Thursday, August 8, 2013

Eid ul Fitr: RAMADAN EID : Duas : Happy Celebrations

Eid ul Fitr 

marks the end of the month of Ramadhan. 

We say farewell to the blessed month, its beautiful days 

and its fragrant nights

      On the day of Eid al-Fitr, Imam Ali bin Abi Talib (as) delivered 

a sermon in which he said:   

"O people!
 Verily this day of yours is the day when the righteous are awarded and the wretched are losers. It is a day which is similar to the one on which you shall be standing (before your Lord). Therefore, when you come out of your homes to go to places of your prayer, remind yourselves about the day when you (your souls) shall come out of your bodies to go to your Lord. When you stand on places of your prayer, remind yourselves of your standing in presence of your Lord (on the day of Judgment). And when you return to your homes (after prayer), remind yourselves about your returning to your homes in Paradise.

      O Servants of Allah! Verily the minimum reward for those men and women who fasted (during Ramadhan), is an Angel, who calls out to them on the last day of the month of Ramadhan (saying): O Servants of Allah! Rejoice the Glad Tiding that all your previuos sins have been forgiven . Therefore, watch out in those things which serve as your re-creation (on this day and days to follow)" 

EID A’Aamal & Salaat  

1. Recite Takbeeraat

 (Allah is Great . Allah is Great . There is no god save Allah. And Allah is Great. Allah is Great. (All) praise be to Allah. (We) sing the praises of Allah because He has shown us the Right Path. (We) gratefully thank Him because He takes care of us and looks after our interests.)


2. Give Zakaat-e-Fitra, 

which is 3 kilograms of the item commonly eaten per person in the house and it is better give it before Eed Salaat This is an emphasized Waajib, it is a means of acceptance of our A’amaal during Ramadhan Month and it is also a safeguard against death.

3. Make Ghusl.  Recite this before it:

O Allah, believing in Thee, fully aware of Thy Book, following the way of life of Thy Prophet Muhammad, Allah's blessings be on him and on his children, (I take bath).
allahumma emanan bika wa tasdedan bikitabika wattiba`a sunnati nabiyyika muhammadin salla allahu `layhi wa alihi
اللّهُمّ إِيمَاناً بِكَ وَتَصْدِيقاً بِكِتَابِكَ وَاتّبَاعَ سُنّةِ نَبِيّكَ مُحَمّدٍ صَلَّى اللّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِهِ.

Then recite Bismillaah… and start making Ghusl, after finishing ghusl, recite this
O Allah let me make amends and compensate for my wrong doings, (so that) my religion becomes pure and O Allah remove the dirt from me.
allahumma ij`alhu kaffarattan lidhunube wa tahhir dene allahumma adh-hib `anniya alddanasa
اللّهُمّ اجْعَلْهُ كَفَّارَةً لِذُنُوبِي وَطَهّرْ دِينِي. اللّهُمّ أَذْهِبْ عَنّي الدّنَس

Special Ziarat on Idd

5. Recite Duaa-e-Nudbaa.   

Sayyid Ibn Tawus has instructed, saying: After recitation of the Du`a' al-Nudbah, prostrate yourself and say the following:

أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ نَارٍ حَرّهَا لا يُطْفأُ
a`udhu bika min narin harruha la yutfa'u
I seek refuge with Thee from the Fire whose hot flames do not get extinguished or grow dim,
وَجَدِيدُهَا لا يَبْلَى
wa jadeduha la yabla
whose energetic intensity does not loose its severity,
وَعَطْشَانُهَا لا يُرْوَى.
wa `atshanuha la yurwa
wherein parched throats never get quenched.

You may then put your right cheek on the ground and say the following:

O Allah do not throw me down head on into the Fire after I have prostrated in adoration before Thee and thrown myself on the ground to humble myself before Thee; it is not a show of favour from me unto Thee but it is (Thy) merciful benevolence Thou bestows on me.
ilahe la tuqallib wajhiya finnari ba`da sujude wa ta`fere laka bighayri mannin minne `alayka bal laka almannu `alayya
إِلهِي لا تُقَلّبْ وَجْهِي فِي النَّارِ بَعْدَ سُجُودِي وَتَعْفِيرِي لَكَ بِغَيْرِ مَنّ مِنّي عَلَيْكَ بَلْ لَكَ الْمَنّ عَلَيّ.

You may then put your left cheek on the ground and say the following:

Have mercy on him who has transgressed and committed blunders, (but) now ashamed surrenders (to Thee) to receive absolution.

irham man asa'a waqtarafa wastakana wa`tarafa

ارْحَمْ مَنْ أَسَاءَ وَاقْتَرَفَ وَاسْتَكَانَ وَاعْتَرَفَ.

You may then return to the (ordinary) prostration and say the following:

I am a troublesome servant but Thou art the bountiful Lord-Nourisher. A great many mistakes have been committed by Thy servant but O Compassionate, from Thee (only) Lenient treatment is expected.
in kuntu bi'sa al`abdu fa anta ni`ma alrrabbu `azuma aldhdhanbu min `abdika falyahsun al`afwa min `indika ya karemu

إِنْ كُنْتُ بِئْسَ الْعَبْدُ فَأَنْتَ نِعْمَ الرّبّ، عَظُمَ الذّنْبُ مِنْ عَبْدِكَ فَلْيَحْسُنِ الْعَفْوُ مِنْ عِنْدِكَ يَا كَرِيمُ.

You may then repeat the following one hundred times:

(I plead for) pardon; (I plead for) pardon.

al`afwa al`afwa
اَلْعَفْوَ، اَلْعَفْوَ
Sayyid Ibn Tawus, then, adds, “Do not spend this day with entertainment and negligence while you do not know whether your deeds have been accepted or rejected. Rather, if you hope of acceptance of your deeds, you must show thanks; and if you anticipate rejection, you must be intensely sad.”

6. Recite Eed-Salaat.

It is recommended not to leave one’s house for joining the congregational Eid al-Fitr Prayer before sunrise. It is also recommended to say the supplications that have been mentioned by Sayyid Ibn Tawus in “Iqbal al-A`mal”. One of these supplications is that Abu-Hamzah al-Thumali has reported Imam Muhammad al-Baqir (a.s) as saying, “Whey you ready yourself for joining the congregational Friday Prayers and the Eid Prayers, you may say the following supplication:
اللَّهُمَّ مَنْ تَهَيّا فِي هٰذَا ٱلْيَوْمِ
allahumma man tahayya'a fe hadha alyawmi
O Allah, if one, on this day, prepares oneself,
اوْ تَعَبَّا اوْ اعَدَّ وَٱسْتَعَدَّ
aw ta`abba'a aw a`adda wa ista`adda
takes pains, gets ready, or prepares oneself
لِوِفَادَةٍ إِلَىٰ مَخْلُوقٍ
liwifadatin ila makhluqin
to visit another one,
رَجَاءَ رِفْدِهِ وَنَوَافِلِهِ
raja'a rifdihe wa nawafilihe
hoping for his aid, gifts,
وَفَوَاضِلِهِ وَعَطَايَاهُ
wa fawazilihe wa `a§ayahu
benefits, and grants;
فَإِنَّ إِلَيْكَ يَاسَيِّدِي تَهْيِئَتِي وَتَعْبِئَتِي
fa inna ilayka ya sayyide tahyi'ate wa ta`bi'ate
for You alone, my Lord, is my readiness, preparations,
وَإِعْدَادِي وَٱسْتِعْدَادِي
wa i`dade wa isti`dade
taking pains, training, and inclination
رَجَاءَ رِفْدِكَ وَجَوَائِزِكَ
raja'a rifdika wa jawa'izika
in the hope of gaining Your aid, gifts,
وَنَوَافِلِكَ وَفَوَاضِلِكَ
wa nawafilika wa fawazilika
grants, benefits,
وَفَضَائِلِكَ وَعَطَايَاكَ
wa faza'ilika wa `a§ayaka
bounties, and donations.
وَقَدْ غَدَوْتُ إِلَىٰ عِيدٍ مِنْ اعْيَادِ امَّةِ نَبِيِّكَ مُحَمَّدٍ
wa qad ghadawtu ila `edin min a`yadi ummati nabiyyika muhammadin
I find myself celebrating one of the feasts commemorated by the nation of Your Prophet, Muhammad,
صَلَوَاتُ ٱللَّهِ عَلَيْهِ وَعَلَىٰ آلِهِ
salawatu allahi `alayhi wa `ala alihe
blessings of Allah be upon him and his Household.
وَلَمْ افِدْ إِلَيْكَ ٱلْيَوْمَ بِعَمَلٍ صَالِحٍ اثِقُ بِهِ قَدَّمْتُهُ
wa lam afid ilayka alyawma bi`amalin salihin athiqu bihe qaddamtuhu
I have not come to You, today, carrying a righteous deeds that I may trust to present before You
وَلاَ تَوَجَّهْتُ بِمَخْلُوقٍ امَّلْتُهُ
wa la tawajjahtu bimakhluqin ammaltuhu
nor have I introduced a creature as my interceder before You;
وَلكِنْ اتَيْتُكَ خَاضِعاً
wa lakin ataytuka khazi`an
rather, I submissively draw near You
مُقِرّاً بِذُنُوبِي وَإِسَاءَتِي إِلَىٰ نَفْسِي
muqiran bidhunube wa isa'ate ila nafse
confessing of my wrongdoings and my offenses to myself.
فَيَا عَظِيمُ يَا عَظِيمُ يَا عَظِيمُ
faya `azemu ya `azemu ya `azemu
So, O All-great, O All-great, O All-great,
ٱغْفِرْ لِيَ ٱلْعَظِيمَ مِنْ ذُنُوبِي
ighfir liya al`azema min dhunube
(please) forgive my grave wrongdoings,
فَإِنَّهُ لاَ يَغْفِرُ ٱلذُّنُوبَ ٱلْعِظَامَ إِلاَّ انْتَ
fa innahu la yaghfiru aldhdhunuba al`izama illa anta
for, verily, no one can forgive serious transgressions save You.
يَا لاَ إِلٰهَ إِلاَّ انْتَ
ya la ilaha alla anta
O He save Whom there is no god!
يَا ارْحَمَ ٱلرَّاحِمِينَ
ya arhama alrrahimena
O most Merciful of all the merciful!


The Eid Prayer (Salat al-`«d) consists of two Rak`ahs. In the first Rak`ah, one may recite Surah of al-Fatihah and Surah Al A'ala Mp3(No. 87). 

 After the recitation of these Surahs, one may say the takbeer statement (i.e. allahu-akbar) five times and raise the hands for the Qunut after each takbeer, saying as below:  

You may then say the takbeer for the sixth time, and do the genuflection (ruku`), and prostrate yourself (sujud). When you stand up for the second Rak`ah, recite Surah of al-Fatihahand Surah  91 As Shams Mp3  

 and then say the takbeer four times only raising the hands for the Qunut after each takbeer After that, say the fifth takbeer and continue the prayer.

اللّهُمّ أَهْلَ الْكِبْرِيَاءِ وَالْعَظَمَةِ،
allahumma ahla alkibriya‘i wal-`azamati
O Allah: You are the Lord of glory and greatness
وَأَهْلَ الْجُودِ وَالْجَبَرُوتِ،
wa ahla aljudi wal-jabaruti
And the Lord of magnanimity and omnipotence
وَأَهْلَ الْعَفْوِ وَالرّحْمَةِ،
wa ahla al-`afwi wal-rrahmati
And the Lord of pardon and mercy,
وَأَهْلَ التّقْوَى وَالْمَغْفِرَةِ،
wa ahla alttaqwa wal-maghfirati
And the worthiest of being feared and the Lord of forgiveness;
أَسْأَلُكَ بِحَقّ هذَا الْيَوْمِ الّذِي جَعَلْتَهُ لِلْمُسْلِمِينَ عِيداً،
as’aluka bihaqqi hadha aliyawmi alladhy ja`altahu lilmuslimena `edan
I beseech You in the name of this day, which You have decided to be feast for the Muslims,
وَلِمُحَمّدٍ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِه ذُخْراً وَمَزِيداً
wa limuhammadin salla allahu `alayhi wa alihi dhukhran wa mazedan
And to be safety and increasing honor for Muhammad—peace of Allah be upon him and his Household—
أَنْ تُصَلّيَ عَلَى مُحَمّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمّدٍ
an tusalliya `ala muhammadin wa ali muhammadin
(I beseech You) that You may send blessings upon Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad,
وَأَنْ تُدْخِلَنِي فِي كُلّ خَيْرٍ أَدْخَلْتَ فِيهِ مُحَمّداً وَآلَ مُحَمّدٍ،
wa an tudkhilany fe kulli khayrin adkhalta fehi muhammadan wa ala muhammadin
And You may include me with every item of goodness with which You have included Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad,
وَأَنْ تُخْرِجَنِي مِنْ كُلِّ سُوءٍ أَخْرَجْتَ مِنْهُ مُحَمّداً وَآلَ مُحَمّدٍ
wa an tukhrijany min kulli su‘in akhrajta minhu muhammadan wa ala muhammadin
And that You save me from any item of evil from which You have saved Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad,
صَلَوَاتُكَ عَلَيْهِ وَعَلَيْهِمْ.
salawatuka `alayhi wa `alayhim
May Your blessings be upon him and upon them.
اللّهُمّ إِنّي أَسْأَلُكَ خَيْرَ مَا سَأَلَكَ عِبَادُكَ الصَّالِحُونَ،
allahumma inne as’aluka khayra ma sa’alaka `ibaduka alssalihuna
O Allah: I pray You for the best of all that for which Your righteous servants have prayed You,
وَأَعُوذُ بِكَ مِمَّا اسْتَعَاذَ مِنْهُ عِبَادُكَ الصَّالِحُونَ.
wa a`udhu bika mimma ista`adha minhu `ibaduka alssalihuna
And I seek Your protection against all that against which Your righteous servants have asked Your protection.

 After accomplishment of the prayer, say the famous Tasbeh al-Zahra' (a.s).

Narrations have mentioned many supplications to be said after the `Eid Prayer; rather the best of them may be the forty-fifth supplication of al-Sahefah al-Kamilah al-Sajjadiyyah.

It is recommended to offer the Eid Prayer outdoors, directly on the ground without putting a carpet or any other thing under the feet, to return from a way other than the one taken in the coming, to pray Almighty Allah for accepting the acts of one’s brethren-in-faith.


The night of Eid ul fitr is a majestic night. It is beneficial to keep awake for Ibadah as this night is of equal importance as the night of Qadr. Eid must not just mark the ‘end’ of Ramadhan. Rather, it should be a new beginning, where we emulate our character and Islamic values, which we have focused upon for the past 30 days. We are like a child out of the womb, pure and innocent. Eid is the day of victory as we have succeeded in subduing our desires and purified ourselves. Lets not wash away our good deeds and revert to our merry old ways. Let the masjid still overflow with worshippers, let the Quran be the most essential part of our lives instead of letting it gather dust on our shelves. Our condition should be better than before Ramadhan month.
Eid is not just a ritual that provides us with an excuse to enjoy ourselves. It represents important values and participating in them, we seek to please the Almighty and attain nearness to Him.

Eid al-Fitr is a great day of festival for Muslims. It is a day of rejoicing and being happy. But for whom? Is it the day of rejoicing for those who simply put on new clothes and wear perfume? Or is it the day of being happy for those who were eagerly waiting for the release of the greatest enemy of mankind, Satan, from his captivity so that they all revert to committing sins? Unfortunately, many Muslims abstain from sins during the month of Ramadhan, but come Eid, they go back to what they were before! Cassettes of prayers, which were in their cars during the holy month, are thrown back into their cases and replaced with those, which are unlawful, by Shari'ah. The forbidden places from which they had abstained for month long, are infact the same places they go to celebrate Eid.

Just as, when a person goes to a college, or a university and at the completion of his course, he receives his award marking his achievement, we must understand that, the holy month of Ramadhan is a spiritual university where we are being trained to achieve Taqwa i.e. piety. The day of Eid al-Fitr is when Allah (SWT) is awarding us for our achievements.


قَالَ عِيسَى ابْنُ مَرْيَمَ اللَّهُمَّ رَبَّنَا أَنْزِلْ عَلَيْنَا مَائِدَةً مِنَ السَّمَاءِ تَكُونُ لَنَا عِيدًا لِأَوَّلِنَا وَآخِرِنَا وَآيَةً مِنْكَ

Qāla ‘Īsa-bnu maryama allāhumma rabbanā anzil ‘alayjnā mā’idatam-minas-samā’i takūnu lanā ‘īdan li-awwalinā wa-ākhirana wa-āyatam-minka

Isa, son of Mary, said: O Allah, Lord of us! Send down for us a table spread with food from heaven, that it may be an Eid for us, for the first of us and for the last of us and as a sign from You. .
Sūratul Mā’idah (No. 5), Āyat 114

The disciples of Nabi ‘Īsā (a) asked him to request Allah to send them food from heaven. Nabi ‘Īsa (a) questions them about the motives of their request, and when satisfied with their answers, he prays to Allah. He asks that Allah send down food from Heaven for them, so that it should be an Eid for them. His prayer is quoted in the above verse of the Holy Qur’an. The following questions can be asked after reading the verse:

1. Why does Nabi ‘Īsa say it would be an Eid for them if the food came from heaven?

2. What does the word Eid actually mean?

3. Is good food a condition for Eid?

In Tafsīr-e Namune, Ayatullah Makarim Shirazi explains what Eid really means. The word Eid comes fromawada, meaning to return. For example, the day when a nation becomes free of its difficulties and returns to its original state of ease and comfort, it is a day of Eid for them. Nabi ‘Īsā (a) said it would be a day of Eid for them because the witnessing of food being sent from heaven would instill certainty and faith in the heart of the disciples. They would then return to the original fitrat of the human being, in which there is no doubt and skepticism. Eating good food is a manifestation of the happiness felt by the believer at his return to the state of original purity.

The day of Eid thus has the following significances for the believer:

1) A return to purity: The original state of the soul of the human beings is pure and tranquil. In the world a lot of dirt and corruption changes it. When after a period of cleansing and purifying, it returns to its original state, the day becomes an Eid for the human being. Thus Eid-ul-Fitr is a return to original purity after the period of fasting and worship during the month of Ramadan.   Imam Ali (a) says: Every day that you do not commit a sin in is a day of Eid for you. (MH, H. 14304)

2) A cause of happiness: The believer is happy that he has been able to fulfill the commands of Allah and is promised the reward of forgiveness and mercy. This gives great joy to his heart. The happiness is then manifested in good clothes, delicious foods, and meeting with fellow believers. Every believer rejoices on the day of Eid, for having being given the tawfīq and chance to worship and fast for Allah. The happiness is not because the month has ended.

3) An occasion for gratitude.  Allah says in the Holy Qur’an about completing the month of fasting; . . . that you should complete the number and exalt the greatness of Allah for His having guided you, and that you may give thanks. (2:185):   Believers are grateful for the strength given to them by Allah to have fasted and prayed during the holy month.

As you prepare for Eid feel happy and grateful for the right reasons. Then it will truly be an Eid for you as ordained by Allah.

In the name of ALLAH; the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful :

May Allah honor us,
Forgive us,
Purify us,
Accept every forms of  prayers, salat,supplications:  ibadah and dua.
Elevate us,
Inspire us and
Envelope us with his noor,
Have Mercy and protect us all.
May Allah bless us with all good health, wealth and valor!!!
Heal us from every from all our damaged relations;
Improve our confidence in each other.
May Allah the Almighty lead us unto a straight, blessed path!!!
May Allah bless us all the happiness that we deserve
and all that is good in the world.
May Allah protect us from every form of evil and Satan.
May Allah the Almighty reward us all with our:
Ameen!!! SumAmeen!!! Allah-humma-Ameen!!!
"O Allah, let Your Blessings come upon Mohammed and the family of Mohammed, as you have blessed Ibrahim and his family. Truly, You are Praiseworthy and Glorious. Allah, bless Mohammed and the family of Mohammed, as you have blessed Ibrahim and his family. Truly, You are Praiseworthy and Glorious".
Successful indeed are the believers
- - The Holy Quran; 23, The Believers 1 .

We pray that this Holy month of Ramadan comes back soon!!!
Wish you and all: 
A Very Happy Ramadan-Eid-Al-Fitr!!!
And also a Very Happy Jummah-Eid Mubarak!!!
Kullu Amantubil Tayyab!!!
Kullu Amantubil Khair!!!

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