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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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It is also recommended to fast the day preceding `Ashura’ which is the ninth day of the month Al-Muharram as it is mentioned in the hadith of Ibn `Abbâs رضي الله عنهما who said: “When the Messenger of Allah observed fast on the day of `Ashura, and ordered Muslims to fast on it, they said to him: “O Messenger of Allah! This is a day which both the Jews and the Christians venerate. Upon this, the Messenger of Allah said, “When it is the next year, Allah willing, we would observe fast on the ninth day (of Al-Muharram besides that day)”. But, it was not until the next year that the Messenger of Allah صلَّى الله عليه وسلَّم had died”(Reported by Muslim), and in another narration: “If I survive to the coming year, I would surely observe fast on the ninth (day of Al-Muharram)”(Reported by Muslim).

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The Prophet of Allah (ﷺ) :

The best of days with Allaah is the day of an-Nahr (10th of dhul-Hijjah) 

[Lataaif p 374 declared Saheeh by al-Albaanee]

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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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The Prophet صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم said:

🔸“As for you leaving your homes aiming for the Bait-ul-Haraam:  then your she-camel does not place its foot nor does it raise it except that Allaah writes for you a reward due to it, and wipes off one of your sins.


🔹As for the two Rakah after the Tawaaf, then it is equivalent to freeing a slave from the Children of Ismaeel.



🔸As for your circuiting of as-Safa and al-Marwa, then it is the same as freeing 70 slaves.


🔹As for you staying till the evening in Arafah, then Allaah descends to the sky of the Duniya and He boasts about you to the Angels, and says:  ‘My slaves have come to Me, looking rough, from every deep valley hoping for My mercy, so if your sins were equivalent to the amount of sand or the drops of rain or like the foam on the sea I will forgive them.  So go forth My slaves!  Having forgiveness and for what or who you have interceded for.’


🔸As for stoning the Jamaar (the pillars), then for every stone that you throw, it removes a big sin from the deadly sins.


🔹As for your slaughtering, then it is saved for you with your Lord.


🔸As for shaving your head, then there is a reward for every strand of hair that you shaved, and a sin is wiped off by it.


🔹As for you performing Tawaaf of the House after all this, then by this time your are performing Tawaaf with no sin upon you and an Angel comes and places his hand between your shoulders saying: “Perform good deeds in what you face of the future for verily your past sins have been forgiven.”



🍃[Reported by at-Tabarani in his book “al-Kabeer” and by al-Bazaar. Shaykh Al-Albani graded it  Hassan.  Taken from ‘Saheeh al-Targheeb wa Tarheeb’.  Volume 2, Page 9-10, hadeeth no. 1112] 




Posted from : Ahadith regarding the benefits and blessings of Hajj – Saheeh al-Targheeb wa Tarheeb, By the Shaykh, ‘Allaama, the Muhadith Muhammad Nasr ud-Deen al-Albaani

Translated by Abbas Abu Yahya 

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Al-Allaamah Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan (may Allaah preserve him) stated:

“Likewise (from the beneficial matters of Hajj) is the Du’aa of ‘Arafah.

The Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) mentioned:

“The best Du’aa, is the Du’aa of ‘Arafah. The best of that which myself and the Prophets before me have said is: –

Laa Ilaaha Illallaah Wahdahu Laa Shareeka Lahu, Lahul Mulk Wa Lahul Hamd Wa Huwa Alaa Kulli Shay In Qadeer

– None has the right to be worshiped except Allaah, who is alone without partners. For Him is the dominion and the praise. He is capable of doing all things.”

(Musnad of Ahmad and Sunan of At-Tirmidhee Declared good by Shaykh Al-Albaani)

This is the best of that which the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said and He named it the Du’aa of ‘Arafah. That is because the Du’aa is of two types:

1. Du’aa of worship. The statement ((Laa Ilaaha Illallaah)) is the Du’aa of worship and praise for Allaah. All of this is the Du’aa of worship.

2. Du’aa of request. It is that you ask Allaah to forgive you, to have mercy upon you, or that you ask that He provides for you, guides you, make you firmly established (upon the religion of Islaam), forgive your parents, forgive your children and forgive your brothers… This is the Du’aa of request and it is that you ask Allaah (for that which you are seeking).

The example of this is the statement of Allaah:

“You (Allaah) alone we worship and You (Allaah) alone we seek for help”
(Faatihah: 5)

So the statement “You (Allaah) alone we worship” this is the Du’aa of worship. The statement “You (Allaah) alone we seek for help”, this is the Du’aa of request. Therefore, we have in one verse the Du’aa of worship and the Du’aa of request.”

Source:  Aqeedatul-Hajj Fee Daw al-Kitaab wa as-Sunnah pgs. 12-13 by Al-Allaamah Shaykh Saalih Al-Fawzaan (may Allaah preserve him)

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