gifts be everlasting, in shā’a Llāh. Allāh ﷻ gives physical and spiritual gifts to people on this holiday. He ﷻ distributes them. We should be happy with His ﷻ gifts. Mawlānā used to always tell one qaṣīdah, a poem. “Laysa l-‘īdu liman labisa l-jadīd, innamā l-‘īdu liman khāfa l-wa‘īd.” ‘Īd is not for those who put on new clothes. In old times, there was poverty among people. If they bought a new dress, they would wear it from holiday to holiday. They used to buy it then. They would wear it clean and buy clothes for that year, clothes, accessories, and shoes. Therefore, people were happy. People were happy when ‘Īd came for they would wear new clothes. Therefore, it says this is not what should make you happy. He should be happy who fears Allāh ﷻ. Because when he fears Allāh ﷻ, his end will be good. He won’t do wrong things. He won’t do evil. His end will be peaceful. It is important that our end be good. People now wear something once, sometimes three times. They wear it five times and buy new clothes. ‘Īd has nothing to do with clothes anymore. There is no joy anymore. But there are things to be happy about. Being happy for dunyā is useless. You should be happy for ākhirah. Allāh ﷻ made a time for these holy days. The gifts He ﷻ gives are important. And His ﷻ forgiveness is important. All sins are forgiven. The reward that is given is known only to Allāh ‘Azza wa-Jalla. All this worship made on ‘Īd and ‘Arafah, that is the true value. Nevertheless, Allāh ‘Azza wa-Jalla gives benefit to those rejoicing on ‘Īd. If they don’t do anything and just make congratulations, wishing well, Allāh ﷻ certainly gives from His ﷻ favours for their thoughtfullness.