Eid prayers

Eid prayers, also known as Salat al-Eid (Arabic: صلاة العيد) and Salat al-Eideen (Arabic: صلاة العيدين), is the special prayer offered to commemorate two Islamic festivals. Both the Eids are collectively known as Eideen (عيدين) in the Arabic language. The two Islamic festivals are:

Name variations

Region/countryLanguageMain
Arab WorldArabicصلاة العيد (Ṣalāh al-'Eid)
IranPersianنماز عيد
Pakistan, North IndiaUrduنماز عيد (Eid namaaz)
Turkey, AzerbaijanTurkish, AzeriBayram namazı
BalkansSerbo-Croatian, BosnianBajram-namaz
Bangladesh, East India, North-east IndiaBengaliঈদের নামাজ (Eider namaz)
SwedenSwedishEidbön
IndonesiaBahasa Indonesia, Basa JawaSalat Id
MalaysiaBahasa MelayuSolat Sunat Hari Raya
Iraqi KurdistanKurdish Soraniنوێژی جێژن
KashmirUrduEid Namaz

Importance

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.[1]

Timing

The time of Salat al-Eid begins when the sun reaches approximately two meters above the horizon until it reaches its meridian before Zuhr. 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 Fitrah 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 also

References

  1. "Ruling on Eid prayers". Islam Question and Answer.

2. Description of Eid Prayer.

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