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Things To Do on Eid al-Adha

Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem.

Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu.

Eid al-Adha Mubarak!

Alhamdulillah, we have reached another day of feast and celebration. Eid al-Adha is one of the two festivities of Islam. It commemorates Prophet Ibrahim’s (A.S.) willingness to sacrifice his son Ismail to God. Moreover, it also marks the end of the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca.

Eid alAdha is a time for wishing one another well. Muslims around the globe celebrate Eid alAdha with prayers and social gatherings.

So, what are the things we should do on Eid al-Adha? Here is an important reminder of things that are sunnah (practices of Prophet Muhammad SAW) on this joyous day.

  • Ghusl – to know how, kindly click here.
  • Wear your most beautiful and clean garments. It doesn’t necessarily need to be new, just as long as it is clean. Women are highly recommended to not adorn themselves.
  • As for Eid al-Adha, do not eat before the eid prayer as what the Prophet SAW used to do, then he would eat from the meat of his sacrifice. However, if one is not planning on offering a sacrifice, then eating before the prayer would be fine.
  • Use two different routes (going and coming back home).
  • Recite the takbeer from the time of coming out of your home until the imam comes and starts with the eid prayer.
    • Allahu akbar, Allahu akbar, laa ilaaha illAllah, wa Allahu akbar, Allahu akbar, wa lillaah il-hamd (Allah is Most Great, Allah is most Great, there is no god but Allah, Allah is Most Great, Allah is Most Great, and to Allah be praise)”
  • This is the fun part, be sure to exchange duas and salams with the people around you at the end of the khutbah.

In sha Allah, all of our good deeds are accepted by The Almighty Allah Azza wa Jal. And may He forgive us for your shortcomings, sins and mistakes.

Eid Mubarak from Hijabi Mag team. Taqabbal Allah minna wa minkum!

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<p>Kai Darul is a 20-something accountant, blogger and occasional speaker from Tawi-Tawi, Philippines. On her free time, she blogs about her life, interior design, finance, personal development and Islam. She loves exploring and learning new things. You can find her at <a href='http://kaidarul.com'>kaidarul.com</a>.</p>