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Tomorrow to be day of solar eclipse 19 March 2007.

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Tomorrow to be day of solar eclipse 19 March 2007 kindly detail about the Quran and Hadees-what should be done and not be done.
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Eclipse prayer

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.


Fiqh-us-Sunnah Fiqh 2.34a

Topic: Salatul Kasuf or prayer of the solar and lunar eclipse

The scholars agree that the prayer of the eclipses is a Sunnah Mu'akkadah or an extremely preferred Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (saws), which is to be performed by both men and women. It is best to pray it in congregation although the congregation is not a condition for it.

The majority of the scholars hold that the Salatul Kasuf it is to consist of two rakah and that in every rakah one is to perform two bowings (ruku') instead of the customary one.


Aishah (r.a.) narrates: "There was a solar eclipse during the time of the Prophet (saws) and the Prophet (saws) went to the Masjid, and he (saws) stood and made the takbir, and assembled the people in rows behind him, and he made a lengthy recital after the recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah during the salah. Next, he (saws) made the takbir and made a long ruku, but it was not as long as the recital. Following that, he (saws) raised his head, saying: 'Allah hears him who praises Him. And to You, our Lord, belongs the praise.' Afterward, he (saws) stood and made another long recital but it was shorter than the first one. Again, he (saws) made the takbir and made a ruku that was shorter than the first one. Then, again he (saws) said: 'Allah hears him who praises Him. And to You, our Lord, belongs the praise.' After this, he (saws) prostrated. He (saws) did the same in the next rakah and finished four ruku and four sujjud. The sun appeared again before he (saws) finished. Finally, he (saws) stood and addressed the people and praised Allah as He deserves and said: 'The sun and the moon are two signs from among Allah's Signs, and there is no eclipse due to someone's death or life. If you see them (the eclipse) occurring, hasten to pray, and invoke Allah until it (the eclipse) is over.'"

Related by Bukhari and Muslim.


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