It is Wajib (compulsory) to recite aloud the Takbiraat of Tashreeq (once only) after every Fardh Salaah, from the Fajr of the 9th Zul-Hijjah (Saturday, 4th October 2014) to the Asr of the 13th of Zul-Hijjah (Wednesday, 8th October 2014*), performed with Jamaat or individually. Females should recite the Takbeer silently.
اَللهُ أَكْبَرُ اَللهُ أَكْبَرُ.لآ إِلهَ إِلَّا اللهُ وَاللهُ أَكْبَرُ. اَللهُ أَكْبَرُ وَللهِ الْحَمْدُ
Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar. Laa illaaha illallaahu Wallaahu Akbar. Allahu Akbar Walillaahil Hamd.
Translation: Allah is the Greatest, Allah is the Greatest. There is no deity besides Allah & Allah is the Greatest. Allah is the Greatest & all praise belongs to Him.
*based on South African lunar calendar.
Sunnats of Eidul Adha
- To wake up as early as possible.
- To take a Ghusl (Bath).
- To use the Miswaak.
- To apply Itr (perfume)
- To wear one’s best clothes (not necessarily new), ensuring that it conforms to the Shariah (Sunnah dress).
- To delay eating from the time of awakening and to break this mini fast with meat from the slaughtered Qurbani animal.
- To perform Eid Salaah at the Eid Gah .
- To choose a separate route when returning from the Eid Gah.
- To walk to the Eid Gah. However, there is no harm in using a conveyance if the Eid Gah is at a distance.
- To recite Takbeer en route to the Eid Gah loudly.
The Nights of Eid
It is desirable to engage in Nafl Salaah and Ibaadah on the nights before Eid. Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam has stated:
“Whoever stands up (in worship) on the nights preceding the two Eids expecting reward from his Sustainer, his heart will not die when other hearts will die. (i.e. He will be saved from the terror of the Day of Judgement)” (Ibn Majah)