Things You Need to Do Before Eid ul Adha
In the final 12th month of the Islamic lunar calendar. The celebration of Eid-ul-Adha is to commemorate Prophet Ibrahim’s devotion to Allah SWT and his readiness to sacrifice his son, Ismail. At the very point of sacrifice, Allah SWT replaced Ismail with a ram, which was to be slaughtered in place of his son. This command from Allah SWT was a test of Prophet Ibrahim’s willingness and commitment to obey his Lord’s command, without question. Therefore, Eid-ul-Adha means the festival of sacrifice.
Following are the things you need to do before Eid ul Adha:
- Make Du’a on the Night of Eid
The Messenger of Allah (SAW) said. “ There are five nights on which Dua is not rejected: The first night of Rajab, The fifteenth night of Sha’ban, Thursday night, the night before Eid ul Fitr, Eid ul Adha.
- Perform Ghusl Before Eid Salaah
As a Muslim, Cleanliness is a fundamental part of our religion. So it is mandatory for Muslims to prepare themselves for Eid salaah. Apply Attar and perfume, wear a neat dress.
- Recite Takbeer
On the way to the masjid, Takbeer ul Eid should be recited softly. The Eid Takbeer is:
“Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar. La Ilaaha Illallahu Wallahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar wa Lillahil Hamd’
- Routes to Eid Salaah
As narrated by Jabir bin Abdullah, ‘On the Day of Eid, the Prophet (saw) used to return after offering the Eid prayer through a way different from that by which he went. (Bukhari) The reasoning behind this is so that on The Day of Judgement the two paths will testify that you attended this salah.
- Congratulating each other
On Eid day, we often congratulate each other with greetings such as ‘Eid Mubarak’. However, a better way to greet each other is to take the example of the Sahabah (RA). It was narrated by Jubayr ibn Nufayr (RA), that the Sahabah (RA) used to greet each other on the day of Eid with: ‘Taqabbal Allaahu Minnaa Wa Minka’, which means ‘May Allah accept (the fast and worship) from us and from you’. (Fathul-Bari).
- Give Gifts And Spread Happiness
Abu Hurayra reported that the Prophet (PBUH) said, “Give gifts and you will love one another.”
Eid is a perfect time to give your loved one gifts to celebrate the special occasion. And spread message of happiness and love to each other. Also, spend quality time with your loved ones.