Eid Mubarak

Sunnah Actions of Eid Day

With all the excitement of Eid, it can be easy to get swept back up into worldly life, forgetting the hard effort we have just completed for the sake of Allah – but Eid has a way, or a Sunnah! We have compiled a collection of the Sunnah Actions of Eid, in order to make it easy for you to fulfil the obligations of the day and reap Allah’s blessings!

Recite a Portion of The Qur'an

Ensure you are not from the people of whom The Prophet ﷺ cried out to Allah “Lord, my people have abandoned this Quran.” (25:30). Do this by reciting a portion of The Qur’an on Eid day and the day after. This will ensure that the ease you have felt reciting The Qur’an throughout Ramadan will continue and you will not neglect The Qur’an for the remainder of the year.

Dua on The Night of Eid

Amongst the 5 nights in which dua is not rejected, is the night of Eid. The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said “There are five nights on which dua is not rejected: the first night of Rajab, the fifteenth night of Sha`ban, Thursday night, the night before Eid al-Fitr and the night before Eid al-Nahr (al-Adha).” Click here to read more about the Sunnah of Eid night.

Have a Bath

Wether or not a person is attending the Eid prayer, they should still cleanse themselves, have a bath and perform Ghusl.

Wearing Best Clothes & Perfume

The clothes should be smart and clean, but do not necessarily have to be purchased as brand new. The Prophet ﷺ has garments which were reserved purely for Eid, he would not wear these throughout the rest of the year.

Eat Dates

Eat an odd number of dates prior to the Eid prayer.

Walk a different route on the way to Eid prayer than the route you take to return

Ensure the route on the way is longer and the return route is shorter.

Listen to the Khutbah

It is Wajib to sit down and listen to the Khutbah.

Shaking Hands

Shake hands with your brothers or sisters, congratulate them, wish them well and share joy. Pray for their actions to be accepted by Allah.

Express Happiness With Loved Ones

Show much generosity towards your family members and children in the family. Visit friends and relatives and smile plenty!

Takbir

In the Qur’an, Allah says: “Allah intends for you ease and does not intend for you hardship and [wants] for you to complete the period and to glorify Allah for that [to] which He has guided you; and perhaps you will be grateful.” (2:185). Completing the prescribed period is in reference to completing the fasting period of Ramadan. To glorify Him is to make the Takbir from Maghrib until Eid prayer in the morning! The Takbir is not singular, rather it should be recited frequently by all Muslims everywhere.

Amongst the 5 nights in which dua is not rejected, is the night of Eid. The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said “There are five nights on which dua is not rejected: the first night of Rajab, the fifteenth night of Sha`ban, Thursday night, the night before Eid al-Fitr and the night before Eid al-Nahr (al-Adha).”

اللهُ أَكبرُ اللهُ أَكبرُ اللهُ أَكبر، لا إله إلا الله، الله أكبر الله أكبر ولِلَّهِ الحَمْد

اللهُ أَكبرُ اللهُ أَكبرُ اللهُ أَكبر، لا إله إلا الله، الله أكبر الله أكبر ولِلَّهِ الحَمْد

اللهُ أَكبرُ اللهُ أَكبرُ اللهُ أَكبر، لا إله إلا الله، الله أكبر الله أكبر ولِلَّهِ الحَمْد

الله أكبرُ كَبيرا والحمدُ لله كثيرا وسُبْحانَ اللهِ بُكْرَةً وأَصيلاَ

لا إله إلا الله لا نَعْبُدُ إلا إِيَّاهُ مُخْلِصِينَ لَهُ الدِّينَ وَلَوْ كَرِهَ الكافِرون

لا إله إلا الله  وَحْدَه صَدَقَ وَعْدَه ونَصَرَ عَبْدَه  وأَعَزَّ جُنْدَه وهَزَمَ الأَحْزَابَ وَحْدَه

لا إله إلا الله واللهُ أكبرْ ولِلَّهِ الحَمْد

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

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

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

Allahu akbar kabira w’al-hamdulillahi kathira wa subhanallahi bukratan wa asila

La ilaha ill’Allahu la na`budu illa iyyahu mukhlisina lahu’ddina wa law kariha’l-kafirun

La ilaha ill’Allahu wahdahu sadaqa wa`dahu wa nasara `abdahu wa a`zza jundahu wa hazam al-ahzaba wahdah

La ilaha ill’Allahu w’Allahu akbar wa lillahi’l-hamd.

“Allah is most great. There is no deity save Him, all praise belongs to Him.

There is no deity save Him and we worship none but Him in complete sincerity even if the disbelievers dislike it.

There is no deity save Him alone. He fulfilled His promise, gave victory to His slave, made mighty His forces and He alone destroyed the Confederates. Allah is most great, there is no deity save Him, all praise belongs to Him.”

Send Salawat on The Prophet ﷺ

Scholars say that whenever it is recommended to remember Allah it is also recommended to mention His Messenger ﷺ . Had it not been for him, there would be no Ramadan or Eid or Takbir. For this reason we should add, in honour of our Messenger, his Companions, wives and progeny:

اللهُمَّ صلِّ على سَيِّدِنا محمد

وعلى آلِ سَيِّدِنا محمد

وعلى أَصْحابِ سَيِّدِنا محمد

وعلى أَنْصَارِ سَيِّدِنا محمد

وعلى أَزْواجِ سَيِّدِنا محمد

وعلى ذُرِّيِّةِ سَيِّدِنا محمد

وسلِّمْ تَسْليماً كثيراً

Allahumma salli `ala sayyidina Muhammad

Wa `ala ali sayyidina Muhammad

Wa `ala ashabi sayyidina Muhammad

Wa `ala ansari sayyidina Muhammad

Wa `ala azwaji sayyidina Muhammad

Wa `ala dhurriyati sayyidina Muhammad

Wa sallim tasliman kathiran

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