The official Fatwa Center explains how to perform Eid al-Fitr prayer at home


Sharjah 24- WAM:

The Official Center for Issuing Fatwas issued by the General Authority for Islamic Affairs and Endowments, issued a statement on how to perform Eid al-Fitr prayer at home, explaining its ruling, time and description, in addition to the sermon and the desirability of Eid.
The official Fatwa Center of the General Authority for Islamic Affairs and Endowments stated that the principle in Eid al-Fitr prayer is to perform in chapels and mosques; But in light of the current conditions imposed by the new Corona epidemic and the prevention of congregation in mosques and chapels in order to preserve the health and safety of people, and according to the fatwa of the Emirates Council for Legal Fatwa, she prays in individual homes, or the man prays in congregation with his children, and she has no sermon.

The Center affirmed that it is prohibited by Islamic law in such circumstances to endanger the health of people, especially: the elderly, pregnant women and children, and that all health instructions issued by the medical authorities in the state should be followed; So that our feast will be safer, more peaceful and more secure for everyone.

With regard to the ruling on Eid prayer, he made it clear that Eid prayer is a confirmed year for a resident who is not excused, and desirable for a woman, boy, and traveler, while its time starts after sunrise about twenty minutes, and ends at noon, “Azan noon”, and it is not authorized for it. It will not take place and not be spent, if its time has passed.

As for its characteristic, it is two rak’ahs. The worshiper enlarges the imam, the imam or the one who is alone in the first rak’ah, seven takbeers with the takbeer of ihram, and in the second six takbeers with the takbeer of qiyam, where the takbeer in the two Eid prayers before the reading is consecutive, and if you pray in congregation: the imam is silent after every takbeer as much as the congregation behind him .

The worshiper also raises his hands during the two Eid prayers only when the Ihram is enlarged, and if you pray in congregation, then after completing the takbeers, the Imam al-Fatihah recites aloud, and then reads what is available from the Noble Qur’an, such as: Surat al-Ula and Surat al-Shams or Surat al-Ghashiyyah and the like, and the congregation listens to the imam’s reading, and if I prayed separately, for it is desirable for the soloist to pray it out loud as the imam, but he continues between the takbeers during the prayer, while he performs the performance of the Eid prayer in this way, individually and in congregation.

Concerning the Eid prayer sermon, he is not engaged to perform the Eid prayer at home, but the imam is engaged to her if she prays in the chapel or the mosque, and this is not possible in such circumstances that we are going through. Legally required.

Eid day’s desires include:

1- Reviving the night of Eid with prayer and remembrance.

2- Washing for Eid, and if it is after Fajr prayer or close to it, then this is the best.

3- Decorating on the day of Eid, by wearing new clothes and using perfume.

4- The person should eat food before the Eid prayer, and it is better to have dates and be a chord if possible.

5- To increase the number of takbeers on the morning of the Eid and to be speaking openly, and this enlargement continues until the time for initiation of prayer and the mode of enlargement: God is great, God is great, God is great, there is no god but God, God is great, God is great, and God is praise.

6 – Congratulations on the occasion of the family, relatives, neighbors, friends and others, whether by phone or through social media.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here