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Eid – Enjoying and Being Happy (Hadith No. 768)

Assalamu`alaykum,
Bismillah.

Volume 2, Book 15, Number 768:

Narrated Aisha:

Allah’s Apostle (p.b.u.h) came to my house while two girls were singing beside me the songs of Buath (a story about the war between the two tribes of the Ansar, the Khazraj and the Aus, before Islam). The Prophet (p.b.u.h) lay down and turned his face to the other side. Then Abu Bakr came and spoke to me harshly saying, “Musical instruments of Satan near the Prophet (p.b.u.h) ?” Allah’s Apostle (p.b.u.h) turned his face towards him and said, “Leave them.” When Abu Bakr became inattentive, I signalled to those girls to go out and they left. It was the day of ‘Id, and the Black people were playing with shields and spears; so either I requested the Prophet (p.b.u.h) or he asked me whether I would like to see the display. I replied in the affirmative. Then the Prophet (p.b.u.h) made me stand behind him and my cheek was touching his cheek and he was saying, “Carry on! O Bani Arfida,” till I got tired. The Prophet (p.b.u.h) asked me, “Are you satisfied (Is that sufficient for you)?” I replied in the affirmative and he told me to leave.

  • Girls = little girls who haven’t reached the age of puberty. Such girls can sing in the presence of men. If it’s a gathering with females only, then it’s no issue.
  • Music. Asataghfirullah!
  • When it comes to singing songs/nasheeds, lyrics are of the utmost importance. They should be decent and nice.
  • This incident where Ayesha (RA) enjoyed a show of black people resting her chin on Prophet (SAW)’s shoulder is discussed in this post and very beautifully explained in this video of AbdelRahman Murphy. <3
  • Enjoy your Eid. Be happy. And spread happiness.

 

 

The etiquette of Eid also includes the congratulations and good wishes exchanged by people, no matter what the wording, such as saying to one another Taqabbala Allaah minna wa minkum (May Allaah accept (good deeds) from us and from you” or “Eid mubaarak” and other permissible expressions of congratulations.

It was narrated that Jubayr ibn Nufayr said: When the companions of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) met one another on the day of Eid, they would say to one another, “May Allaah accept (good deeds) from us and from you.” Ibn Hajar said, its isnaad is hasan. Al-Fath, 2/446.

Offering congratulations was something that was well known among the Sahaabah, and scholars such as Imam Ahmad and others allowed it. There is evidence which suggests that it is prescribed to offer congratulations and good wishes on special occasions, and that the Sahaabah congratulated one another when good things happened, such as when Allaah accepted the repentance of a man, they went and congratulated him for that, and so on.

Undoubtedly these congratulations are among the noble characteristics among the Muslims.

Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen was asked: What is the ruling on offering Eid greetings and is there a particular wording to be used?

He replied:

It is permissible to offer greetings and congratulations on Eid, and there is no specific greeting. Rather the greetings that people customarily use are permissible so long as no sin is involved.

He also said:

Some of the Sahaabah offered greetings and congratulations on the occasion of Eid. Even if we assume that they did not do that, it has now become something customary that people are used to doing, congratulating one another on the occasion of Eid and on completing the fast and qiyaam.

And he was asked: what is the ruling on shaking hands, embracing and congratulating one another after the Eid prayer?

He replied:

There is nothing wrong with these things, because people do not do these things as acts of worship intended to draw them closer to Allaah, rather they do them because they are customary, and to honour and show respect to one another. So long as there is nothing in sharee’ah to indicate that a custom is forbidden, then the basic principle is that it is permissible.

[Taken from IslamQA]

P.S. this video here is nice:

Wassalam.

Valentine’s Day

A SPECIAL message for the Youth of Today. 

Give this to your wife in sha Allah!

Give this to your wife in sha Allah!

I don’t understand the “Muslims” of today;

Celebrating with joy, the Valentine’s Day;

Don’t you understand that it’s Shaitaan’s way?

Who’s ALWAYS trying to lead you astray!

We ALL KNOW where he wants to take us;

Into hell, and from the heaven AWAY!

So STOP following that coward’s footsteps;

Be strong and bold, have the courage to say,

“I’m a MUSLIM! I live and die for ALLAH alone!

Your whispers are useless, no matter WHAT you say!”

 

You don’t NEED to go to a date to make your day;

A spouse who helps you to Jannah, THAT’S what you should pray;

Remember the truth of this world; don’t forget;

A temporary enjoyment could be forever’s regret;

Your duty to Allah you should never neglect;

Do good deeds so in JANNAH you can FOREVER stay!

 

Our society with such evils is being eaten away!

Our mothers and daughters put on DISPLAY!

We say we are Muslims but do we have any FEAR?

Spending Millions and Millions on gifts each year

While our brothers die from hunger and we don’t shed A TEAR?!

We don’t even feel comfortable in an Islamic Atmosphere!

While a gathering full of EVIL is what should cause DISMAY!

 

So decide NOW whose side are you on?

It’s just fear; take a step, and it’ll be gone!

This world isn’t the place where you truly belong;

Be firm on your beliefs! Don’t EVER sway!

 

This feeling isn’t true, what you seem to call LOVE;

All tricks of the one, who was REJECTED above;

If you can learn to control and shun your DESIRE;

Allah has promised not to throw you WITH him, in the fire;

On the day of judgement, you would have special attire;

In sha ALLAH I pray, we ALL see that day!

Eid – Wearing New Clothes (Hadith No. 767)

Assalamu`alaykum,
Bismillah.

Book of the Two Festivals (Eids) starts today.

Volume 2, Book 15, Number 767:

Narrated ‘Abdullah bin Umar:

Umar bought a silk cloak from the market, took it to Allah’s Apostle and said, “O Allah’s Apostle! Take it and adorn yourself with it during the ‘Id and when the delegations visit you.” Allah’s Apostle (p.b.u.h) replied, “This dress is for those who have no share (in the Hereafter).” After a long period Allah’s Apostle (p.b.u.h) sent to Umar a cloak of silk brocade. Umar came to Allah’s Apostle (p.b.u.h) with the cloak and said, “O Allah’s Apostle! You said that this dress was for those who had no share (in the Hereafter); yet you have sent me this cloak.” Allah’s Apostle said to him, “Sell it and fulfill your needs by it.”

This Hadith shows us that the Prophet (SAW) refused to wear that new cloak – not because it was new, but because it was made of silk. Silk is not allowed for men to wear.

Coming to the next point, should we wear ‘new’ clothes on Eid, or the ‘best’ clothes? Well, in many narrations, we get to know that the Prophet (SAW) used to wear his best clothes on Eid – not necessarily new.

It was narrated that Jaabir (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) had a cloak which he would wear on the two Eids and on Fridays.

Saheeh Ibn Khuzaymah, 1756.

Al-Bayhaqi narrated with a saheeh isnaad (authentic chain of narrators) that Ibn ‘Umar used to wear his best clothes on Eid.

Imam an-Nasafi says in Kanz ad-Daqa’iq:

The Sunnah is to wear one’s best clothes on Eid.

If one can afford new clothes, then he may wear them. Nothing wrong about that as long as we don’t make a fuss about it every other Eid. Getting my point? :P

P.S. wearing your best clothes is good. But going out like that is good for men only. Women should observe the proper rulings of hijaab and cover their zeenah (beauty) while going out. Eid or not.

Ibn `Uthaymeen in his Majmoo` Fatawa:

You should wear your best clothes – this is for men. With regard to women, they should not wear beautiful clothes when they go out to the Eid prayer-place, because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Let them go out looking decent” i.e., in regular clothes that are not fancy. It is haraam for them to go out wearing perfume and makeup.

Must read point no. 5 here.

Similar Hadith discussed here.

Wassalam.

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