Question(s):
What are the main points to note for Eid Salah and what is the Hanafi method for Eid Salah?

Answer(s):
In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

Main points to note for the Eid Salah:

1. Eid Salāh can be performed at any time from shortly after sunrise (10-15 mins) until midday.
2. There is no Adhān or Iqāmah for Eid Salāh.
3. The Khutbah (Sermon) will be delivered after the Salah.
4. The Khutbah (Sermon) is not Wājib (obligatory) in Eid Salah like Jumu’ah, rather it is Sunnah (and therefore strongly advised), meaning in principle, the Eid Salāh would be valid if no Khutbah (Sermon) was given. Nevertheless, this would be disliked.

Hanafi Method for Eid Salāh (Brief):

1. Firstly, two Rakʿat will be performed with recitation aloud (the Imām will recite).
2. There are a total of six extra takbīrs, three before the recitation in the first Rakʿat and three after the recitation in the second Rakʿat.
– In the first Rak’at, there will be the Takbīr Tahrīmah plus three extra takbīrs.
– In the second Rak’at, there will be the three extra takbīrs plus the Takbir of Ruku’.

The Detailed Hanafi Method for the Eid Salāh is as outlined below:

1. Raise the hands and say the First Takbeer (Takbīr Tahrīmah), fold the hands and then read Thanā in the usual manner (like any other Salāh).
2. Raise the hands and say Takbīr again for a second time (1st extra Takbīr) and drop your hands down to the side, as they are in the standing position (Qawmāh) after Rukūʿ.
3. Raise the hands and say Takbīr again for the third time (2nd extra Takbīr) and drop your hands down to the side again.
4. Raise the hands and say Takbīr again for a fourth time (3rd extra Takbīr) and fold the hands.
5. The Imam will then recite Sūrah Fātihah and an additional Sūrah, whilst those behind will listen.
6. Perform Ruku’, Qawmāh (standing after Ruku’) and Sajdah as usual and then stand up for the second Rakʿat.
7. The Imam will then recite Sūrah Fātihah and an additional Sūrah first, whilst those behind will listen.
8. Raise the hands and say Takbīr once (1st extra Takbīr) and drop your hands down to the side.
9. Raise the hands and say Takbīr a second time (2nd extra Takbīr) and drop your hands down to the side.
10. Say Takbīr a third time (3rd extra Takbīr) and drop your hands down to the side.
11. Say Takbīr a fourth and final time and go into Rukūʿ. Note: This is the Takbīr for the Ruku and the three extra takbirs (whilst raising hands) came before this.
12. Complete the rest of the Salāh in the usual manner, just like any other Salāh.
13. After Salāh, the Imam will deliver the Khutbāh (Sermon) whilst standing.

Note: This is an outline of the method of Eid Salāh for those unaware. Generally, the Imām or local scholars will discuss this with the public beforehand to make sure everyone is aware. The Imām should lead in all of these actions and those people behind will follow.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best.
Mufti Mubasshir Talha
23 Ramadhān 1441 / 16 May 2020

Approved by:
Mufti Tahir Wadee | Mufti Yusuf Ilolvi

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