Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Eid ul Adha

Assalamu Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh,

Insha-Allah, the majority of the Masajid over here (in Leicester) will be celebrating Eid on Thursday 20th January 2005. But in any case, whichever day you are celebrating it, Eid Mubarak! Hope you have a wonderful day. Kindly remember the Muslims all over the world in your duas.

Below is part of an article by Shaykh Maulana Saleem Dhorat on Eid ul Adha. Take a few minutes of your time to read it, Insh-Allah:


By Shaykh Muhammad Saleem Dhorat

First Ten Days of Zul Hijjah

Ibne Abbaas radhiyallahu anhumaa relates that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam said:

"Good deeds performed on other days are not superior to those performed on these (first ten days of Zul Hijjah)." The companions radhiyallahu anhum inquired: "Not even Jihaad?" He replied: "Not even Jihaad, except for that person who goes out putting himself and his wealth in danger and does not return with anything." (Bukhaari)

Night of 'Eed

The nights of both ‘Eeds are described in the hadeeth as amongst the great and sacred nights in the Muslim calendar. To remain awake on the nights of ‘Eed and perform ibaadah is a source of great virtue and reward.

Mu'aaz Ibne Jabal radhiyallahu anhu relates that Rasoolullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam said:

"Jannah is waajib (incumbent) for those who stay awake with the intention of making ibaadah on the following nights: 8th & 9th, the night of 'Eedul Adh‘haa (10th of Zul Hijjah), the night of ‘Eedul Fitr and the night of the 15th of Sha'baan." (Targheeb)


Qurbaani is a practice commanded by Allah:
so turn in prayer towards your Lord and sacrifice (animals). (108:2)

Aa'ishah radhiyallahu anhaa said:

"There is nothing more dearer to Allah during the days of Qurbaani than the sacrificing of animals. The sacrificed animal shall come on the Day of Judgement with its horns, hair and hooves (to be weighed). The sacrifice is accepted by Allah before the blood reaches the ground. Therefore sacrifice with an open heart." (Tirmizi, Ibne Majah)

Sunnahs on the Day of ‘Eed

1. To rise early.
2. To clean the teeth with miswaak.
3. To have a masnoon bath.
4. To dress in one's best garments in an Islaamic manner.
5. To use ‘Itr
6. To avoid eating before ‘Eed Salaat
7. To go early for ‘Eed Salaat.
8. To go walking for ‘Eed Salaat.
9. To read the Takbiraat of Tashreeq in a loud voice while going for ‘Eed Salaat.
10. To use different routes to and from the place of ‘Eed Salaat.
11. To eat the meat of Qurbaani (sacrifice) of ones own offering, after the ‘Eedul Adh‘haa salaat.

Mas'alah: It is haraam to fast on the 10th, 11th, 12th, and 13th Zul Hijjah, (i.e. ‘Eed day and three days after) and the day of ‘Eedul Fitr.

(Click here for the full article and to learn about the method of performing Eid Salaat.)

Wassalamu Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.