Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said regarding one of the festivals, ‘Verily it is only a festival for he whose fasts Allah has accepted and whose prayers He has acknowledged, and every day in which we do not disobey Allah is a day of celebration.’
الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) ـ قالَ في بَعضِ الأعيادِ ـ: إنَّما هُوَ عيدٌ لِمَن قَبِلَ اللّهُ صِيامَهُ وشَكَرَ قِيامَهُ، وكُلُّ يَومٍ لا يُعصي اللّهُ فيهِ فهُوَ عيدٌ.
Reference:[Sharh Nahjul Balaghah li Ibn Abi al-Hadid, v. 20, p. 73]
Description: Suwayd b. Ghafla narrated, ‘I went to visit him [i.e. Imam Ali (a.s.)] on one of the festivals, and he had a small table in front of him on which was wheat bread, and a plate of khatifa[khatifa a food made of flour and milk (ed.)] and milbana[milbana a food made of bran, milk and honey (ed.)], so I asked, ‘O Commander of the Faithful, it is a day of celebration and you are eating khatifa! to which he replied, ‘It is only a day of celebration for whoever has been forgiven.’
عن سُوَيدِ بنِ غَفلَة: دَخَلتُ عَلَيهِ [يَعني أميرَ المُؤمِنينَ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) [يَومَ عيدٍ، فإذا عِندَهُ فاثورٌ عَلَيهِ خُبزُ السَّمراءِ وصَفحَةٌ فيها خَطيفَةٌ ومِلبَنَةٌ ، فقُلتُ: يا أميرَ المُؤمِنينَ، يَومُ عيدٍ وخَطيفَةٌ؟! فقالَ: إنَّما هذا عيدُ مَن غُفِرَ لَهُ.
Reference:[Bihar al-Anwar, v. 40, p. 326, no. 7]
Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘Our Nayruz is everyday.’
Description: The Prophet (S) said, ‘Adorn the two festivals (‘id al-fitr and ‘id al-adhha) with frequent chants of la ilaha illallah (There is no god but Allah), Allahu Akbar (Allah is the Greatest), al-Hamdu lillah (All praise is due to Allah), and with glorification of Allah.’
Description: It is narrated in Kanz al-’Aummal The Prophet (S) used to go out in the streets on the two festivals chanting la ilaha illallah (There is no god but Allah) and Allahu Akbar (Allah is the Greatest) in a loud voice.’