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How To Perform The Aidiladha Prayers At Home This 2021 Hari Raya Haji

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Faruq Senin  •  Jul 19, 2021

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Hari Raya Haji 2021 (or Aidiladha) is here and it's definitely something to look forward to, even amidst Covid-19 restrictions. If you're in Singapore and didn't get a prayer slot or in other parts of the world which are still in lockdown, you might be wondering, "how to solat Aidiladha?" or "how to perform the Eid al Adha prayers?" Here's a step-by-step guide to performing the solat Aidiladha or Aidiladha prayers at home this 2021! Whether you're doing it alone or with family, this guide is what you need.

Benefits of doing solat Aidiladha

The Eid prayer is highly encouraged in Islam. It's considered a "Sunnah mu'akkadah" (voluntary act of worship) by the Shafi'i and Maliki schools of thought. The Prophet (pbuh) never missed this prayer. Narrated `Abdullah bin `Umar: Allah's Apostle used to offer the prayer of Eid-al-Adha and Eid-ul-Fitr and then deliver the Khutba after the prayer. (Sahih Bukhari)
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When to do Aidiladha prayers?

Eid prayers can be done when the sun has completely risen after Fajr prayers (around 7.30AM) until the time for Zuhur prayers.

How to perform Solat Aidiladha at home?

The Eid prayers has two rakaahs and is performed without azan and iqamah.

1. Reciteyour intention (niat) to do the Eid prayers

Individual:

Transliteration: Usolli sunnata ‘idil adha rak'ataini lillah ta'ala 

Translation: I intend to perform 2 rakaah of the Sunnah prayer of Aidiladha for Allah ta'ala

For those of you who are praying in congregation with your family, here are the niat for the prayers:

Imam:

Transliteration: Usolli sunnata ‘idil adha rak'ataini imaman lillah ta'ala

Translation: I intend to perform 2 rakaah of the Sunnah prayer of Aidiladha as the Imam for Allah ta'ala

Makmum (follower):

Transliteration: Usolli sunnata ‘idil adha rak'ataini ma’muman lillah ta'ala

Translation: I intend to perform 2 rakaah of the Sunnah prayer of Aidiladha as the Makmum for Allah ta'ala

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This photo was taken before the pandemic.

2. First rakaah

a) Stand and raise your hands and perform the takbiratul ihram (say Allahu Akbar) b) Recite dua iftitah (Supplication of the Opening, it is Sunnah to do this and only for the first rakaah):

Transliteration: Allaahu Akbar Kabiraa, Walhamdulillāhi Kathīrā, Wa Subhānallāhi Bukratan Wa aṣīlā, Wajjahtu Wajhi-allazi Fatra-Samawāti wal-Ardh, Hanīfan-Musliman, Wamā ana minal-musyrikīn Inna ṣalātī, wanusukī wamahyayā, wamamātī Lillāhi rabbil-'ālamīn, Lā Syarīka lahu Wa Bidzālika Umirtu, Wa Anā Minal Muslimīn

Translation: Allah the Almighty, the Greatest. All praises be upon Him. Allah The Most Exalted of them all, day andnight. I stand before The One Who created the skies and the lands. I sincerely submit to Allah and I am certainly not among those who associate Allah with other beings. Indeed my Solat, my good deeds, my life and my death are all for Allah The Lord of all the worlds. He has no partner nor parallel whatsoever, and I have been ordered as such, and I am from those who embrace Islam.

c) Perform 7 x Takbir (not including takbiratul ihram)

In between each takbir, it is Sunnah to recite this prayer quietly:

Transliteration: SubhanAllah Walhamdu-lillah Wa-La Ilaha Ilallahu Wallahu Akbar

d) Recite Surah Al-Fatihah and 1 other Surah (as per normal prayers)

e) Ruku' and sujud (as per normal prayers)

3. Second rakaah

a) Perform 5 x Takbir

In between each takbir, you can recite the same prayer as the first rakaah quietly:

Transliteration: SubhanAllah Walhamdu-lillah Wa-La Ilaha Ilallahu Wallahu Akbar

b) Recite Surah Al-Fatihah and 1 other Surah (as per normal prayers)

c) Ruku' and sujud (as per normal prayers)

d) Give salam

Note: The 7/5 x takbir is Sunnah. It is alright if you forget to do it or if you mix up the numbers for each set of takbir. However, do note that leaving it unintentionallyis makruh (disliked).

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Credit: Masjid Al-Falah on Facebook (this photo was taken before the pandemic)

4. Listen to the Aidiladha sermon

After the prayers, it is highly encouraged to listen to the Aidiladha sermon after Eid prayers (not mandatory). It is Sunnah to do so if you're performing the prayers in congregation. For those in Singapore, you can tune in to SalamSG TV's YouTube channel at 7.40AM. If you're in Malaysia, Indonesia or other countries, do check the websites of your local religious organisations for updates on the Aidiladha sermon online.

We hope this handy guide will be useful to those of you intending to perform the Eid prayers at home this Hari Raya Haji 🤗 Interested to read more about Hari Raya Haji? Check these out: