Sunnah Practices on Eid-ul-Adha

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As Eid-ul-Adha approaches, preparations are underway with the purchase of sacrificial animals and new clothes. However, beyond these customs lie Sunnah practices, acts revered for their significance as they were performed willingly by Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) himself. Embracing these traditions enhances the spirit of Eid-ul-Adha.

1. Pray Fajr Prayer: Start the day by offering the Fajr prayer, as Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) did, marking the beginning of Eid with devotion.

2. Take Ghusal for Salat al-Eid: Perform Ghusal (ritual bath) before Salat al-Eid, not only for hygiene but also to uplift the atmosphere of prayer and family gatherings.

3. Brush Teeth with Miswak: Use Miswak, a teeth-cleaning twig, for dental hygiene, a practice recommended by the Prophet for its numerous benefits.

4. Dress Up for the Occasion: Adorn clean and elegant attire, reflecting the festive spirit of Eid-ul-Adha, in adherence to both tradition and requirement.

5. Use Attar: Apply Attar, a non-alcoholic perfume, as Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) did on Eid occasions, creating a fragrant ambiance and following a Sunnah.

6. Perform Salat al-Eid: Attend the Eid prayer without fail, as it is integral to the Eid celebrations, followed by the Qurbani ritual and equitable distribution of meat among family, neighbors, and the less fortunate.

Embracing these Sunnah practices not only adds blessings to the occasion but also strengthens one’s connection with the teachings of Islam. As we commemorate Eid-ul-Adha, may we follow in the footsteps of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and find spiritual fulfillment in observing these traditions.