ʿEid

Narrations from the Salaf related to Eid.

Eid Greetings of the Companions

The Companions of Allāh’s Messenger – peace and blessings be upon him – used to say to each other when they met on ‘Eid:

Eid greeting

(taqabbalallāhu minnā wa minkum, which means ‘may Allāh accept from us and you [our fasts and deeds].’)

Al-Ḥāfidh Ibn Ḥajr, Fatḥ Al-Bārī, grades this narration’s chain of transmission ḥasan and cites it from Al-Maḥāmilīyyāt.

Generosity and Community in Ramadan

It is reported that Ḥammād b. Abī Sulaymān was a wealthy man, he used to provide ifṭār (meal to end the fast) for five hundred people in Ramaḍān, and would give each of them one hundred dirham after ‘Eid.

It is also reported that he used to provide ifṭār for fifty poor people a day in Ramaḍān, and on the eve of ‘Eid he would give each of them clothes to wear.

Al-Dhahabī, Siyar A’lām Al-Nubalā`, in his biography of Ḥammād b. Abī Sulaymān.

The Takbīr for ‘Eid

Ibn Mas’ūd – Allāh be pleased with him – used to say the takbīr during the Days of Tashrīq thus:

eid-takbeer

Allāh is Greatest, Allāh is Greatest, none deserves worship but Allāh. Allāh is Greatest, Allāh is Greatest, and to Him is all praise.

Ibn Abī Shaybah, Al-Muṣannaf Vol.2 p74. Shaykh Al-Albānī said its chain of narration is Ṣaḥīḥ.

‘Alī – Allāh be pleased with him – used to say the takbīr following the Fajr prayer on the Day of ‘Arafah until the ‘Aṣr prayer of the last day of Tashrīq – he used to say it after ‘Aṣr prayer (then stop).

Ibn Abī Shaybah, Al-Muṣannaf Vol.2 p72. Shaykh Al-Albānī said its chain of narration is good.

See Irwā Al-Ghalīl Vol.3 p125.