Fatwaa ID: 1365
Assalamualaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatahu Mufti saab,
I live in an area where there is a ghayr muqallid mosque and the nearest hanafi mosque is a 30 minute drive. Since in ghayr muqallid masajid they pray eid salah with 12 Takbeers, will my salah as a Hanafi be valid?
In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.
Twelve takbeers in the ‘Eid Salaah is the sunnah according to the other three legal schools. It is permissible without any reprehension for a Hanafi to perform ‘Eid Salaah behind someone who is leading with twelve takbeers. Similarly, a follower of the other legal schools may pray ‘Eid Salaah behind a Hanafi who is leading with six takbeers.
And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York
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