“These kids are going through an extremely tough time. We want to bring a smile to their faces, and show their parents that we care. Eid is a day of celebration, and we want these kids to share in the happiness, whatever background they come from.”
This brought a lump to my throat. There are SO many lessons in this…
How lucky we are with the mosques that we have and take for granted, how they are totally submitted to the will of Allah in terms of the preparation of the mud, how they all RUSHED to help build the mosque, how it is the centre of their village, how everyone seems to work as one efficient team despite the sheer amount of people, and so on!
It is said that there are 8 doors of Jannah, and on the 6th one the inscription reads: Build a Masjid, Visit a Masjid, Clean a Masjid, Lay Covering on the Floor of a Masjid. Subhanallah, they get the opportunity to enter Jannah through this door every year!