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Saturday, August 11, 2012

A forgotten sunnah of ‘Eed: Praying Two Rak’ah after returning from the ‘Eed prayer [1]



Aboo Sa’eed al-Khudree (رضى الله تعالى عنه) said: “The Messenger of Allaah ( صلى الله عليه و سلم) used to not pray anything before the ‘Eed (prayer), then when he returned to his home he prayed two rak’ah.”
It was collected by Ibn Maajah [2] and declared hasan by Shaykh al-Albaanee, Ahmad in "al-Musnad" [3], Aboo Ya’laa [4] and Ibn Khuzaymah [5], and he brought a chapter heading: “Chapter: The desirability of praying in the home after returning from the Musallaa.”

And Shaykh al-Albaanee declared it hasan in “al-Irwaa’[6] and he said:
“And the reconciliation between this hadeeth and the ahaadeeth that have preceded, negating salaah after the ‘Eed (prayer) [7] is that the negation only covered salaah in the Musallaa, just as al-Haafidh (Ibn Hajar) stated in “at-Talkhees[8], and Allaah knows best.”

And it was reported by al-Haakim [9] who said: “This is a precious Sunnah, by an isnaad (chain) that is saheeh and they (al-Bukhaaree and Muslim) did not collect it.” And al-Haafidh declared in hasan in “al-Fath[10] and in “Buloogh al-Maraam[11].

Rendered into English and adapted by Aboo Sufyaan ‘Uthmaan Beecher
Kuwait
28 Ramadhaan 1429

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[1] Adapted from “al-Wasiyyah bi-badhis-Sunan shibhun-mansiyyah” by Hayfaa’ bint ‘Abdillaah ar-Rasheed with the checking of our brother, Shaykh Abool-‘Abbaas ‘Aadil bin Mansoor (pg.117)
[2] #1293
[3] #11226
[4] #1347
[5] #1469
[6] (3/100)
[7] From them the hadeeth of Ibn ‘Abbaas that the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و سلم) prayed on the day of ‘Eed two rak’ah, and “he did not pray before it nor after it.” Collected by al-Bukhaaree (#964), Muslim (#884), Aboo Daawood (#1159), at-Tirmidhee (#537) and other than them.
[8] Pg. 144
[9] 1/428, # 1103
[10] 2/552
[11] Pg. 126