Monday, November 15, 2010

Hari Raya Aidil Adha 17/12/2010

Rasulullah Sallallhu 'alayhi wasallam said: "The heart of the person who remains awake (in Ibadat) during the night of Eidul Fitr and Eidul Adhaa will not die on the Day when hearts will be dead, i.e. the Day of Qiyaamah." (TABRANI) 
 The nights of both Eids, i.e. the nights preceding the Days of Eid, are auspicious occasions which should be observed with reverence and worship. These holy nights, should therefore not be allowed to pass by in idleness. Full advantage should be taken of these opportunities by offering obedience and Ibadat{worship} unto Allah Ta'ala to the best of our abilities. Istighfaar (seeking forgiveness for sins), Tilaawat (reciting the Quran), Nafl Salaat, Durood(salawaat), etc. should be profusely offered on these holy nights.


Ø      To rise as early as possible (in fact much of this night should be spent in Ibaadat [worship]).
 Ø      To take a sunnat bath (mandi sunnat hari raya)
 Ø      To use the Miswaak.
 Ø      To apply Itr (perfume).
 Ø      To wear one's best clothes, ensuring that it conforms with the Shariah (sunnah dress).
 Ø       Eid-ul-Adha is like Eid-ul-Fitr in every sense except for that in Eid-ul-Adha it is desirable not to eat anything before prayer, if you  have eaten then there is no harm.
 Ø      To go to the masjid as early as possible.
 Ø      To choose a separate route when returning from the masjid.
 Ø      To walk to the masjid. However, there is no harm in using any means of conveyance if the masjid is a distance away.
 Ø       To recite the Takbeer [Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, La IlahaIllallahu, Wallahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar wa lillahilhamd] while walking to the Eid Gah.
 Ø      If we have the means then Qurbani (Udhiyya) should be done

Let us Celebrate the Day of Eid by caring for the weak and needy in our community, discharging our Qurbani and by upholding the Commandments of Allah Ta’ala and the Sunnah of our Beloved Nabi Muhammad(Peace be upon him)

Eid Mubarak!!!

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