Places for praying the two `Eed Prayers

Question 5: Q 1: Should the place chosen for the Two `Eed Prayers be Waqf (endowment) land for the Muslims or it can be performed anywhere?

Q 2: Should the place for the two `Eed Prayers be far from the city or the village?

Q 3: What if there is a big city that has no specific place outside the city for the two `Eed Prayers, but there are many spaces inside the city that the non-Muslim government owns and they give permission to hold the two `Eed Prayers there?

Q 4: How many Takbeers (saying: “Allaahu Akbar [Allaah is the Greatest]”) are there in the `Eed Prayer and in what positions are they uttered during the Salaah, according to the Sunnah of the Messenger (peace be upon him)?

Answer: Firstly: the two `Eed Prayers should be offered in open areas, but it is not necessary for the place to be Waqf land for the Muslims, nor be far from the city or the village.

Secondly: If there is no specific place for Muslims to offer the two `Eid Prayers and there is a place where it can be held, which is owned by a non-Muslim government that permits the Muslim residents to offer Salah (Prayer) there, it is permissible to perform the Salaah there, and there is no harm in doing so, if Allaah so wills.

Thirdly: The number of Takbeers during the `Eed Prayer is seven in the first Rak`ah (unit of Prayer), including the opening Takbeeraat-ul-Ihraam (saying: “Allaahu Akbar [Allaah is the Greatest]” upon starting the Prayer), and five in the second Rak`ah, not including the Takbeer said upon rising from Sujood (prostration) to offer the second Rak`ah. The positions of saying Takbeer: in the first Rak`ah after Takbeeraat-ul-Ihraam, and in the second: after the Takbeer said upon standing up from Sujood for offering the second Rak`ah... read more here.

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