"The first thing to be done on this day (first day of Eid ul Adha) is to pray...and whoever does so, he acted according to our Sunna (traditions)." - Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)
Join us for Eid Al Adha prayers, one of the most widely attended events of the semester. See the whole Penn MSA family and join us afterwards for a meal! College Green, 9am.
Etiquette of Eid:
1. Ghusl (taking a bath) before going out to the Prayer. It was reported that Sa`id ibn Jubayr said: “Three things are Sunnah on `Eid: to walk (to the prayer place), to take a bath, and to eat before coming out (if it’s `Eid al-Fitr).” On Eid-ul Adha you should eat after the salah.
2.Eating before coming out: “The Messenger of Allah (s) would not go out in the morning of `Eid al-Fitr until he had eaten some dates… and he would eat an odd number.” (Bukhari). On Eid al-Adha the sunnah is to eat something after the Eid Salah.
3. Takbir on the day of `Eid: This is one of the greatest Sunnahs of this day. We should make the Takbir tonight, and tomorrow. (The Takbir is Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, la illaha illallah; Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, wa lillahi al-Hamd).
4.Congratulating one another: People may exchange congratulations and good greetings on `Eid, no matter what form the words take. In a hadith it is reported “At the time of the Prophet (s) when people met one another on the day of `Eid, they would say, ‘Taqabbal Allahu minnaa wa minka.’” (Reported by Ibn Hajar). If possible Eid greetings should be saved for the day of Eid, rather than the night before.
5.Wearing one’s best clothes for `Eid: Jabir (ra) said: “The Prophet (s) had a Jubbah (cloak) that he would wear on `Eid and on Fridays.”
6.Changing route when you return from the prayer place: Jabir ibn `Abdullah (ra) reported that the Prophet (s) used to change his routes on the day of `Eid. (Reported by Al-Bukhari)