Showing Praises with Takbir

Last modified on 26 September 2019 at 06:37

Allah said, “… (Allah wants you) to glorify Allah for that to which He has guided you, and perhaps you will be grateful.” [Quran 2:185]

There is no mercy greater than when Allah grants us simplicity to worship Him. Leaving Ramadan after being blessed with variety kinds of worship is an extraordinary God’s compassion. Consequently, Allah orders us to remember Him and feeling grateful after the end of Ramadan. He said, “… (Allah wants you) to glorify Allah for that to which He has guided you, and perhaps you will be grateful.” [Quran 2:185]

It is similar to what happened around 2000 BC when Abraham visited his son, Ishmael, in the dessert of Paran exactly in the valley Bacca (it will be called Mecca later) for the third time after Hagar passed away.

Abraham said, “O Ishmael! Allah has given me an order.” Ishmael said, “Do what your Lord has ordered you to do.” Abraham asked, “Will you help me?” Ishmael replied, “I will help you.” Abraham said, “Allah has ordered me to build a house (called Kaaba) here,” pointing to a hillock higher than the land surrounding it.” [narrated by Al-Bukhari]

Immediately after they finished building the Kaaba, they say, “Our Lord, accept this from us. Indeed You are the Hearing, the Knowing … And accept our repentance. Indeed, You are the Accepting of repentance, the Merciful.” [Quran 2:127-128]. Here they ended their gracious work by praising Allah and asking His acceptance.

Related to the end of Ramadan, our Prophet taught us to fill the night and the day of Eid Fitr with the remembrance of Allah generally and specifically with the takbir in which we express Allah’s greatness and transcendence. He said in one hadith, “Beautify your Eid days with the takbir.” [narrated by At-Tabarani].

Scholars said that it is recommended to fill the night before Eid Fitr with takbir from Maghrib up until the Eid prayer. Also note that the takbir during this period is not limited to being said after prayers, but rather it should be said in abundance in our houses and mosques and in the streets (without causing disturbance, of course).

Allahu akbar, Allahu akbar, Allahu akbar, walillahil hamd. Taqabballallahu minna wa minkum. May Allah accept our noble deeds.
written by Nur Fajri Romadhon

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