Assalaamu alaikum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu dear brothers and sisters,
The ICPB administration has worked diligently to secure a safe, outdoor venue to accommodate the community for the observance of the Eidul-Fitr. Qadarallaah, none of the potential venues (including the parks the North Palm Beach area) would permit us to hold Eidul-Fitr due to public health restrictions. The ICPB masjid also does not have the capacity to safely host Eid prayers. Due to these difficulties, ICPB will not hold Eidul-Fitr this year (1442/2021), and we advise the community to perform the Eid Salah at their homes.
What follows are summarized points related to Eidul Salah and performing it at home:
Timing of Eid Salah
Eid Salaah is performed on the day of Eid in the time period after the sun rises in the sky to the height of a spear (held at arm-length) over the horizon. This is approximately 20 minutes after sunrise. The time for performing the Eid Salah extends until midday right before the sun is at its zenith.
How to Perform Eid Salah at Home
The ‘Eid Prayer consists of two rak’ahs. After saying the opening takbeer (“Allaahu akbar”) to begin the prayer, there are 6 more takbeeraat (saying “Allaahu Akbar”) before beginning recitation of Qur’an. The hands are raised with each of the takbeeraat.
In the second rakah, after saying “Allaahu Akbar” to rise from prostration, there are 5 more takbeeraat (saying “Allaahu Akbar”) before beginning recitation of Qur’aan. The hands are raised with each of the takbeeraat.
In the first rak’ah after Surah Al-Faatihah, Surah Al-A’laa can be recited. In the second rak’ah, after Surah Al-Faatihah, Surah Al-Ghaashiyah can be recited.
Or the imaam can recite Surah Qaaf after al-Faatihah in the first rak’ah and Surah Al-Qamar after al-Faatihah in the second rak’ah.
The rest of the prayer is completed as usual, without a khutbah/sermon delivered afterwards as there is no khutbah/sermon if Eid Salah is performed at home.
May Allaah grant us and you all safety and well-being. For more details on the rulings, Sunan, and virtues of Eid, please refer to the following resources:
The Day of ‘Eid and the ‘Eid Prayer: Obligations, Sunan and Celebration ―From Al-Fawzan, Ibn ‘Uthaimin, Al-Albani, Al-Baghawi and others
By Shaykh Abu Khadeejah Abdul-Waahid
A Beginner’s Guide to the ‘Eid Prayer
By Shaykh Hassan Somali
A Simple Guide to the Eid Prayer.
Many people have asked how to perform the Eid Prayer correctly.
Insha Allah – this short article will help our brothers and sisters regardless of their level.
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