The Rulings Concerning The Two Eids From The Purified Sunnah
Shaykh ‘Ali Hasan ‘Ali ‘Abdul Hameed al-Halabi hafidhahullaah
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CHAPTER TEN : Does one pray before or after the ‘Eid Prayer?
Ibn ‘Abbaas reports: “That the Prophet (SAW) prayed two rak’ahs on the day of Fitr and he did not pray before or after this… “ 53
Ibn al-Qayyim (may Allaah have mercy upon him) said: “Neither he (SAW) nor his Companions used to pray before or after the (‘Eid) prayer when they reached the musallaa.” 54
Haafidh Ibn Hajr55 said: “In conclusion, it has not been established that the ‘Eid prayer has a Sunnah (prayer) before or after it; in contrast to those who make an analogous conclusion for it from the Friday prayer.” 56
53. Reported by al-Bukhaaree (989). at-Tirmidhee (537) an-Nasaa’ee (3/193). Ibn Maajah (1291).
54. Zaad-ul-Ma’aad (2/443).
55. Fath-ul-Bauree (2/476).
56. Refer to Sharh-us-Sunnah (4/316-317) and footnote 4 in this book.