Eid Namaz, Salah for Women

Eid Namaz | Salah for Women



It is not permissible for females to perform the Eidain prayers, as there shall be mixing between the men and the women in the Eidgah (place where the Eid prayer is performed). This is why it is not permissible for females to go to the Masajid to perform salaah with congregation; whether they go in day or at night; whether for Jum’ah or for Eidain; whether they are old or young. [This has been stated in Tanwir al-Absar and al-Durr al-Mukhtar Page 114]

Yes, however, before Zawal women can perform the 2 or 4 rak’ats Chasht (Salatud Duha) prayer at home, after the Eidain prayer has finished. [Bahar-e-Shari’at – Vol. 1, Chapter 4, Page 94]


3. If only the women have their own congregation for salaah, then this is also not permissible, as the congregation held by women between themselves (to perform salaah) is not allowed, in fact it is strictly disliked (Makruh-e-Tehrimi). [This has been stated in Fatawa-e-’Alamgiri Vol. 1 Page 80, also in al-Durr al-Mukhtar Page 77]

4. Even if women pray the Eidain prayer on their own, then this is also not permissible as it is a condition to establish the Eidain prayer that it is performed with a congregation. Yes! Women should pray the nafl (supererogatory) salaah on that day; at home, on their own. Insha’Allah they shall receive the blessings and rewards of that day.

Some Masa’il (Rulings) Pertaining To Eid Namaz for Men

1. No Nafl Salaah should be performed in the Musalla before or after Eid Salaah.
2. It is undesirable to perform the Eid Salaah in any other place besides the Musalla without any valid excuse.
3. It is vitally important to listen to both Khutbah after the Eid Salaah. If for some reason the Khutbah is not audible, it is still necessary to
remain seated till the Khutbah ends. NOTE: It is sinful not to listen to the Khutbah.

4. If such an error is made in Eid Salaah which necessitates Sajdah- Sahwa, then the Sajdah-Sahwa could be left out to avoid confusion.

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