The Eid prayer
) was prescribed in the first year after the hijra
. It is Wajib
(obligatory) and Muhammad
always performed these prayers and their attendance was mandatory.
The time for the Eid prayer begins from the time the sun is from the horizon until the sun reaches its meridian. Ahmad ibn Hassan al-Bana records that Jundub
said: "The Prophet prayed the Eid ul fitr
prayer while the sun was (approximately) above the horizon and the 'eid of the sacrifice while the sun was above the horizon."
Concerning the adhan
for salatul 'eidain
Ibn al-Qayyum writes: "When the Prophet went to the place of prayer, he would perform the salah
without any adhan
and without saying the Friday congregational prayer
The Eid prayer consists of two ra'kat
during which it is sunnah
to pronounce the takbir
seven times, after the opening takbir
and before the Qur'anic
recital in the first rak'ah
. During the second rak'ah
, one makes takbir
five times after the takbir
which is customarily made for standing after the prostration. One is to raise one's hands during each pronouncement of the takbir
. This is based on a report transmitted from Umar
and his son `Abd Allah ibn `Umar
. The Hanafi
school holds that in the first rak'ah
are to be made after the opening takbir, but before the recital.
after salatul 'eid
and so is listening to it.