How many takbeer in Eid prayer? Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha are two important festivals in the Muslim calendar, and are marked by special prayers known as Eid prayers. One of the key features of the Eid prayer is the recitation of Takbeer, a series of phrases that glorify and praise Allah.
In this post, we’ll take a closer look at the number of Takbeer in the Eid prayer, and the significance how to pray Eid salah.
How Many Takbeer In Eid Prayer?
There are 12 Takbeer in Eid prayer. The correct view is that there are 7 Takbeers in the first Rakah of Eid, while there are 5 in the second Rak`ah. In the first rak’ah the imam should say Takbirat al-ihram (say “Allahu akbar” to start the prayer), after which he should say six or seven more takbirs.
This is based on the authentic hadith reported by the Mother of the Believers Aishah (may Allah be pleased with her) in which she quoted the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) as saying, “Takbirs in both Eidul-Fitr and Eidul-Adha are seven Takbirs in the first Rakah, and five in the second Rak`ah.” (Reported by Abu Dawud al-Tirmidhi)
Then the imam should recite surah al-Fatihah, and recite Surat Qaf in the first rak’ah.
In the second rak’ah, he should stand up saying takbir, and when he has stood up completely he should say takbir five times, and recite Surat al-Fatihah then Surat al-Qamar.
What To Recite in Eid Prayer?
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) used to recite Surah Qaf and Surah al-Qamar during the two ‘Eids.
Or if he wishes he can recite Surat al-A’la in the first rak’ah and Surat al-Ghashiyah in the second, because it was narrated that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) used to recite al-A’la and al-Ghashiyah in the ‘Eid prayer .
According to Islamqa, the imam should revive the Sunnah by reciting these surahs so that the Muslims will become familiar with the Sunnah.
How Many Takbeers Are There In Eid Ul Adha?
There are 12 Takbeers in Eid Ul adha. The Eidul adha prayer consists of two rak’ahs (units of prayer), and during each rak’ah, the worshipper recites a series of Takbeer.
The first Takbeer of the Eid prayer is recited immediately after the opening takbir (the phrase “Allahu Akbar,” which means “Allah is the greatest”) that begins every unit of prayer.
Takbeer is an Arabic word for Allahu Akbar which means Allah is the Greatest.