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Things to do on Eid Al-Adha

July 1, 2022 | Quick Benefit

In the Name of Allah,

Praise be to Allah,

Following after Eid-al-Fitr, we enter Eid-al-Adha, which also starts the first 10 days of Dhul-Hijjah.

Here in this article, I will be dicussing the many great things you can do in Eid-al-Adha:

1. Read Qur'an

Read lots of Qur'an to benefit yourself and many others on this blessed day.

2. Go to the Masjid

You can find your local Masjid (mosque) and start praying Jummah and other prayers there.

3. Make lots of Dhikr

Dhikr is one of the actions that are most beloved to Allah (subhanahu wa ta'ala).

4. Offer Sunnah Prayers

Sunnah prayers, while not obligatory, increases rewards and is what the Prophet ﷺ used to do:

Narrated 'Umar (radi allahu anhu):

"I memorized from the Prophet ﷺ ten (voluntary) Rak'at- two before the Dhuhr prayer and two after it; two Rak'at after Maghrib prayer in his house, and two Rak'at after Isha prayer in his house, and two Rak'at before the Fajr prayer. [Agreed upon]." (1)

5. Give Zakat

Giving Zakat (charity) is a good and benefitting action. You can find lots of Muslim charities to donate to.

6. Fasting (optional)

If you want, you can start fasting during the 10 days of Dhul-Hijjah, which increases rewards.

7. Preserve your ties of kinship

Preserving the ties of kinship is by visiting family even if they are not Muslims. This has high rewards.

Anas ibn Malik (radi allahu anhu) reported that the Prophet ﷺ said:

"Anyone who wants to have his provision expanded and his term of life prolonged should maintain ties of kinship." (2)

8. Listen to Masjid Khutbah

After a prayer in the Masjid is finished, the Imam will usually host a Khutbah, which the Imam speaks about important benefits.

Conclusion

Eid-al-Adha is a great time of the year and Alhamdulillah we have reached it! These 8 things to do will surely increase your piety.

May Allah bless you, and shukran.

Sources:

1. Bulugh Al-Maram Book 2, Hadith 254

2. Al Adab Al-Mufrad 56, graded Sahih according to Al-Albani