The Sunnah of Eid

Since 2012-12-23


1-   Wake up early.
2-   Prepare for personal cleanliness; take care of details of clothing, etc.
3-   Take a Ghusl (bath) after Fajr.
4-   Brush your teeth.
5-   Dress up, putting on best clothes available, whether new or cleaned old ones.
6-   Use perfume (men only).
7-   Have breakfast on Eid-al-Fitr before leaving for prayer ground. On Eid-al-Adha, eat breakfast after Salaat or after sacrifice if you are doing a sacrifice.
8-   Pay Zakaat-al-Fitr before Salaat-al-Eid (on Eid-al-Fitr).
9-   Go to prayer ground early.
10-Offer Salaat-al-Eid in congregation in an open place except when weather is not permitting like rain, snow, etc.
11-Use two separate routes to and from the prayer ground.
12-Recite the following Takbir on the way to Salaat and until the beginning of Salaat-al-Eid. On Eid-al-Adha, Takbir starts from Mughrib on the 9th Zdilhijjah and last until the Asr on the 12th Zdilhijjah: Allaho-Akber, Allaho-Akber. La ila-ha ill-lal-lah. Allaho-Akber, Allaho-Akber. Wa-lilahill hamd. (Allah is greater, Allah is greater. There is no god but Allah. Allah is greater, Allah is greater. And all praises are for Allah).
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