Should women offer eid prayers.
Mu' meneen Brothers and Sisters,
As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh.
(May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)
One of our brothers/sisters has asked
brother in Islam Burhan,
salaam Wa alaikum,
let me know if eid namaz (2 rakat Nifl ) is prohibited for
women. Is it true that women are supposed to take care of their homes
while their men are away to offer Eid namaz, is there any such restriction for
women in Islam? Kindly explain.
eagerly for your advise in reply.
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Should women offer
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
Fiqh-us-Sunnah Fiqh 2.147
The prayers of the two Eids was prescribed in
the first year after the migration. The Messenger of Allah (saws) ordered the
(believing) men and women to go out to attend them.
Fiqh-us-Sunnah Fiqh 2.148a
The Messenger of Allah (saws) guided women
and children to go out and attend the two Eid prayers. This includes married,
single, young, old, or menstruating women.
Umm 'Atiyah reports: "We were ordered to
go out with the single and menstruating women to the two Eids in order to
witness the good and the supplications of the Muslims. The menstruating women
would be separate from the others."
Related by al-Bukhari and Muslim.
Ibn Abbas says that the Prophet (saws) would
take his wives and daughters to the two 'ids.
Related by Ibn-Majah and al-Baihaqi.
Ibn 'Abbas reports: "I went out with the
Prophet (saws) on the day of breaking the fast (Eidul-Fitr) or of the sacrifice
(Eidul-Adha), and he (saws) prayed and gave a sermon, and then he (saws) went
to the women and admonished them, reminded them of Allah, and ordered them to
Related by al-Bukhari.
The Messenger of Allah (saws) guided and commanded the
believing men, women and children to attend the Eid congregation, including
women who were married, single, young, or old, menstruating or
non-menstruating. The non- menstruating
women should offer the Eid prayers in congregation and listen to the sermon
proceeding it, while the menstruating women should abstain from offering the
Eid prayer and then listen to the Eid sermon.
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only
due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only
Source of Strength.
Your brother and
well wisher in Islam,