As-salaamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatahu.
Eid Celebration Schedule
Below are the Eid Celebration practices that Sidi has given us. We will post the date of ‘Eid when we know it, inshaAllah!
The last Day of Fasting Schedule:
& Fasting until Maghrib on the last day of fasting
Breaking Fast after Maghrib as usual
Dhikr after Isha Prayer
(we do not do Tarawih or Tasbih prayers on this night )
Eid Celebration Schedule for Mother Center
Pray Fajr Prayer
After Fajr Prayer eat an odd number of dates and drink
9:00 am Eid Celebration can include:
Procession Eid Takbeer
12:00 pm Eid Feast
Special note: For the 3 days of Eid Celebration the Eid Takbeer (below) is to be said after each of the 5 daily prayers in place of the usual after-prayer tasbih practice.
‘Eid Morning Ceremony (per Sidi – 9/08)
On the morning of ‘Eid, have an odd number of dates at a normal breakfast time after the Fajr prayer. Eat nothing else until you gather for the Eid celebration.
Turn in Zakat al-Fitr – This money is given to the poor prior to Eid al-Fitr. Each householder or single person pays what they normally pay for themselves and everyone in their family to eat for one day. This is so that everyone has something to eat on this day, even those who have little food. Five to twenty dollars per person is normal in our country. Sidi has been asking for twenty dollars per person. This must be given before the start of the ‘Eid prayer!!!
Important note: It essential that you pay Zakat al-Fitr prior to Eid, or else you will lose the blessings of your Ramadan fast.
Sidi asks that you send you Zakat al-Fitr to the Shadhiliyya Sufi Center, Attn: Salih Cotten, P.O. Box 100, Pope Valley, CA 94567.
Parade of the Prophet (pbuh) Optional– The Sunnah of the Prophet (pbuh) was to parade from the mosque out one road and return by another. Say the Takbeer, which is written below, while you walk.
Before the Imam arrives for the ‘Eid prayer, the congregation says:
“Allahu akbar Allahu akbar Allahu akbar
Laa ilaha illa-llah
Wa-llahu akbar Allahu akbar
“Allah is greatest; Allah is supreme!
There is no god but God
And Allah is Greatest
And to Allah be praise.” (See below for longer version.)
Repeat this dhikr many times – fifteen to thirty minutes or more – until the Imam is ready to lead the prayer.
‘Eid Prayer (Start at 9:00 AM).
Do not perform any voluntary prayer either before or after the ‘Eid prayer. There is neither call to prayer (adhan) nor commencement (iqamah) for ‘Eid prayer.
The ‘Eid prayer is 2 rak‘ahs (like Fajr salah). The Imām recites al-Fatihah and sūrahs out loud and the people say “Āmīn” aloud after the Fatihah. It is Sunnah to recite the 87th Surah (al-A‘la) in the first rak‘ah and the 88th (al-Ghashiyah) in the second rak‘ah; or 109 (al-Kafirun) in first rak‘ah and 112 (al-Ikhlas) in the second rak‘ah.
- Say one time “Allahu Akbar!” to begin the prayer.
- Then say seven times “Allah Akbar!” (raising hand behind ears for each one and clasp right hand over left before the next one). After completing then begin to recite the Fātihah.
- Say “Allahu Akbar” five times before the Fatihah in the second rak‘ah.
Al-Khutbah: Sermons The Imam gives two short sermons, khutbahs. Sit in between them and ask for forgiveness. The two khutbahs should be no longer than 20 minutes together. Open first sermon by calling “Allahu Akbar” 9 times and before the second sermon call “Allahu Akbar” 7 times.
After the Khutbahs, begin the dhikr with everyone standing in a circle. Set the intention for the Dhikr and say:
“La ilaha illa-llah (7 times)
Muhammadan Rasulu-llahAlayhi salatu-llah”
“In the name of Allah, we pray at the beginning of ‘Eid.
We ask You Allah, please accept our Ramadan prayer and fasting for Your face.
Give us Your blessing and keep us on the straight path.
Use us to carry Your message and Your religion; The religion of the Unity, The message of Love, Peace, Mercy, and Justice.”
“Please Beloved God, give us Your mercy.
Give Your mercy to our parents, our children, our families and our neighbors.
And give Peace to everyone in all the world, without separation.
Now make Dhikr.
After Dhikr, let the communal feasting begin! Don’t overeat! And remember to keep the Dhuhr prayer.
‘Eid lasts three days; on the fourth day, you should begin to make up any missed days from Ramadan.
Recitation of the Takbeer
(The Dhikr of His Greatness)
Allaahu Akbar : Allaahu Akbar : Allaahu Akbar
Allah is Greatest, Allah is Greatest, Allah is Greatest,
There is no deity but Allah,
Allaahu Akbar : Allaahu Akbar : wa lil-laahi-l-hamd
There is no deity but Allah, praise be to Allah,
Repeat the above 3 times, then continue…
Allaahu Akbaru Kabeera
Allah is Greatest, the Powerful
wal hamdu-lil-laahi katheera
And abundant praises are due to Allah,
wa subhaan Allaahi bukratan wa aseela
And Glory be to Allah early in the morning and in the evening
Laa-i-laaha il-Allaah (-u-wahdah)
There is no deity but Allah (one and only)
sadaqa wa’adah : wa nasara ‘abdah:
He fulfilled His promise and helped His servant,
wa a’azza jundahu : wa hazamal ahzaaba wahdah :
And strengthened His forces, and alone routed out the clans.
Laa- i-laaha il-Allah walaa na’abudu il-la iyyaah
There is no deity but Allah, Him alone we worship
Mukhli-seena la-hud-deena wa-low-karihal kaafiruun
Offering Him sincere devotion even if the disbelievers dislike (it)
Allaahumma salli ‘alaa sayyidinaa Muhammad
O Allah, evoke Your blessings on Prophet Muhammad,
wa ‘alaa aali sayyidinaa Muhammad
And on the family of Prophet Muhammad
wa’alaa ashaabi sayyidanaa Muhammd
And the companions of Prophet Muhammad,
wa ‘alaa ansaari sayyidinaa Muhammad
And on the helpers of Prophet Muhammad,
wa ‘alaa azwaaji sayyidianaa Muhammad
And on the wives of Prophet Muhammad,
wa’alaa dhurriyyati sayyidinaa Muhammad(un)
And the descendants of Prophet Muhammad,
wa sallim tasleeman katheeraa
O Allah, do send abundant peace on the Prophet.