Eid prayers

Eid prayers, also known as Salat al-Eid (Arabic: صلاة العيد‎) and Șālat al-’Īdayn (Arabic: صلاة العيدين‎ "Prayer of the Two Eids"), is the special prayers (salah) offered to celebrate the two Islamic festivals traditionally in an open space allocated (musalla or Eidgah) or field available for prayer. The two festivals on which these prayers are conducted in large congregations are:

Eid prayers
Eid Prayers at Barashalghar, Debidwar, Comilla.jpg
Muslim males can be seen attending Khutbah as part of the Eid-ul-Adha prayers. Photo taken at Barashalghar union of Comilla's Debidwar upazila in Bangladesh
Official nameصلاة العيد
Also calledHolidays prayer
Observed byMuslims
TypeIslamic
SignificanceA Muslim prayer offered to God yearly in Eids.
ObservancesSunnah prayers
BeginsDuha
EndsZenith - Noon
FrequencyYearly
Related toSalah, Nafl prayer, Five Pillars of Islam
Eid prayer during Eid al-Fitr at Taipei Grand Mosque, Taiwan

Name variationsEdit

Region/country Language Main Romanised
Arab World Arabic صلاة العيد Ṣalāh al-'Eid
Greater Albania Albanian Namazi i Bajramit
Avaristan Avar ГІидалъул как GÍidal"ul kak
Greater Persia Persian, Dari, Tajik نماز عيد, Намози ид Namoz-i-Eid
Russia, Pakistan, North India Hindustani, Punjabi, Russian, Sindhi عيد نماز, ईद नमाज़, Ид намаз Eid namāz
China Chinese 會禮 Huì lǐ
Turkey, Azerbaijan Turkish, Azeri Bayram namazı
Balkans Serbo-Croatian, Bosnian Bajram-namaz
Bashkortostan Bashkir Байрам намаҙҙары Bayram namaz̦z̦ary
Kazakhstan Kazakh Айт намазы Ayt namazı
Laksky, Kulinsky Lak Байрам-чак Bayram-chak
Bengal Bengali ঈদের নামাজ Eid er namaz
Sweden Swedish Eidbön
Indonesia Indonesian, Javanese Salat Id
Malaysia Bahasa Melayu Solat Sunat Hari Raya
Kurdistan Kurdish نوێژی جێژن
Pashtunistan Pashto د اختر لمونځ
Tamil Nadu Tamil பெருநாள் தொழுகை Perunal thozhugai
Zazaistan Zazaki Nemacê roşani

ImportanceEdit

Different scholars interpret the importance of this salat (prayer) differently. Salat al-Eid is Wajib (necessary/mandatory) according to Hanafi scholars, Sunnah al-Mu'kkadah according to Maliki and Shaf'i jurisprudence, and Fard according to Hanbali scholars. Some scholars say it is fard al-ayn and some say it is fard al-kifaya.[2]

TimingEdit

The time for Salat al-Eid begins when the sun reaches approximately three meters above the horizon until it reaches its meridian. It starts when the sun has risen above the height of a spear, and continues until the sun is approaching its zenith. It is recommended to offer it in the forenoon in the early hours after sunrise.[3]

Adhering to the Sunnah, the time for Eid al-Fitr prayer is delayed and Eid al-Adha prayer is hastened, so as to facilitate distribution of Fitrana before the Eid al-Fitr prayer and offer sacrifice after the Eid al-Adha prayer. This has been a proved Sunnah and has been well recorded in Hadith books.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Search Results - Search Results - Seven five takbir (page 1) - Sunnah.com - Sayings and Teachings of Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه و سلم)". sunnah.com. Retrieved 2021-05-13.
  2. ^ "Ruling on Eid prayers". Islam Question and Answer.
  3. ^ The Two Eids and their Significance.

2. Description of Eid Prayer.