Eid ul-Fitr will be on Sunday, May 24, 2020
السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاتة
Eid Mubarak! As we are all aware, it is very unfortunate that we are unable to perform Salatul Eid with our beloved Muslim community during these difficult times. Although we cannot control this circumstance, what we can control is how we respond to it. This is a gentle reminder to myself first and foremost that Eid ul Fitr is the salat of gratefulness & we should focus on being grateful to Allah (swt) as He (swt) helped us finish our obligations towards Ramadan, Alhamdulillah.
I also wanted to share a few more Eid reminders on this blessed day:
- Salatul Eid is a recommended Sunnah according some of the Madahib and it’s Wajeb according to Hanafi school
- Praying Salatul Eid at home with your family in congregation will be rewarded, Insha’Allah
- Doing Iftar with odd numbers of dates before the Eid ul Fitr prayer is Sunnah
- The khutbah for Eid is not mandatory. For those families who are praying Eid at home, you don’t have to deliver a khutbah if you are unable to do so
- There is no athan nor iqama for salatul Eid
- Salatul Eid has 6 extra Takberat (sayings of Allahu Akbar):
- There is 3 Takberat in the first rakah after Subhanakallahummah and before surah Fatiha
- There is 3 takberat in the second rakah just after you finish surah Fatiha & surah and before you go into rukoo in addition to the takbeer for rukoo itself, resulting in 4 takberat total
- The time window for salatul Eid begins at sunrise and ends before noon on the first day of Eid.
- If you miss salatul Eid during the normal time, keep in mind that you should not make it up as a Qaza prayer like you would normally.
- Friendly reminder to please don’t forget to give your Sadaqa of Fitr before salatul Eid. We recommend $10 per person regardless of age.
May Allah accept our Taat and ebadat to be able to enter paradise with the special Door of Rayyan, the door that Allah promised the believers that are fasting. Keep us in your prayers.