All praises are due to Allah. May the peace and blessing of Allah be upon Prophet Muhammad, his household, companions and believers till the end of time. Allah says:

” إِنَّ اللَّهَ يَأْمُرُكُمْ أَن تُؤَدُّوا الْأَمَانَاتِ إِلَىٰ أَهْلِهَا وَإِذَا حَكَمْتُم بَيْنَ النَّاسِ أَن تَحْكُمُوا بِالْعَدْلِ ۚ إِنَّ اللَّهَ نِعِمَّا يَعِظُكُم بِهِ ۗ إِنَّ اللَّهَ كَانَ سَمِيعًا بَصِيرًا” (النساء 58)

Indeed, Allah commands you to render trusts to whom they are due and when you judge between people to judge with justice. Excellent is that which Allah instructs you. Indeed, Allah is ever Hearing and Seeing (4:58)

1- Taking spiritual bath, putting on a nice cloth and applying perfumes for men. Anas narrated that: “The Prophet commanded us that we should wear the best we have for eid, and we should sacrifice the best we could afford.” (Haakim). The Prophet (pbuh) do wear his embellished garment every eid.

2- Eating from the liver of the sacrifice on eid day. Burdah narrated that: “The Prophet (pbuh) never leaves the house until he eats on eidul fitri day. And he never eats on eidul adha day until he returns to eat from his sacrifice.” (Tirmidhi)

3- Chanting takbeer on night of the two eid day, and the praises will continue till the end of Ayyaam- tashreek for eidul adha and till the Imam comes forward to observe the eidul-fitri prayer. (وَاذْكُرُوا اللَّهَ فِي أَيَّامٍ مَعْدُودَاتٍ)

“And remember Allah during [specific] numbered days.” (2: 203)

4- Departure to eid through a route and returning through another. Jabir says: “The Prophet do change route on the day of eid.”

5- Observing the eid prayer in open space: except some inconveniences such as the rain, then it permissible to observe it in the Masjid.

6- There is no any nafila prayer before and after the eid prayer.

7- Sharing greetings by saying “Taqabbala Allah minna wa minkum.” This was the practice of the companions of the Prophet (pbuh) when they meet on eid day. (Ahmad)

8- Permissibility to create expansion in the food and drink and acceptable form of entertainment. The Prophet said regarding Eid-ul-Adha: “The days of tashreek are days of food and drink and remembrance of Allah.” (Muslim). Anas also said: “The Prophet (pbuh) came to madinah, and the people had two days for entertainment, and he asked; “What are these two days for? They said: “We used to entertain ourselves therein during the period of ignorance.” The Prophet (pbuh) said: “Allah has replaced them with better ones- the day of Adha and the day of breaking the fast.” The Prophet (pbuh) also told Abubakr to leave the two maiden girls that were singing on eid day in the house of ‘Aisha: “ O Abubakr: “Every nation has its day of feast, today is our day of feast.” (Nasaai)

Oh Allah descend peace; flowing with continuous tranquility and security upon Nigeria and all other Muslim nations. O Allah accept the worship of the pilgrims of hajj and Umrah, and grant us all Your pleasure, And the last of our call will be, “Praise to Allah, Lord of the worlds!”

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