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Sunnah of Eid Al-Adha

Sunnah of Eid Al-Adha

The Sunnah of the Day of Eid al-Adha include:

1. To adorn oneself according to the Shariah, by:

a. Performing ghusl (this is a confirmed sunnah for the Eid prayer);

Narrated/Authority of Ibn Abbas
"The Messenger of Allah (saw) used to have a bath on the day of Fitr and the day of Adha." Sahih
From: Sunan Ibn Majah. Chapter 7


b. Brush one’s teeth, using a miswak if possible;

c. Apply perfume;

d. Wear the best clothing one possesses, without excess. White, when available, is optimal;

2. To wake up early, in order to prepare for the sunnas of the day;

3. To go early to the place the Eid prayer is taking place;

4. To delay eating until after the Eid al-Adha prayer;

Narrated/Authority of Abu Ubaid
"I was present for Eid with Umar bin Khattab. He started with the prayer before the sermon, and said: 'The Messenger of Allah (saw) forbade fasting on these two days, the Day of Fitr and the Day of Adha. As for the Day of Fitr, it is the day when you break your fast, and on the Day of Adha you eat the meat of your sacrifices.'" Sahih
From: Sunan Ibn Majah. Chapter 9, The Book of Fasting


5. To return from the Eid prayer by a different route to the one taken there, as established by the Prophet’s practice (Allah bless him & give him peace);

6. To walk, when reasonably possible without hardship;

7. To give the takbirs of Eid.

- Go to Masjid from a route and return home from a different route.

Takbir - ut - Tashriq

When Ibraheem (as) was about to Slaughter Ismael (as), the Malaikah bought the ram from Jannah, upon this Ibraheem (as) said Allahu Akbar.
This takbir is to be said from 9th of Dhul Hijjah to Asr of 13th of Dhul Hijjah.

“Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, La ilaha ilallahu, Wallahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Walilahil hamd”.

Beginning from the Fajr of the 9th Dhul Hijjah up to the 'Asr prayer of the 13th.

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