Things to do on Eid

The special acts of the month of Ramadhaan (fasting) terminate with the coming of Eid. The first day of Shawwaal is called Eid-ul-Fitr and the tenth day of Zil Hijjah is called Eid-ul-Adh'haa. These two Eids are of great rejoicing for the Muslims.

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 avoid eating  before going to the Eid Gaah.
  9. To offer Eid prayer in the Eid Gaah, that is not to offer it in the mosque of the locality without any legitimate excuse.
  10. To go to the Eid Gaah by one way and to come back another way.
  11. To go on foot.
  12. To recite slowly on the way to the Eid Gaah,
  13. 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."

Mas'alah: It is Haraam to fast on 10th, 11th, 12th and 13th Zil Hijjah, (i.e. 'Eid day and three days after) and the 'Eid-ul-Fitr.

Method of Eid prayers