Rituals of the Day of Eid Al-Fitr

1. Recite Takbeeraat


 (Allah is Great . Allah is Great . There is no god save Allah. And Allah is Great. Allah is Great. (All) praise be to Allah. (We) sing the praises of Allah because He has shown us the Right Path. (We) gratefully thank Him because He takes care of us and looks after our interests.)


2. Give Zakaat-e-Fitra, which is 3 kilograms of the item commonly eaten per person in the house and it is better give it before Eed Salaat This is an emphasized Waajib, it is a means of acceptance of our A’amaal during Maahe Ramadhaan and it is also a safeguard against death.


3. Perform Ablution.  Recite this Duaa before it:


O Allah, believing in Thee, fully aware of Thy Book, following the way of life of Thy Prophet Muhammad, Allah's blessings be on him and on his children, (I perform Ablution).

اللّهُمّ إِيمَاناً بِكَ وَتَصْدِيقاً بِكِتَابِكَ وَاتّبَاعَ سُنّةِ نَبِيّكَ مُحَمّدٍ صَلَّى اللّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِهِ.


Then recite Bismillaah… and start making Ghusl, after finishing recite this Duaa:


O Allah let me make amends and compensate for my wrong doings, (so that) my religion becomes pure and O Allah remove the dirt from me.


اللّهُمّ اجْعَلْهُ كَفَّارَةً لِذُنُوبِي وَطَهّرْ دِينِي. اللّهُمّ أَذْهِبْ عَنّي الدّنَس


4. Recite Ziarat of Imam Husayn(as)


5. Recite Duaa-al-Nudbaa.

Sayyid Ibn Tawus has instructed, saying: After recitation of the Du`a' al-Nudbah, prostrate and say the following:


I seek refuge with Thee from the Fire whose hot flames do not get extinguished or grow dim,

whose energetic intensity does not loose its severity,

wherein parched throats never get quenched.


أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ نَارٍ حَرّهَا لا يُطْفأُ

وَجَدِيدُهَا لا يَبْلَى

وَعَطْشَانُهَا لا يُرْوَى.


You may then put your right cheek on the ground and say the following:

O Allah do not throw me down head on into the Fire after I have prostrated in adoration before Thee and thrown myself on the ground to humble myself before Thee; it is not a show of favour from me unto Thee but it is (Thy) merciful benevolence Thou bestows on me.


إِلهِي لا تُقَلّبْ وَجْهِي فِي النَّارِ بَعْدَ سُجُودِي وَتَعْفِيرِي لَكَ بِغَيْرِ مَنّ مِنّي عَلَيْكَ بَلْ لَكَ الْمَنّ عَلَيّ.


6. Recite Eed-Salaat.


It is recommended not to leave one’s house for joining the congregational Eid al-Fitr Prayer before sunrise. It is also recommended to say the supplications that have been mentioned by Sayyid Ibn Tawus in “Iqbal al-A`mal”. One of these supplications is that Abu-Hamzah al-Thumali has reported Imam Muhammad al-Baqir (a.s) as saying, “Whey you ready yourself for joining the congregational Friday Prayers and the Eid Prayers, you may say the following supplication:




O Allah, if one, on this day, prepares oneself,


takes pains, gets ready, or prepares oneself

to visit another one,

hoping for his aid, gifts,

benefits, and grants;

for You alone, my Lord, is my readiness, preparations,

taking pains, training, and inclination

in the hope of gaining Your aid, gifts,

grants, benefits,

bounties, and donations.

I find myself celebrating one of the feasts commemorated by the nation of Your Prophet, Muhammad,

blessings of Allah be upon him and his Household.

I have not come to You, today, carrying a righteous deeds that I may trust to present before You

nor have I introduced a creature as my interceder before You;

rather, I submissively draw near You

confessing of my wrongdoings and my offenses to myself.

So, O All-great, O All-great, O All-great,

(please) forgive my grave wrongdoings,

for, verily, no one can forgive serious transgressions save You.

O He save Whom there is no god!

O most Merciful of all the merciful!




The Eid Prayer (Salat al-`«d) consists of two Rak`ahs. In the first Rak`ah, one may recite Surah of al-Fatihah and Surah Al A'ala Mp3(No. 87). After the recitation of these Surahs, one may say the takbeer statement (i.e. allahu-akbar) five times and raise the hands for the Qunut after each takbeer, saying:


اللّهُمّ أَهْلَ الْكِبْرِيَاءِ وَالْعَظَمَةِ،


O Allah: You are the Lord of glory and greatness


وَأَهْلَ الْجُودِ وَالْجَبَرُوتِ،



And the Lord of magnanimity and omnipotence


وَأَهْلَ الْعَفْوِ وَالرّحْمَةِ،



And the Lord of pardon and mercy,


وَأَهْلَ التّقْوَى وَالْمَغْفِرَةِ،



And the worthiest of being feared and the Lord of forgiveness;


أَسْأَلُكَ بِحَقّ هذَا الْيَوْمِ الّذِي جَعَلْتَهُ لِلْمُسْلِمِينَ عِيداً،



I beseech You in the name of this day, which You have decided to be feast for the Muslims,


وَلِمُحَمّدٍ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِه ذُخْراً وَمَزِيداً



And to be safety and increasing honor for Muhammad—peace of Allah be upon him and his Household—


أَنْ تُصَلّيَ عَلَى مُحَمّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمّدٍ



(I beseech You) that You may send blessings upon Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad,


وَأَنْ تُدْخِلَنِي فِي كُلّ خَيْرٍ أَدْخَلْتَ فِيهِ مُحَمّداً وَآلَ مُحَمّدٍ،



And You may include me with every item of goodness with which You have included Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad,


وَأَنْ تُخْرِجَنِي مِنْ كُلِّ سُوءٍ أَخْرَجْتَ مِنْهُ مُحَمّداً وَآلَ مُحَمّدٍ



And that You save me from any item of evil from which You have saved Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad,


صَلَوَاتُكَ عَلَيْهِ وَعَلَيْهِمْ.



May Your blessings be upon him and upon them.


اللّهُمّ إِنّي أَسْأَلُكَ خَيْرَ مَا سَأَلَكَ عِبَادُكَ الصَّالِحُونَ،



O Allah: I pray You for the best of all that for which Your righteous servants have prayed You,


وَأَعُوذُ بِكَ مِمَّا اسْتَعَاذَ مِنْهُ عِبَادُكَ الصَّالِحُونَ.



And I seek Your protection against all that against which Your righteous servants have asked Your protection.


You may then say the takber for the sixth time, and do the genuflection (ruku`), and prostrate yourself (sujud). When you stand up for the second Rak`ah, recite Surah of al-Fatihah and Surah As Shams (No. 91) and then say the takbeer four times only raising the hands for the Qunut after each takbeer. After that, say the fifth takbeer and continue the prayer. After accomplishment of the prayer, say the famous Tasbeh al-Zahra' (a.s).