Eid celebrations in Islam: What is the ruling on reciting takbir aloud when going to and returning from the mosque on Eids?


A missionary from the UK asked Hazrat Amirul Momineen, Khalifatul Masih Vaa whether it is permissible to recite takbirat aloud while heading towards the site of Eid prayer or the mosque on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr too. Huzoor-e-Anwaraa, in his letter dated 8 June 2022, provided the following response to this matter:

“Recitation of takbirat is confirmed from the practice of the Holy Prophetsa on both occasions of Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha. The only distinction is that Hadith substantiates that on Eid al-Adha, these takbirat are recited from after the Fajr prayer on the 9 Dhul Hijjah until after the Asr prayer on 13 Dhul Hijjah. (Sunan ad-Daraqutni, Kitab al-‘idayn, Bab 1, Hadith 1754) However, on Eid al-Fitr, the Holy Prophetsa and his companions would habitually commence the recitation of takbirat upon leaving their homes for the Eid prayer in the morning, and this would continue until the commencement of the Eid prayer. However, takbirat were not recited after the Eid prayer (Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah, Kitab salati l-‘idayn, Bab at-takbiri ‘idha kharaja ila l-‘id). This is our practice too, and for this reason, I issued a circular a while ago reminding the members of the Jamaat that takbirat should also be recited from morning until the Eid prayer on the day of Eid al-Fitr.”

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