Wednesday, August 23, 2017

What is the Wording of the ‘Eid Takbeer and is it Done in Unison? - Shaykh Al-'Uthaymeen



WHAT IS THE WORDING OF THE ‘EID TAKBEER AND IS IT DONE IN UNISON

Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih Al-‘Uthaymeen

Question: May Allaah treat you well.A message has come from thequestioner Ridaa ‘Umar, saying: Is the Takbeer on ‘Eid Al-Fitr and ‘Eid Al-Ad’haa after the prayers done in unison or individually? And what is the legislated wording which has come for the Takbeer?

Answer: The Takbeer is on the night of ‘Eid Al-Fitr up until the Imaam comes (to lead the prayer). Its description is that one says:

الله أكبر الله أكبر،لا إله إلا الله، الله أكبر الله أكبر ولله الحمد

Allaahu Akbar, Allaahu Akbar, Laa Ilaha Illa-Allaah; Allaahu Akbar, Allaahu Akbar, Wa Lillaahil-Hamd 

Or he says:

الله أكبر الله أكبرالله أكبر،لا إله إلا الله، الله أكبر الله أكبرالله أكبر ولله الحمد

Allaahu Akbar, Allaahu Akbar, Allaahu Akbar Laa Ilaha Illa-Allaah; Allaahu Akbar, Allaahu Akbar, Allaahu Akbar, Wa Lillaahil-Hamd 

Or that he says:

الله أكبر الله أكبرالله أكبر،لا إله إلا الله، الله أكبر الله أكبر ولله الحمد

Allaahu Akbar, Allaahu Akbar, Allaahu Akbar Laa Ilaha Illa-Allaah; Allaahu Akbar, Allaahu Akbar, Wa Lillaahil-Hamd

This affair is broad. It begins, on ‘Eid Al-Fitr- as I said – from the setting of the sun on the night of ‘Eid (and extends) up until the Imaam comes.

As for  ‘Eid Al-Ad’haathe Takbeer is from the entrance of the month of Dhul-Hijjah up until the last of the days of At-Tashreeq. However, it is not legislated on the day of the ‘Eid while the Imaam is delivering the sermon.This is because the people are commanded to listen to the sermon.

As for congregational Takbeer in unison, this is not from the Sunnah. Rather, everyone is to make the Takbeer individually. With this Takbeer, it is legislated for the men to raise their voices with it. As for the women, they are not to raise their voices; neither in the house nor in the market places. The woman should not raise her voice with it; however, if she is within the house and it makes her more active to say it audibly, then there is no harm. 

Translated by Raha ibn Donald Batts 

Source: Silsilah Fataawaa Noor 'Alaa Ad-Darb Tape No. 355