Extracts from Shaykh Abdul Hamid bin Muhammad Ali Quds Al-Makkiy Ash-Shaf’iy’s Kanz an-Najah wa as-Surur (Treasures of Success and Felicity)
Rasulullah ﷺ said,
من أحيا ليلتي العيدين أحيا الله قلبه يوم تموت القلوب
Meaning: He who enlivens the two Eids (with ‘ibadah), Allah will enliven his heart on a day when hearts die.
The meaning of “enliven his heart on a day when hearts die” alludes to one’s safety on the Day of Judgement and protection from having a bad end to one’s life (su’ul-khatimah).
Rasulullah ﷺ also said,
من أحيا الليالي الأربع وجبت له الجنة ليلة التروية وليلة عرفة وليلة النحر وليلة الفطر
Meaning: Jannah is obligatory for the one who enlivens four nights – the Night of Tarwiyah, the Night of Arafah, the Night of Eidul-Adha and the Night of Eidul-Fitr.
Amongst the ways one can enliven the night of Eid (other than making Takbir al-Eid and performing Solah an-Nafilah, which are well known in the Deen) is by making lots of zikir.
The following fawaid are mentioned in Kanz an-Najah wa as-Surur:
Faedah #1: Recite 400 counts of the following zikiruAllah between the entrance of Maghrib on the Night of Eid and Solatul-Eid:
لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ اللَّهُ وَحْدَهُ لاَ شَرِيكَ لَهُ , لَهُ الْمُلْكُ وَلَهُ الْحَمْدُ , يُحْيِى وَيُمِيتُ ,وَهُوَ حَىٌّ لاَ يَمُوتُ ,بِيَدِهِ الْخَيْرُ وَهُوَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَىْءٍ قَدِيرٌ
Meaning: There is no God but Allah, He is One and without partner, to Him is the Dominion and all praise, He gives life and brings forth death, He is Ever Living and doesn’t die, between His hands is goodness, He has power over all things
Rasulullah ﷺ said that whosoever recites in each of the two Eids (Eidul-Fitr and Eidul-Adha) 400 counts of “Laa ilaha illaAllah, wahdahu laa sharikalah, lahul-mulku wa lahul-hamd, yuhyi wa yumit, wa huwa hayyun laa yamut, bi yadihil-khayr, wa huwa ‘ala kulli sha-in qadir” Allah will wed him with 400 maidens (in Jannah). And it (his rewards) would be as if he had free 400 slaves. And Allah will send angels to build for him cities and plant trees for him up till the Day of Resurrection.
Faedah #2: Recite 300 counts of the following zikiruAllah between the entrance of Maghrib on the Night of Eid and Solatul-Eid:
سُبْحَانَ اللَّهِ وَبِحَمْدِهِ
Meaning: Exalted is Allah and praise be to Him