An Imaam forgetting the additional Takbeers in `Eed prayer
Fatwa No: 116622

Question

If Imam forgets Extra ( Wajib ) Takbeers in Eid prayers, Is Eid prayer is done ok or we have to repeat it?

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

 

According to the view of the majority of the scholars  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  them the additional Takbeers (saying Allaahu Akbar) in ‘Eed prayer are desirable and not obligatory. Therefore, if the Imaam does not say them deliberately or out of forgetfulness then his prayer is correct and not void as stated by the jurists  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  them.

If the Imaam forgets them out of forgetfulness, he should not prostrate for forgetfulness, but according to a narration from the Hanbali School of jurisprudence, he should prostrate for forgetfulness.

Allaah Knows best.

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