Takbeer during Zul Hajj


My question is related Takbir on Eid days.

Generally, Imam says “Allah O Akbar……..Subhanallah ………” after eid prayer as well as every Farz prayer and muktadi follows it.

I want to know according to Shafai Fikah, on the day of Eidul-Fitr, after which Farz prayer Imam should recite these takbir?

Similarly on Eid ul Adha, what is the duration  (from 9ZH till what date) where Imam should recite these takbirs?

If Imam forgets to recite Takbir than what is the ideal course to be taken thereafter?

Please clarify.

Thanking you,

Allah Hafiz.

Truly yours,

Anwar Ahmed Badar

November 2010

Dear Badar sb

Wa alaikum us salam wa Rahmatullah

I’ll appreciate if you please introduce yourself in detail.

All schools of thought including Shafa’i agree that following Takbeer should be recited after every prayer from 9th Zul-Hajj Fajr to 13th Zul-Hajj A’sr i.e. Ayyam ut Tashreeq.

الله أكبر الله أكبر الله أكبر لا إله إلا الله والله أكبر الله أكبر ولله الحمد

It is an established Sunnah of the Prophet صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم. It is not only for the Imam but for every person. If a person forgets to recite it, he should recite whenever he recalls that.

In Shafa’i School of Thought, two opinions are there for the end of it. Some says that it should end on Fajr of 13ZH and others say that on A’sr of 13ZH. The second opinion is more sound. (See the details in Fiqh Encychlopedia of Kuwait, Article أيام التشريق)

Remember in your prayers,



Assalamalaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barkatahu.

Dear Mubashir Nazir sahab.

I am very grateful for your reply. I am a resident of a village Dabhol, Dist. Ratnagiri, Maharashtra State. Presently I am staying in New Mumbai, involved in trading of food chemicals. Despite sending same question to various institutions, no one replied. I am very much thankful for your quick reply. Still I am not clear about Takbeer on the day of Idul Fitr. I humbly request you to clarify about it. I hope you will guide me whenever I need help in matters of Deen.


Allah Hafiz..Dua me yaad rakhna.


Dear Badar sb

Wa alaikum us salam wa Rahmatullah

Many thanks for your comments. The Takbeer is said according to the instructions of the Quran about Ramadan:

وَلِتُكْمِلُوا الْعِدَّةَ ، وَلِتُكَبِّرُوا اللَّهَ عَلَى مَا هَدَاكُمْ

“So that you complete the number (of fasting) and glorify Allah as He guided you.”

It is clear from the Sunnah of the Prophet صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم and His companions that they used to recite this Takbeer on Eid-ul-Fitr from morning prayer until Eid prayer. See the following links for specific narrations:



Feel free to ask should you have any other questions and remember in your prayers.



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Takbeer during Zul Hajj
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