How to Pray Eid Prayer – muslim eid- salat

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Salat of the two’Eids (festivals) The people in the days of ignorance used to have two days every year in which they would celebrate, so when the Prophet (peace be upon him) arrived at Madinah, he said: “You used to have two days in which you celebrated, but Allah has substituted these w It is not permissible to celebrate or participate in the festivals of the unbelievers, since it (the festival) is the most obvious sign of any religion and the most obvious of its laws and ways (belief). Allah (the most High) says: To each among you, we have prescribed a law and a clear way. ‘Eid in Islam involves worship, and a clear sign of happiness and pleasure, during which the people eat good food and partake in permissible celebrations. Allah prescribed a prayer in the two Eids called Salatul-‘Eid (the Salat observed during the two festivals) which is one of the most important manifestations of Islam. This prayer is a Farḍhu kifa’yah (a collective obligation); when enough people observe even though the order given to attend the Salat is very emphatic. The Prophet (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) had ordered that it be observed, and indeed ordered that women, young or old, attend, such that menstruating women, even thoug And the Prophet (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) ordered that it be observed by men and women alike. Umm ‘Atiyyah (may Allah be pleased with her) said: “The Messenger of Allah (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) ordered us to bring the following to fiṭr and aḍha (lesser and greater ‘Eids): the ‘awa’tiq (adolescent females), the huyyaḍh (menstruating women) and possessors of al-khudur (virg The two festive Salats consist of two raka’at with neither the aḍhan nor Iqamah, and with loud recitation in both. After the initiating takbir and the invocation for starting Salat, and before saying ‘al-Isti’aaḍha’ (seeking refuge) and the recitation, th It is Sunnah to read al-A‘la in the first raka’ah, after al-Fatiha, and al-Ghashiyah in the second, or Qaf in the first and al-Qamar in the second. After the rising takbir (from the first rak’ah), he says five takbirs. He raises his hands for each takbir. In between the takbirs, he praises and glorifies Allah, and seeks blessings on the Prophet (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him). After saying Tasleem, he mounts the pulpit and delivers two sermons, separating between each sermon by sitting for a short time. It is recommended for the preacher, during ‘Eidul-fitr, to remind the people of the rulings of the occasion of ‘Eidul-fitr, and during ‘Eid Al-Adha to remind them of the rulings of sacrificial animals and what suits that occasion, as the Prophet (peace be The Sunnah is to observe the two ‘Eid Salats on a plain praying ground, and not in the mosque. There is no harm, however, if it is observed inside a mosque, if the need arises. It is also preferred for a man to beautify himself by wearing his best clothes. Concerning women, they are to go to the place of Salat without any adornment or finery, and they should not wear perfume. The congregation should arrive early and occupy the f on foot- if possible; as it has been reported on the authority of Ja’bir (may Allah be pleased with him) that: “The Prophet (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) used to take different paths, during the day of the festival.” Another Sunnah is to eat an odd number of dates (3 or 5 dates) before going to the prayer on the lesser ‘Eid, and it is preferred to delay the Salah of ‘Eidul-fitr in order to allow for the distribution of zakaatul-fitr by the worshippers to whom it is du But it is improper to perform supererogatory prayer before or after Salatul-‘Eid, unless it is performed as Salatu tahiyyatul Masjid (Salat for saluting the mosque) when entering the mosque. It is recommended for those who missed Salatul-‘Eid, or a part of it, to make it up by offering it in its manner; by praying two rak’ats with their Takbeer, or by completing what one missed of the prayer if the person did not manage to catch all of it with the imam, so that he completes two rak’ats, both in the manner the Salatul-‘Eid should be performed. One should say the Takbeer throughout these days by saying: “Allahu-Akbar, Allahu-Akbar. La ila-ha ill-lal-lah. Allahu-Akbar, Allahu-Akbar. Wa-lilahill hamd” Meaning: “Allah is Greater (than all things), Allah is Greater (than all things), there is no god Takbeer during ‘Eidul-fitr starts from the dawn of ‘Eid day and continues until the Imam starts the prayer of ‘Eid. As for Eidul-aḍha, Takbeer starts from the morning of the day of ‘Arafa and continues until the sunset of the last day of Ayamut-Tashreeq ( So one should say Takbeer on one’s way to the mosque and while sitting there until the Imam comes, and also after the compulsory prayers which were performed in congregation, or in the market, or in the house, etc It is recommended for the Muslims to greet one another during the ‘Eid celebration by saying: “Takabal Allahu minna wa minkum” Meaning: May Allah accept from you and me our good deeds. It is also recommended to express the happiness of ‘Eid during the cel It is prescribed to spend generously on one’s family, with regards to clothing, food and entertainment, from that which Allah has permitted. For, indeed, the two ‘Eids are days of happiness, rejoicing and gladness. As Allah, the Exalted, says: Say (O! Muhammad), by the Bounties and Mercy of Allah, and by that they should rejoice. That is better than all that which they gather. It is illegal to visit graves on the ‘Eid day. Indeed, doing that negates what the ‘Eid connotes; gladness and happiness. Concerning festivals, the scholars have noted that it is not allowed for the Muslims to send greetings to the unbelievers during their festivals, as this means one accepts their disbelief and their way of life, just as it is not allowed for the Muslims to


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