Tuesday | August 21 | 7am & 9am | Eid Prayer
*We will have TWO prayer times. See details below.
Location: Islamic Society of CNY
Location: Holiday Inn – Liverpool
May Allah (SWT) accept your fasting, your prayers, and all your good deeds during the blessed month of Ramadan and always and may He bless you and your families.
Recommended Sunnah Acts on the day of Eid Al Adha are as follows:
1 – Taking a Bath before Going out to the Prayer
Al- Nawawi (RAAH) said that the Muslims were unanimously agreed that it is recommendable to take a bath for the Eid prayer.
The reason why it is desirable is the same reason as that for taking a bath before Jumu`ah and other public gatherings.
2 – Eating after the Prayer on Eid al-Adha
On Eid al-Adha it is recommended not to eat anything until one comes back from the prayer, so he should eat from the qurbani/udhiyah (sacrifice) if he has offered a sacrifice. If he is not going to offer a sacrifice, there is nothing wrong with eating before the prayer.
3 – Takbir on the Day of Eid
This is one of the greatest Sunnahs on the day of Eid.
Al-Daraqutni and others narrated that on the morning of `Eid al-Fitr and `Eid al-Adha, Ibn `Umar would strive hard in reciting Takbir until he came to the prayer place, then he would recite Takbir until the imam came out.
Recite the following takbir in the low voice while going to the Eid prayer: “Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar La Ilaha Illa Allah Wa Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar Wa Lillahi al-Hamd”
4 – Offering Congratulations
The etiquette of Eid also includes the congratulations and good wishes exchanged by people, no matter what the wording, such as saying to one another “Taqabbala Allah minna wa minkum” (May Allah accept (good deeds) from us and from you” or “Eid mubarak” and other permissible expressions of congratulations.
It was narrated that Jubayr ibn Nufayr said: When the companions of the Prophet(SAWS) met one another on the day of Eid, they would say to one another, “May Allah accept (good deeds) from us and from you.”
Undoubtedly these congratulations are among the noble characteristics among the Muslims.
5 – Adorning Oneself on the Occasion of Eid.
It was narrated that Jabir (RAAH) said: The Prophet (SAWS) had a cloak which he would wear on the two Eids and on Fridays. (Ibn Khuzaymah)
Get dressed up! Men and women should wear the best clothes they have when going out for Eid.
6 – Going to the Prayer by One Route and Returning by Another.
It was narrated that Jabir ibn `Abdullah (may Allah be pleased with him) said: “On the day of Eid, the Prophet (peace be upon him) used to vary his route.” (Al-Bukhari)
It was said that the reason for that was so that the two routes would testify for him on the Day of Resurrection, for the earth will speak on the Day of Resurrection and say what was done on it, both good and bad. And it was said that it was in order to manifest the symbols of Islam on both routes or to manifest the remembrance of Allah.