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21-07-2024 |15 Muḥarram 1446 AH

Prayer of Eid (Shawwāl)


It is recommended, thereafter, to offer the ‘Id Prayer (Salat al-’Id), which consists of two units. In the first unit, recite Surah al-Faatehah and Surah al-A’la (No. 87). After the recitation of these Surahs, say the Takbir statement (i.e. Allahu-akbar) five times and raise your hands for Qunut after each Takbir, saying:

اَللّٰھُمَّ ٲَھْلَ الْکِبْرِیائِ وَالْعَظَمَۃِ، وَٲَھْلَ الْجُودِ وَالْجَبَرُوتِ، وَٲَھْلَ الْعَفْوِ وَالرَّحْمَۃِ وَٲَھْلَ التَّقْوی وَالْمَغْفِرَۃِ،ٲَسْٲَلُکَ بِحَقِّ ھذَا الْیَوْمِ الَّذِی جَعَلْتَہُ لِلْمُسْلِمِینَ عِیداً وَ لِمُحَمَّدٍ صَلَّی اللّهُ عَلَیْہِ وَآلِہِ ذُخْراً وَمَزِیداًٲَنْ تُصَلِّیَ عَلَی مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَٲَنْ تُدْخِلَنِی فِی کُلِّ خَیْرٍ ٲَدْخَلْتَ فِیہِ مُحَمَّداً وَآلَ مُحَمَّدٍ، وَٲَنْ تُخْرِجَنِی مِنْ کُلِّ سُوئٍ ٲَخْرَجْتَ مِنْہُ مُحَمَّداً وَآلَ مُحَمَّدٍ صَلَواتُکَ عَلَیْہِ وَعَلَیْھِمْ ۔ اَللّٰھُمَّ إنِّی ٲَسْٲَ لُکَ خَیْرَ مَا سَٲَلَکَ عِبادُکَ الصَّالِحُونَ، وَٲَعُوذُ بِکَ مِمَّا اسْتَعاذَ مِنْہُ عِبادُکَ الصَّالِحُونَ۔


O Allah: You are the Lord of glory and greatness And the Lord of magnanimity and omnipotence And the Lord of pardon and mercy, And the worthiest of being feared and the Lord of forgiveness; I beseech You in the name of this day, which You have decided to be feast for the Muslims, And to be safety and increasing honor for Muhammad—peace of Allah be upon him and his Household— (I beseech You) that You may send blessings upon Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad, And You may include me with every item of goodness with which You have included Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad, And that You save me from any item of evil from which You have saved Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad, May Your blessings be upon him and upon them. And I seek Your protection against all that against which Your righteous servants have asked Your protection۔

Explanation / Details::

You may then say the Takbir statement for the sixth time, do the genuflection (ruku’), and prostrate yourself (sujud). When you stand up for the second unit, recite Surah al-Faatehah and Surah al-Shams (No. 91) and then say the Takbir statement four times only raising the hands for Qunut after each statement. After that, say the fifth Takbir statement and continue the prayer. After accomplishment of the prayer, say the famous Tasbih al-Zahra’(a.s.).


It is also recommended to offer the ‘Id Prayer outdoors, directly on the ground without putting a carpet or any other thing under the feet, to return from a way other than the one taken in the coming, and to pray Almighty Allah for accepting the acts of one’s brethren-in-faith.

Reference: Mafatih al Jinnan