The congregational takbeer for the `Eid Al-Fitr prayer.

صور_عيد_الفطر_18Question: What is the ruling regarding the congregational takbeer for the `Eed prayer.

Response: It has been legislated for a person to make takbeer from his home to the musallaa (area designated for the `Eed prayer), and whilst at the musallaa he should audibly (continue to) do so, each person unto himself, such that the place vibrates with the (sound of the) takbeer. As for them mutually agreeing to start and finish together (in congregation), then there is nothing (evidence) to indicate the permissibility of the congregational takbeer, and it has not been legislated.

Shaykh ‘Abdur-Razzaaq ‘Afeefee
Fataawa wa Shaykh ‘Abdur-Razzaaq ‘Afeefee – Volume 1, Page 187-188, Fatwa No.14.

Question: We would like to know what a Muslim says once the moon of Shawwaal has been sighted (up until) before the `Eed prayer?

Response: That which is befitting is to increase in (reciting) the takbeer (the saying of: Allaahu Akbar (Allaah is the Greatest)), and the tahleel (the saying of: laa ilaaha ill-Allaah (there is none truly worthy of worship except Allaah)), and the tahmeed (the saying of al-hamdu-lillaah (all Praise is for Allaah)), for that which Allaah (tabaarak wa ta’aala) (mentions): {and that you must magnify Allaah for having guided you so that you may be grateful} [Soorah al-Baqarah, Aayah 185].

Shaykh Ibn al-Uthaymeen
Fataawa Ramadhaan – Volume 2, Page 947, Fatwa No.935;
Fiqh al-Ibaadaat libni ‘Uthaymeen – Page 215.

Question: What is the wording of the takbeer and the tahmeed?

Response: That one says:

((Allaahu Akbar Allaahu Akbar laa ilaaha ill-Allaah, wallaahu Akbar Allaahu Akbar wa lillaahil-Hamd)),

or one says:

((Allaahu Akbar Allaahu Akbar Allaahu Akbar laa ilaaha ill-Allaah, Allaahu Akbar Allaahu Akbar Allaahu Akbar wa lillaahil-Hamd)).

Shaykh Ibn al-Uthaymeen
Fataawa Ramadhaan – Volume 2, Page 948, Fatwa No.936;
Fiqh al-Ibaadaat libni ‘Uthaymeen – Page 216.

Question: If any of the two `Eeds fall on a Friday (Jumu’ah), do you pray the Jumu’ah (prayer) with its khutbah on that day or not?

Response: That which is legislated for the Muslims if the `Eed coincides with Friday is to pray the`Eed prayer and the Jumu’ah prayer in the masaajid (plural of masjid) where the Jumu’ah prayer is (normally) held. And it is permissible for one who attended the `Eed prayer to leave off the Jumu’ah and instead perform the Zuhr prayer.

Shaykh Ibn Baaz
Majmoo’ Fataawa Samaahatu ash-Shaykh Ibn Baaz – Volume 4, Page 504, Fatwa No. 556.

Question: …he gave a fatwa that the Jumu’ah and Zuhr prayer are “dropped” (not obligatory) if one attended the `Eed prayer whether it is the imaam or (any of) the congregation,…

Response: If the `Eed coincides with Friday, then attendance to the Jumu’ah prayer for anyone who attended the `Eed prayer is “dropped” (not obligatory) except for the imaam. For certainly he is not relieved of this obligation except if the people do not gather for the Jumu’ah (prayer).

And with Allaah lies all the success, and may Allaah send prayers and salutations upon our Prophet Muhammad (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam) and his family and his companions.

The Permanent Committee for Islaamic Research and Fataawa, comprising –
Head: Shaykh ‘Abdul ‘Azeez ibn Abdullaah ibn Baaz;
Deputy Head: Shaykh ‘Abdur-Razzaaq ‘Afeefee;
Member: Shaykh ‘Abdullaah Ibn Qu’ood
Fataawa al-Lajnah ad-Daa.imah lil-Buhooth al-‘Ilmiyyah wal-Iftaa. – Volume 8, Page 179, Fatwa

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