Message No : 61Sr.No : 1647/724
Question By : Iqbal Chunawala

What should we do at the time of eclipse of moon and sun and why it happens? Iqbal Memon Mumbai , DI022

 

Reply By : Mufti Jaseemuddin Qasmi
Designation : Coordinaor, Online Darul Ifta, MMERC 

Narrated Abu Bakra: In the lifetime of the Allah's Messenger (saws) the sun eclipsed and he went out dragging his clothes till he reached the Mosque. The people gathered around him and he led them and offered two rak`at. When the sun (eclipse) cleared, he said, "The sun and the moon are two signs amongst the signs of Allah; they do not eclipse because of the death of someone, and so when an eclipse occurs, pray and invoke Allah till the eclipse is over." It happened that a son of the Prophet (saws) called Ibrahim died on that day and the people were talking about that (saying that the eclipse was caused by his death). [Sahih al-Bukhari 1063]
So, Muslims should hold congregational salah when sun eclipses while they should perform salah individually at the time moon? eclipse.
And Allah knows the

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