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Walking To The ‘Eid Prayer
It is prescribed* that one leaves (for the ‘Eid prayer) walking, not in his car, not upon a donkey, not upon a horse and not upon a camel.

((Because the Sunnah is that he goes out to the ‘Eid [prayer] walking))**

As was mentioned by ‘Alee bin Abee Taalib (radhiyallaahu ‘anhu). However; if there is a reason such as the distance of the Masjid or due to there being a sickness with the person or its like, then there is no harm if he goes out to it transported.


* The mention of not walking to the 'Eid prayer in the original Arabic is a clear printing error (Translators note).

** Reported by Ibn Maajah (1294) and Al-Baihaqi 1/281 and Al-Buseeree said that its chain of narration is da’eef (weak). Reported by Ibn Maajah (1295) and Al-Buseeree said that its chain of narration is da’eef (weak) also.

At-Tirmidhee reported it in the book of the two ‘Eids chapter: what has come regarding walking to the ‘Eid (530) it was declared Hasan (sound) by At-Tirmidhee. It was likewise declared Hasan by Shaikh Al-Albaani in his Saheeh At-Tirmidhee1/296 no. 530 and he said concerning it:

‘And the practice is in accordance to this Hadeeth by the majority of the people of knowledge, they consider it highly recommended that the individual goes out to the ‘Eid prayer walking. Likewise that he has something to eat before he goes out to the Salaatil Fitr.'

Shaykh Muhammad bin Saalih al-`Uthaymeen
Sharh al-mumti’ ‘alaa zaadil mustaqni’ vol 5 page 164
Translated by Aboo Haatim Muhammad Farooq
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