Sunnats and Aadaab of Eid – Part 2

Eid

1. One should avoid eating anything before Eid salaah on the day of Eid ul Adha (instead the first thing one should consume should be the meat of the sacrificed animal). However on the day of Eid ul Fitr one should eat an odd number of dates or anything sweet before leaving for the Eid salaah.

عن أنس بن مالك رضي الله عنه قال كان النبي صلى الله عليه و سلم لا يخرج يوم الفطر حتى يطعم تمرات (ابن ماجة رقم 1754)

Hadhrat Anas (Radhiallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) would always eat some dates before leaving for the Eid salaah on the day of Eid ul Fitr.

عن ابن بريدة عن أبيه رضي الله عنه أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم كان لا يخرج يوم الفطر حتى يأكل . وكان لا يأكل يوم النحر حتى يرجع (ابن ماجة رقم 1756)

Hadhrat Buraidah (Radhiallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) would always eat something before leaving for the Eid salaah. However, on the occasion of Eid ul Adha he would not eat until he returned from the Eid salaah (and partook of the sacrificed animal).

2. To go to the Eidgah early.

3. To walk to the place of Eid salaah.

عن سعد بن أبي وقاص رضي الله عنه أن النبي صلى الله عليه و سلم كان يخرج إلى العيد ماشيا ويرجع ماشيا.  (ابن ماجة  رقم 1294)

Hadhrat Sa’d ibn Abi Waqqaas (Radhiallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) would proceed towards the Eid salaah walking, andwould return walking.

4. To recite the takbeer audibly when going to the Eidgah on the day of Eid ul Adha, and to recite it silently when going for the Eid salaah on the day of Eid ul Fitr. [1]

5 To use different routes to and from the place of Eid salaah.  

وعن جابر رضي الله عنه قال كان النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم إذا كان يوم عيد خالف الطريق .(البخاري رقم 986)

Hadhrat Jaabir (Radhiallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) would use different routes on the day of Eid (when proceeding and returning from the Eid salaah)

 

[1]  ويكبر في الطريق في الأضحى جهرا يقطعه إذا انتهى إلى المصلى وهو المأخوذ به وفي الفطر المختار من مذهبه أنه لا يجهر وهو المأخوذ به كذا في الغياثية أما سرا فمستحب كذا في الجوهرة النيرةي (الهندية 1/150)

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