In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy.
- Pray in a spacious place [outside the Masjid], so that all the Muslims can gather to manifest this legislated Islamic ritual. However, it can be prayed in a Masjid due to an excuse.
- Pray Eedul Adhaa early and Eedul Fitr delayed.
- Eat before leaving for the Eedul Fitr Salaah and eat after the prayer on the day of Eedul Adhaa, because the Prophet [sallal laahu alayhi wasallam] did not use to leave for the Eedul Fitr prayer until he ate an odd number of dates. [Bukhaari 953] As for on the day of Eedul Adhaa, he used to eat after the prayer. [Tirmidhee542. Ibn Maaah 1756 and declared Saheeh by Imaam Albaani (rahimahullaah) in Saheeh Ibn Maajah 1422]
- Take a bath and wear your best clothes.
- Remember Allaah a lot by way of Takbeer [i.e. Allaahu Akbar] and Tahleel [Laa Ilaaha Illal laah].
- When returning from the Eedul Fitr Salaah and Eedul Adhaa Salaah, take a road [or path] that is different from the one you took when you came out for the Salaah. This is based on the hadeeth of Jaabir [radiyallaahu-anhu] who said that the Prophet [sallal laahu alayhi wasallam] used to change roads. [Bukhaari 986] It is said that the wisdom behind this is so that all the roads [or paths] will testify to this [i.e. on the day of judgement]. Other scholars say that the wisdom behind this is so that the Islamic rituals are manifested.
- There is no harm if the people greet one another by saying [Taqabbalal Laahu Minnaa Wa Minkum [may Allaah accept from us (i.e. our good deeds) and from you (i.e. accept your good deeds as well)] as the companions of the Prophet [sallal laahu alayhi wasallam] used to do. And show happiness and joy in the presence of those whom you meet.
An Excerpt from ‘Al-Fiqhul Muyassar’ pages 126-127 – with the supervision of Shaikh Saaleh Aala Ash-Shaikh [hafidhahullaah]