Tuesday, November 16, 2010
The Sunnah and How to Prepare for Eid prayer
How to pray the ^Id Prayer
1. One has the intention: "I intend to pray 2 rak^ahs the Sunnah of ^Idul-Fitr or ^Idul-Ad-ha prayer for the sake of Allah "as an imam" for the imam or "in congregation" for the follower.
2. Then one says the Opening: Allahu akbar
3. Then one says: Allahu akbar 7 times, between each one says: Subhanallah, wal-hamdulillah, wa la ilaha illallah, wallahu akbar
4. Then one recites Al-Fatihah
5. Then one recites Surat Qaf or Al-A^la
6. Then one makes Ruku^ (Bowing)
7. Then one makes I^ tidal (Straightening up)
8. Then one makes 2 Sujuds (Prostration)
9. Then one stands up for the second rak^ah saying Allahu akbar
10. Then one says: Allahu akbar 5 times, between each one says: Subhanallah, wal-hamdulillah, wa la ilaha illallah, wallahu akbar
11. Then one recites Al-Fatihah
12. Then one recites Surat Al-Qamar or Al-Ghashiyah
13. Then one makes Ruku^ (Bowing)
14. Then one makes I^ tidal (Straightening up)
15. Then one makes 2 Sujuds (Prostration)
16. Then one recites the Tashahhud
17. The one says Allahumma salli ^ala Muhammad
18. Then one says the Ending Salam: As-salamu ^alaykum
It is recommended for the one who missed the ^Id prayer to make it up.
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Meanings behind Eid al-Adha
• Eid al-Adha or Feast of Sacrifice is the most important feast of the Muslim calendar.
• Eid Adha is on the 10th day of Dhul-Hijjah, which is the last month in the Muslim calendar.
• The 9th day of Dhul-Hijjah is the day when Hujjaj (pilgrims) stand on the mountain of ^Arafat.
• It is Recommended (Sunnah) to fast the 9th day of Dhul-Hijjah.
• Eid al-Adha concludes the Hajj journey (Pilgrimage) to Meccah al-Mukarramah.
• Eid al-Adha is followed by 3 days called the Days of Tashreeq.
• Eid al-Adha commemorates Prophet Ibrahim's willingness to obey Allah by sacrificing his son.
• Muslims believe the son to be Ismail and not Isaac (Ishaq) as told in the Old Testament.
• Prophet Ismail is considered the forefather of the Arabs.
• According to the Quran, Prophet Ibrahim was about to sacrifice his son by slaughtering him.
• Although the knife was sharpened, but when Prophet Ibrahim came to slaughter Ismail, the knife would not cut anything.
• He tested the knife to stab but it would not cut at all.
• The reason is that everything that happens in this world is by the will of Allah. Allah is the creator of everything, He manages everything, He does not need any of his creations, He exists without a place.
• Allah did not will for that knife to cut or harm prophet Ismail.
• Allah protected Prophet Ismail and granted prophet Ibrahim a ram as a sacrifice instead.
• Allah sent the Prophets to teach the people, so we must love them and respect them, including Prophet Muhammad, Jesus, Moses, Abraham and all Prophets.
• Today millions of Muslims sacrifice sheep and give them it away for the needy and poor people for the sake of Allah.
• The Muslim family eats about a third of the meal and donates the rest to the poor.
• What a great meaning it is to help the needy and make them all equally happy and joyful on this day.
• The time of the Udhiah or sacrifice begins at the sunrise of the Eid day and ends at the sunset of the third day of the days of Tashriq.
The Sunnah - How To Prepare for Eid Prayer
The first of Shawwaal is known as Eid ul-Fitr, and the tenth of Zil Hijah is known as Eid ul-Ad'haa. Both these days are days of festivity and celebration in Islam.
Narrated Uqbah ibn Amir:
The Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said:
The day of Arafah, the day of sacrifice, the days of tashriq are (the days of) our festival, O people of Islam. These are the days of eating and drinking.
(Abu Dawood Book #13, Hadith #2413)
Thirteen things are sunnah on the day of Eid:
1. To adorn oneself according to the Shariah.
2. To have a bath.
3. To use miswaak.
4. To wear the best of clothing which one possesses.
5. To apply perfume.
6. To wake up very early in the morning.
7. To go early to the Eid prayer place.
8. To eat something sweet, such as dates, before going to the Eid prayer place for Eidul Fitr and for Eid ul-Ad’haa vice versa.
9. To give the sadaqatul fitr before going to the Eid prayer place.
10. To offer the Eid prayer in the Eid prayer place. That is, one should not offer Eid prayer in the masjid without any valid reason.
11. To return from the Eid prayer place taking a route that is different from the one that he had taken when going towards the Eid prayer place.
12. To go to the Eid prayer place on foot
13. Recite the following Takbir on the way to Salaat and until the beginning of Salaat-al-Eid:
الله اكبر الله اكبر
لا اله الا الله
الله اكبر الله اكبر
Allaahu Akbar, Allaahu Akbar. Laa ilaaha illallaah. Allaahu Akbar, Allaahu Akbar, Wa lillaahil Hamd.
Allaah is great, Allaah is great. There is no god but Allaah. Allaah is great, Allaah is great. And all praises are for Allaah.
Eid Mubarak Brothers and Sisters :)