Eid salaah during curfew/lockdown.

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Bismihi Ta’ala

*EID SALAAH DURING CURFEW/LOCKDOWN:*1. *First of all, know that Eid Salaah is for men, not women-Fatawa Shami/Abu Dawood.*2. *The minimum condition for eid salaah is the participation of minimum 4 baaligh males. Just like Jum’ah conditions.*5. *Under the lockdown/curfew conditions, it is advisable to establish Eid Salaah in your home(minimum 4 males), just like Jum’ah was done-Fatawa Deoband.* 6. *The time of Salaatul Eid is about 30 minutes after sunrise. It last until before Zawaal.* 7. *So, if during this pandemic, you can’t gather 4 males, then recommended for you to do 4 rakaats of chaast nafils instead of salaatul eid. Some ulamas said that we should do as much nafils as possible and make duas that this pandemic finish.* 8. *Eid Salaah is done 2 rakaats wajib with 3 extra takbirs in the beginning and 3 extra before ruku, raising hands with takbeers.* 9. *After Salaatul Eid, make a small dua and then the imaam stand up and turn back to the qiblah to start khutbah.*Add takbirs in the khutbah. Sit on chair between the two khutbahs.* There is no azaan nor iqaamah for Eid Salaah.  10. *Observe all health regulations and precautions prevailing in your country. It will not be a sin to do nafils instead of Eid Salaah if you happen not to have 4 males at home. Social distancing of 1 metre in salaah is valid under the present pandemic condition.* 11. *Finish give Sadaqatul Fitr for you and for your dependent family members to the poor before Eid Salaah or its time.* 12. *All the recommendations of Eid day stays the same, even if you happened not to pray eid salaah:* a. *Virtue of eid night: Reported in Baihaqi that the one who spend the two Eids in ibaadah, then his heart will not die on the day that all hearts will die. (Baihaqi)*  b.*Do ghusl that morning.* c. *Choose the best cloth, those according to sunnah.* d. *Put oil on the hair, do miswaak and apply `itr(perfume).* e. *Sunnah to eat some dates, in odd numbers in the eid morning, before the time of salaah.* f. *Read the takbirs softly that morning:اللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ اللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ اللَّهُ وَاللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ اللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ وَلِلَّهِ الْحَمْدُ Allah hou Akbar Allahou Akbar laa ilaaha illallahou Wallahou Akbar Allahou Akbar wa lillahil Hamd Imaam Abu Yusuf and imaam Muhammad ra opted for Takbeer on the day of `Eid because it is supported by these ayahs (2:185) and (87:15). g. *Do not read nafils in the place of Eid salaah.* h. *Perform salaah and listen to khutbah attentively, even if you don`t understand. Salaah and khutbahs both wajib. According to a narration of Sahih Bukhari there used to be a collective du’as on Eid day. Can do briefly after salaah and a bit more in Khutbah.* Note: *The imaam will not sit when starting 1st khutbah. Recommended for him to say the above Takbeer 9 times in the beginning of first Khutbah and 7 times in the beginning of 2nd Khutbah. And 14 times before finishing the 2nd Khutbah. (Shami). i. *Give some sadaqahs to the poor.*  j. *Express joy by exchanging this dua that sahabas used to say one another on the day of `Eid day. This year, phone your same gender ulamas, friends and relatives with the following duas:* تَقَبَّلَ اللَّهُ مِنَّا وَمِنْكَ ’’*Taqabbalullahou minna wa minka.’’* May Allah accept our `ibaadahs and also your `ibaadah’’ نَعَمْ، تَقَبَّلَ اللَّهُ مِنَّا وَمِنْكَ Answer by ‘’Na`am(‘’Yes’’), Tabbalullah minna wa minka.’’(Tabrani, Baihaqi).Yes, may Allah Ta’ala accept our ibaadahs and your ibaadahs-Tabrani. 
عن واثلة قال لقيت رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم يوم عيد فقلت تقبل الله منا ومنك قال نعم تقبل الله منا ومنكبيهقي
Hazrat Wasilah r.a. said: ‘’I met the beloved prophet SAW on the day of `Eid. So I said to Him:تَقَبَّلَ اللَّهُ مِنَّا وَمِنْكَ ‘’Taqabbalallahou minna wa minka.’’May Allah accept our deeds and as well as yours. The beloved prophet SAW replied:نَعَمْ، تَقَبَّلَ اللَّهُ مِنَّا وَمِنْكَ‘’*Na`am Taqabbalallahou minna wa minka‘’ Yes, may Allah accept our deeds and as well as yours also.(Baihaqi).* *Also fuqahas found pleasant that we exchange “Eid Mubarak” on Eid day(Shami):* بَلْ الْأَشْبَهُ أَنَّهَا جَائِزَةٌ مُسْتَحَبَّةٌ فِي الْجُمْلَةِ ثُمَّ سَاقَ آثَارًا بِأَسَانِيدَ صَحِيحَةٍ عَنْ الصَّحَابَةِ فِي فِعْلِ ذَلِكَ ثُمَّ قَالَ : وَالْمُتَعَامَلُ فِي الْبِلَادِ الشَّامِيَّةِ وَالْمِصْرِيَّةِ عِيدٌ مُبَارَكٌ عَلَيْك وَنَحْوُهُ وَقَالَ يُمْكِنُ أَنْ يَلْحَقَ بِذَلِكَ فِي الْمَشْرُوعِيَّةِ وَالِاسْتِحْبَابِ لِمَا بَيْنَهُمَا مِنْ التَّلَازُمِ فَإِنَّ مَنْ قُبِلَتْ طَاعَتُهُ فِي زَمَانٍ كَانَ ذَلِكَ الزَّمَانُ عَلَيْهِ مُبَارَكًا عَلَى أَنَّهُ قَدْ وَرَدَ الدُّعَاءُ بِالْبَرَكَةِ فِي أُمُورٍ شَتَّى فَيُؤْخَذُ مِنْهُ اسْتِحْبَابُ الدُّعَاءِ بِهَا هُنَا أَيْضًا .شامي  K. *And also keep the sunnah of contacting your relatives and in laws through phones since you can’t visit them.* L. *Eat well, but do not go beyond limits. Not permissible to fast on Eid day.* *Do lots of istighfaar and tawbah to have not been able to accomplish Eid as ought to be. With salaatul eid or without it, eid day is a day that duas are accepted. So eat, drink, socialize with family and stay in duas.* 

Mufti Mackoojee

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