Hi all readers! Are you looking for an explanation of “how to pray solar eclipse?”? If your answer is “Yes”, congratulations! Now you are reading the right article. Why? Because that is what I will explain in this article. As Muslims, we must understand that. That’s why I wrote this article. So, you have to read it to the end.
Specifically, there are three important things about “how to pray solar eclipse?” which I will explain in this article. The three important things I mean are as follows:
Meaning of Solar Eclipse Prayer
The first important thing about “how to pray solar eclipse?” What I will explain here is the meaning of the solar eclipse prayer. I want you to understand that so you can understand the focus of the discussion in this article.
In general, we can understand the solar eclipse prayer as a sunnah prayer that is performed during a solar eclipse. So, the prayer cannot be done at all times. There has to be a solar eclipse to do it.
That is the meaning of the solar eclipse prayer that you must understand.
Solar Eclipse in Islam
The second important point about “how to pray solar eclipse?” what I will explain here is the solar eclipse prayer in Islam. I want you to understand that so you can understand the basic argument for the solar eclipse prayer.
In general, we can find an explanation of the solar eclipse prayer in the hadith below:
عَنِ الْمُغِيْرَةِ بْنِ شُعْبَةٍ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ قَالَ : اِنْكَشَفَتِ الشَّمْسُ عَلَى عَهْدِ رَسُوْلِ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ يَوْمَ مَاتَ إِبْرَاهِيْمُ . فَقَالَ النَّاسُ : اِنْكَشَفَتِ الشَّمْسُ لِمَوْتِ إِبْرَاهِيْمَ . فَقَالَ رَسُوْلُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ : إِنَّ الشَّمْسَ وَالْقَمَرَ آيَتَانِ مِنْ آيَاتِ اللهِ لَا يَنْكَشِفَانِ لِمَوْتِ أَحَدٍ وَلَا لِحَيَاتِهِ فَإِذَا رَأَيْتُمُوْهُمَا , فَادْعُوْا اللهَ وَصَلُّوْا حَتَّى تَنْكَشِفَ . مُتَّفَقٌ عَلَيْهِ
From al-Mughirah bin Syu’bah radliyallahu anhu, he said, “There was a solar eclipse during the time of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam on the day of Ibrahim’s death. People then said, “There has been a solar eclipse because of the death of Ibrahim.” The Messenger of Allah (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) said, “Verily the sun and moon are two signs of the signs of Allah’s greatness. Both of them did not experience an eclipse because of someone’s death and not because of one’s life. If you see both, then pray to Allah and pray until they become clear. “The hadith is narrated by al-Bukhari and Muslim.
There are several important things related to the hadith above that we need to know;
One: The hadith explains the recommendation to pray because of a solar eclipse when there is a solar eclipse.
Two: The hadith explains that the assumption that a solar eclipse occurs because of someone’s death or because of a major phenomenon is a wrong assumption.
Three: The hadith explains that the sun is a creature that Allah has created. That’s why we shouldn’t worship the sun.
Four: The hadith explains that Muslims should seek protection from Allah when they are afraid of something.
That is the explanation of the solar eclipse prayer in Islam that we must understand.