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How to Perform Eid Prayers (Hanafi)

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Saturday, 08 December 2007 14:40

The Eid prayer has two raka'at performed in the normal way, with the only addition of six Takbirs, three of them in the beginning of the first raka'ah, and three of them just before ruku' in the second raka'ah. The detailed way of performing the Eid prayer is as follows:

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Takbir of Tashriq

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Saturday, 08 December 2007 14:38

Beginning from the Fajr of the 9th Zulhijjah up to the 'Asr prayer of the 13th, it is obligatory on each Muslim to recite the Takbir of Tashriq after every fard prayer in the following words.

Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar,

La Ilaha Illallahu, Wallahu Akbar,

Allahu Akbar wa lillahilhamd.

(There is no god but Allah and Allah is the greatest, Allah is the greatest and to Allah belongs all praise.)

According to authentic Islamic sources, it is obligatory on each Muslim, to recite this Takbir after every fard salah. For women also, it is commendable though not obligatory. Whether you are performing salah with Jama'ah (collectively) or on your own (individually) makes no difference. You must recite the Takbir. However, male Muslims should recite it in a loud voice, while females should recite it in a low voice.

   

The 9th day of Zulhijjah

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Saturday, 08 December 2007 14:37

The 9th day of Zulhijjah is called 'Youmul - "Arafah' (The Day of 'Arafah). This is the date when the Hujjaj (Haji pilgrims, plural of Haajj) assemble on the plain of 'Arafat, six miles away from Makkah al-Mukarramah, where they perform the most essential part of the prescribed duties of hajj, namely, the 'Wuqoof of'Arafat (the stay in 'Arafat).

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Slaughter or Sacrifice?

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Saturday, 08 December 2007 14:35

"Ibrahim was indeed a model devoutly obedient to Allâh, true in faith and he joined not gods with Allah" (16:20)

Ibrahim alayhis salam is distinguished in the Qur'ân as the intimate friend of Allâh and a model for humanity. His entire life was a journey of unquestioned obedience, undying love, and unparalleled struggle. He was ostracized by his own family, flung into a blazing fire, and banished from his homeland. Eventually Allâh granted him a son, a son to help him and accompany him in his old age, a companion, a source of hope and security, the fruit of his life, and a reward for a century of suffering. Ismail u being the promise of future generations was the whole world of Ibrahim alayhis salam. Ultimately, Ibrahim alayhis salam was instructed to place the knife on the neck of his beloved son. It is this sunnah of Ibrahim u that we emulate every year on the occasion of Eid-ul-Adha.

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Qurbani Masaa'il

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Saturday, 08 December 2007 14:33

  • Qurbaani is Wajib (necessary) on a person on whom Sadqe-e-Fitr is wajib.
  • Qurbaani is not necessary upon a traveller.
  • The days of Qurbaani begin from the 10th after Eid salaat up to sunset of the 12th Zil-Hijjah. The sacrifice may be made during the course of these three days. It is however, best to slaughter on the day of Nahr (Eid-ul-Adha), then on the 11th and thereafter on the 12th day till sunset only.
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