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How to celebrate Eid al Fitr?

How to celebrate Eid al Fitr?

  1. Make du’a on the night of Eid 

Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said, ‘There are five nights on which du’a 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)’. (As-Suyuti)

  1. Wake up early, make Ghusl (غسل) and perform Fajr prayer

Ibn ’Abbas narrated, ‘The Messenger of Allah (saw) used to take a bath on the day of Fitr’. [Ibn Majah].

  1. Eat something sweet after the Fajr prayer and before the Eid prayer.
  1. Apply Attar (perfume).

Our Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) applied Attar (perfume) during Eid.

  1.  Wear the best, cleanest or newest garments.
  1. Recite softly the Takbeer (Allah is Great)

Recite this while going to the masjid, ‘Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar. La Ilaaha Illallahu Wallahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar wa Lillahil Hamd’.

  1. Give good wishes to each other.

It was narrated by Jubayr ibn Nufayr, that the Sahabah used to greet each other on the day of Eid with: ‘Taqabbal Allaahu Minnaa Wa Minka’ which means ‘May Allah accept (the fast and worship) from us and from you’ (Fathul-Bari).  However, it is not sunnah to do so.

  1.  Make sure you have paid Zakat al-Fitr before performing Eid prayer.
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Zakt al-Fitr can be paid during Ramadan till the Eid prayer. The amount varies with different countries, and even with different states within a country.  Refer to your local masjid or religious authority to find out the exact rate.

  1. Perform the Eid Prayer.

Eid Salah is a fundamental part of Eid festivities. As narrated by Abdullah bin Umar, ‘Allah’s Apostle used to offer the prayer of Eid-ul-Adha and Eid-ul-Fitr and then deliver the Khutbah after the prayer’. (Bukhari)

Happy Eid, everyone!  كل عام و انتم بخير (May every year find you in good health)
Source:  https://seekersguidance.org/, https://muslimhands.org.uk/

Farwina Faroque

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