The Day of Eid ul Adha (Festival of Sacrifice) is an important occasion celebrated by Muslims globally on the 10th of Dhul Hijjah to honour the willingness of ʾIbrāhīm (Abraham)(peace be upon him) to sacrifice his son Ismā’īl (Ishmael)(pbuh) as an act of obedience to Allah Ta’ala, before Allah Ta’ala intervened to provide him with a sheep to sacrifice instead.
SUNNAH ON THE DAY OF EID-UL ADHA
- To rise as early as possible
- To make Ghusl (Take a bath)
- To use the Miswaak (brush our teeth)
- To apply Itr (perfume)
- To wear one’s best clothes (not necessarily new), ensuring that it conforms with Sharia (Islamic code of dressing)
- For 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
- To go to the ‘Eid Gah’ (Place of Eid Prayer) as early as possible.
- To perform Eid Salaat on the ‘Eid Gah’ rather than the Masjid. There is no harm for aged and the sick to perform their Eid Salaat in the Masjid. Rain is also an excuse for performing Eid Salaat in the Masjid.
- To choose a separate route when returning from the Eid Gah.
- To walk to the Eid Gah. However, there is no harm in using any means of conveyance if the Eid Gah is a distance away.
- Recite the following takbir in abundance:
- If we have the means than Qurbani(Udhiyya)) should be done.