Here a few more Eid benefits:

Shaikh Salih al-Fawzan hafidhuhallah wrote:

1. “It is Sunnah before going out for the Eid prayer to eat an odd number of dates:

Three or five or more than that. He stops on an odd number due to the Hadith of Anas ibn Malik radiallahu anahu:

كان النبي لا يغدو يوم الفطر حتى يأكل تمرات

Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) never proceeded (for the prayer) on the Day of `Id-ul-Fitr unless he had eaten some dates. Anas also narrated: The Prophet (ﷺ) used to eat odd number of dates

[Saheeh al-Bukhari no. 953]

2. It is Sunnah to make Takbir loudly and quietly for women on the day of Eid when exiting the house until arriving at the Mussalah

Due to the Hadith of Abdullah ibn Umar radiallahu anhumma:

أن رسول الله كان يكبر يوم الفطر من حيث يخرج من بيته حتى يأتي المصلى

That the Messenger of Allah used make Takbir on the day of fitr from when he left his house until he arrived at the Musallah

[Saheeh due to corroborating reports]

Nafi’ said:

أن ابن عمر كان إذا غدا يوم الفطر ويوم الأضحى يجهر بالتكبير حتى يأتي المصلى، ثم يكبر حتى يأتي الإمام، فيكبر بتكبيره

Ibn Umar radiallahu anhumma, if he went out on the day of Fitr or Adha used to make Takbir loudly until he arrived at the musallah. Then he would make Takbir until the Imam came and he would make takbir with his takbir.

[Reported by ad-Daraqutni and others. It is Saheeh]

Note: Takbir in collectively in one voice is an innovation which is not affirmed from the Prophet sallahu alayhi wa salam nor his Companions radiallahu anhum. What is correct is for everyone to make Takbir with an individual voice.

3. It is Sunnah to Go to the Musallah Walking

Due to the Hadith of Ali:

من السنة أن يخرج إلى العيد ماشياً

It is from the Sunnah to leave for the Eid walking

[Reported by Tirmidhi and graded Hasan by al-Albani in Saheeh Tirmidhi no. 530]

Tirmidhi said: This Hadith is Hasan and most of the People of Knowledge act upon this Hadith and recommend for a man to go out walking to Eid and not to ride unless there is an excuse”

4. It is Sunnah to go to the Prayer using one route and return on another

Due to the Hadith of Jabir:

ان النبي إذا كان يوم عيد خالف الطريق

On the Day of `Id the Prophet (ﷺ) used to return (after offering the `Id prayer) through a way different from that by which he went

[Reported by al-Bukhari no. 986]”


Also, one should not raise their voice during the extra Takbirs in the Eid prayer:

Shaikh Ibn ul-‘Uthaymeen said rahimahullah

“… So like this, some people make the mistake in the Janazah prayer specifically. If the Imam makes takbir, they raise their voices (sayinh) ‘Allahu Akbar’. Some of them do this in the additional Takbir of the Eid prayer. If the Imam says ‘Allahu Akbar…Allahu Akbar’, they raise their voices with the Takbir, I mean, those behind the Imam. This is the mistake. The one behind the Imam makes Takbir quietly and glorifies Allah quietly and supplicates to Allah quietly” [here is some more information regarding making takbir in unison]

[Taken from: Liqaa Baba al-Maftooh no. 101]

Translated by

Faisal Ibn Abdul Qaadir Ibn Hassan
Abu Sulaymaan

Shaikh al-Albani rahimahullah writes:

“In this chapter is the Hadith from Abu Sa’eed al-Khudri (may Allah be pleased with him) with the wording:

كان رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم لا يصلى قبل العيد شيئاً , فإذا رجع إلى منزله صلى ركعتين

The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) did not pray before the ‘Eid prayer, but when he went back to his house he would pray two Rak’ah.

Reported by Ibn Majah (1293), Ahmad (3/28,40), al-Haakim (1/297) and Bayhaqi has the second half of the narration. Hakim said: its chain is Saheeh and Dhahabi agreed.
I (Al-Albani) say: It is only Hasan for verily Ibn Aqeel has some speech regarding his memory. So like that, Hafidh Ibn Hajr said in Bulugh al-Maram and Busayri in az-Zawaaid (2/80): its chain is Hasan.

The way to combine between these Ahaadith that preceded is that the denial of praying after Eid is only a denial to pray in the musallah of Eid as Hafidh Ibn Hajr mentioned in al-Talkhees (pg. 144).

And Allah Know Best”

[Irwaa al-Ghalil (3/100)]

Imam as-San’aani rahimahullah mentioned:

والحديث يدل على أنه شرع صلاة ركعتين بعد العيد في المنزل

“In this Hadith is the legislation to pray Two Rakat after Eid in the house…”

[Subul as-Salam Sharh Bulugh al-Maram (2/67)]

Shaikh Salih al-Fawzan hafidhuhallah said:

“…As for if he returns home, he can pray two rakat if he wills as the Prophet (ﷺ) did. As for the place of the prayer, he does not pray anything before or after. Verily he suffices with Eid prayer”

[Tasheel ul-Ilmaam Sharh Bulugh al-Maram (2/584]

Although there is a debate among the Scholars about the authenticity of this narration, those Scholars who grade the Hadith Hasan mention that it is legislated to pray two rakat at home. So I wanted to mention this benefit inshallah.

Translated by

Faisal Ibn Abdul Qaadir Ibn Hassan
Abu Sulaymaaan