In the name of Allah, the ever – merciful, the most compassionate. And peace and blessings be upon the Messenger of Allah, who was sent as mercy to the worlds, may every year finds you well.
The beginning: Eid al-Fitr prayer, What is its significance?
We have reached our final destination in this blessed month, and we are on the advent of Eid prayers. After we have spent days worshipping Allah the Almighty, and these days are the most blessed of all days.
The days of this blessed month are the most favorite in Allah’s sight as reading Quran, standing in night vigil prayers, and fating are among the best acts of worship in Allah’s sight.
During this month also we paid Zakat Al-Fitr, kept ties with our kinships, and we finally arrived to the day of Eid, May Allah accepts all our good deeds.
The blessed day of Eid is called in heaven as the day of the “Prize”. The day of the prize because when the Muslims go out to pray the Eid prayer, angels descend to distribute prizes on those who observed fasting and praying with excellence and perfection.
Therefore it is a day of acceptance, a day of prize, a day of high status in Allah’s sight. A day in which supplications are accepted, and therefore the Prophet (peace be upon him) asked women to attend the Eid prayers in mosques as well. Even women who are experiencing menstrual period, and are not praying were asked to join Eid prayer. They would sit, join in supplication and say amen to the Imam’s prayers, and listen to the Eid sermon.
The Prophet wanted even women with excuses which prevent them from praying to take part in goodness and blessing of this noble day.
The Eid prayer is prophetic Sunnah which should be observed with joy and takbir. The Takbir for Eid Al- Fitr starts from the dawn of this blessed day and ends with the conclusion of the Eid prayer.
While we sit waiting for Eid prayer we say “Allahu Akabar, Allahu Akabar, Allahu Akabar, Allahu Akabar, Allahu Akabar, wa lilallah al- hamd“.
Any type of invocation will do, so this issue should not cause a controversy among Muslims. Any invocation which indicates glorification for Allah the Almighty, and expresses joy for the advent of this blessed day will do.