Fatwa: # 18926
Category: Eid
Country: Pakistan
Date: 26th August 2010


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



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

2) Embracing on Eid is sunnat?




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

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