How did Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) and his Sahabah (radiyallahu’anhum) celebrate eid?
Is there anything in the Hadith about giving “eidy” to our family and friends or is this an innovation (riwaaj).
I haven’t seen any mention of ‘Eid gifts in the Hadith.
As a token of happiness people exchange gifts to increase the joy of the moment.
However, this should never be considered sunnah or binding.
The day of ‘Eid is actually a day in which Allah Ta’ala bestows his bondsmen with the gift of forgiveness too.
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,
Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar
Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar
This answer was collected from HadithAnswers.com. The answers were either answered or checked by Moulana Haroon Abasoomar (rahimahullah) who was a Shaykhul Hadith in South Africa, or by his son, Moulana Muhammad Abasoomer (hafizahullah), who is a Hadith specialist.