Abdul Majeed Alee Hasan
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‘The Arabic word “Eid” refers to something habitual, that returns and is repeated, thus stands literally for a recurrent event. It also implies a place often visited by people, and the period of time in which a particular act is regularly performed. Likewise, each gathering that assembles regularly comes under the category, ‘Eid’. Eids or festivals are symbols to be found in every nation, including those that are based on revealed scriptures and those that are idolatrous, as well as others, because celebrating festivals is something that is an instinctive part of human nature. All people like to have special occasions to celebrate, where they can come together and express their joy and happiness.’
Table of Contents
THE TWO ‘EIDS AND THEIR SIGNIFICANCE
THE UNBELIEVERS’ RELIGIOUS FESTIVALS
MUSLIMS’ INNOVATED RELIGIOUS FESTIVALS:
MUSLIMS’ ISLAMIC ‘EIDS
ALL MUSLIMS MUST CELEBREATE ONLY THREE ‘EIDS
(3): Friday is the day of ‘Eid for Muslims [See ETIQUETTE OF MUSLIMS ON FRIDAY:BY ABDUL MAJEED ALI HASAN]
THE DECREES OF AL-’EID
There are three opinions among the scholars:
(1): Some say it is waajib (obligatory);
(2): Some say it is Fardul Kifaayah (if some offered the prayer then it is enough and it is not obligatory upon all)
(3): Some say it is Sunnatul Muakkadah (recommended)
SIGNIFICANCE OF MUSLIMS’ ‘EIDS:
THE PURPOSE BEHIND THE ‘EIDS PRAYER
FOR WHOM THE PERFORMANCE OF SALAATUL ‘EID IS VALID
ETIQUETTE OF A MUSLIM ON THE DAY OF ‘EID-UL-ADH-HAA
SUNAN AL-’EID FOR ALL THOSE WHO ATTEND THE ‘EIDS PRAYER
1: The Muslim is required to make ghusl or ablution on this day. It can be done any time but to serve the purpose it is recommended to do it before going out for the prayer.
2: Eating on the two ‘Eids
3: It is highly recommended that he shuold wear his best clothes on this day.
4: He is required to use hair oil.
5: He is required to apply perfume if he has his own, otherwise, he may use his wife’s perfume.
6: He should use the tooth-brush (miswaak) before going to the ‘Eid prayer.
7: He must remove all offensive smells, which might harm others. It is prohibited for him to attend the ‘Eid prayer, if he smells onion or garlic.
GOING OUT TO THE MUSALLAA (place for prayer)
1:Takbeeraat during the days of ‘Eid
:Women can also pronounce the takbeer
:How one can say Takbeeraat?
THE TWO ‘EIDS AND THEIR SIGNIFICANCE by Abdul Majeed Alee Hasan
2: Women and children going out to attend ‘Eid prayer
3: Taking different routes to and from musallaa
4: The time of ‘Eid prayers
5: The athaan and iqaamah for salaatul ‘Eidayn
DESCRIPTION OF THE ‘EID PRAYER
1: Sunnah before or after the ‘Eid prayer:
2. The takbeer during salatul ‘Eidayn
3: Recitation of Qur’aan in ‘Eid prayers
4: The khutbah of salatul ‘Eid
5: Congratulating one another on the days of ‘Eid
6: Whoever misses salatul ‘Eid with the congregation may pray two rak’at
7: Making up a missed ‘Eid prayer on the next day
8: Playing, amusements, singing, and eating on the days of ‘Eid
9: The excellence of good deeds in the first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah
10. Warning against wrongdoing