SOME SUNNAH OF EID UL FITR.

SOME SUNNAH OF EID UL FITR.

THE SUNNAHS THAT THE MUSLIM SHOULD OBSERVE ON THE DAY OF EID ARE AS FOLLOWS.

CONTENT.

1) DESCRIPTION OF TAKBEER.

2) DOING GHUSL

3) EATING BEFORE GOING OUT TO PRAY ON EID UL-FITR.

4) OFFERING CONGRATULATIONS.

5) ADORNING ONESELF ON THE OCCASION OF EID.

6) GOING TO EID PRAYER BY WALKING.

7) GOING TO THE PRAYER BY ONE ROUTE & RETURNING BY ANOTHER.
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1) DESCRIPTION OF TAKBEER :-

This is one of the greatest Sunnahs on the day of Eid because Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

“(He wants that you) must complete the same number (of days), and that you must magnify Allaah [i.e. to say Takbeer (Allaahu Akbar: Allaah is the Most Great)] for having guided you so that you may be grateful to Him”

(SURAH AL-BAQARAH 2 VERSE 185)

The time for takbeer on Eid al-Fitr starts from the night before Eid until the imam enters to lead the Eid prayer.

It was narrated that al-Waleed ibn Muslim said: I asked al-Awzaa’i and Maalik ibn Anas about saying Takbeer out loud on the two Eids. They said, Yes, ‘Abd-Allaah ibn ‘Umar used to say it out loud on the day of al-Fitr until the imam came out (to lead the prayers).

AHKAAM UL EIDAIN (HADITH 37)

SOURCE OF AHKAAM UL EIDAIN:-

http://­library.islamweb.net/­hadith/­display_hbook.php?pid­=137361&txtID=817241­&bk_no=307&RecID=0&s­rchwords=+%D3%C3%E1%­CA+%C7%E1%C3%E6%D2%C­7%DA%ED+%E6%E3%C7%E1­%DF+%C8%E4+%C3%E4%D3­+%DA%E4+%C5%D9%E5%C7­%D1+%C7%E1%CA%DF%C8%­ED%D1+%DD%ED+%C7%E1%­DA%ED%CF%ED%E4&R1=1&­R2=0&hIndex

‘Abd al-Rahmaan al-Sulami said, “They emphasized it more on the day of al-Fitr than the day of al-Adha.”. Wakee’ said, this refers to the takbeer.

SUNAN AL-DARAQUTNI (HADITH 1503)

SOURCE OF SUNAN AL-DARAQUTNI:-

http://­library.islamweb.net/­hadith/­display_hbook.php?pid­=306147&txtID=169958­9&bk_no=542&RecID=1&­srchwords=%DF%C7%E4%­E6%C7+%DD%ED+%C7%E1%­DD%D8%D1+%C3%D4%CF+%­E3%E4%E5%E3+%DD%ED+%­C7%E1%C3%D6%CD%EC&R1­=1&R2=0&hIndex

Narrated al-Zuhri said: The people used to recite Takbeer on Eid when they came out of their houses until they came to the prayer place, and until the imam came out. When the imam came out they fell silent, and when he said takbeer they said takbeer.

MUSANNAF IBN ABI SHAYBAH (HADITH 5487)

SOURCE OF MUSANNAF IBN ABI SHAYBAH:-

http://­library.islamweb.net/­hadith/­display_hbook.php?pid­=48755&txtID=294015&­bk_no=96&RecID=0&src­hwords=%DF%C7%E4+%C7­%E1%E4%C7%D3+%ED%DF%­C8%D1%E6%E4+%DD%ED+%­C7%E1%DA%ED%CF+%CD%E­D%E4+%ED%CE%D1%CC%E6­%E4&R1=1&R2=0&hIndex

Saying takbeer when coming out of one’s house to the prayer place and until the imam came out was something that was well known among the salaf (early generations). This has been narrated by a number of scholars such as Ibn Abi Shaybah, ‘Abd a l-Razzaaq and al-Firyaabi in Ahkaam al-Eidayn from a group of the salaf. For example, Naafi’ ibn Jubayr used to recite takbeer and was astonished that the people did not do so, and he said, “Why do you not recite takbeer?”

WORDINGS OF TAKBEER :-

The below wordings are reported from the Sahabas.

Narrated Ibn Mas’ood (may Allaah be pleased with him)

Allaahu akbar, Allaahu akbar, laa ilaaha ill-Allaah, wa Allaahu akbar, Allaah akbar, wa Lillaah il-hamd

(Allaah is Most Great, Allaah is most Great, there is no god but Allaah, Allaah is Most great, Allaah is most great, and to Allaah be praise).

MUSANNAF IBN ABI SHAYBAH.

Narrated Ibn Mas’ood (may Allaah be pleased with him) that he used to recite takbeer

Allaahu akbar, Allaahu akbar, Allahu akbar laa ilaaha ill-Allaah, wa Allaahu akbar, Allaah akbar, wa Lillaah il-hamd

(Allaah is Most Great, Allaah is most Great, Allah is most Great there is no god but Allaah, Allaah is Most great, Allaah is most great, and to Allaah be praise)

MUSANNAF IBN ABI SHAYBAH (2/165-168)
(IRWA AL GHALIL 3/125)

Ibn Mas’ood:

“Allaahu akbaru kabeera, Allaahu akbaru kabeera, Allaahu akbar wa ajallu, Allaahu akbar wa Lillaah il-hamd

(Allaah is Most Great indeed, Allaah is Most Great indeed, Allaah is most Great and Glorified, Allaah is Most Great and to Allaah be praise).

(IRWA AL GHALIL 3/126)
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2) DOING GHUSL. :-

Yahya related to me from Malik from Nafi that Abdullah ibn Umar used to do ghusl on the day of Fitr before going to the place of prayer.

MUWATTA MALIK (Book 10, Hadith 2)

AL- NAWAWI SAID :-

The Muslims were unanimously agreed that it is mustahabb to do ghusl for Eid prayer. The reason why it is mustahabb is the same reason as that for doing ghusl before Jumu’ah and other public gatherings. Rather on Eid the reason is even stronger.
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3) EATING BEFORE GOING OUT TO PRAY ON EID UL-FITR. :-

Part of the etiquette is not to go out to pray on Eid al-Fitr until one has eaten some dates, because of the hadeeth narrated by al-Bukhaari.

Narrated Anas bin Malik:Allah’s Messenger (p.b.u.h) never proceeded (for the prayer) on the Day of `Id-ul-Fitr unless he had eaten some dates. Anas also narrated: The Prophet (p.b.u.h) used to eat odd number of dates.

SAHIH BUKHARI (Vol. 2, Book 15, Hadith 73)

It is mustahabb to eat before going out to emphasize the fact that it is forbidden to fast on that day and to demonstrate that the fast has ended.

IBN HAJAR SAID :-

The reason for that was so as to ward off the possibility of adding to the fast, and to hasten to obey the command of Allaah.

(AL-FATH, 2/446)

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4) OFFERING CONGRATULATIONS. :-

The etiquette of Eid also includes the congratulations and good wishes exchanged by people, no matter what the wording, such as saying to one another Taqabbala Allaah minna wa minkum (May Allaah accept (good deeds) from us and from you” or “Eid mubaarak” and other permissible expressions of congratulations.

It was narrated that Jubayr ibn Nufayr said: When the companions of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) met one another on the day of Eid, they would say to one another, “May Allaah accept (good deeds) from us and from you.

(FATH UL BAARI 2/446).

Shaikh-ul-Islaam Ibn Taymeeyah was asked about the greetings/­congratulations of ‘Eid ?

He said , “As for the greetings on the day of ‘Eid, then it is by saying to one another when meeting after the prayer.May Allaah accept it from you and us and may Allaah make it return to you, and other things of this nature. Indeed it has been reported that a group of the Companions used to do this. The A’immah, like Ahmad and others permitted this.

(MAJMOO AL FATAAWAA 24/253)

IBN QUDAAMAH SAID :-

Muhammed ibn Ziyaad said: “I was with Abee Umaamah al-Baahilee and other companons of the Prophet (SAW ) and when they returned from the ‘Eid they said to each other Taqabbala Allaaha minnaa wa minkum’May Allaah accept it from you and us.”‘

(AL-MUGHNEE 2/259)

Offering congratulations was something that was well known among the Sahaabah, and scholars such as Imam Ahmad and others allowed it. There is evidence which suggests that it is prescribed to offer congratulations and good wishes on special occasions, and that the Sahaabah congratulated one another when good things happened, such as when Allaah accepted the repentance of a man, they went and congratulated him for that, and so on. Undoubtedly these congratulations are among the noble characteristics among the Muslims. The least that may be said concerning the subject of congratulations is that you should return the greetings of those who congratulate you on Eid, and keep quiet if others keep quiet, as Imam Ahmad (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: If anyone congratulates you, then respond, otherwise do not initiate it.
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5) ADORNING ONESELF ON THE OCCASION OF EID. :

Narrated `Abdullah bin `Umar:`Umar bought a silk cloak from the market, took it to Allah’s Apostle and said, “O Allah’s Apostle! Take it and adorn yourself with it during the `Id and when the delegations visit you.” Allah’s Apostle (p.b.u.h) replied, “This dress is for those who have no share (in the Hereafter).” After a long period Allah’s Apostle (p.b.u.h) sent to `Umar a cloak of silk brocade. `Umar came to Allah’s Apostle (p.b.u.h) with the cloak and said, “O Allah’s Apostle! You said that this dress was for those who had no share (in the Hereafter); yet you have sent me this cloak.” Allah’s Apostle said to him, “Sell it and fulfill your needs by it

SAHIH BUKHARI (Vol. 2, Book 15, Hadith 69)
SAHIH BUKHARI (Vol. 4, Book 52, Hadith 289)
SAHIH MUSLIM (Book 24, Hadith 5144)

COMMENT :-

The Prophet (p.b.u.h) agreed with ‘Umar on the idea of adorning oneself for Eid, but he denounced him for choosing this cloak because it was made of silk.

It was narrated that Jaabir (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) had a cloak which he would wear on the two Eids and on Fridays.

SAHEEH IBN KHUZAYMAH (HADITH 1766)

SOURCE OF IBN KHUZAYMAH :-

http://­www.islamweb.net/­newlibrary/­display_book.php?flag­=1&bk_no=75&ID=1754

So a man should wear the best clothes that he has when going out for Eid.

NOTE :-

With regard to women, they should avoid adorning themselves when they go out for Eid, because they are forbidden to show off their adornments to non-mahram men. It is also haraam for a woman who wants to go out to put on perfume or to expose men to temptation, because they are only going out for the purpose of worship.
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6) GOING TO EID PRAYER BY WALKING. :-

Narrated that Ibn ‘Umar said: The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) used to go out to the Eid (prayer) walking and come back walking.

IBN MAJAH (HADITH 1295)

SOURCE OF IBN MAJAH :-

http://­www.islamweb.net/­newlibrary/­display_book.php?flag­=1&bk_no=5&ID=1285

Narrated that ‘Ali ibn Abi Taalib said: It is Sunnah to go out to the Eid (prayer) walking.

SUNAN TIRMIDHI (HADITH 530)

SOURCE OF SUNAN TIRMIDHI :-

http://­www.islamweb.net/­newlibrary/­display_book.php?flag­=1&bk_no=2&ID=487

IMAM TIRMIDHI SAID : –

Most of the scholars followed this hadeeth and said that it is mustahabb for a man to go out to the Eid (prayer) walking. It is mustahabb for him not to ride unless he has an excuse.
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7) GOING TO THE PRAYER BY ONE ROUTE & RETURNING BY ANOTHER. :-

Narrated Jabir bin `Abdullah:On the Day of `Id the Prophet used to return (after offering the `Id prayer) through a way different from that by which he went.

SAHIH BUKHARI (Vol. 2, Book 15, Hadith 102)

It was said that the reason for that was so that the two routes would testify for him on the Day of Resurrection, for the earth will speak on the Day of Resurrection and say what was done on it, both good and bad. And it was said that it was in order to manifest the symbols of Islam on both routes, or to manifest the remembrance of Allaah (dhikr), or to annoy the hypocrites and Jews, and to scare them with the large number of people who were with him. And it was said that it was in order to attend to the people’s needs, to answer their questions, teach them, set an example and give charity to the needy, or to visit his relatives and uphold the ties of kinship.
jAZAKALLAHU KHAIRAN ..

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