Eid Parayer in Islam_Salatul Eid

Salatul Eid [The Eid Prayer]

Salatul Eid (Eid Salah/Eid Prayer) takes place in the early morning (after Fajr) on the first day of Eid. Muslims are encouraged to pray in Jama’ah (congregation) with their local Muslim community on occasions such as these. Please check with your local mosque for the prayer schedule in your local area.

Definition of Eid in Islam

  • Linguistically: Recurring.
  • Juridically: ‘Eid days are joyful days of eating and drinking and remembering Allah (SWT).

The Importance of Salatul Eid (Eid Prayer)

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eid prayer – salatul eid
  • Fardh-kifayah (collective obligatory duty): It is sufficient if this duty is performed by some in the community. If not, then the whole community has sinned.
  • Abu-Saeed Al-Khudhri said:

كان رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم يخرج يوم الفطر والأضحى إلى المصلى فأول شيء يبدأ به الصلاة ثم ينصرف فيقوم مقابل الناس والناس جلوس على صفوفهم فيعظهم ويوصيهم ويأمرهم

(رواه البخاري ومسلم)

“The messenger of Allah (SWT) used to go out to an open area on the day of Al-Fitr and al-Adh’ha, and the first thing he would start with was the prayer. When he finished he would stand facing the people who were seated in their rows; then he would preach to them, advise them and command them.” (Collected by bukhari & muslim).


When Eid is Celebrated?

  • Eid Al-Fitr: This is the 1st of Shawwal (month 10).
  • Eid All-Adh’a: 10th of Dhul-Hijja (month 12)

Conditions of Salatul-Eid (Eid Prayer)

  • Time: After sunrise (approximately two hours after adhan for Fajr).
  • Persons: At least 3 including the imam.
  • Salah: Two rak’ahs recited out-loud, made without adhan or iqama, first rak’ah 7 takbeer (takbeeratul-ihram + 6) second rak’ah 5 takbeer.
  • Two Khutbahs: Made after Salah.

Desirable things to do on Eid Day in Islam

  • Making ghusl and wearing your best clothes.
  • Sunnah to eat odd no. Of dates before salaat ‘eid ul-fitr and to eat from your sacrifice after salaat ‘eid ul-adh-ha.
  • Sunnah (if possible) to take one route while going and to return from another (walking)
  • Making Eid Takbeer:

Eid takbeer in Arabic:

الله اكبر الله اكبر لا اله إلا الله والله اكبر الله اكبر ولله الحمد

(“Allahu akbar, allahu akbar, la ilaha illa-allah wal-lahu akbar, allahu akbar, walil-lahil-hamd”)

Eid takbeer meaning in English:

“Allah is the greatest, Allah is the greatest, there is no god but Allah. And Allah is the greatest, Allah is the greatest and to Allah belongs all praise.”

Note: Takbeer should be said individually and not in one voice together in a group.

Allah knows the best. May Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) guide all of us to His Truth and purify of our intentions, and allow us to enter Jannah together. And may Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) accept all our good deeds and help us in the cause, forgive our mistakes and make us amongst the Muntaqeen & By His Mercy make us all Inhabitants of Jannah. Ameen ya rabbal’alameen.

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