Sunnah Acts for Eid
We implore Allah, Most High, to make the approaching Eid Al-Fitr a moment of blessing for every Muslim.
Eid Al-Fitr is the day of benefits and blessings for all fasting Muslims, as they are promised great reward by Almighty Allah for their good observance of fasting. At the end of Ramadan, Muslims express their gratitude to Allah, Who has enabled them to observe fasting and, at the same time, granted them abundant provision during this blessed month. Eid Al-Fitr, therefore, is a day of joy, acts of worship, thanksgiving to Allah, cooperation, solidarity, brotherhood, unity, and spiritual provision.
On the day of Eid, there are some Sunnah acts that we should do, among which are the following:
1- Engage in reciting the takbeerat (saying “Allahu akbar” see below) from Fajr until the imam comes out for prayer. Takbir is recommended for males, females, young and old.
2- It is also important to make sure to pay Zakat Al-Fitr before the prayer. Ideally, it should be given in advance so that the poor can enjoy their Eid.
3- Make Ghusl
4- Appear in the best clean clothes dress that you can afford to, that are reasonable and modest.
5- And most importantly, to wish everyone the joy of Eid and show true signs of Islamic brotherhood by shaking hands and embracing and supplicating:“Taqabal Allahu Minna wa Minkum” (May Allah accept it from us and you).
6- Remember the true spirit of Eid is reflected in our extreme generosity to the poor and the needy. So, be charitable as best as you can.
7- Make lots of istighfar (asking Allah for forgiveness) and pray that Allah may accept our fast, prayers and devotion, and may He grant the Ummah glory and success.
Allah Almighty knows best.