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Eid Day


Method of Eid prayers

First make the Niyyah (intention) by reciting "I intend to perform two raka'ats Eid-ul-Adh'haa waajib with six waajib takbeers behind this Imaam."

Then raising both hands up to the ears, say Allahu Akbar and fold your hands in the front this is Takbeer-e-Tahreemah which will followed by three Waajib Takbeers,and recite the ‘Sanaa’, subhaanakallahumma till the end and then say Allahu Akbar thrice, each time raising both hands up to the ears and drop them. After each takbeer there should be a pause in which Subhanallah may be recited thrice. After the third takbeer the hands should be dropped but fo1ded in front and recite Aoozubillah, Bismillah, Surah Fatehaa and some other Surah and then perform Ruku and Sajdah as usual. The recitation by the lmaam should be done loudly.

The second raka’at will be performed in such a way that Surah Fatehaa and some other Surah will be recited first, then three takbeers will be said, as in the first raka’at. In all these three takbeers hands will not to be folded but dropped after each takbeer. And then go into the Ruku just after the fourth takbeer.

After comleting 'Eid Salaat recite audibly the Takbeer:

'Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Laa ilaaha illallahu Wallahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Wa lillahil Hamd.'

"Allah is the greatest, Allah is the greatest. There is no deity besides Allah and Allah is the greatest. Allah is the greatest and all praises are for Allah only."

On the day of Eid-ul-Adh'haa the following things are Sunnah:

1. To adorn oneself as permitted by Shari'at.
2. To take a bath.
3. To clean the teeth with Miswaak.
4. To wear the best cloths that one has.
5. To use perfume.
6. To rise early in the morning.
7. To go to the Eid Gaah very early.
8. To eat something sweet like dates before going to the Eid Gaah (Mosque).
9. To give Sadqa-e-Fitr before going to Eid Gaah.(Approx.. £1.50 per head)
10. To offer Eid prayer in the Eid Gaah, that is not to offer it in the mosque of the locality without any legitimate excuse.
11. To go to the Eid Gaah by one way and to come back another way.
12. To go on foot.
13. To recite slowly on the way to the Eid Gaah, 'Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Laa ilaaha illallahu Wallahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Wa lillahil Hamd'

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