Category: Eid
Fatwa#: 18926
Asked Country: Pakistan

Answered Date: Aug 26,2010

Title: 1)I want to ask whether greeting some one "EID Mubarik" sunnat?...2) Embracing on Eid is sunnat?

Question

Aslam-o-Aleikum,

1)I want to ask whether greeting some one "EID Mubarik" sunnat?

2) Embracing on Eid is sunnat?

 

 

Answer

In the name of Allāh, Most Gracious, Most Merciful


Assalāmu ῾alaykum wa Rahmatullāhi Wabarakātuh

 

Greeting someone with “Eid Mubarak” or embracing each other right after Eid Salaah is not established in sunnah. However, there is a leeway to do so outside the Eidgah as long as it would not  be regard it as sunnah. If someone does approach then instead of refusing, one should embrace him and thereafter explain the mas’alah in a polite manner.

Nonetheless, one should not regard it as sunnah or even look down at those who abstain from it since that will be bid’ah(Innovation).

(Aap  kay Masail, Vol.2, Pg. 573, Maktabah Ludhyanwi)

And Allāh Ta῾āla Knows Best
Wassalāmu ῾alaykum

 

Ml. Abdur Rahman Shareef,
Student Dārul Iftā

 

Concured by: Ml. Abduz Zaman, Student Dārul Iftā

 

Under the guidance of:

Mufti Ebrahim Desai Saheb
Dārul Iftā, Madrasah In῾āmiyyah

 

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