Prepare for your visit, allow 30 minutes to park and get situated at High School.
Takbeerat start at 8am, Salat Al Eid will start at 8:30am
- EID PLANS
- Eid will be Saturday July 9th إِنْ شَاءَ اَللَّه
- Eid will be held at West Springfield High School (425 Piper Road, West Springfield MA)
- There will be one prayer at 8:30AM
- Please bring your own Prayer Mat/rug and Umbrella as Eid prayer will be outside.
Method of praying Eid Salah in the Shafi’i Madhab/Maslak
Eid prayer consists of two units (Raka’at in Arabic, singular is Raka’a).
Step 1: Make an intention of doing two Rakat behind the Imam for Eid prayer of Eid ul Fitr or Eid ul Adha (as the case may be)
The First Raka’a
Step 2: After the Imam has said “Allahu Akbar” the first time, you should raise your hands and fold & keep above the stomach below the chest as usual. This is the first Takbir of the prayer. And then recite Du’a of starting the prayer that is:
اسْتَفْتَحَ الصَّلاةَ قَالَ :” وَجَّهْتُ وَجْهِيَ إِلَى الَّذِي فَطَرَ السَّمَوَاتِ وَالأَرْضَ حَنِيفًا مُسْلِمًا وَمَا أَنَا مِنَ الْمُشْرِكِينَ ، سُبْحَانَكَ اللَّهُمَّ وَبِحَمْدِكَ ، تَبَارَكَاسْمُكَ وَتَعَالَى جَدُّكَ ، وَلا إِلَهَ غَيْرُكَ ، إِنَّ صَلاتِي وَنُسُكِي وَمَحْيَايَ وَمَمَاتِي لِلَّهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ ،
لا شَرِيكَ لَهُ وَبِذَلِكَ أُمِرْتُ وَأَنَا مِنَ الْمُسْلِمِينَ “.
Step 3: There will be 7 Takbirs before the Imam starts reciting Quran. Each time the Imam says “Allahu Akbar”, you should follow by raising your hands, then putting them down by sides.
After the seventh Takbir, the Imam will begin reciting the Quran. At that point, you should fold your hands below the chest above the stomach.
Step 4: Listen to the recitation of the Quran. The Imam will recite Surah Al Fatiha and then another Surah.
Step 5: Then the Imam will say “Allahu Akbar”and will go into Ruku and you follow him.
Step 6: Stand up straight when he says Sami Allahu liman Hamidah (Allah hears those who praise Him),
Step 7: Then the Imam will say “Allahu Akbar” and go into Sajda and you will do two Sujood as in normal prayer, following the Imam.
The Second Raka’ah
Step 8: After the Takbir of standing for second Raka’ah the Imam will recite 5 takbirs, follow Imam. Raise your hands till your shoulders and leave down by the sides, after the fifth takbir fold your hands above your stomach. The Imam will recite Surah Al-Fatiha and then another Surah. You listen attentively.
Step 9: After the recitation, When the Imam says “Allahu Akbar”, go into Ruku.
Step 10: Stand up straight when he says Sami Allahu liman Hamidah (Allah hears those who praise Him)
Step 11: Then the Imam will say “Allahu Akbar” and go into Sajda. You follow the Imam and do two Sujood like you do in normal Salah.
Step 12: After this, you sit for Tashshahud.
Step 13: Then the Imam will end the prayer by turning his face to the right first and saying “Assalamu alaikum wa Rahmatullah” and then to his left and doing the same. You should follow.
Step 14: Do not get up right away. The Imam will give the Khutba for Eid. Please stay still and listen. It is recommended to do so.