*EID SALAAH*

*THE METHOD OF EID SALAAH*

*HANAFI* : Eid Salaah is *Wajib*

Method according to the *HANAFI MADHAB* : There are *six extra takbirs*

*Step 1:* Make an intention of doing two Rakaats behind the Imam for Eid prayer along with six additional Takbirs.

*The First Rakaat*
*Step 2:* Follow the Imam by raising both hands up to the ears, say “Allahu Akbar”, this is the first Takbir to enter in the Salaah.

*Step 3:* Read your Thana (“Subhanaka humma… “) [Shaf’ee :”Inni wa Jahtu..]

*Step 4:* There will be 3 additional Takbirs before the Imam starts reciting Qur’aan. Each time the Imam says “Allahu Akbar”, you should follow by raising your hands, then putting them on your sides. (Shaf’ee will fold hands each time)

*Step 5:* After the third, you will fold your hands and the Imam will recite Surah Al Fatiha and then another Surah.

And will complete the Rakaat as normal.

*The Second Rakaat*
*Step 1:* The Imam will first recite Surah Al Fatiha and another Surah.

*Step 2:* After the recitation, before going into Ruku, there will be 3 additional Takbirs. Raise your hands after each “Allahu Akbar” and place hands on the side (Shaf’ee will fold hands each time). On the 4th Takbir, go into Ruku.

And will then complete the Rakaat as normal.

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*SHAF’EE* : Eid Salaah is *Sunnah Muakidah*

Method according to the *SHAF’EE MADHAB* : There are *twelve extra takbeers*

*Step 1:* Make an intention of doing two Rakaat behind the Imam for Eid prayer along with twelve additional Takbirs.

*The First Rakaat*
*Step 2:* Follow the Imam by raising both hands up to the ears, say “Allahu Akbar”, this is the first Takbir to enter in the Salaah

*Step 3:* Read your dua al Iftitah (“Inni wa Jahtu….) [Hanafi: “Subhanaka humma… “)

*Step 4:* There will be 7 additional Takbirs before the Imam starts reciting Qur’aan. Each time the Imam says “Allahu Akbar”, you should follow by raising your hands, then folding them each time. (Hanafi will put hands to their side and on last one fold hands)

*Step 5:* The Imam will recite Surah Al Fatiha and then another Surah.

And will then complete the Rakaat as normal.

*The Second Rakaat*
*Step 1:* There will be 5 additional Takbirs before the Imam starts reciting Qur’aan. Each time the Imam says “Allahu Akbar”, you should follow by raising your hands, then folding them each time. (Hanafi will put hands to their side on last one fold hands)

*Step 2:* The Imam will first recite Surah Al Fatiha and another Surah.

And will then complete the Rakaat/Salaah as normal.

*SUNNI ULAMA COUNCIL GAUTENG*

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