Bismillaah wa -Alhamdulillaah wa Salaatu wa Salaam 'alaa Rasulillaah 'amma ba'd
The Noble Shaykh Muhammad Ramzan al-Haajiree (May Allaah Preserve Him), from the well known Mashayikh of Jubail, Saudi Arabia gave a LIVE Tele-Lecture with Muwahhideen Publications. The Shaykh enlightened us into the many sunan that were practiced by the Prophet (sallAllaahu 'alayhi wa salam) on the joyous occasion of 'Eid ul Fitr. This event was broadcast LIVE in Masjid Ibn 'Abbaas, Tobago, two masaajid in Trinidad, Masjid ul Khaleefah and Masjid us Sunnah, and four Masaajid in the U.S. Masjid Al-Bukhaari, Florida, Masjid Ibn 'Abbas, Georgia and Masjid Uthaymeen, New Jersey, and Masjid Nur Allaah, NY.
This lecture event was translated LIVE into English by the noble brother Mustafa George.
The Shaykh started off by saying that ‘Eid is a celebration that the believers should rejoice over and the joy of the people of eeman and taqwa is not like the joy of the people of transgression and evil. We should celebrate this day by glorifying Allaah, giving sadaqa and doing acts of obedience.
Getting into the subject matter, the Shaykh stated that there are rulings for every gathering and celebration and so there are specific rulings for ‘Eid al-Fitr. He went on to explain the matters of the day of ‘Eid with respect to what occurs before and after the salaah as well as describing the way in which the salaah is performed on Yawmul ‘Eid.
From the sunan of ‘Eid ul-Fitr as mentioned by our Shaykh are:
- Saying the takbir (Allaahu Akbar, Allaahu Akbar, Allaahu Akbar, Laa ilaha il Allaah, Allaahu Akbar, Allaahu Akbar, wa-lillaahil hamd)
- Giving the sadaaqatul fitr before the ‘Eid salaah
- Taking a complete ghusl (bath), wearing one’s best clothing and perfuming oneself (for the men).
- Eating an odd number of dates before going to the prayer.
- Praying the salaah in an open area.
- Leaving via one path and returning by way of another
As is the way of Ahlus-Sunnah, the Shaykh brought evidences from the established texts in order to validate the matters listed and expounded on each of them. In addition to this he addressed the situation of ‘Eid falling on Yawmul Jumu’ah and gave a stern warning against taking this day of permissible enjoyment as a day to commit acts that are impermissible in the Shari’ah, particularly the intermingling of the sexes and women dressing inappropriately and perfuming themselves when leaving the house.
The Shaykh concluded by advising us to make this day of celebration one in which we praise and glorify Allaah, be in constant remembrance of Him and that we benefit from this sitting and it be a proof for us and not against us.
Wa Billaahi Tawfeeq
Wa SallAllaahu wa Sallaama wa Barak 'alaa Nabiyanna Muhammad wa 'alaa 'Alyhi wa Sahbyhi wa Sallam