Archive for August, 2011

The Sunan of Eid

August 29, 2011

Recommended acts to do on Eid Day

1. Making Ghusl

‘Abdullah ibn ‘Umar used to take a bath on the day of al-Fitr before coming to the prayer-place. [al-Muwatta’]

2. Wearing your best clothes

Ibn ‘Umar used to wear his best clothes on Eid. [al-Bayhaqi]

3. Eating an odd number of dates

Narrated Anas bin Malik: Allah’s Apostle never proceeded (for the prayer) on the Day of Eid-ul-Fitr unless he had eaten some dates. Anas also narrated: The Prophet used to eat odd number of dates. [Bukhari]

4. Making Takbir

Ibn Abi Shaybah reported that al-Zuhri said: “The people used to make takbir on Eid when they came out of their houses until they reached the prayer-place and until the imam came out. When the imam came out, they fell silent, until the imam said takbir, then they said takbir.” [Irwa’]

الله أكبر الله أكبر لا إله إلا الله والله أكبر ولله الحمد

Allahu akbar, Allahu akbar, la ilaha ill-Allah, wa Allahu akbar, Allahu akbar wa Lillahi’l-hamd.

Allah is Most Great, Allah is Most Great, there is none worthy of worship but Allah, Allah is Most Great, Allah is Most Great and to all praise is to Allah.

5. To go out by one route and come back by another

Jabir ibn ‘Abdullah reported that the Prophet (peace be upon him) used to vary his routes on the day of Eid. [Bukhari]

6. Greeting one another

Jubayr ibn Nufayr said: “At the time of the Prophet (peace be upon him), when people met one another on the day of Eid, they would say, Taqabbal Allahu minna wa minka – May Allah accept from us and from you.” [Ibn Hajar. Fath.]