General Takbir at `Eid-ul-Adha

A: One should continue offering general Takbir until the end of the thirteenth day of Dhul-Hijjah. There is no difference in this regard between a person who is performing Hajj and others. Allah (Exalted be He) says: ...and mention the Name of Allâh on appointed days (i.e. 10th, 11th, 12th, and 13th day of Dhul-Hijjah) and And remember Allâh during the appointed Days. Al-Bukhari reported that Ibn `Abbas said: "Al-Ayam Al-Ma`lumat (appointed days) are the first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah and Al-Ayam Al-Ma`dudat (appointed days) are 11th, 12th and 13th day of Dhul-Hijjah." Al-Bukkhari also said that Ibn `Umar and Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with them both) used to go to the market in the first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah in order to offer Takbir. (Part No. 8; Page No. 309) People used to follow their example in offering Takbir.It was also reported by Al-Bukhari as a commentary that Ibn `Umar used to offer Takbir during these days in Mina, after finishing every Salah (prayer), in his bed and pavilion, and while sitting or walking.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.