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Takbeer for Eid al-Fitr


At the end of Ramadaan Allaah has prescribed that His slaves should recite takbeer.

Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): “(He wants that you) must complete the same number (of days), and that you must magnify Allaah [i.e. to say Takbeer (Allaahu Akbar: Allaah is the Most Great)] for having guided you so that you may be grateful to Him” [soorah Al-Baqarah, v:185]

“that you must magnify Allaah” means venerating Him in your hearts and on your lips, by pronouncing the takbeer.

Word of Takbeer:

الله أكبر ، الله أكبر ، لا إله إلا الله ، والله أكبر ، الله أكبر ، ولله الحمد

Allaahu akbar, Allaahu akbar, laa ilaaha ill-Allaah,

Allaahu akbar, Allaahu akbar, wa Lillaahi’l-hamd

Allaah is Most Great, Allaah is Most Great, there is no god except Allaah
Allaah is Most Great, Allaah is Most Great, and all praise be to Allaah

Or you can say Allaahu akbar three times:

الله أكبر، الله أكبر، الله أكبر، لا إله إلا الله . والله أكبر ، الله أكبر ، ولله الحمد

Allaahu akbar, Allaahu akbar, Allaahu akbar, laa ilaaha ill-Allaah,

Allaahu akbar, Allaahu akbar, Allaahu akbar, wa Lillaahi’l-hamd

Allaah is Most Great, Allaah is Most Great, Allaah is Most Great, there is no god except Allaah,
Allaah is Most Great, Allaah is Most Great, Allaah is Most Great, and all praise be to Allaah

Both are permissible.

It is Sunnah:

This takbeer is Sunnah according to the majority of scholars.It is Sunnah for both men and woman, in the mosque, in the home and in the marketplace. Men should say it out loud, and women should say it quietly, because women are commanded to lower their voices.

Time for Takbeer:

The time for this takbeer begins when the sun sets on the night of 3Eid (i.e., the night before).

If it is known that the new month has begun when the sun sets, such as when the people have completed thirty days of Ramadaan, or when it is proven that the new moon of Shawwaal has been sighted. And it ends when the prayer begins, i.e., when they start the 3Eid prayer then the time for the takbeer ends.  (1)

It was narrated from 3Urwah ibn al-Zubayr and Abu Salamah ibn 3Abd al-Rahmaan that they used to recite the takbeer out loud when they came to the prayer-pace in the morning, and that Naafi3 ibn Jubayr used to recite the takbeer out loud when he came to the prayer-place in the morning of the day of 3Eid.

It was narrated from Ibn 3Umar that he used to come to the prayer-place on the morning of the day of 3Eid al-Fitr, when the sun had risen, and he would recite takbeer until he reached the prayer-place, then he would recite takbeer in the prayer-place until the imaam sat down and stopped reciting takbeer.

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References:
(1) Majmoo3 Fataawa Ibn 3Uthaymeen, 16/269-272.
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