Monday, December 25, 2006

When to Pray the Eclipse Salah

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Alhamdulillah, I made it to Lesson 138, the beginning of "The Book of the Prostration of the Qur’an and its Method" (كتابُ سجود القراَن وسنتها ). Prior to posting notes from Hadeeth 569, I'll post notes from a question that was answered related to the previous lesson (138) and the Book of the Eclipse (كتابُ الكُسوف
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Prior to beginning commentary on “The Book of the Prostration of the Qur’an and its Method”, Shaykh Abu Yusuf Riyadh ul Haq answered a question related to the previous lesson about when to pray the Eclipse salah (for a solar eclipse).

According to Imam Malik (رحمة الله عليه) – the timings are the same as for Eid salah i.e. after sunrise till noon. According to Imam Shafi (رحمة الله عليه) – one can pray at any time of the day even during makrooh times. According to Imam Abu Hanifah (رحمة الله عليه) and Imam Ahmad bin Hanbal (رحمة الله عليه) – one can pray at any time of the day except makrooh times.

According to all ulema, the lunar eclipse can be prayed at anytime at night according to all ulema.

However, and this is the important point – the eclipse salah cannot be prayed after the eclipse is over. For example, if eclipse occurs at 11 am, then you can pray according to all ulema. If the eclipse occurs at a makrooh time, then you can pray the salah according to Imam Shafi (رحمة الله عليه) but not according to Imam Abu Hanifah (رحمة الله عليه) and Imam Ahmad bin Hanbal (رحمة الله عليه).

All the ulema agree that once the eclipse is over, the salah cannot be prayed.

1 comment:

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