Adhan and Iqamah in Eid prayer

Adhan and Iqamah in Eid prayer: Hi all readers! In general, before the prayer is performed, there is someone who echoes adhan and iqamah. The aim is to inform Muslims that the prayer can be done. But the problem is different when it comes to Eid prayer. In general, there is no adhan and iqamah. In this article, I will explain why this is so.

As usual, before I explain Adhan and Iqamah in Eid Prayer, firstly, I will quote one hadith that is specifically related to our discussion.

Hadith About Adhan and Iqamah in Eid Prayer

عَنْ اِبْنِ عَبَّاسٍ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ : أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ : صَلَّى الْعِيْدَ بِلَا أَذَانٍ وَلَا إِقَامَةٍ . أَخْرَجَهُ أَبُوْ دَاوُدَ

From Ibn Abbas radliyallahu ‘anhu, that the Prophet (Muhammad) sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam had prayed Eid without adhan and iqamah. The hadith is narrated by Abu Daud.

There are some important things related to the above hadith that we need to know;

One: The hadith explains that Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adhah prayers are not preceded by adhan and iqamah.

Two: Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adhah prayers are two sunnah prayers that are highly recommended. That is why there is no adhan and iqamah before performing these two sunnah prayers.

Three: The first person who agree adhan and iqamah before Eid prayer was Mu’awiyah bin Abi Sufyan.

Four: Substitute adhan and iqamah is the sentence الصَّلَاةُ جَامِعَةٌ (prayer will begin).

All Readers! That is a brief explanation of the status of adhan and iqamah in Eid prayer. Do you understand? If you want to ask, please ask!

I think that is enough for this article. May be useful!

See you again in the next article!


Hasan Sulaiman an-Nuri and Alawi Abbas al-Maliki, Ibaanatu al-Ahkaam Syarhu Buluughi al-Maraam, Vol. II, Dar al-Fikr Publishing, Beirut, 2004, p. 98-99.


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