Allahu Akbar! 20 Sunnah’s to do on Eid Al Adha


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20 Sunnah’s to do on Eid Al Adha

1. To awaken earlier than usual

2. To brush the teeth with Miswaak

3. To have a bath (Ghusl)

4. To be dressed in one's best clothes (Doesn’t necessarily have to be new)

5. To be dressed modestly in an Islamic manner.

6. To use Attar (Perfume)

7. To perform the Eid prayer at the Eidgah (An open ground)

8. To avoid eating anything until after Eid-ul-Adha prayer.

9. To go to the place of Eid prayer early

10. To walk to the place of Eid prayer (If it is within walking distance because every step is reward)

11. To read the “Takbeerat” on the way and back from Eid-ul-Adha prayer loudly and throughout the day:

“Allaahu Akbar Allaahu Akbar Laa ilaaha illallaahu Wallaahu Akbar walillaahil hamd”

(Allah is the greatest; Allah is the greatest; there is no god but Allah; Allah is the greatest; Allah is the greatest; and to Allah belongs all praise.).

12. To take different routes to and from the place of Eid prayer

13. To recite Takbeer Tashreeq loudly for men and quietly for women after each Fard Prayer from 9th Dhul Hijjah until 13th (Fajr of 31st Aug until Asr on Monday 4th Sept) which is to recite: Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar La ilaaha illallahu Wallahu akbar, Allahu akbar wa lillahil hamd. (Shami vol. 1 pg. 406)

14. To pray the Eid-ul-Adha earlier.

15. To pray the two rak’ahs Waajib Salaatul Eidain without any Adhaan (call to prayer) or Iqaamah

16. It is Mukruh (disliked) to pray Nawafil (voluntary) prayers before or after the Eid prayer but Sunnah to pray two rak’ahs Nawafil prayer upon reaching home.

17. Offer the Udhiya (Qurbani). Sacrificing the udhiya is a confirmed Sunnah.

18. The khutba (Arabic sermon) of both Eids are Sunnah but to listen to them is Wajib (Compulsory). It is totally prohibited (Haraam) to walk around, talk or even read Salaah whilst the khutba is in progress.

19. To congratulate one another on happy occasions like Eid is Mubaah (permissible).

20. To greet one another with the following greeting:

Jabyr ibn Nufayr (Ra) said: 'When the companions of Allah's Messenger (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) met on the day of Eid, they would say to each other:

'Taqabal-Allahu minna wa mink

(May Allah accept from us and you)." [Al Mahamiliyyat; hasan isnad; see Fath ul Bari 2:446]