Extremely comprehensive yet potent with much benefit, this Ebook offers a synopsis of essential matters surrounding the 'Eid prayer which every Muslim who wishes to align himself to the Sunnah of Muhammad (sallAllahu 'alayhi wa sallam) should be familiar with.
This treatise was written by Shaykh 'Abdul Qaadir Ibn Muhammad al-Junyad (حفظهالله) and was translated by Abu Afnaan Muhammad ‘Abdullah (حفظهالله) with the explicit permission and approval of the Shaykh.
~ The Chapter Headings ~
I. The Legislative Validity of The ‘Eid Prayer
II. Making Ghusl For The ‘Eid
III. Adorning Oneself with The Best Clothes and Wearing Fragrance/Scents for The ‘Eid
IV. Eating Before Going to The ‘Eid Prayer Area
V. Leaving for The Prayer Area and Returning From It
VI. The ‘Takbeer’ on The Day of ‘Eid al-Fitr
VII. Raising The Hands Whilst Making The Initial Takbeer of The ‘Eid Prayer and The Successive Extra Takbeers of The ‘Eid Prayer
VIII. Reading The Opening Supplication in The ‘Eid Prayer
IX. If The Imaam Forgets The Extra Takbeers or Some of Them
X. Making Up The ‘Eid Prayer
XI. Listening to The ‘Eid Khutbah
XII. Giving ‘Eid Greetings
XIII. Beginning The Khutbah with Takbeer (from the Imaam)
XIV. The ‘Eid is Two Khutbahs and Not One
XV. Tahiyyatul Masjid
XVI. Fasting On The Two ‘Eids
An excerpt taken from the Chapter: Listening to The ‘Eid Khutbah
Al-Haafidh Ibn Battal mentioned in ‘Sharh Saheeh al-Bukhaaree’, vol.2, pg. 572: “The scholars considered the people talking as the Imaam gives the khutbah as being makrooh (disliked).”
Regarding the hadeeth: “Indeed, we will give the khutbah, thus whoever wishes to stay for the khutbah is to sit and stay and whoever wishes to leave, may leave.”
The majority of the People of Knowledge are of the opinion that this hadeeth is mursal and from those scholars who were of this opinion include: Ibn Ma’een, Abu Zur’ah ar-Raazee, an-Nasaa’ee, Abu Daawood, al-Bayhaqee and al-Waadi’ee. And mursal is from the categories of weak hadeeth.