To all my sisters and brothers celebrating Eid today, Eid Mubarak. For those celebrating tomorrow, early Eid Mubarak!
We had an excellent khutbah today at the masjid. Unfortunately, things go in one ear and out the other, so I can't really recap much. But, what made this interesting is that he used the eid takbir throughout, tying it into the story of Ibrahim (as). The best part was at the end, when he exorted the congregation to heal the wounds between different groups of muslims. He listed off the different places in the world where muslims are killing muslims. How often do we hear this? More often than not, it's on and on about the evils of the yahood or the americans, killing poor innocent muslims. Hamza Yusuf has spoken up more recently about the need for us to face and deal with our own community's problems. Alhamdulilah, I think this message is spreading.