Bidding the Month Farewell
Allah (SWT) has mandated on us three acts to observe at the end of Ramadan.
Zakatul-Fitr, Takbeer, and ‘Eid Prayer #Takbeer
Allah has ordained upon the believers the utterance of takbeer, ‘Allah is the Greatest,” at the conclusion of the month, Rama-dan.
Takbeer should start on the eve of ‘Eid at sunset, and it continues until the time of ‘Eid prayer. #Allah (SWT) said:
“…And complete the prescribed period and glo-rify Allah in that He has guided you and pe-chance you shall be grateful.”
(Al-Qur an, 2:185)
The takbeer, Allah is the Greatest, is a superlative form indicat-ing there is nothing in the creation that is bigger or greater than Allah.
Everything in creation, things, ideas, institutions and planes, etc., pale into insignificance in the sight of Allah.
This utte ance is the believer’s victory and national anthem upon the forces of evil, low desires, and our faith affirmation, song of obedience, and gratitude to Allah (SWT).
Takbeer is always said when a Muslim reaches the summit, physical or spiritual, as in the completion of fast at the end of #Ramadan.
It takes greatness and remarkable inner strength to win one against the forces of evil, and the greatness goes to Allah.
The Formula for Takbeer
Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar La illaha ilia llah Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar Wa lillahil hamd.
Allah is the Greatest, Allah is the Greatest. There is no deity worthy of #worship but Allah, and Allah is greatest.
Allah is the Greatest and all praise is due to Allah.
It is recommended for men to say the takbeer loud in the Masjid, homes
and market places as a sign of glorification of Al-lah, and expression of our gratitude and worship to Him.
Women however should say it silently.
Wouldn’t it be excel-lent to see that the #Muslim environment is charged with the glorification of Allah?
Instead of neon lights, and outdoor decorations, and honking the horns of cars, Takbeer is our out-ward sign of the festivity.
The ‘Eidul – Fitr is another important obligation after Ramadan and Sunnah of the Prophet.
The details of this Eid can be found in the book “The Prescribed #Prayer Made Simple. ”