Saturday

EID GREETINGS: ISLAMIC WAY


It is permissible for Muslims to greet each other on the day of id with specific greetings that have been reported from the Sahabah (may Allah be pleased with them). Responding to a question in this regard, Ibn Taymiyyah said:

"As for people greeting each other after the id prayer by, 'Taqabbalal-Lahu minna wa minkum (may Allah accept from us and you),' or, 'May Allah bring the id back to you next year,' etc. - it has been reported that some of the Sahabah practiced it, and the scholars permitted it. However, Ahmad said, 'I do not initiate saying it to anyone; but if one says it to me, I answer him. This is because responding to a greeting is obligatory, but to initiate the greeting is not a required Sunnah, neither is it prohibited; whoever does it would have an example (from the Salaf), and whoever does not would have a predecessor as well.'"

Jubayr Bin Nufayr said:

"When the companions of Allah's Messenger (Peace be upon him) met on the day of Eid, they would say to each other, 'Taqabbalal-Lahu minna wa mink (May Allah accept from us and you.)"

And Muhammad Bin Ziyad said:

"I was with Abu Umamah al-Bahili (Peace be upon him) and some other companions of the Prophet (Peace be upon him). When they returned from the Eid, they said to each other, 'Taqabbalal-Lahu minna wa mink.' "