Question: Is it recommended not to eat or drink before the Eid prayer on Eid al Adha?
Wa alaykum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,
Thank you for your important question.
It is recommended not to eat or drink before the Eid Prayer on Eid al Adha (Hashiyat al Tarmisi).
This is because the Messenger of Allah would not eat on Eid al Adha until he prayed (Tirmidhi and Ibn Hibban).
Ideally, the first thing one should have on the day of Eid al Adha is the liver of one’s voluntary sacrifice animal (Ahmad and Bayhaqi; Hashiyat al Kurdi).
I pray this helps.
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani
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