Method of Eid prayers & Qurbaani

Method of Eid prayers & Qurbaani
First make the Niyyah (intention) by reciting “I intend to perform two raka’ats Eid-ul-Adh’haa waajib with six waajib takbeers behind this Imaam.”

Then raising both hands up to the ears, say Allahu Akbar and fold your hands in the front this is Takbeer-e-Tahreemah which will followed by three Waajib Takbeers,and recite the ‘Sanaa’, subhaanak allahumma till the end and then say Allahu Akbar thrice, each time raising both hands up to the ears and drop them. After each takbeer there should be a pause in which Subhanallah may be recited thrice. After the third takbeer the hands should be dropped but fo1ded in front and recite Aoozubillah, Bismillah, Surah Fatehaa and some other Surah and then perform Ruku and Sajdah as usual. The recitation by the lmaam should be done loudly.

The second raka’at will be performed in such a way that Surah Fatehaa and some other Surah will be recited first, then three takbeers will be said, as in the first raka’at. In all these three takbeers hands will not to be folded but dropped after each takbeer. And then go into the Ruku just after the fourth takbeer.

After comleting ‘Eid Salaat recite audibly the Takbeer:

“Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Laa ilaaha illallahu Wallahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Wa lillahil Hamd.”

Mas’alah: Khutbah after the Eid Salaat is Sunnah. However the listening of the Khutbah is Waajib.



The Sunnah of Ibraahem alayhi salaam -the Qurbaani. It is to be performed on 10th, 11th or 12th Zil Hijjah. One may sacrifice a thousand animals on days other than these, but it will never be regarded or considered a Qurbaani.

Here, a believer is taught a great lesson that an action or a place or a time does not hold any virtue in itself; but rather it is Allah’s command and order that changes the status, level and grade of things. Regarding Qurbaani, the Prophet saIlallahu alayhi wasallam said:

“There is nothing dearer to Allah during the days of Qurbaani than the sacrificing of animals. The sacrificed animal shall come on (he Day of judgement) with its horn, hair, and hooves (to be weighed). The sacrifice is accepted by Allah before the blood reaches the ground. Therefore sacrifice with an open and happy heart.”

Tirmizi V1 pp275, Ibne Maajah V1 pp226

May Allah ta’aalaa bless us with spiritual gains and His Pleasure in these blessed moments. Aameen.

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