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Magnify Allah for the Bounty

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 “… and magnify Allah for what He has guided you to, and give thanks to Him.”

(Al-Qur’ān – 2:185)

This part of ayat 2:185 gives us two commandments: one, to magnify Allah for blessing us with the bounty of the Qur’ān, and two, to give thanks to Allah for this bounty as well as for giving us guidance and courage to fast in the blessed month of Ramadhan. Jurists believe that it is on the basis of these commandments, viz. to “magnify Allah for what He has guided you to, and give thanks to Him” that the Ummah raise additional Takbeers (saying Allahu Akbar and at the same time raising hands to the ears) while performing Eid prayers.

With regard to the number of extra Takbeers in the Eid prayers, there is legitimate difference of opinion among the scholars. There is no one narration of hadith in this matter which can be considered unquestionably more authentic than the others. Thus, Imam Shawkâni recorded 10 different practices of the Salaf (pious predecessors).

Imâm Shâfi’i holds that there are 12 extra Takbeers – 7 in the first ra’kah, and 5 in the second. In both of the rak’âts, the Takbeers are said before the recitation. Imâm Mâlik and Imâm Hanbal hold that there are 11 extra Takbeers – 6 only in the first rak’ah and 5 in the second, also said before the recitation. However, Imam Abu Hanifah holds that there are 6 extra Takbeers – 3 in the first rak’ah before the recitation, and 3 in the second rak’ah after the recitation of Qur’ān.



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