O ye who believe! Fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you,
that ye may (learn) self-restraint
[Quran: Chapter 2:183]


Monday, August 29, 2011

How to Perform Salat ul Eid - With Video

Salat al-Eid is a Fard Kifaya (Fard meaning that if performed by some, the obligation falls from the rest) congregational prayer. Eid prayer must be offered in congregation. It consists of two Raka'ah (units) with seven Takbirs in the first Raka'ah and five Takbirs in the second Raka'ah. For Sunni Muslims, Salat al-Eid differs from the five daily canonical prayers in that no adhan (Call to Prayer) or iqama (call) is pronounced for the two Eid prayers.

One may want to watch the video below. While watching the views, count the number of takbeers to get acquainted to it. What stands out in Salat El Eid are indded the seven takbeers in the first rakaa, and five takbeer in the second rakaah.

Addition: If you are looking for an article on how to perform salat in general, a good article can be found at: http://www.islamicacademy.org/html/Learn_Now/English/Salah_In_Audio.htm


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