How many times should the takbeer be recited in the Eid Khutba

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Q: What is the method of reciting the takbeers (i.e Allahu akbar Allahu akbar, laa ilaaha illallaahu wallaahu akbar, Allahu akbar wa lillaahil hamd) in the two Eid khutbahs of Eidul fitr and Eidul adhaa? (Like how many times in both the khutbahs and when and where in the khutbahs, at which spots etc?)


A: The mustahab number is nine takbeers in the first khutbah and seven takbeers in the second khutbah. They will be recited in the beginning of the khutbahs. It is also mustahab to recite the takbeer 14 times before climbing down the mimbar.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


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Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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