Eid Night: Importance & PerformancesIn: General
Imam al-Sadiq (a): “The Night of Fitr is the night of receiving in full the reward of the laborer” (Ibid, H. 770 from al-Hidayah, p. 210)
In al-Fiqh attributed to Imam al-Ridha (a): “Put efforts in spending the Night of Fitr in supplications and keeping awake.” (Ibid, H. 771 from Fiqh al-Ridha p. 206)
Holy Prophet (s): One who recites two rak‘aat prayer on the Night of Fitr such that in the first rak‘ah he says al-Hamd followed by one thousand times Qul Huwallahu Ahad, and in the second rak‘ah he says al-Hamd followed by Qul Huwallahu Ahad once, then Allah, the Exalted, will grant him what he asks for. (Ibid p. 497, H. 773 from Tahdhib al-ahkam, 3, 71, 228). According to al-Kaafi it was the practice of Amirul Mu’mineen to recite this prayer (a) on the night of Fitr (Ibid, H.774 from al-Kaafi 4, 168, 3).
Imam al-Sadiq (a): He who visits the grave of al-Husayn (a) on three nights, Allah forgives his past and future sins. “Which are these nights,” asked ‘Abdur Rahman b. Hajjaj. The Imam said, “the Night of Fitr, Night of al-adhaa and Night of the Middle of Sha‘baan.” (Ibid. H. 781 from Tahdhib al-ahkam 6, 49, 112). [Translator’s comments: if we recite the ziyaarah al-Husayn from far & we will inshaa Allah be rewarded amply for it.]
Holy Prophet (s): He who keeps awake on the Night of Eid, his heart will not die on the day when the hearts [of others] will die. (Ibid. H. 783 from Tahdhib al-ahkam 6, 51, 119).
Holy Prophet (s): He who keeps awake on the Nights of Two Eids (i.e. al-Fitr & al-Adhaa) expecting reward from Allah (muhtasiban lillah), his heart would not die on the day when hearts [of others] die (Ibid. H. 784 taken from Sunan ibn Maajah 1, 567, 1782).
Authored by the director of Academy for Learning Islam (ALI)