title: How to Perform the `Eid Prayer,
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The `Eid Prayer consists of two rak`ahs (units of the Prayer). In the first rak`ah, one makes Takbir (saying Allahu Akbar [i.e. Allah is the Greatest]) seven times other than the opening Takbir. In the second rak`ah, one makes Takbir five times other than the Takbir of standing.

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “There are seven Takbirs in the first rak`ah and five Takbirs in the second rak`ah of the prayer offered on the day of the breaking the fast and then recitation of the Qur’an after the opening Takbirs.” (Abu Dawud)

What are the etiquettes of `Eid Prayer? What is the Prophet’s guidance in performing `Eid Prayer?

Follow us on this interesting talk with Dr. Zakir Naik to find the answers to these questions and know more details about the etiquettes of the `Eid
Prayer.


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title: Rulings of the `Eid Al-Adha Prayer,
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The word “`Eid” means a recurring festival. The name of `Eid Al-Adha means the Feast of Sacrifice. It is celebrated on the tenth day of the lunar month of Dhul-Hijjah.

Here, Dr. Islam Rajab talks in detail about the rulings that should be performed during the first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah. He begins his talk by mentioning the merits and the time to start making takbir which starts from the first day of Dhul-Hijjah. There is a specific takbir that is made after each obligatory prayer starting from the Down Prayer of the ninth day, that is `Arafah, until the Afternoon Prayer of the thirteen’s day of the same month.

Then, he goes on explaining the exact time of Both `Eid Al-Fitr and `Eid Al-Adha according to the guidance of the Prophet (peace be upon him).

Follow us on this fascinating talk with Dr. Islam Rajab to learn more about the etiquettes and recommended acts that should be done during the `Eids.


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title: How should We Conduct Funeral Prayers during Covid-19?,
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Funeral Prayers during Covid-19

Our Health authorities recognized early on that there is low risk when giving ghusl (ritual bath) to the dead body. With certain precautions the rights of the dead are being fulfilled and that needs to continue.

For the actual ghusl (process many fatawa bodies around the world have issued standard protocol and procedures to follow.

The default Islamic rules and recommendations are lifted due to extraordinary circumstances. Preservation of an existing life and protecting it against Coronavirus infection takes precedent over communal rites of passage such as janazah and burial. Funeral Prayer can be done by one person. The recommendation of having forty or hundred participants in janazah is not practical at this stage. Consequently, janazah can be performed by a small number of people either at a funeral home, parking lot or cemetery. 

That the body is allowed to be washed with standard precautions such as double gloves, full gowns and face shields, placed in a standard coffin and permitted a routine burial then a few people can gather at any convenient place such as the funeral home, cemetery chapel/hall or graveyard and perform the janazah. Each state has specific guidelines for religious gatherings in addition to guidelines for general gatherings. Such guidelines may allow congregation of more than 10 people for funerals and burials. Those guidelines must be followed.

To know more about the rulings of Funeral Prayers during Covid-19, watch this interesting talk with Sheikh Abu Eesa.


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title: What is the Ruling of Using Alcohol Sanitizer to Clean Hands?,
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Using Alcohol Sanitizer to Clean Hands

Question: 

Is it permissible to use alcohol sanitizer to clean hands? 

Answer:

In the name of Allah, we praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright.

Majority of the scholars believe that alcohol is prohibited and they say it is impure (najis). Drinking it in small or large quantity is absolutely prohibited. But can we use ethanol i.e., pure alcohol to clean our hands in the form of gels, wipes and sanitizers?

Every Najis is prohibited but not every haram is najis. For example, poison is prohibited to ingest but it is not physically impure.

Watch this interesting talk to get the answer with Dr. Muhammad Salah. 

 

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Source: Faithiq Youtube Channel.


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title: What is the Ruling of Praying in a Medical Mask?,
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Praying in a Medical Mask

Question: 

What is the ruling of offering prayer in a medical mask? 

Answer:

In the name of Allah, we praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright.

Masks are important for you. Masks need to be worn for your protection and benefit of others. There is a hadith in our sunnah where we learn about the prohibition of covering face during Prayer.

However, it is permissible to pray with the medical mask on – if you need to wear them always, as mandated by one’s profession.

If, on the other hand, you are allowed to take them off while praying, then you should do so – if the mask covers the major part of your face.

In case of necessity, however, you are excused. And you can still pray while wearing it. According to the rules of jurisprudence, where there is a hardship, the rigor of the law is relaxed.

For more information, watch this interesting talk with Sheikh Abu Eesa.

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Source: Faithiq Youtube Channel. 


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title: How to Pray Eid Al-Fitr at Home during the Lockdown?,
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Eid Al-Fitr is a special occasion for Muslims as it marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. congregational Eid prayers offered shortly after sunrise make it even more of a special occasion. Usually, Muslims gather in huge numbers in big mosques or grounds called Eid Musallahs across the country to offer the Eid prayers, which are led by an Imam.

However, this year, Muslims will have an exceptional Eid experience as they will have to offer Eid prayers at home since mosques were closed for congregational prayers as a precautionary measure against the spread of coronavirus.

For more information of how to pray Eid Al-Fitr at home in the lockdown, watch this interesting talk with Sheikh Muhammad Al-Naqawi.


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title: Offering Eid Prayer at Home Due to the Lockdown: Okay?,
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Eid Prayer at Home

Question:

Can we pray Eid at home during the lockdown?

Answer:

In the name of Allah, we praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright.

According to the Maliki, Shafi’i and Hanbali Schools of Sunni Islamic law, it is permissible, even in regular circumstances, for the one who misses the Eid Prayer at the mosque or musalla to perform it at home, either individually or in congregation – though some Maliki jurists are of the opinion that it must be performed individually. There is no requirement, however, to have the sermon (khutbah) delivered.

Imam An-Nawawi (may Allah have mercy on him), the great Shafi’i jurist, states, “Two views have been transmitted [in the Shafi’i School] on whether the Eid prayer is legislated for a slave, traveller, woman and a person praying alone at home or elsewhere. The reliable and more renowned position is that it is legislated for them.” (Al-Majmu’)

As such, it is permitted f to perform the Eid prayer at home due to the current lockdown and the various mosques/masajid remaining closed for the general public.

For more information watch this interesting talk with Sheikh Assim Al-Hakeem.

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Source: Zad Youtube Channel.


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title: Eid Prayer at Home During the Lockdown,
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Eid Prayer at Home During the Lockdown

In the name of Allah, we praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright.

What is Eid in Islam?

Muslims celebrate two Eids each year. The Eid day starts by performing a prayer that is one of the most recommended acts to Muslims and they consist of two rakahs and a sermon that reminds them of the Islamic ethics. The first, Eid Al-Fitr, occurs when Muslims have finished fasting the month of Ramadan, while the second, Eid Al-Adha, signals the end of the first 10 days of the lunar month, Dhul-Hijjah.

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Muslims are encouraged to pray Eid in their homes with their own families

How many Rakahs of Eid Prayer?

Eid Salat (prayer) consists of two rakahs (units of prayer).

Ibn `Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated that the Prophet (peace be upon him) went out and offered a two rakahs prayer on the Day of Eid Al-Fitr and did not offer any other prayer before or after it and at that time Bilal was accompanying him. (Al-Bukhari)

Method of Eid Prayer

The first rakah begins, just like all other prayers, by takbirat al-ihram (the first takbeer made by the praying person, and by which he begins the prayer), then by making seven more takbeer, and in the second rakah – five takbeer are made excluding the takbeer of standing back up.

`A’ishah (may Allah be pleased with her) narrated that the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) would say the takbeer (Allah is most great) seven times in the first rakah and five times in the second rakah on the day of the breaking of the fast and on the day of sacrifice (on the occasion of both the ‘Id prayers, the two festivals). (Abu Dawud)

What is the Ruling of Eid Prayer?

The scholars have three opinions regrading the ruling of Eid Prayer:

Eid Prayer is Sunnah Mu’kkadah according to Maliki and Shaf’i jurisprudence.

It is communal obligation. This is the view of Imam Ahmad.

It is a duty for each Muslim and is obligatory for men; those who do not do it with no excuse are sinning thereby. This is the view of Imam Abu Hanifah, and was also narrated from Imam Ahmad. Among those who favored this view were Sheikh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah and Ash-Shawkani (may Allah have mercy on them).

What is the Ruling of Offering Eid Payer at Home due to Covid-19?

In light of the masajid being shut down due to the COVID-19 crisis and the upcoming Eid prayers, the Muslims are encouraged to pray Eid in their homes with their own families (or individually in case one is living by oneself), and there is no need for a khuṭbah.

While the general rule is that Eid ṣalat should be prayed in a large congregation, it is permissible even in regular circumstances for the one who missed Eid to make it up at home. Anas ibn Malik (may Allah be pleased with him) once missed the Eid prayer in Basrah, so he gathered his family and had one of his household lead them in two rakahs. And Aṭa’ ibn Abi Rabaḥ (d. 114 AH) said regarding one who missed the Eid prayer, “Let him pray two rakahs and say the takbeer“; as well Hammad ibn Abi Sulayman (d. 120 AH), the famous scholar of Kufa and teacher of Imam Abu Hanifah, said when asked the same question, “He should pray as they prayed, and do the takbeer as they did.” [Muṣannaf of Ibn Abi Shaybah, 2/4-5]. All of these reports are regarding those who missed Eid for any reason.

Given our current situation, we advise families to observe all of the Sunnahs of Eid (of taking a ghusl, eating a breakfast, wearing one’s best garments, saying the general takbeer after Fajr, etc.) and then praying a congregational prayer at home with their own families, with the special takbeer of Eid.

All our four schools of law state that attending the khuṭbah of Eid is not obligatory, nor is the khuṭbah a requirement of the Eid prayer, it is not required to give Khutbah in every home.

How to Pray Eid Salah – step by step?

One can Pray after 15 minutes of sunrise.

Make the intention to perform Eid prayer

– Eid Payer should be in the same manner like Masjid or mosque.

– Eid payer will be two rakahs, the surah should be read out loud. This includes Surat Al-Fatihah (the Opening Chapter) and another short surah.

– In the first rakah, there will be seven takbeer. This includes the opening takbeer to start the prayer, followed by six more, recite surat Al-Fatihah, and then a short surah (Surat Al-`Ala is recommended).

– In the second rakah there will be five takbeer after you get up, followed by reciting surat Al-Fatihah and a short surah (surat Al-Ghashiah is recommended).

– One can raise both hands out for each takbeer.

We would like to wish you and your loved ones Eid Mubarak!


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title: How Many Rakahs in Tarawih Prayer?,
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Tarawih Prayer (night prayer in Ramadan) has a great merit in Islam. The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “Whoever observes night prayer in Ramadan out of faith and seeking reward from Allah, his previous sins will be forgiven.” (Muslim)

The Prophet was the first to establish the Tarawih prayer in congregation at the mosque. However, he discontinued this act for fear that it might be made mandatory on the Muslim nation, and they might not be able to do it.

As for the number of rak`ahs (unites of prayer) of Tarawih, scholars disagreed in this concern. The numbers mentioned for the rak`ahs of Tarawih are: 39, 29, 23, 19, 13, and 11. Of all the numbers mentioned, none is sounder than 11 rak’ahs.

`A’ishah (may Allah be pleased with her) was asked, “How was the prayer of the Prophet?” She replied: “He did not pray in Ramadan or other than Ramadan more than eleven rak’ahs.” (Al-Bukhari and Muslim)

Follow us on this interesting talk with Sheikh Assim Al-Hakeem who clarifies this controversial issue and showing the Prophet’s guidance in performing Tarawih Prayer.


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title: Praying Taraweeh in Congregation Remotely during the Lockdown: OK?,
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Praying Taraweeh in Congregation Remotely during the Lockdown

Question:

Is it permissible to pray Taraweeh or any other obligatory prayer in congregation (Jamaah) remotely (following the TV, mobile or Radio) during the lockdown?

Answer:

In the name of Allah, we praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright.

It is not permissible to follow the imam on TV, mobile, radio or any other set when performing the prayer, whether Taraweeh prayer or other prayers. Instead, one can perform Taraweeh prayer at home by what he/she memorizes of short or long Surah (chapters) from the Qur’an.

It is better for optional prayers to be performed at home, and among these optional prayers is Taraweeh. The Prophet (Peace be upon him) said: “Perform some of your prayers at home and do not make your homes graves.” (Agreed Upon)

The Prophet (peace be upon him) further said: “The best of your prayers is the one performed at home except the obligatory one.”

For more details about Prayer during the lockdown, watch this short talk with Dr. Muhammad Salah.

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Source: Huda Youtube Channel.


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