The ‘Eid prayer

The true essence of celebration is when one does something extra to please his creator. What better and greater way can there be for this  than standing for a few moments, bowing and prostrating etc as a form of Prayer in front of the almighty Creator, Allah?

Some rules in respect to this prayer are mentioned hereunder:

1. The ‘Eid prayer is Waajib (obligatory) on every male Muslim.

2. The ‘Eid prayer can be performed any time between the Ishraq and Zawal.

3. It is preferable that the ‘Eid prayer is performed at an open field and not in a mosque. However, if, it is difficult to perform it in an open field, it can also be performed in a big mosque.

4. No Nafl Salaah can be performed before the ‘Eid prayer, neither in one’s home, nor at the place of ‘Eid prayer. Similarly, Nafl prayer cannot be performed after the ‘Eid prayer at the same place. However, it can be performed after one comes back to his home.

5. The ‘Eid prayer has neither Azaan nor Iqamah.

6. The ‘Eid prayer has two rakaah to perform in the normal way with the only addition of six Takbirs, three of them in the beginning of the first and three of them just before ruku  in the second rakaah (according to the Hanafi school of thought).