How To Pray Eid-al-Fitr Prayer at Home During Lockdown
The Eid-al-Fitr Prayer is the prayer done after Ramadan Fasting. However due to because of the COVID-19 Lockdown where everyone are urged to stay at home, this year Eid-ul-Fitr Prayer will not be held in congregation.
Since Muslims observe this prayer usually in congregation, majority might likely not know how to pray the Eid-ul-Fitr prayer at home.
In this article, you’ll get to read how you can observe the Eid-ul-Fitr Prayer at home.
DESCRIPTION OF EID-AL-FITR PRAYER
The Eid Prayer is two Rak’ah as established in the Hadith of ‘Umar (May Allah pleased with him):
The Prayer of al-Adha’ is two Rak‘ah, and the Prayer of aI-Fitr is two Rak‘ah…They are complete and not shortened, [as stated] on the tongue of your Prophet (ﷺ)
[collected by Imam Ahmad]
In the first Rak‘ah there are Seven(7) Takbirat (including the opening Takbir) and in the second there are Five(5) not including the Takbir for standing.
‘A’ishah narrated that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said:
TheTakbir in al-Fitr and al-Adha’ is seven in the first [Rak ‘ah] and five in the second, apart from the Takbir for bowing.
[Collected by Abu Daud]
The person says the opening Takbir [Allahu Akbar]. Then, say the opening supplication silently. ( دعاء الإستفتاح)
Then, seek refuge with Allah from the accursed Devil silently(أعوذ بلله من الشيطان الرجيم * بسم الله الرحمان الرحيم ) and Recite aloud in both Rak’ah.
Then, say six Takbirat [Allahu Akbar. Allahu Akbar. Allahu Akbar. Allahu Akbar. Allahu Akbar. Allahu Akbar], and raise your hands with each Takbir.
Then, Recite Suratul fathiah followed by Suratul Al’aa (Q: 87)
After completing the first Rak’ah (rukoo and sujood).
Read also : MSSN FUTA Daily Ramadan Reminder
For the Eid-ul-Fitr second Rakah
Then, say the Takbir [Allahu Akbar] to stand for the second Rak’ah, and then say five Takbirat [Allahu Akbar. Allahu Akbar. Allahu Akbar. Allahu Akbar. Allahu Akbar.]
Then in the second Rak’ah, recite Surah al-Fatihah followed by Surah al-Ghashiyah (Q: 88).
NOTE: If You have not memorized al-A‘laa and Surah al-Ghashiyah, then You can recite with what you are able from the Qur’an.
Then complete the second Rakkah with rukoo and sujood.
May Allah accept all our ibaadah and save us from Covid-19 pandemic. Amin
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