Suggestions Regarding Eid Al-Fitr and Eid Al-Adhah: Hi all readers! We all know what Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adhah are. There are several suggestions about the two types of prayer that I will explain in this article. As Muslims, we must know about it.
As usual, before I explain more about this topic, I will quote two hadiths that are specifically related to our discussion.
Hadith About Suggestions Regarding Eid Al-Fitr and Eid Al-Adhah
The two hadiths about suggestions regarding Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adhah I mean are as follows;
عَنْ أَنَسٍ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ قَالَ : كَانَ رَسُوْلُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ لَا يَغْدُوْ يَوْمَ الْفِطْرِ حَتَّى يَأْكُلَ التَّمْرَاتٍ . أَخْرَجَهُ الْبُخَارِيُّ
From Anas radliyallahu ‘anhu, he said, “The messenger of Allah sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam did not come out to pray Eid al-Fitr until he ate several dates.” The hadith is narrated by al-Bukhari.
عَنِ ابْنِ بُرَيْدَةَ عَنْ أَبِيْهِ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُمَا قَالَ : كَانَ رَسُوْلُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ لَا يَخْرُجُ يَوْمَ الْفِطْرِ حَتَّى يَطْعَمَ وَلاَ يَطْعَمُ يَوْمَ الْأَضْحَى حَتَّى يُصَلِّيَ . رَوَاهُ أَحْمَدُ وَالتِّرْمِذِيُّ
From Ibn Buraidah from his father radliyallahu ‘anhuma, he (his father) said, “The Messenger of Allah sallallaahu’ alaihi wa sallam did not come out to pray Eid al-Fitr until he ate and he did not eat until he had prayed Eid al-Adhah.” The hadith is narrated by Ahmad and at-Tirmidzi.
There are some important things related to the two hadiths above that we need to know;
One: The first and second hadiths explain, that the Prophet Muhammad always ate before he performed Eid al-Fitr prayer. This is a suggestion for all Muslims before they pray Eid al-Fitr.
Two: The second hadith explains that the Prophet Muhammad did not eat before he prayed Eid al-Adhah. This is a suggestion for all Muslims related to Eid al-Adhah prayer. This is the opposite of the first point.
Three: The reason for the suggestion to eat before praying Eid al-Fitr is because someone is encouraged to give charity before he performs the prayer.
Four: The reason for suggestion to eat after the Eid al-Adhah prayer is because someone is encouraged to give charity after he performs the prayer.
All Readers! That is a brief explanation of suggestions related to Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adhah. Do you understand? If you want to ask, please ask!
I think that is enough for this article. May be useful!
See you again in the next article!
Hasan Sulaiman an-Nuri and Alawi Abbas al-Maliki, Ibaanatu al-Ahkaam Syarhu Buluughi al-Maraam, Vol. II, Dar al-Fikr Publishing, Beirut, 2004, p. 93-95.