The Sunnah’s of Eid

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  1. the_truth

    the_truth Active Member

    The Virtuous Night of Eid - Laylatul Jaazah (The Night of Rewards)

    The Virtuous Night of Eid - Laylatul Jaazah (The Night of Rewards)

    GET YOUR REWARDS ON THE BLESSED EID NIGHTS

    Concerning the night that preceedes Eid ul Fitr:

    In a Hadith Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) said,
    'This night is referred to Laylatul Jaaizah (night of prize giving).' Hence, this opportunity should be utilized fully to fulfil one's material and spiritual needs.

    There is no specific ibaadat (worship) to be performed in the night before Eid. One may engage in any form of ibaadat, salaah, zikr, dua, tilawaat, etc.

    It had been the practice of the Prophet, Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam, that he would not sleep in the night preceding the day of Eid-ul-fitr. This night has been named in a Hadith as the Night of Reward (Lailatul Jaiza). Almighty bestows his rewards on those who have spent the month of Ramadan abiding by the dictates of Shari'ah, and all their prayers in this night are accepted. Therefore, it is desirable to perform nafl prayers in this night.

    The Prophet, Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam, is reported to have said:

    Whoever stands up (in worship) in the nights preceding the two Eids expecting rewards from his Lord, his heart will not die when the other hearts will die. (Ibn Majah)

    To benefit from this opportunity, one should perform as much worship in this night as he can, and should pray for all his needs and desires.

    Here are some ways in which we can maximise this blessed night and get COUNTLESS rewards from Allah as well as the acceptance of our good deeds and fasts throughout Ramadan inshallah!

    1. Recite the Qur’an and reflect on its meanings

    There are Ten Rewards for Every Letter Recited from the Quran

    As a Hadeeth (prophetic statement) in At-Tirmithi proves:
    “Whoever reads a letter from the Book of Allaah, he will have a reward, and this reward will be multiplied by ten. I am not saying that 'Alif, Laam, Meem' (a combination of letters frequently mentioned in the Holy Quran) is a letter, rather I am saying that 'Alif' is a letter, 'Laam' is a letter and 'Meem' is a letter.” [At-Tirmithi]

    So increase your recitation of the Quran on this blessed night as well as throughout the year to gain these merits, as well as the following ones.


    <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:smarttags" /><st1:City><st1:place>Reading</st1:place></st1:City> and Reflecting Over the Quran Fulfils an Islamic Duty

    "Then do they not reflect upon the Quran? If it had been from [any] other than Allaah, they would have found within it much contradiction." [Quran: 4:82]

    The Reciters of the Quran Will Be in the Company of the Noble and Obedient Angels

    ‘ “Aa'ishah related that the Prophet said:
    Indeed the one who recites the Quran beautifully, smoothly, and precisely, will be in the company of the noble and obedient angels. As for the one who recites with difficulty, stammering or stumbling through its verses, then he will have twice that reward.” [Al-Bukhaari & Muslim]

    So let us read as much of the Qur’an as possible on this blessed night and continue to throughout the year. Theres no point dusting off the Qur'an at the beginning of Ramadan but as Ramadan finishes we put it back on the top of the shelf or cupboard to gather dust throughout the year.
    We need to try and get into the habit of reading even a little bit of the Qur'an everyday and also reflect, ponder and contemplate on its meanings in order to gain maximum benefits, and try our best to implement it in our daily lives throughout the year inshallah

    2. Strive to gain forgiveness for past and present sins

    Forgiveness is being shielded from the harmful consequences of wrong actions, and the veiling of them.

    Seeking forgiveness is mentioned again and again in the Qur’an, and in some places it is a command, as in His saying, Glorious and Exalted is He:

    "And seek forgiveness of Allah; surely Allah is Forgiving, Compassionate."(Qur’an 73:20)

    In other places, Allah tells us that he forgives those who ask for His forgiveness, as in ayat:

    "And whoever does evil, or wrongs his own soul, but afterwards seeks Allah’s forgiveness, will find Allah is Forgiving, Compassionate."
    (Qur’an 4:110)

    Aisha, May Allah be pleased with her, said:

    "It is a fortunate person who (on the Day of Judgement) finds in his record many du’as (supplications) for forgiveness."

    In other words, seeking Allah’s forgiveness is a cure for all wrong actions.
    We should get into the habit of sincerely repenting for ALL our past and present sins with the intention of not repeating them again and ask of Allah to help us prevent ourselves from doing them again.

    We should also ask Allah to perfect our characters and to help us improve ourselves in everyway possible. We should continue to repent everyday of our lives and make this a daily habit inshallah and not just in one month of the year! Repentance should be constant because we sin so much and if we were to die whilst we have not repented then we are DO
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    Ali ibn Abi Talib, may Allah be pleased with him, said:

    "Allah does not inspire seeking forgiveness in any servant whom he wishes to punish."

    Beautiful Supplication for Forgiveness:

    Shaddad bin Aus (May Allah be pleased with him) said: The Prophet (PBUH) said,

    “The best supplication for seeking forgiveness (Syed-ul-Istighfar) is to say:

    `Allahumma Anta Rabbi, la ilaha illa Anta, khalaqtani wa ana `abduka, wa ana `ala `ahdika wa wa`dika mastata`tu, a`udhu bika min sharri ma sana`tu, abu‘u laka bini`matika `alayya, wa abu‘u bidhanbi faghfir li, fa innahu la yaghfirudh-dhunuba illa Anta.

    (O Allah! You are my Rubb. There is no true god except You. You have created me, and I am Your slave, and I hold to Your Covenant as far as I can. I seek refuge in You from the evil of what I have done. I acknowledge the favours that You have bestowed upon me, and I confess my sins. Pardon me, for none but You has the power to pardon).

    He who supplicates in these terms during the day with firm belief in it and dies on the same day (before the evening), he will be one of the dwellers of Jannah; and if anyone supplicates in these terms during the night with firm belief in it and dies before the morning, he will be one of the dwellers of Jannah.”

    [Al-Bukhari].

    3. Do Nafil (Superogatory) prayers like:

    3.1 Tahajjud

    Prophet Muhammad (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) has said:
    In Paradise there is a castle reserved for those who read Tahajjud and the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) further adds, those who pray at night will enter paradise without having to account for their acts in this life.

    It is recommended that you recite in your prayers as much of the Sacred Quran as you know. Otherwise, you may recite 3 times Surah Ikhlas (Qul Hu Allahu Ahad) after your
    "Alhamdu..." in every Rakat and you will thus derive full benefits of the full recital of the Sacred Quran in every Rakat.

    The dua's at the time of Tahajjud are very readily accepted by Almighty Allah and one should repent and ask of Allah and try to cry in their dua's at this time, if one cannot cry due to the hardness of ones heart due to sin then at least one should make the face as if one is crying. Just as a mother tends to her baby quickly and promptly when it cries the same way Allah attends to his servant quicker when they are crying.

    We should try and pray Tahajjud every night as it is one of the best and most rewarding Nafil prayers and makes it posible for one to gain the top ranks of Jannah (Heaven). If not then at least pray it as much as we can.

    3.2 Salaatul Tasbih

    We should also read this Nafil Salah on this blessed night
    :

    Our beloved Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) had taught this Nafil prayer to his Uncle, Hazrat Abbas (RA) and told him; He who performs this prayer will have his past and future sins forgiven.

    The Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) has recommended to read this prayer daily on each Friday or once a month or once a year, in case of this not being possible, to read it even once in one’s life.

    This Nafil prayer provides limitless benefits both in the material and spiritual life.

    Ibn al Mubarak says: “The tasbih prayer is a greatly desired act and it is desirable that one should punctually observe it and never neglect it.

    How to perform this Salaah

    ‘Ikrimah reports from Ibn ‘Abbas that the Messenger of Allah said to ‘Abbas ibn ‘Abdal-Mutalib:
    “O ‘Abbas, O Uncle, shall I not give you, shall I not present to you, shall I not donate to you, shall I not tell you ten things which, if you do, Allah will forgive your first and last sins, past and present sins, intentional and unintentional sins, private and public sins? The ten actions are: pray four rak’at, reciting in every rak’ah al-Fatihah and a surah. And when you finish the Qur’anic recitation of the first rak’ah, say, while standing, ‘Subhanallah, al-hamdulillah, wa la ilaha illallah, wa Allahu Akbar‘ ['Glory be to Allah. All praise is due to Allah. There is no God except Allah. Allah is the greatest.'] Fifteen times. Then make ruku’, and while you are in ruku’, say the same ten times; then stand, and say the same ten times. Then go down and make sajdah, and while you’re in sajdah, say the same ten times. Then sit after the sajdah, and say the same ten times. Then make sajdah, and say the same ten times. Then sit after the second sajdah, and say the same another ten times. That is seventy-five [repetitions of the phrases] in each rak’ah. Do that in each of the four rak’at. If you can pray it once a day, do so. If you cannot, then once every Friday. If you cannot do that, then once a year. And if you cannot do that then once in your life. “


    4. Dhikrullah (Rememberance of Allah)

    We should get into the habit of remembering and glorifying Allah night and day, everyday of our lives not just in Ramadan.

    O ye who believe, remember Allah much. And glorify Him morning and evening (33:42-43)

    Here are some beneficial Dhikr and glorification we can do throughout this blessed night of prize giving and also throughout the year everyday day of our lives as much as we can no matter what were doing Inshallah:


    Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) said: "Is anyone of you incapable of earning one thousand Hasanah (rewards) a day?" Someone from the gathering asked, "How can anyone of us earn a thousand Hasanah?" Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) said: "Glorify Allah a hundred times by just saying “Subhanallah” and a Good deeds will be written for you, or a thousand sins will be wiped away.”
    (Muslim 4:2073)

    Hadhrat Abu Dharr [Ra] narrated that Rasulallah [Saw] said:
    “Should I not tell you of one treasure of the unlimited treasures of <st1:place>Paradise</st1:place>?” I replied spontaneously “Oh Rasulallah (Saw) that would be an honour indeed!” Rasulallah (Saw) said: “That rare treasure is LA <st1:place><st1:City>HAWLA</st1:City> <st1:State>WA</st1:State></st1:place> LA QUWWATA ILLA BILLAH.” (“The strength to do good and to refrain from evil comes from the grace and mercy of Allah!”) - (Ibn Majah)

    Hadhrat Jaa'bir [Ra] narrated that Rasulallah [Saw] said:
    “For the person who recites SUB-HAN'ALLAH HIL AZEEM WA BI-HAM'DIHI, [Pure and perfect is Allah in his glory and praise], - A date palm will be planted for him in Paradise” (Tirmidhi)

    Hadrat Zaid bin ‘Arqam (Allah be pleased with him) narrated that the Messenger of Allah ( ) said:
    “Whoever says La ilaaha illal-laahu… sincerely will enter the Paradise.” It was said: And what is the [sign of] sincerity? He said: “That this kalimah stops him from those things which Allah has forbidden.” (Tabaraani in Awsat-ul-Kabeer)

    The Virtues of reading the Third Kalimah: The word of glorification or the kalima-e-tamjeed

    Subhāna-llāhi, wa-l-hamdu li-llāhi, wa lā ilāha illā-llāhu, wa-llāhu akbar. Wa lā hawla wa lā quwwata illā bi-llāhi-l-aliyyi-l-azīm


    Glory be to Allah. And praise be to Allah. And there is no god except Allah. And Allah is the Greatest. And there is no power and no strength except with Allah, the Most High, Most Great.

    Ibn Mas’ood (Allah be pleased with him) narrated that the Messenger of Allah ( ) said:
    “When I met Prophet Ibrahim (peace be upon him) in the night of Mi’raaj he asked me to convey his Salaam to my Ummah and to tell them that the Paradise has a fertile soil and sweet water, and is like a vast field. And its plants are [the words above].” Another version says: “Whoever recites the words above, a tree in <st1:place>Paradise</st1:place> is planted for him for each word he says.” (Virtues of Dhikr; Tirmidhi)

    Abu Hurairah (Allah be pleased with him) reports that the Messenger of Allah (Saw) said:
    “A person who recites: Laa ilaaha illal-laahu wahdahu laa shareeka lahu, lahul-mulku wa lahul-hamdu wa huwa ‘alaa kulli shay-in qadeer, a hundred times daily will have reward equal to that of freeing ten slaves and one hundred good deeds will be written for him, and one hundred of his sins will be lifted from him, and for the whole day, he will remain immune from the Shaytaan until the evening, and on the Day of Judgment, no one will exceed him in merit except one who has done [these phrases] more.” (Bukhari,Book #75, Hadith #412)

    If a person says
    "Subhanallah" (glory be to Allah) 100 times, a thousand good deeds are recorded for him and a thousand bad deeds are wiped away. [Muslim]

    5. Make much dua

    We find many reassurances throughout the Quran for those who make Dua. Allah the Exalted, has said:
    "And your Lord says: Pray unto me: and I will hear your prayer" (Quran 40:60), "Call upon your Lord Humbly and in secret" (Quran 7:55), "When My servants question thee concerning Me, I am indeed close (to them): I listen to the prayer of every suppliant when he calleth on Me" (Quran 2:186), "Is not He (best) who listens to the (soul) distressed when it calls on Him, and who relieves its suffering." (Quran 27:62)

    Aisha radhiallaahu anha said, "No believer makes Dua and it is wasted. Either it is granted here in this world or deposited for him in the Hereafter as long as he does not get frustrated."

    So let us occupy ourselves in much Dua on this special night and ask Allah sincerely to accept ALL of our past and present deeds and fasts, tilawat of Qur'an and prayers and to forgive us for the mistakes and sins we committed this Ramadan, and ask of him to forgive ALL of our past and present sins and help us to keep away from them.

    We should get into the habit of making dua to Allah everyday in our lives and build a relationship with our creator.

    "Whosoever does not supplicate to Allah, He will be angry with Him." [Saheeh Jaami`as-Sagheer #2414]

    Those who do not make the best of this opportunity on this blessed night to worship Allah and make much dua and has surely lost outGREATLY!

    Assess and evaluate yourself and make the changes for the rest of the year!

    While the practice of fasting during Ramadan is widely followed, the instruction about self-evaluation during and after Ramadanhas largely been forgotten.

    Self-evaluation means to assess where you are in life, set goals for the future, and think of what you can do to get there. The process of self-evaluation makes you pro-active in directing your life. Unless we take the initiative our lives will be shaped by circumstances.

    We need to assess ourselves and since this month made us prevent ourselves from doing many of the sins we may usually do why should we go back to those sins now that we have stopped or reduced them?

    If we continue the rest of the year with the evil we committed before Ramadan then know that we are risking the acceptance of all of our fasts and good deeds because Ramadan is not merely just for abstaining from food and evil for just one month but is a time to train ourselves to change for the better in everyway so that we may become god fearing and pious and continue that way the rest of the year.

    We should strive to continue the good we have done in Ramadan throughout the year in our daily lives and discontinue the evil that we left before Ramadan and NEVER go back to it again.

    This night is a night of self reflection so that we can see what we have achieved and making vows to Allah that we will continue with the good and stop the evil that we did before.


    This night we should reflect on how we have spent Ramadan and continue the good and discontinue the evil and then inshallah our deeds will be safe and protected from being wiped out.

    Note: Doing good and wanting to please Allah is NOT only for Ramadan, but it is FOR EVERYDAY OF OUR LIVES UNTIL DEATH!!!

    May Allah guide us all to the right path and make us pious servants of his. Ameen.
     
  2. the_truth

    the_truth Active Member

    6 Things to do on the Virtuous Night of Eid - Laylatul Jaazah (The Night of Rewards)

    6 Things to do on the Virtuous Night of Eid - Laylatul Jaazah (The Night of Rewards)


    GET YOUR REWARDS ON THE BLESSED EID NIGHTS



    Concerning the night that preceedes Eid ul Fitr:

    In a Hadith Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) said, 'This night is referred to Laylatul Jaaizah (night of prize giving).' Hence, this opportunity should be utilized fully to fulfil one's material and spiritual needs.

    There is no specific ibaadat (worship) to be performed in the night before Eid. One may engage in any form of ibaadat, salaah, zikr, dua, tilawaat, etc.

    It had been the practice of the Prophet, Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam, that he would not sleep in the night preceding the day of Eid-ul-fitr. This night has been named in a Hadith as the Night of Reward (Lailatul Jaiza). Almighty bestows his rewards on those who have spent the month of Ramadan abiding by the dictates of Shari'ah, and all their prayers in this night are accepted. Therefore, it is desirable to perform nafl prayers in this night.

    The Prophet, Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam, is reported to have said:

    Whoever stands up (in worship) in the nights preceding the two Eids expecting rewards from his Lord, his heart will not die when the other hearts will die. (Ibn Majah)

    To benefit from this opportunity, one should perform as much worship in this night as he can, and should pray for all his needs and desires.

    Here are some ways in which we can maximise this blessed night and get COUNTLESS rewards from Allah as well as the acceptance of our good deeds and fasts throughout Ramadan inshallah!


    1. Recite the Qur’an and reflect on its meanings


    There are Ten Rewards for Every Letter Recited from the Quran

    As a Hadeeth (prophetic statement) in At-Tirmithi proves: “Whoever reads a letter from the Book of Allaah, he will have a reward, and this reward will be multiplied by ten. I am not saying that 'Alif, Laam, Meem' (a combination of letters frequently mentioned in the Holy Quran) is a letter, rather I am saying that 'Alif' is a letter, 'Laam' is a letter and 'Meem' is a letter.” [At-Tirmithi]

    So increase your recitation of the Quran on this blessed night as well as throughout the year to gain these merits, as well as the following ones.

    Reading and Reflecting Over the Quran Fulfils an Islamic Duty

    "Then do they not reflect upon the Quran? If it had been from [any] other than Allaah, they would have found within it much contradiction." [Quran: 4:82]

    The Reciters of the Quran Will Be in the Company of the Noble and Obedient Angels

    ‘ “Aa'ishah related that the Prophet said: Indeed the one who recites the Quran beautifully, smoothly, and precisely, will be in the company of the noble and obedient angels. As for the one who recites with difficulty, stammering or stumbling through its verses, then he will have twice that reward.” [Al-Bukhaari & Muslim]

    So let us read as much of the Qur’an as possible on this blessed night and continue to throughout the year. Theres no point dusting off the Qur'an at the beginning of Ramadan but as Ramadan finishes we put it back on the top of the shelf or cupboard to gather dust throughout the year.

    We need to try and get into the habit of reading even a little bit of the Qur'an everyday and also reflect, ponder and contemplate on its meanings in order to gain maximum benefits, and try our best to implement it in our daily lives throughout the year inshallah


    2. Strive to gain forgiveness for past and present sins


    Forgiveness is being shielded from the harmful consequences of wrong actions, and the veiling of them.

    Seeking forgiveness is mentioned again and again in the Qur’an, and in some places it is a command, as in His saying, Glorious and Exalted is He:

    "And seek forgiveness of Allah; surely Allah is Forgiving, Compassionate."(Qur’an 73:20)

    In other places, Allah tells us that he forgives those who ask for His forgiveness, as in ayat:

    "And whoever does evil, or wrongs his own soul, but afterwards seeks Allah’s forgiveness, will find Allah is Forgiving, Compassionate."
    (Qur’an 4:110)

    Aisha, May Allah be pleased with her, said:

    "It is a fortunate person who (on the Day of Judgement) finds in his record many du’as (supplications) for forgiveness."

    In other words, seeking Allah’s forgiveness is a cure for all wrong actions.
    We should get into the habit of sincerely repenting for ALL our past and present sins with the intention of not repeating them again and ask of Allah to help us prevent ourselves from doing them again.

    We should also ask Allah to perfect our characters and to help us improve ourselves in everyway possible. We should continue to repent everyday of our lives and make this a daily habit inshallah and not just in one month of the year! Repentance should be constant because we sin so much and if we were to die whilst we have not repented then we are DOOMED!

    Ali ibn Abi Talib, may Allah be pleased with him, said:

    "Allah does not inspire seeking forgiveness in any servant whom he wishes to punish."

    Beautiful Supplication for Forgiveness:

    Shaddad bin Aus (May Allah be pleased with him) said: The Prophet (PBUH) said,

    “The best supplication for seeking forgiveness (Syed-ul-Istighfar) is to say:

    `Allahumma Anta Rabbi, la ilaha illa Anta, khalaqtani wa ana `abduka, wa ana `ala `ahdika wa wa`dika mastata`tu, a`udhu bika min sharri ma sana`tu, abu‘u laka bini`matika `alayya, wa abu‘u bidhanbi faghfir li, fa innahu la yaghfirudh-dhunuba illa Anta.

    (O Allah! You are my Rubb. There is no true god except You. You have created me, and I am Your slave, and I hold to Your Covenant as far as I can. I seek refuge in You from the evil of what I have done. I acknowledge the favours that You have bestowed upon me, and I confess my sins. Pardon me, for none but You has the power to pardon).

    He who supplicates in these terms during the day with firm belief in it and dies on the same day (before the evening), he will be one of the dwellers of Jannah; and if anyone supplicates in these terms during the night with firm belief in it and dies before the morning, he will be one of the dwellers of Jannah.” [Al-Bukhari].


    3. Do Nafil (Superogatory) prayers:


    Nafil prayers will enable one to be the prophet sallallahu alehi wasallam companion in Jannah

    Rabi'ah ibn Malik al-Aslami reported that the Prophet sallallahu alehi wasallam said: "Ask (anything)." Rabi'ah said: "I ask of you to be your companion in paradise." The Prophet sallallahu alehi wasallam said: "Or anything else?" Rabi'ah said: "That is it." The Prophet sallallahu alehi wasallam said to him: "Then help me by making many prostrations (i.e., supererogatory prayers)." (Muslim)

    Here are two Nafils we can pray on this night:


    3.1 Tahajjud

    Prophet Muhammad (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) has said: In Paradise there is a castle reserved for those who read Tahajjud and the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) further adds, those who pray at night will enter paradise without having to account for their acts in this life.

    It is recommended that you recite in your prayers as much of the Sacred Quran as you know. Otherwise, you may recite 3 times Surah Ikhlas (Qul Hu Allahu Ahad) after your "Alhamdu..." in every Rakat and you will thus derive full benefits of the full recital of the Sacred Quran in every Rakat.

    The dua's at the time of Tahajjud are very readily accepted by Almighty Allah and one should repent and ask of Allah and try to cry in their dua's at this time, if one cannot cry due to the hardness of ones heart due to sin then at least one should make the face as if one is crying. Just as a mother tends to her baby quickly and promptly when it cries the same way Allah attends to his servant quicker when they are crying.

    We should try and pray Tahajjud every night as it is one of the best and most rewarding Nafil prayers and makes it posible for one to gain the top ranks of Jannah (Heaven). If not then at least pray it as much as we can.

    3.2 Salaatul Tasbih

    We should also read this Nafil Salah on this blessed night:

    Our beloved Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) had taught this Nafil prayer to his Uncle, Hazrat Abbas (RA) and told him; He who performs this prayer will have his past and future sins forgiven.

    The Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) has recommended to read this prayer daily on each Friday or once a month or once a year, in case of this not being possible, to read it even once in one’s life.

    This Nafil prayer provides limitless benefits both in the material and spiritual life.

    Ibn al Mubarak says: “The tasbih prayer is a greatly desired act and it is desirable that one should punctually observe it and never neglect it.

    How to perform this Salaah

    ‘Ikrimah reports from Ibn ‘Abbas that the Messenger of Allah said to ‘Abbas ibn ‘Abdal-Mutalib: “O ‘Abbas, O Uncle, shall I not give you, shall I not present to you, shall I not donate to you, shall I not tell you ten things which, if you do, Allah will forgive your first and last sins, past and present sins, intentional and unintentional sins, private and public sins? The ten actions are: pray four rak’at, reciting in every rak’ah al-Fatihah and a surah. And when you finish the Qur’anic recitation of the first rak’ah, say, while standing, ‘Subhanallah, al-hamdulillah, wa la ilaha illallah, wa Allahu Akbar‘ ['Glory be to Allah. All praise is due to Allah. There is no God except Allah. Allah is the greatest.'] Fifteen times. Then make ruku’, and while you are in ruku’, say the same ten times; then stand, and say the same ten times. Then go down and make sajdah, and while you’re in sajdah, say the same ten times. Then sit after the sajdah, and say the same ten times. Then make sajdah, and say the same ten times. Then sit after the second sajdah, and say the same another ten times. That is seventy-five [repetitions of the phrases] in each rak’ah. Do that in each of the four rak’at. If you can pray it once a day, do so. If you cannot, then once every Friday. If you cannot do that, then once a year. And if you cannot do that then once in your life. “


    4. Dhikrullah (Rememberance of Allah)

    We should get into the habit of remembering and glorifying Allah night and day, everyday of our lives not just in Ramadan.

    O ye who believe, remember Allah much. And glorify Him morning and evening (33:42-43)

    Here are some beneficial Dhikr and glorification we can do throughout this blessed night of prize giving and also throughout the year everyday day of our lives as much as we can no matter what were doing Inshallah:


    1. Allahumma innaka 'afuwwun tuhibbul 'afwa fa'fu 'annee

    2. Subhanallah

    3. Alhamdulillah

    4. Allahu Akbar

    5. Laa ilaha ilallah

    6. LA HAWLA WA LA QUWWATA ILLA BILLAH

    7. Asthaghfirullah

    8. SUB-HAN'ALLAH HIL AZEEM WA BI-HAM'DIHI,

    9. Subhāna-llāhi, wa-l-hamdu li-llāhi, wa lā ilāha illā-llāhu, wa-llāhu akbar. Wa lā hawla wa lā quwwata illā bi-llāhi-l-aliyyi-l-azīm

    10. Lā ilāha illā-llāhu waḥdahu lā sharīka lahu lahu-l-mulku wa lahu-l-ḥamdu yuhyi wa yumītu wa huwa ḥayyu-llā yamūtu abadan abada, ḏū-l-jalāli wa-l-ikrām, biyadihi-l-khayr, wa huwa alā kulli Shay-in qadīr

    Or the shortened version:

    11. Laa ilaaha illal-laahu wahdahu laa shareeka lahu, lahul-mulku wa lahul-hamdu wa huwa ‘alaa kulli shay-in qadeer

    One can also recite the durood that one recites in one's Salaah or a Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallim


    5. Make much dua

    We should be very busy in Dua as much as we can on this night asking of Allah to forgive us for our short comings throughout the month of Ramadan.

    Allah Almighty says in the Qur'an:

    "When my servants ask you concerning me, (tell them) I am indeed close (to them). I listen to the prayer of every suppliant when he calls on me." [2:186]

    The place of duaa is so high to Allah, that the Prophet(Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallim) had said: "Nothing is more honourable to Allah the Most High than du`a." [Sahih al-Jami` no.5268].

    Almighty Allah also said: "The most excellent worship is du`a." [Sahih Al-Jami` no. 1133]

    Therefore let us devote much of the night of Eid in dua asking of Allah for his mercy and forgiveness for all of our past sins and making firm intentions to Allah that we will change for the better and strive to become closer to him as well as make our deen a FULL part of our lives and not just a little part of our life as Allah says:

    6. Assess and evaluate yourself and make the changes for the rest of the year!

    While the practice of fasting during Ramadan is widely followed, the instruction about self-evaluation during and after Ramadanhas largely been forgotten.

    Self-evaluation means to assess where you are in life, set goals for the future, and think of what you can do to get there. The process of self-evaluation makes you pro-active in directing your life. Unless we take the initiative our lives will be shaped by circumstances.

    We need to assess ourselves and since this month made us prevent ourselves from doing many of the sins we may usually do why should we go back to those sins now that we have stopped or reduced them?

    If we continue the rest of the year with the evil we committed before Ramadan then know that we are risking the acceptance of all of our fasts and good deeds because Ramadan is not merely just for abstaining from food and evil for just one month but is a time to train ourselves to change for the better in everyway so that we may become god fearing and pious and continue that way the rest of the year.

    We should strive to continue the good we have done in Ramadan throughout the year in our daily lives and discontinue the evil that we left before Ramadan and NEVER go back to it again.

    This night is a night of self reflection so that we can see what we have achieved and making vows to Allah that we will continue with the good and stop the evil that we did before.

    This night we should reflect on how we have spent Ramadan and continue the good and discontinue the evil and then inshallah our deeds will be safe and protected from being wiped out.

    Note: Doing good and wanting to please Allah is NOT only for Ramadan, but it is FOR EVERYDAY OF OUR LIVES UNTIL DEATH!!!

    Allah tells us In the Qur'an to enter fully into our deen and not partly:

    O believers enter into Islam completely and do not follow the footsteps of Shaitan, surely he is your clear-cut enemy.... (Surah Al-Baqara, Ayah 208-210)

    So then will we not make Islam a FULL part of our lives? This is our best opportunity and if we don't take it and death comes to us then surely we will regret it for ETERNITY!

    And Allah knows best in all matters

    May Allah guide us all to the right path and make us pious servants of his. Ameen.
     
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  3. the_truth

    the_truth Active Member

    Re: 6 Things to do on the Virtuous Night of Eid - Laylatul Jaazah (The Night of Rewards)

    Taqabbalallahu minna wa minkum.

    May Allah except it from me and you.

    Let us praise and thank Allah tonight and ask of him to accept our good deeds and efforts and to enable us to reach next Ramadan. Ameen ​
     
  4. umm hafsa

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    Re: 6 Things to do on the Virtuous Night of Eid - Laylatul Jaazah (The Night of Rewards)

    Can you provide other proofs to suggest that this night is blessed?
    jazakallah.
    And regarding the hadith you used in your post, please read below:


    Question:
    Is the hadeeth which speaks about praying qiyaam on the night before Eid saheeh?.
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    Answer:
    Praise be to Allaah.
    This hadeeth was narrated by Ibn Maajah (1782) from Abu Umaamah (may Allaah be pleased with him) from the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him): “Whoever spends the nights of the two Eids in praying qiyaam al-layl, seeking reward from Allaah, his heart will not die on the Day when hearts will die.”
    This is a da’eef (weak) hadeeth which does not have any saheeh isnaad from the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him).
    Al-Nawawi said in al-Adhkaar:
    It is a da’eef hadeeth which we have narrated from Abu Umaamah in both marfoo’ and mawqoof reports, both of which are da’eef.
    Al-Haafiz al-‘Iraaqi said in Takhreej Ahaadeeth Ihya’ ‘Uloom al-Deen: its isnaad is da’eef.
    Al-Haafiz ibn Hajar said: This is a ghareeb hadeeth whose isnaad is mudtarib (unsound). See al-Futoohaat al-Rabaaniyyah, 4/235.
    Al-Albaani mentioned it in Da’eef Ibn Maajah, and said it is mawdoo’ (fabricated).
    He also mentioned it in Silsilat al-Ahaadeeth al-Da’eefah (521) and said, it is da’eef jiddan (very weak).
    This hadeeth was narrated by al-Tabaraani from ‘Ubaadah ibn al-Saamit, who said: The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Whoever spends the night of (Eid) al-Fitr and the night of (Eid) al-Adha in prayer, his heart will not die on the Day when hearts will die.”
    This is also da’eef (weak).
    Al-Haythami said in Majma’ al-Zawaa’id: It was narrated by al-Tabaraani in al-Kabeer and al-Awsat. Its isnaad includes ‘Umar ibn Haroon al-Balkhi who is mostly da’eef. Ibn Mahdi and others praised him, but he was classed as da’eef by many. And Allaah knows best.
    This was mentioned by al-Albaani in Silsilat al-Ahaadeeth al-Da’eefah (520); he said it is mawdoo’ (fabricated).
    Al-Nawawi said in al-Majmoo’:
    Our companions said: It is mustahabb to spend the nights before the two Eids in prayer and doing other acts of worship. Our companions quoted as evidence for that the hadeeth of Abu Umaamah, according to which the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Whoever spends the night of Eid in prayer, his heart will not die on the Day when hearts die.” According to a version narrated by al-Shaafa’i and Ibn Maajah: “Whoever spends the nights of the two Eids in praying qiyaam al-layl, seeking reward from Allaah, his heart will not die on the Day when hearts will die.” It was narrated from Abu’l-Darda’ with a mawqoof isnaad, and it was narrated from Abu Umaamah with a mawqoof isnaad and a marfoo’ isnaad, as stated above, but all the isnaads are da’eef. End quote.
    Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah said:
    The ahaadeeth in which the nights before the two Eids are mentioned are falsely attributed to the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him). End quote.
    This does not mean that it is not recommended to spend the night before Eid in prayer, rather qiyaam al-layl is prescribed on all nights. Hence the scholars agreed that it is mustahabb to spend the night before Eid in prayer, as is mentioned in al-Mawsoo’ah al-Fiqhiyyah, 2/235. Our point here is that the hadeeth which speaks of the virtue of spending this night in prayer is da’eef.
    And Allaah knows best.

    Islam Q&A
     
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  5. the_truth

    the_truth Active Member

    The Sunnah’s of Eid

    1. To awaken earlier than usual
    2. To brush the teeth with Miswaak
    3. To have a bath (Ghusl)
    4. To be well dressed in an Islamic manner
    5. To be dressed in one’s best clothes (Doesn’t necessarily have to be new)
    Note: Care should be taken that we do not incur debts or transgress the limits of modesty on the clothes we purchase and wear on Eid day as is seen in Muslim communities of today. Many of our brothers are seen with unsuitable haircuts and inappropriate clothing imitating the kufaar and many of sisters are seen dressed provocatively attracting unwanted attention and the gaze of strange men upon them. What would happen if we were to die in such a state? We should adopt modesty in everyday of our loves and should never imitate the kufaar in anyway. May Allah save us from this evil. Ameen
    6. To use Attar (Perfume)
    7. To perform Eid Salah at the Eidgah (An open ground)
    8. Avoid eating before Eid Salah on the day of Eid ul Adha and to eat an odd number of dates or anything sweet on the day of Eid ul Fitr
    9. To go to the place of Eid Salah early
    10. To walk to the place of Eid Salah (If it is within walking distance because every step is reward)
    11. To read aloud “Takbeerat” on the way to the place of prayer for Eid-ul-Adha and silently for Eid-ul-Fitr:

    “Allaahu Akbar Allaahu Akbar Laa ilaaha illallaahu Wallaahu Akbar walillaahil hamd”.

    12. To use different routes to and from the place of Eid Salaah
    13. To frequently read the takbeers (Loudly for Eid Ul Adha and softly for Eid ul Fitr)
    14. To pray the Eid-Ul-Fitr prayer later and the Eid-ul-Adha earlier.
    15. To read two rak’ahs Waajib Salaatul Eidain without any Adhaan or Iqaamah
    16. It is forbidden to pray Nafil prayer before or after the prayer.
    17. To read the two rak’ahs Nafl prayer on reaching home.

    18. During Eid Salaah, in the first rak’ah, Rasulallah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) would recite Surah Ala (no. 87) and Suratul Ghathia (No. 8 in the second rak’ah.

    19. Reciting these Sura’s in the Eid prayer should not be regarded as obligatory for other Sura’s may also be recited.
    20. When Rasulallah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)completed the prayer of Salaatul Eidain he would stand facing the people who were seated in their rows and deliver a khutba issuing instructions and commanding them to do good. If he intended to send an army he did so and likewise issued any special orders he wished to.
    21. The Khutba was delivered after the Eid Salaah
    22. During both the khutba’s of Eid Rasulallah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)used to recite the Takbeerat frequently
    23. The khutba of both Eids are Sunnah but to listen to them is Waajib. It is totally prohibited (Haraam) to walk around, talk or even read Salaah whilst the khutba is in progress.

    24. To shake hands and hug one another on happy occasions is Mubaah (permissible). The general principle of a Mubaah act is not to regard the act as compulsory as that projects a wrong image of Deen. Furthermore, people should not regard the meeting on the day of Eid as compulsory and an inseparable part of the occasion.
    (SUNNATS, Mufti E. M. H. Salejee pg 89, 90)

    25. The greeting on Eid: Jabyr ibn Nufayr (Ra) said: 'When the companions of Allah's Messenger (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) met on the day of Eid, they would say to each other, 'Taqaballahu minna wa mink (May Allah accept from us and you)." [Al Mahamiliyyat; hasan isnad; see Fath ul Bari 2:446]
     
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    the_truth Active Member

    Eid Night - The night of Prize giving


    The Messenger of Allah Muhammad is reported to have said: “And then the night of Eidul fitr, the night that is called Laylatul Jaa’izah(night of prize giving), comes along. On the morning of Eid Allah sends down the Malaa’ikah(angels) to all the lands of the earth where they take their positions at access points of roads, calling out with a voice that is heard by all except man and jinn, “O Ummah of Muhammad(Salallaho alaihe wassallam), come forth from your houses towards a Lord that is noble and gracious, who grants much and pardons the major sins.” When they proceed towards the places for their Eid salaah, Allah says to the Malaa’ikah: “What indeed is the reward of that employee who had rendered his services?” The Malaa’ikah reply’ “O Lord and Master, it is only right that he should receive his reward in full for his services.” Allah then says, “I call you to witness, O My Malaa’ikah, that for their having fasted during the month of Ramadhaan, and for their having stood in prayer by night, I have granted to them as reward My pleasure and have granted them forgiveness. O My servants ask now of Me, for I swear by My honour and My greatness, that whatsoever you shall beg of me this day in this assembly of yours for the needs of the Hereafter, I shall grant you; and whatsoever you shall ask for worldly needs, I shall look at you favourably. By My honour I swear, as long as you shall obey my commands, I shall cover your faults. By My honour and by My greatness do I swear that I shall never disgrace you among the evil-doing ones and disbelievers. Depart now from here, you are forgiven. You have pleased Me, and I am pleased with you. The Malaa’ikah an seeing this great reward bestowed by Allah upon the Ummah of Muhammad (Salallaho alaihe wassallam) on the day of Eidul Fitr become greatly pleased and happy.” (Hadith-Targheeb)

    The the night before Eid, is a very important night and we should at least spend part of it in the worship of Allah. Despite all the other work we have, we should not lose the blessing of this night, because this is a such a night that who so ever remains awake on this night in the worship of his Lord, Allah, his heart will not die on the day when hearts will die?”

    On the day of Judgement when hearts will nearly die out of fear, this person will be free of such fear and anguish. Also, that person who remembers Allah is like a living person and the one who doesn’t is like a dead person. So to emphasise – this is a very important night that we often forget because we are too busy preparing for the next day or have already started celebrating Eid.

    So let us thank Allah on the night of Eid and ask of him for forgiveness and acceptanceof our good deeds during Ramadan.
     
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  7. the_truth

    the_truth Active Member

    Re: 6 Things to do on the Virtuous Night of Eid - Laylatul Jaazah (The Night of Rewards)

    May Allah enable us to make the best of this blessed night. Ameen
     
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    the_truth Active Member

    Eid Mubarak to all and an important reminder.

    Asalaamu Alaikum Wa rahmatullahi Wabarakathuh,

    Taqaballallahu mina wa minkum - May Allah accept it from you and from me.

    I would like to take this opportunity to wish all of you and your familys the most wonderful, happy and blessed Eid and i pray that Allah grants you all success in both this world and the next. Ameen

    Please also mention me in your Dua's as they are very important to me.

    IMPORTANT REMINDER

    I would just like to remind everyone that it is waajib (Compulsory) upon every adult to recite the Takbeer e Tashreek once after every Fard Salaat from the morning of the 9th of Dhul Hijjah (Day of Arafah) until Asr Salaat of the 13th of Dhul Hijjah whether one prays with congregation or not.

    Males should say it loudly whereas females should say it softly. (Shami).

    The Takbeer e Tashreek


    Allaahu Akbar, Allaahu Akbar. Laa ilaaha illallaahu wallaahu Akbar. Allaahu Akbar walillaahil hamd

    Translation: "Allah is most great. Allah is most great. There is no Deity besides Allah and Allah is most Great. Allah is most Great and Verily all praises are for Allah."


    It is Mustahab (desirable) for those who read their Salaat individually (men or women) and Musafirs (travellers) to recite these Takbeeraat softly.


    Note: It is necessary for men to recite these Takbeeraat in a moderately loud voice. Many people are not mindful of this: either they read it softly or do not read it at all. This negligence should be remedied

    Taken from: Muftisays Islamic Forums :: TAKBEER-E-TASHREEK
     
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  9. the_truth

    the_truth Active Member

    The Sunnahs of Eid

    The Sunnah’s of Eid



    1. To awaken earlier than usual

    2. To brush the teeth with Miswaak

    3. To have a bath (Ghusl)

    4. To be well dressed in an Islamic manner

    5. To be dressed in one’s best clothes (Doesn’t necessarily have to be new)

    Note: Care should be taken that we do not incur debts or transgress the limits of modesty on the clothes we purchase and wear on Eid day as is seen in Muslim communities of today. Many of our brothers are seen with unsuitable haircuts and inappropriate clothing imitating the kufaar and many of sisters are seen dressed provocatively attracting unwanted attention and the gaze of strange men upon them. What would happen if we were to die in such a state? We should adopt modesty in everyday of our loves and should never imitate the kufaar in anyway. May Allah save us from this evil. Ameen

    6. To use Attar (Perfume)

    7. To perform Eid Salah at the Eidgah (An open ground)

    8. Avoid eating before Eid Salah on the day of Eid ul Adha and to eat an odd number of dates or anything sweet on the day of Eid ul Fitr

    9. To go to the place of Eid Salah early

    10. To walk to the place of Eid Salah (If it is within walking distance because every step is reward)

    11. To read aloud “Takbeerat” on the way to the place of prayer for Eid-ul-Adha and silently for Eid-ul-Fitr:

    [​IMG]

    “Allaahu Akbar Allaahu Akbar Laa ilaaha illallaahu Wallaahu Akbar walillaahil hamd”.


    12. To use different routes to and from the place of Eid Salaah

    13. To frequently read the takbeers (Loudly for Eid Ul Adha and softly for Eid ul Fitr)

    14. To pray the Eid-Ul-Fitr prayer later and the Eid-ul-Adha earlier.

    15. To read two rak’ahs Waajib Salaatul Eidain without any Adhaan or Iqaamah

    16. It is forbidden to pray Nafil prayer before or after the prayer.

    17. To read the two rak’ahs Nafl prayer on reaching home.


    18. During Eid Salaah, in the first rak’ah, Rasulallah [​IMG] would recite Surah Ala (no. 87) and Suratul Ghathia (No. 8 in the second rak’ah.


    19. Reciting these Sura’s in the Eid prayer should not be regarded as obligatory for other Sura’s may also be recited.

    20. When Rasulallah [​IMG] completed the prayer of Salaatul Eidain he would stand facing the people who were seated in their rows and deliver a khutba issuing instructions and commanding them to do good. If he intended to send an army he did so and likewise issued any special orders he wished to.

    21. The Khutba was delivered after the Eid Salaah

    22. During both the khutba’s of Eid Rasulallah [​IMG] used to recite the Takbeerat frequently

    23. The khutba of both Eids are Sunnah but to listen to them is Waajib. It is totally prohibited (Haraam) to walk around, talk or even read Salaah whilst the khutba is in progress.


    24. To shake hands and hug one another on happy occasions is Mubaah (permissible). The general principle of a Mubaah act is not to regard the act as compulsory as that projects a wrong image of Deen. Furthermore, people should not regard the meeting on the day of Eid as compulsory and an inseparable part of the occasion.

    (SUNNATS, Mufti E. M. H. Salejee pg 89, 90)
    25. The greeting on Eid: Jabyr ibn Nufayr [​IMG] said: 'When the companions of Allah's Messenger [​IMG] met on the day of Eid, they would say to each other, 'Taqaballahu minna wa mink (May Allah accept from us and you)." [Al Mahamiliyyat; hasan isnad; see Fath ul Bari 2:446
     
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    the_truth Active Member

    20 Sunnah's to do on Eid

    20 Sunnah’s to do on Eid



    1. To awaken earlier than usual

    2. To brush the teeth with Miswaak

    3. To have a bath (Ghusl)

    4. To be dressed in one's best clothes (Doesn’t necessarily have to be new)

    5. To be dressed modestly in an Islamic manner.

    Note: Care should be taken that we do not incur debts or transgress the limits of modesty regarding the clothes we purchase and wear on Eid day as is seen in many Muslim communities of today. Many of our brothers are seen with unsuitable haircuts and inappropriate clothing and many of sisters are seen dressed provocatively attracting unwanted attention and the gaze of strange men upon them. What would happen if we were to die in such a state? Therefore we should adopt modesty in every aspect of our lives particularly the way in which we dress.

    6. To use Attar (Perfume)

    7. To perform the Eid prayer at the Eidgah (An open ground)

    8. To avoid eating before Eid-ul-Adha prayer and to eat an odd number of dates or anything sweet before Eid ul Fitr prayer.

    9. To go to the place of Eid prayer early

    10. To walk to the place of Eid prayer (If it is within walking distance because every step is reward)

    11. To read the “Takbeerat” on the way to Eid-ul-Adha prayer loudly and on the way to Eid-ul-Fitr prayer silently:

    [​IMG]

    “Allaahu Akbar Allaahu Akbar Laa ilaaha illallaahu Wallaahu Akbar walillaahil hamd”

    (Allah is the greatest; Allah is the greatest; there is no god but Allah; Allah is the greatest; Allah is the greatest; and to Allah belongs all praise.).


    12. To use different routes to and from the place of Eid prayer

    13. To frequently recite the takbeer's throughout (Loudly for Eid Ul Adha and softly for Eid ul Fitr)

    14. To pray the Eid-Ul-Fitr prayer later and the Eid-ul-Adha earlier.

    15. To pray the two rak’ahs Waajib Salaatul Eidain without any Adhaan (call to prayer) or Iqaamah

    16. It is Mukruh (disliked) to pray Nafil (voluntary) prayers before or after the Eid prayer but Sunnah to pray two rak’ahs Nafil prayer upon reaching home.

    17. To give the Sadaqatul fitr (Compulsory charity) before praying the Eid prayer.

    18. The khutba (Arabic sermon) of both Eids are Sunnah but to listen to them is Wajib (Compulsory). It is totally prohibited (Haraam) to walk around, talk or even read Salaah whilst the khutba is in progress.

    19. To shake hands and hug one another on happy occasions like Eid is Mubaah (permissible). The general principle of a Mubaah act is not to regard the act as compulsory so one should not regard the meeting on the day of Eid as compulsory and an inseparable part of the occasion.

    20. To greet one another with the following greeting:

    Jabyr ibn Nufayr (Ra) said: 'When the companions of Allah's Messenger (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) met on the day of Eid, they would say to each other:

    'Taqabal-Allahu minna wa mink

    (May Allah accept from us and you)." [Al Mahamiliyyat; hasan isnad; see Fath ul Bari 2:446]
     
  12. the_truth

    the_truth Active Member

    Re: 20 Sunnah's to do on Eid

    Reminder: Do not forget to recite the Tashreek after every Fard prayer from Fajr of the 9th until Asr of the 13th of Dhul Hijjah. Men to recite it loudly and women silently.
     
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    Re: 6 Things to do on the Virtuous Night of Eid - Laylatul Jaazah (The Night of Rewards)

    Thanking Allah night and day:


    Thanking Allah Night & Day
     
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    Re: 20 Sunnah's to do on Eid

    Important Reminder:

    It is compulsory (Wajib) to recite Takbeer Tashreeq after every Fard (Obligatory) prayer from Fajr today Fri 3rd Oct until Asr on Mon 6th Oct.

    Takbeer Tashreeq:

    Allahu Akbar Allaahu Akbar, Laa ilaaha illa-llaahu Wallaahu Akbar, Allaahu Akbar walillaahil hamd

    The story behind this is:

    When Ibrahim (AS) began moving the knife on his beloved son, Ismaaeel (AS), the angels sent by Allah with a ram from Jannah exclaimed, 'Allaahu Akbar, Allaahu Akbar' (Allah is the Greatest, Allah is the Greatest). Ibraahim (AS) heard the voice of the angels and replied, 'Laa ilaaha illa-llaahu Wallaahu Akbar' (There is no god but Allah, and Allah is the Greatest). His son Ismaaeel (AS) heard this conversation and understood that Allah had relieved him from this great trial, thus he replied, 'Allaahu Akbar Walillaahil hamd' (Allah is the Greatest, and to Allah belongs all praise) (Ibid).

    It is wajib (compulsory) to say it once and Sunnah to say it three times.
     
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    The Sunnah acts of Eid

     

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