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Importance of Eid sermon
What does Eid mean?
Eid means joy. It literally means to come back again and again. This day is named Eid because it comes back again and again. On this day, Allah repeatedly blesses His servant with blessings and bounties. After forbidding eating and drinking in Ramadan, he ordered eating and drinking again. He repeatedly returned the blessings of giving and receiving Fitra, performing Hajj, and eating the meat of the Qurbani. It transmits joy to the human soul. For these reasons, this day has been named Eid.
History of Eid
When the Prophet (s) migrated from Makkah to Madinah; there were two special days among the people of Madinah, on which they played sports. The Prophet (s) asked them; What is the meaning of these two days? The people of Madinah replied, “We have been playing sports in these two days since the time of Jahiliyyah.” The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, ” Allah, the Lord of the worlds, has given you two better days instead of these two.” And on that day there are two: Eid-ul-Azha and Eid-ul-Fitr.
Abu Dawood: 1134; Nasai: 1556
Importance of Eid sermon
1. Listen to the Eid sermon
The correct provision for attending the Eid sermon is that it is Sunnah.
Abdullah ibn Sa’ib (may Allaah be pleased with him) narrated that he said; I came to the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) on Eid, then he finished the prayer and said: I will deliver the sermon, so whoever wants to sit down to listen to the sermon should sit down Let’s go.
Abu Dawood Ala. H / 1155 Imam Albani has called the hadith Sahih.
2. Number of Eid sermons
Shaykh Muhammad ibn ‘Uthaymeen (may Allah be pleased with him) said: If one looks at the hadeeths compiled by Bukhari, Muslim and others, it will be clear that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) gave only one sermon.
3. Eid prayer before the sermon
Imam Ibn Qudama (may Allah be pleased with him) has narrated the consensus on performing the Eid prayer before the sermon. Imam Ibn al-Munazir (RH) said; It has been proven from the Prophet (s) that he used to start the prayer before the khutbah on the day of Eid. Ibn ‘Abbas said,
I was present at the Eid prayer with the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), Abu Bakr, ‘Umar, and’ Uthmaan, all of whom prayed before the khutbah (Eid).
Bukhari Tao, H / 982, Muslim Masha, H / 2069 Ibn Umar. Tirmizi mother, H / 531, Mishkat H. H / 604
4. Pronouncing Takbeer in the sermon
Will the sermon start with Takbeer? Or with the praise of God? There are two ways to do this.
Like 1st: Mustahab is to start khutbah with takbeer. And there is a consensus among the four schools of thought: Hanafi, Maliki, Shafi’i, and Hanbali.
2nd opinion: to start with the praise of Allah. Ibn Taymiyyah, Ibn al-Qayyim, Ibn Baz. This is what you have accepted, And Imam Shawqani has leaned towards this view.
5. The content of the Eid sermon
Hanafi, Maliki, Shafi’i, and Hambali have agreed on the four schools of thought and said that the rules of Zakat-ul-Fitr will be the subject of the Eid-ul-Fitr sermon.
And Imam Shafei Rah. In one of the narrations, he mentioned the importance of remembrance, the will of taqwa, the competition in performing good deeds such as reciting the Qur’an, etc. Ibn Baz said. So it is.
May Allah Ta’ala grant us the Tawfiq to understand and act properly. Allahumma Amin.