Saturday, 8 October 2011
The Prophet S.A.W.S.’s Celebration of Eidai’yn
How the Holy Prophet S.A.W.S.
Celebrated the Eidai'yn:
The Sunnah, the usual practice, of the Holy Prophet S.A.W.S. on the days of the two Eids:
v Brushing the teeth with siwak, a wooden twig, and cleaning the mouth thoroughly.
v Having a cleansing bath.
v Donning a new or decent and clean dress.
v Applying Ith'r (perfume from herbal or floral essence, free of alcohol) to the body, hair and clothing.
v Performing Salaah in the Eidgah. This is located in a peaceful environ, away from the bustling metropolis.
v Going to, and returning from the Eidgah by foot (if it is not far).
v Using two different routes, one for going to, and the other for returning from, the Eidgah.
v Not performing any Naf’l Salaah either in the house or at the Eidga’h prior to or immediately after the Salaah al Eid.
v Eating some dates and/or tasting a sweet dish.
v On the Eidul Fith’r, giving away the Fith’r before proceeding to the Eidga’h for Salaah.
v (When we are blessed by Allah with earnings adequate to our needs, the Fith’r is obligatory on us. A specified quantity of wheat or rice is given away to the needy. This is computed according to the number of members in our family. Muslim leaders indicate to us the exact measure and its cost equivalent, as applicable to our country. Fith’r can be given in cash or grain)
v On Eidul Ad’haa day, retaining an empty stomach until after the sacrifice and then savoring the qurbani meat, cooked and served, as the first meal of the day.
v Reciting the Thakbeir-e-Thashreekh while proceeding to the Eidgah or the Masjid: ALLAHU AKBAR, ALLAHU AKBAR, LAA ILAAHA ILLALLAHU VALLAHU AKBAR, ALLAHU AKBAR VALILLAHIL HAM'D.
v On Eidul Fith’r day, the Thakbeirs are recited in a subdued tone. On Eidul Ad’ha day, the tone is louder and more emphatic.
v From the dawn of Zul Haj 9th to the evening of Zul Haj 13th, this Thakbeir is recited once after every Far’d Salaah by the Imam and the assembly.