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Eid salaah in the masjid or outside

Fatwaa ID: 1265

Is praying Eid Salah in the masjid still makruh considering that the open air venues are far or don’t have proper segregation between the genders?

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

It is an established sunnah to perform the ‘Eid Salaah in an open place, preferably in the outskirts. To go against this sunnah without a valid reason is reprehensible. The reasons mentioned above are not justifiable reason to perform the ‘Eid Salaah in the masjid. If you have concerns pertaining to how it is done in your local community, you should consult the trustees of the masjid. If there is any violation of the Shari’ah, they will be responsible, not you.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


You may refer to the following book by my honorable teacher, Shaykhul Hadith ‘Allaamah Fadhlur Rahman al-A’zami (Hafizhahumullaah): The Sunnahs of the Musallah-Eidgah


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