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Taken from the book ‘al-Fiqhul-Muyas-sar’

Translation/amendments/extra points of benefit prepared by Yusuf McNulty
The definition of al-Kusoof, and the wisdom behind it:
Al-Kusoof (eclipse) is when the light of either the sun or the moon becomes covered, due to something out of the ordinary happening. 

Kusoof (solar eclipse – the sun becoming covered during the day).

Khusoof (lunar eclipse – the moon becoming covered during the night) both carry the same meaning in Arabic.

Allaah makes this happen in order to frighten His servants, so that they return to Him in repentance, just as the Prophet – sallallaahu alayhi wasallam, said: ((Indeed, both the sun and the moon are two signs from the signs of Allaah, He does not make them eclipse due to the death or life of anyone, but rather in order to terrify His servants.)) [1]

The ruling of Salaatul-Kusoof and the evidence for it:
Salaatul-Kusoof is waajib (obligatory), as stated by Aboo Awaanah in his Saheeh, and was also narrated from Aboo Haneefah. Imaam Maalik held it to be the same as Jumuah (in ruling). Ibnul-Qayyim strengthened the opinion regarding its obligation, and Sh Muhammad Ibn Saalih al-Uthaymeen agreed with Ibnul-Qayyim’s view. This is because the Prophet – sallallaahu alayhi wasallam, commanded with its performance, and he would set out for it immediately, and he informed that it occurs to frighten the servants (of Allaah). [2]
…It’s time:
The time of the Salaah begins with the onset of the eclipse, and lasts until the eclipse ends due to the Prophet’s statement: ((If you see anything of it (the eclipse), then pray up until it clears.)) [3]
The description of the Salaah and what should be recited 

within it:
🔸It is two rakahs,
🔸in the first rakah you should recite Soorah al-Faatihah loudly – regardless of whether it is night or day – and also another soorah, which should be long.
🔸 Then after that you make rukoo, and this should be prolonged.
 🔸Thereafter you rise up from the rukoo, say ‘samiallaahu liman hamidah’ and ‘rabbanaa wa lakal-hamd’, but there is no sujood just yet;
🔸 rather Soorah al-Faatihah is recited again along with another long soorah, however it should be a little bit shorter than the first (soorah recited). 
🔸Then you make rukoo again, and rise up from it as normal,
🔸 then sujood is performed, twice as normal, but they should be made long.
🔸 After standing up, you should pray the second rakah just as the first, except make it a little bit shorter, 
🔸and you end the Salaah with tashah-hud and tasleem as normal.
🍃Source: salafitalk.com

🖇Link: http://salafitalk.com/threads/1973-Salaatul-Kusoof-The-Eclipse-Prayer


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The Takbeer:

The Takbeer is legislated from the dawn of the day of Arafah and during the Ayyaam At-Tashreeq (i.e. 11th to 13th Dhul Hijjah) to Asr time on the 13th of Dhul Hijjah.  Allaah (The Most High) said: [وَاذْكُرُوا اللَّهَ فِي أَيَّامٍ مَّعْدُودَاتٍ ]— ”And remember Allah during the appointed Days.” [Soorah Baqarah: Ayah: 203]  The manner in which the Takbeer is performed is: [الله أكبر الله أكبر، لا إله إلا الله، والله أكبر الله أكبر ولله الحمد].  It is prescribed for the men to raise their voices with the Takbeer in the Masaajid, the houses and after the five daily obligatory prayers.  This is done to exalt Allaah and to manifest singling Him out in worship and thanking Him.


Bath on the day of Eed

One takes a bath and only men are to wear perfume.  The men should also wear their best clothes but neither going into extravagance nor dragging their garments below their ankles and shaving their beards.


Eating From the Eed Sacrifice:

One eats from the Eed sacrifice, because the Prophet (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) did not use to eat until he returned from the Musalla and ate from the Eed sacrifice. [Zaadul Ma-aad: 1/441]


Walking to the Musalla (i.e. place of prayer)
One walks to Musalla if that is easy.  The Sunnah is to pray Eed in the Musalla except if there is an excuse not to do so, such as rain etc.  It is also recommended to stay for the Eed khutbah and to supplicate for the Muslims.  Likewise, one takes a different road whilst returning from the Eed prayer, because this was an action of the Prophet (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam).


Eed Greeting:

It is permissible to greet one another after Eed, because this has been established from some of the Sahaabah.  Shaikh Uthaymeen (rahimahullaah) said that there is no particular defined Eed greeting; rather this is left to the people as long as such greeting does not involve sin.  Likewise, he (rahimahullaah) said that there is no harm in shaking hands and embracing one another because these are affairs the people have taken as a custom these days and they are not done as acts of worship or as a means of getting close to Allaah.

And Allaah knows best

This article paraphrased from an article compiled by Ustaadh Abu Usaamah Sameer  Al-Jazaa-iree (may Allaah reward him) http://www.ahlos-sunnah.com/matwyat Also see link: www.sahab.net: see link:  http://www.sahab.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=132870

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