It is not established from The Prophet’s (salallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) hadith, however it is established from The Companions (radhiallahu ‘anhum). From Jarir bin Nufair, he said: “When the Companions of the Prophet (radhiallahu ‘anhum) meet on the day of ‘Eid, they would say to each other: “Taqabbalallahu minna wa minka (May Allah accept from us and from you (good deeds)).


Al-Hafiz Ibnu Hajar Al-Asqolaani (rahimahullah) said: “The chain of narration is sound.


Narrated by Ibnu Hibban (rahimahullah) from ‘Ali bin Thabit, said: “I asked Malik bin Anas about the people’s saying: “Taqabbalallahu minna wa minka.” He said: “Always on that matter, we see no problem in it” (As-Thiqaat, 9/90)


Abu Dawud (rahimahullah) said: “I heard (Imam) Ahmad when he was asked about people saying on the day of ‘Eid: “Taqabbalallahu minna wa minka.” He said: I hope that it is no problem in it.” (Suaalaat Abi Dawud, pg. 61)


“The Companions of the Prophet (radhiallahu ‘anhum) when they meet on the day of ‘Eid, they would say to each other: “Taqabbalallahu minna wa minka.””


Imam Al-Baihaqi (rahimahullah) made a chapter in his Sunan, The Chapter of What Was Narrated From The Sayings of The People on The Day of ‘Eid to One Another “Taqabbalallahu minna wa minka”.


Narrated from Adham (rahimahullah), Maula of ‘Umar Ibn ‘Abdul ‘Aziz, he said: “We used to say to ‘Umar Ibn ‘Abdul ‘Aziz on the two ‘Eids: “Taqabbalallahu minna wa minka O Amirul Mu’mineen!” So he replied back to us and he did not disagree against us.


Imam Ibn Jarir (rahimahullah) said: “We have narrated in the book Muhaamaliyyat with a sound chain of narration from Jabir bin Nufair, that he said: “The Companions of the Prophet (radhiallahu ‘anhum) when they meet on the day of ‘Eid, they would say to each other: “Taqabbalallahu minna wa minka.” (Fathul Bari, 2/446)


Sheikhul Islam Ibn Taymiyyah (rahimahullah) was asked about the greetings on the Day of ‘Eid, he answered: “About the greeting on the Day of ‘Eid to each other when people meet after the ‘Eid prayer: Taqabbalallahu minna wa minkum, or Ahaalahu-llahu ‘alaik (May Allah change you to be better), or anything similar, it was narrated from some groups of the Sahaabah that they did it, and it was approved by the Imams, the likes of Imam Ahmad and others. However Imam Ahmad said: ”I would not initiate it to anyone. If someone initiated it to me, then I will reply, because replying to salutation is wajib. However the initiation of the (‘Eid) greeting is not a sunnah that has been commanded, nor it is from which that has been prohibited. Whoever does it, for them are examples (from the salaf), and whoever leaves it, then for them are also examples. And Allah knows best.” (Majmu’ Al-Fataawa, 24/253)


And regarding the prohibition of that greeting, then it (the narration) is not authentic. (Sunan Al-Kubra Al-Baihaqi, 3/319)

Edited from Prof. Dr. ‘Asim bin ‘Abdullah Al-Qaryoti’s article “‘Eidul Fitri: Ahkamuhu wa Adaabuhu wa Tahdziru minal Mukhalafati Syar’iyyati fihi.”