Eid-ul-Fitr Prayers: Islamic Culture & Traditions

Eid-ul-Fitr Prayers for Students And Children

Eid-ul-Fitr prayers are obligatory for every Muslim and are meant to be offered in congregation. However, in the contemporary celebrations of the festival, many Muslims also pray individually. After the moon of Shawwal is sighted on the last day of Ramadan, the Takbir is recited. The time for Eid prayers is from sunrise till Zuhr. It is also recommended to offer Eid prayers in open areas. After the prayers are completed, it is customary to embrace the person sitting next to you, on the left as well as right. The article comes up with the prayers exclusively meant for the occasions of Eid ul Fitr.

Eid-ul-Fitr Prayers

Allahu Akbar
La illaha il Allah
Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar
walilahil Hamd
Allahu Akbaru Kabeera
wal-Hamdulilahi katheera
wa Subhan allahi
bukratan wa aseila
La illaha il Allah
sadaqa wa’dah
wa nasara abda
wa a’azza jundahu
wa hazamal-ahzaaba wahdah
La illaha il Allah
wa laa na’budu illa iyyah
mukhlessena lahud-deena
walaw karehal-Kafeeroon
Allahumma salli ala sayyedna Muhammad
wa ala aalie sayyedna Muhammad
wa ala as-haabie sayyedna Muhammad
wa ala ansari sayyedna Muhammad
wa ala azwajie sayyedna Muhammad
wa ala dhurreyatie sayyedna Muhammad
wa sallim tasleeman katheera

NCOC issues guidelines for Eid-ul-Fitr prayers (Pakistan)

The National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) has issued guidelines for Eid-ul-Fitr prayers in a bid to curb the spread of coronavirus, a statement from the body said.

A session was held today with Federal Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar in the chair. Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Health Dr Faisal Sultan also joined the session via video link.

The meeting was held to take a review of mobility control measures being implemented across the country from May 8 – 16.

“In the wake of ongoing restrictions imposed till May 16, 2021, [the] forum urged for greater national resolve by adhering to SOPs to reduce the spread of the pandemic,” the statement from the NCOC said.

The forum urged the nation to stand united and firm to support these steps undertaken for the well-being of the Pakistani people.

The guidelines:

  • Eid prayers should be organised in open spaces with COVID protocols. If there is a compulsion to offer prayers in a mosque, then windows and doors should be kept open for ventilation.
  • Eid prayers should take place in 2-3 shifts at one venue with staggered timings to minimize attendance.
  • Efforts should be made to keep the sermon (khutba) very brief in order to reduce exposure.
  • Discourage sick, elderly, and children under 15-years of age from attending prayers.
  • Mandatory wearing of face mask.
  • Multiple entry and exit points at prayer venue to avoid rush of individuals.
  • Thermal screening at entry points.
  • Availability and use of hand sanitizers at entrances and exits.
  • 6-feet social distancing markings at the venue.
  • Worshipers should bring their own prayer mats.
  • Encourage people to perform wudhu / ablution at home
  • Discourage socializing and handshakes at the venue after prayers.
  • No gathering before and after prayer.
  • Banners / panaflexes highlighting COVID-19 protocols should be displayed at prominent places at the venue as part of the awareness campaign.
  • Well laid out parking areas should be prepared for crowd management.

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