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SUNNAHS OF EID

20  SUNNAHS OF EID

On Eid day these things are Sunnah: 

1. Cutting hair (cut your hair according to Sunnah and not according to the English styles).
2. Cutting Nails.
3. Having a bath.
4. Doing Miswaak (cleaning of teeth with a Miswaak, this is apart from Miswaak done during ablution).
5. Wear nice clothes, if new wear them, otherwise wear washed ones.
6. To put Ittar on.
7. Wearing a ring (whenever you wear a ring keep in mind that it should be not more than 4 grams, in weight of silver and wear only one ring. There should be only one stone in this ring. Don’t wear a ring without a stone. There is no limit for the weight of the stone. A ring made of any other metal another ring cannot be worn).
8. Offer Salaah-tul-Fajr in the Masjid in your area.
9. Before going to Eid-ul-Fitr Salaah, eating some dates – 3, 5, 7 or any amount. But they should be eaten in odd numbers. If dates are not available then eat something sweet. Even if nothing is eaten before the Salaah, it is not a sin but if nothing is eaten till Salaah-tul-Isha then he will be reprimanded.
10. To offer Eid prayer in Eid Gah.
11. To go walking to the Eid Gah.
12. There is no harm in going on any sort of transport, but it is better to walk and there is no harm in coming back on any sort of transport.
13. When going for Eid Salaah choose one path and when coming back come on from another path.
14. Giving Sadqa-e-Fitr (charity) before Eid Salaah (it is better to give it before Eid Salaah but if that’s not possible then give it after the Salaah).
15. Showing happiness.
16. Giving a lot of charity.
17. To go to the Eid Gah relaxed and dignified, with eyes kept down.
18. Congratulating each other.
19. After Eid Salaah shaking hands. It is better to embrace one another, like the usual custom of the Muslims, since it shows affection.(Alhadiqa-tul-Nadya, V2, P150 – Maswi, V2, P221) 
20. While going for Eid-ul-Fitr Salaah, to say Takbeer quietly and while going for Eid-ul-Adha one should say the Takbeer loudly.

The following is called Takbeer:

  اَللہُ اَکْبَرْ اَللہُ اَکْبَرْ لَآ اِلٰـہَ اِلَّا اللہُ وَاللہُ اَکْبَرْ اَللہُ اَکْبَرْ وَلِلّٰہِ الْحَمْدُ 

”Allah is most great. Allah is most great. There is no one else worth Worshipping except for Allah and Allah is most great. Allah is most Great and all the praise is for Allah.”

One desirable action of Eid-ul-Adha :

The rulings of Eid-ul-Adha are very much similar to the rulings of Eid-ul-Fitr. There are however some differences. It is desirable not to eat anything before reading the Eid-ul-Adha Salaah whether or not he is giving Qurbani. If he did eat something its not a problem. 

8 points about Takbeer-e-Tashreeq

1. The Takbeer :

اَللہُ اَکْبَرْ اَللہُ اَکْبَرْ لَآ اِلٰـہَ اِلَّا اللہُ وَاللہُ اَکْبَرْ اَللہُ اَکْبَرْ وَلِلّٰہِ الْحَمْدُ 

”Allah is most great. Allah is most great. There is no Deity besides Allah and Allah is most Great. Allah is most Great and Verily all praises are for Allah.” 

(Tanveer-ul-Absaar, Rad-ul-Muhtaar, V3, P701)

2. It is Wajib for the one that performs Salaah with the jama’at to recite this Takbeer loudly once and better to recite it 3 times after every Fard Salaah from the morning of the 9th of Dhul Hijjah (Day of Arafah) till Salaah-tul-Asr on the 13th of Dhul Hijjah. 

(Tabyee-nul-Haqaiq, V1, P227)

3. Takbeer-e-Tashreeq immediately becomes Wajib as soon as one ends his Salaah. If he comes out of the Masjid or deliberately breaks his Wuzu or even forgetfully starts talking then the Takbeer will become void and if the Wuzu was broken unintentionally then there is no harm in saying the Takbeer.

(Durr-e-Mukhtaar, Rad-ul-Muhtaar, V3, P73)

4. Takbeer-e-Tashreeq is Wajib upon that person who is a resident of the town or city or upon whosoever has followed this resident whether that follower is a traveller or a resident of the town and if they don’t follow him then it is not Wajib upon them (traveller and the resident).

(Darr-e-Mukhtaar, Rad-ul-Muhtaar, V3, P74)

5. If the resident has followed the traveller then it is Wajib upon the resident but not upon that travelling Imam. 

(Darr-e-Mukhtaar, Rad-ul-Muhtaar, V3, P73)

6. The Takbeer is not Wajib to recite after Sunnah, Nafl and Witr prayers.

7. The Takbeer is  Wajib to be recited after Jumu’ah Salaah and it should also be said after the Eid (baqar) Salaah

The Takbeer is also Wajib upon a Musbooq (the late comer who has missed one or more rak’ats of Salaah) but he should say it when he says Salaam and ends his Salaah.

(Tabyee-nul-Haqaiq, V1, P227)

8. The Takbeer is not Wajib upon the Mufarid (person who is reading prayer individually)

(Gunya-tul-Mustamli, P26)

however he too should recite it because according to jurists it is Wajib for the individual person to recite too

(Bahar-e-Shariat, Part 4, P111)..

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