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The Sunnah and Recommended Practices of ‘EĪd Al-Fiṭr

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By Mathābah Scholars

Night Before ‘EĪd

  • Qiyām [night vigil prayers]

  • Staying awake some portion of the night in doing righteous actions

The ‘EĪd Day

  • Reciting the takbīr (Allāhu Akbar, Allāhu Akbar, Lā ilāha Ilallah, Allāhu Akbar Wa lillāhil Ḥamd)

  • Taking a shower or full bath

  • Using the siwāk (tooth stick)

  • Wearing the best clothes available

  • Applying perfume

  • Eating something before proceeding to the place of ‘EĪd prayer

  • Discharging the Sadaqat Al-Fiṭr prior to ‘EĪd prayer

  • Raising the voice while reciting the takbīr

  • Adopting different routes when going to and returning from the ‘EĪd prayer

  • Preferred to choose a place of prayer that is in an open field

  • Proceeding to the ‘EĪd prayer with family

  • Encouraging women and children to also join the ‘EĪd prayer

  • Avoid performing any voluntary (nafl) prayers before the ‘EĪd prayer

  • Performing the ‘EĪd prayer

  • Listening to the ‘EĪd sermon after the ‘EĪd prayer

  • Conveying ‘EĪd greetings to people by saying ‘taqabbal minnā wa minkum’ (may Allāh accept [the acts of obedience] from you and I)

  • Enjoying the day socializing with family and friends with some light entertainment or with any permissible activities


Qur’ān, Bukhārī, Muslim, Abū Dāwūd, Ibn Mājah, Nasa‘ī, Mu’aṭṭa, Musnad Aḥmad, Ṭabrānī, Ibn Abī Shaybah, Al Dār Al-Quṭnī, Aṣbahāniy


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