What are the Sunnahs of Eid? How Do We Pray Eid Salah at H… – Haute Hijab

What are the Sunnahs of Eid? How Do We Pray Eid Salah at H... – Haute Hijab

By Danah Shuli

It’s laborious to consider that we’re within the remaining days of Ramadan. Whereas many people have been not sure about how it will unfold given the present international COVID-19 pandemic and sheltering-in-place so many people are doing, I feel it’s protected to say that Ramadan 2020 has been a novel expertise that compelled us to suppose outdoors of the field in how we worship throughout Ramadan and the traditions we’re so very used to.

From experiencing a extra intimate Ramadan within the consolation of our properties and connecting with Allah (S) on a private stage, to not dashing to eat iftar to make it in time for tarawih at our masjid and instead praying it at home to even partaking in lovely on-line qiyams – Allah (S) has proven us His mercy in so many various methods this yr regardless of the chaos surrounding us. Alhamdulillah.

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Though we could have tailored to this new Ramadan regular (with a combined bag of experiences mirrored here and here), I’m certain we’re all feeling a way of uncertainty about how we’ll take advantage of Eid ul Fitr in quarantine. How can we make it particular at residence when many people are used to Eid being a big group prayer and occasion? If we take a more in-depth look into the lifetime of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (noticed) we’ll see that he has laid out the inspiration for celebrating a joyous Eid that may be carried out from residence by following his sunnahs.

The Sunnahs of Eid

Saying Takbir: Takbirat ul Eid are an initiation of Eid. Listening to these takbirs indicators that the times of Eid have begun. Repeating Takbirat Ul Eid is a sunnah that begins on the evening of Eid (the night earlier than Eid day) after Maghreb prayer. The Prophet Muhammad (noticed) would begin reciting the takbirat after praying Maghreb and all through the morning, after Fajr till the time of Eid prayer. Reciting the takbirat can also be a type of glorification and gratitude to Allah (S) for His steerage and assist in finishing the “prescribed interval” talked about in Surah Al-Baqarah:

“The month of Ramadhan [is that] during which was revealed the Qur’an, a steerage for the folks and clear proofs of steerage and criterion. So whoever sights [the new moon of] the month, let him quick it; and whoever is ailing or on a journey – then an equal variety of different days. Allah intends for you ease and doesn’t intend for you hardship and [wants] so that you can full the interval and to glorify Allah for that [to] which He has guided you; and maybe you’ll be grateful.” [2:185]

Additionally it is a part of the sunnah to remain up after Fajr (as it’s on a regular basis) and proceed making the takbirat whereas beautifying and getting ready your own home for the Eid festivities. My fondest reminiscences of Eid rising up was waking up early to the scent of do-it-yourself Eid cookies, the calming melody of the takbirat, the earthy aroma of incense and daring Arabic espresso filling every room and my mom and father’s heat embrace. Now with a household of my very own, reciting the takbirat after Maghreb prayer and seeing my children play all through the home as we prepare within the morning has been a practice and sunnah I attempt to take care of.

Performing ghusl and searching your finest: As is the sunnah of preparing for Jumu’ah (Friday prayers), additionally it is the sunnah of our beloved Muhammad (noticed) to take a bath or perform ghusl in preparation for Eid. Cleanliness is a cornerstone of our religion  whether or not that’s making wudu, performing ghusl with a view to pray after intimacy or a ladies’s menstrual cycle, clipping your nails and taking a shower for Friday prayers and even washing the physique of those that have handed earlier than their burial.

Taking the additional time to groom ourselves in preparation for Eid ought to nonetheless maintain the identical significance, whether or not or not we can be celebrating in congregation or inside our nuclear households at residence.

It was narrated by Ibn Abbas (ra) that the Prophet Muhammad (noticed) used to take a shower on the day of Eid ul Fitr. [Ibn Majah] It’s from the sunnah to adorn ourselves in the best, and cleanest, clothing we have for Eid. This doesn’t imply that we’ve got to essentially purchase new garments, nonetheless the clothes that we put on for Eid must be particular. They need to be clear and new in a way that they don’t seem to be worn on a regular basis. Males are inspired to put on musk or cologne earlier than heading out to Eid prayer.

It was narrated by Jaabir (rah) that the Prophet (noticed) had a cloak which he would put on on the 2 Eids and on Fridays. [Saheeh Ibn Khuzaymah, 1756]

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Breaking quick earlier than Eid prayer: Eid ul Fitr is a celebration of feasting after we’ve got obeyed the commandments of Allah (S) to quick the month of Ramadan. Therefore, it solely is smart that we mark at the present time by consuming early within the morning to indicate that we’re not fasting. It’s from the sunnah of the Prophet (noticed) to eat an odd variety of dates earlier than praying the Eid prayer.

It was narrated by Anas Ibn Malik (uncooked) that the Prophet Muhamad (noticed) used to not exit on the morning of Eid ul-Fitr till he had eaten some dates, of which he would eat an odd quantity. [Bukhari 953]

A convention that I’ve picked up from my mother is to have all the Eid cookies or Ka’ak/Maamoul (within the Center East they’re historically made out of flour, semolina, or a mix of each filled with dates) laid out early within the morning, or the evening earlier than, on the eating room desk alongside Arabic espresso or your sizzling beverage of selection. This fashion we’d have ka’ak on our approach out to prayers as our breakfast for the morning of Eid. All of us have wealthy meals traditions from our totally different cultures – be sure you get pleasure from yours earlier than your Eid prayers!

Providing congratulations: Fasting and working towards deep religious reflection and worship for a complete month is a large accomplishment that shouldn’t be swept underneath the rug or taken frivolously. It’s from the sunnah to congratulate each other on a job effectively carried out! All of us labored laborious throughout Ramadan, no matter what which will have appeared like for every one in every of us, relying on our particular person circumstances.

Eid ul Fitr is a celebration of that tough work and devotion. There are a lot of types of good needs that may be exchanged throughout Eid akin to Taqabbala Allaah minna wa minkum (could Allah (S) settle for good deeds from us and from you) and Eid Mubarak!

Jubayr ibn Nufayr stated that when the companions of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) met each other on the day of Eid, they’d say to 1 one other, “Might Allaah settle for (good deeds) from us and from you.” [Al-Fath, 2/446]

That is an particularly straightforward sunnah to follow whether or not we’re at residence or celebrating in public. Make it a household affair and get artistic within the methods during which you provide your Eid effectively needs this yr: Schedule a digital name with household associates, ship a private textual content message, make a household Eid video and ship it to family members, schedule a drive by and provide your congratulations in individual whereas nonetheless sustaining a protected distance. You possibly can even beautify your automotive, and have the children make Eid banners and posters to carry up whilst you “go to” your loved ones and associates. The probabilities are limitless!

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Learn how to Carry out Eid Prayer at Residence

Though Eid will look totally different this yr, that doesn’t imply we’ve got to overlook out on Eid prayer. Do you know that even underneath common circumstances, one can carry out their Eid prayer at residence? As a result of the circumstances of Eid prayer are totally different from these of Friday prayer (which must be carried out in congregation with a khutbah), Eid prayer might be carried out alone or inside your loved ones and not using a khutbah.

Under are some references from the sunnah and Students of Islam taken from Sheikh Yasir Qadhi:

The servant of the Prophet (noticed), Anas b. Mālik (r ) as soon as missed the Eid prayer in Basrah, so he gathered his household and had one in every of his family lead them in two rak’ats. And Aṭāʿ b. Abī Rabāḥ (d. 114 AH) stated relating to the one who missed the Eid prayer, “Let him pray two rak’ats and say the takbīrs”. Hammād b. Abī Sulayman (d. 120 AH), the well-known scholar of Kufa and trainer of Abu Ḥanīfa, stated when requested the identical query, “He ought to pray as they prayed, and do the takbīrat as they did” [These reports are in the Muṣannaf of Ibn Abī Shaybah, 2/4-5]. All of those reviews are relating to those that missed Eid for any purpose. Discover that the Friday prayer wouldn’t be ‘made up’ like this, and one who misses Friday prays Dhuhr as an alternative.

Sheikh Yasir Qadhi has additionally printed a comprehensive video guide for households at residence to carry out the Eid prayer collectively:

1. The Eid prayer has particular takbīrat and two rakat whole. There are seven takbīrat within the first rak’at inclusive of takbīrat al-iḥrām (the preliminary takbir that initiates the start of your salah), and 6 within the second rak’at inclusive of the takbīrat al-qiyām (the takbir that initiates the start of every rakat carried out after sujood) – that is the place of the Ḥanbalī college, and Ibn Taymiyyah.

2. Variations in madhab: Notice that Shafi’is say seven not together with the takbrat al-ihrām (that may make eight whole); the Ḥanafis say 4 takbīrat inclusive of iḥram and qiyām for each rak’ats.

3. The Eid khutbah, as talked about above, shouldn’t be a requirement of the prayer, therefore there is no such thing as a want to offer one. In reality, all 4 colleges of legislation state that the khuṭbah of Eid shouldn’t be compulsory. Within the report above, Anas (r) merely prayed two rak’ats and didn’t ask his servant to ship a khuṭbah. Alternatively, it will be allowed for masjids to broadcast Eid khuṭbahs. All households may pray their particular person congregational prayers at a given time; then, after they end their very own Eid prayers, they will hearken to a khutbah broadcast stay from their masjid as a normal reminder.

This is one other nice step-by-step breakdown and video of pray Eid salah at residence.

And, as at all times, Allah (S) is aware of finest.

Given our present scenario, observing all the sunnahs of Eid after which praying a congregational prayer at residence with one’s household is likely one of the finest methods we will make Eid ul Fitr particular. In reality, we should always get pleasure from and partake within the sunnahs of Eid to mark a joyous finish to Ramadan.

From all of us at Haute Hijab, we want you and yours a blessed Eid ul Fitir and Might Allah (s) settle for from us and from you our good deeds and worship. Eid Mubarak!


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