Hadith on Eid: Women Participation in Eid Prayer

📖Sahih al-Bukhari 971| Sahih Muslim 890
Narrated Um `Atiya: We used to be ordered to come out on the Day of `Id and even bring out the virgin girls from their houses and menstruating women so that they might stand behind the men and say Takbir along with them and invoke Allah along with them and hope for the blessings of that day and for purification from sins.

From this hadith, we can learn a few key points:

  1. Obligation to participate in Eid gatherings: The narration indicates that the companions of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) were instructed to come out of their homes on the day of Eid-ul-Fitr and join the congregational prayer and celebrations.
  2. Inclusive participation: The instruction included women, including both virgins and menstruating women. They were encouraged to join the gathering, stand behind the men, recite the Takbir (proclamation of Allah’s greatness), invoke Allah, and seek blessings and purification from sins.
  3. Collective worship and supplication: The hadith emphasizes the communal aspect of Eid celebrations, where everyone is encouraged to participate in the prayer, recite Takbir, and engage in supplication together. This fosters a sense of unity and collective worship among the Muslim community.
  4. Spiritual significance of Eid: The narration highlights the importance of Eid-ul-Fitr as a day of seeking Allah’s blessings and purifying oneself from sins. It serves as a reminder for Muslims to reflect on their spiritual journey and seek forgiveness and blessings from Allah.

Overall, this hadith teaches us about the communal nature of Eid celebrations, the inclusion of women in these gatherings, and the spiritual significance of the day.