Eighth: It is recommended, thereafter, to offer the ‘Id Prayer (Salat al-’Id), which consists of two units. In the first unit, recite Surah al-Faatehah and Surah al-A’la (No. 87). After the recitation of these Surahs, say the Takbir statement (i.e. Allahu-akbar) five times and raise your hands for Qunut after each Takbir, saying:

اللّٰهُمَّ [اَنْتَ اَهْلُ‏] اَهْلَ الْكِبْرِيَاءِ وَ الْعَظَمَةِ وَ اَهْلَ الْجُودِ وَ الْجَبَرُوتِ وَ اَهْلَ الْعَفْوِ وَ الرَّحْمَةِ وَ اَهْلَ التَّقْوَى وَ الْمَغْفِرَةِ اَسْاَلُكَ بِحَقِّ هٰذَا الْيَوْمِ الَّذِي جَعَلْتَهُ لِلْمُسْلِمِينَ عِيدا وَ لِمُحَمَّدٍ صَلَّى اللّٰهِ عَلَيْهِ وَ آلِهِ ذُخْرا وَ شَرَفا وَ مَزِيدا اَنْ تُصَلِّيَ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ اَنْ تُدْخِلَنِي فِي كُلِّ خَيْرٍ اَدْخَلْتَ فِيهِ مُحَمَّدا وَ آلَ مُحَمَّدٍ وَ اَنْ تُخْرِجَنِي مِنْ كُلِّ سُوءٍ اَخْرَجْتَ مِنْهُ مُحَمَّدا وَ آلَ مُحَمَّدٍ صَلَوَاتُكَ عَلَيْهِ وَ عَلَيْهِمْ اَجْمَعِينَ اللّٰهُمَّ اِنِّي اَسْاَلُكَ خَيْرَ مَا سَاَلَكَ مِنْهُ عِبَادُكَ الصَّالِحُونَ وَ اَعُوذُ بِكَ فِيهِ مِمَّا اسْتَعَاذَ مِنْهُ عِبَادُكَ الصَّالِحُونَ الْمُخْلِصُونَ

You may then say the Takbir statement for the sixth time, do the genuflection (ruku’), and prostrate yourself (sujud). When you stand up for the second unit, recite Surah al-Faatehah and Surah al-Shams (No. 91) and then say the Takbir statement four times only raising the hands for Qunut after each statement. After that, say the fifth Takbir statement and continue the prayer. After accomplishment of the prayer, say the famous Tasbih al-Zahra’(a.s.).

Narrations have mentioned many supplicatory prayers to be said after the ‘Id Prayer; rather, the best of them may be the forty-sixth supplication of al-Sahifah al-Kamilah al-Sajjadiyyah

It is also recommended to offer the ‘Id Prayer outdoors, directly on the ground without putting a carpet or any other thing under the feet, to return from a way other than the one taken in the coming, and to pray Almighty Allah for accepting the acts of one’s brethren-in-faith.

Ninth: It is recommended to visit the holy tomb of Imam al-Husayn (a.s.).

Tenth: It is recommended to say the famous supplicatory prayer known as Dua al-Nudbah, which will be cited later on in this book. Sayyid Ibn Tawus has instructed, saying: After saying Dua al-Nudbah, prostrate yourself and say the following:

اَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ نَارٍ حَرُّهَا لا يُطْفَى وَ جَدِيدُهَا لا يَبْلَى وَ عَطْشَانُهَا لا يَرْوَى

You may then put your right cheek on the ground and say the following:

اِلَهِي لا تُقَلِّبْ وَجْهِي فِي النَّارِ بَعْدَ سُجُودِي وَ تَعْفِيرِي لَكَ بِغَيْرِ مَنٍّ مِنِّي عَلَيْكَ بَلْ لَكَ الْمَنُّ عَلَيَّ

You may then put your left cheek on the ground and say the following:

ارْحَمْ مَنْ اَسَاءَ وَ اقْتَرَفَ وَ اسْتَكَانَ وَ اعْتَرَفَ.

You may then return to the (ordinary) prostration and say the following:

اِنْ كُنْتُ بِئْسَ الْعَبْدُ فَاَنْتَ نِعْمَ الرَّبُّ عَظُمَ الذَّنْبُ مِنْ عَبْدِكَ فَلْيَحْسُنِ الْعَفْوُ مِنْ عِنْدِكَ يَا كَرِيمُ

You may then repeat the following word one hundred times:

الْعَفْوَ الْعَفْوَ

Sayyid Ibn Tawus then adds, “Do not spend this day with entertainment and negligence while you do not know whether your deeds have been accepted or rejected. Rather, if you hope for acceptance of your deeds, you must show thanks; and if you anticipate rejection, you must be intensely sad.”