17. Eid-Ul-Azha

Whatever we have mentioned for Eid al-Fitr, applies to this day also. And what is mentioned with regard to the recitation at the time of going out for the Eid Prayers also includes the narration of Iqbal through the author’s own chain of narrators from Abu Hamza Thumali from Abu Ja’far Baqir (as) that he said: When you go out to pray the Friday and Eid Prayers you must recite as follows:

اللهم من تهيأ في هذا اليوم أو تعبأ، أو أعد واستعد لوفادة إلى مخلوق رجاء رفده، وجائزته، ونوافله، فإليك يا سيدي كانت وفادتي، وتهيئتي، وإعدادي واستعدادي رجاء رفدك، وجوائزك ونوافلك. اللهم صل على محمد عبدك ورسولك، وخيرتك من خلقك، وعلى أمير المؤمنين ووصي رسولك وصل يا رب على أئمة المؤمنين الحسن، والحسين، وعلي ومحمد وتسميهم إلى آخرهم حتى تنتهي إلى صاحب الزمان (عليهم السلام) وقل: اللهم افتح له فتحا يسيرا وانصره نصرا عزيزا. اللهم اظهر به دينك وسنة رسولك، حتى لا يستخفي بشئ من الحق مخافة أحد من الخلق. اللهم انا نرغب إليك في دولة كريمة تعز بها الإسلام وأهله وتذل بها النفاق وأهله وتجعلنا فيها من الدعاة إلى طاعتك والقادة إلى سبيلك وترزقنا بها كرامة الدنيا والآخرة اللهم ما أنكرنا من حق فعرفناه، وما قصرنا عنه فبلغناه. وتدعو الله تعالى له وعلى عدوه وتسأل حاجتك ويكون آخر كلامك اللهم استجب لنا اللهم اجعلنا ممن تذكر فيه فيذكر.

O Allah, on this day one who became prepared and made himself capable, for entering the creatures with hope of his bestowal and reward and gifts; thus O my Lord, attention, permission to enter, my anticipation for Your bestowals, rewards and gifts is for You only. O Allah, bless Muhammad, Your slave and Your Messenger and Your chosen one from Your creatures and Ali Amirul Momineen, successor of Your Messenger and bless O Lord, the Imams of believers al-Hasan and al-Husain and Ali and Muhammad and Ja’far and Musa and Ali and Muhammad and Ali and Hasan and Master of the Time.

O Allah, open for him, an easy victory and help him with great help. O Allah, through him make Your religion and Sunnah of Your Messenger dominant, so that other rightful things do not remain concealed of fear of anyone. O Allah, we are inclined to You for a noble kingdom in which Islam and its people will be honored and the hypocrites and its people will be debased. And make us in that kingdom callers to obedience and guides to Your path and give us through it the well being of the world and the hereafter. O Allah, show us what we don’t know of truth and give us what we lack.

And bless His Eminence and curse his enemies, and fulfill the supplication; and Your last word should be: O Allah, accept our prayer. O Allah, make us of those who remember on this day and those who are remembered.