Solar eclipse.. Dar Al-Iftaa explains how to perform the eclipse prayer

Astronomy enthusiasts are on a date during the month of April with a rare astronomical event that will not be repeated until 20 years later, as the Earth witnesses… Total solar eclipse Monday, April 8, 2024, and its middle time coincides with the conjunction of the month of Shawwal of the year 1445 AH, which is the first solar eclipse in 2024.

It can be seen as a total eclipse in (Mexico – United States of America – Canada), and it can be seen as a partial eclipse in (western Europe – North America – northern South America – the Pacific Ocean – the Atlantic Ocean – Antarctica) and it cannot be seen in Egypt.

The eclipse will take approximately 5 hours and 10 minutes from its beginning to its end The peak of the total eclipse The Moon’s disk covers about 105.7% of the entire Sun’s disk. The total eclipse covers an area 197.5 km wide and will last 4 minutes and 28 seconds.

And it happens Solar eclipse In the position of conjunction or conjunction, that is, the occurrence of a solar eclipse indicates the nearness of the birth of the new crescent, and the center of the eclipse is considered the date of the birth of the new moon. Likewise, a lunar eclipse occurs in the position of opposition, that is, in the middle of the lunar month when the moon is full.

How to perform the eclipse and eclipse prayer
The eclipse prayer or eclipse is two rak’ahs; In each rak’ah there are two standings, two recitations of Al-Fatihah and whatever is available from the Qur’an, two bowings, and two prostrations.

The highest perfection in how it is done: to say takbir al-Ihram, to begin with the opening supplication, to seek refuge and to say basmala, to recite al-Fatihah, then Surat al-Baqarah or its length, then to bow long and say takbeer the length of a hundred verses, then to raise from his bowing and say tasbih and praise while standing upright, then to recite al-Fatihah and Surat al-Baqarah. Without the first reading; Like the time of Imran or its duration, then he bows and prolongs the bowing, which is shorter than the first bowing, then he rises from the bowing and praises and praises, but does not prolong the straightening, then he prostrates two long prostrations, and does not sit for a long time between the two prostrations, then he stands for the second rak’ah, and does the same as mentioned in the first rak’ah of the two bowing. And others, but he is less than the first in length in everything he does, then he recites the Shahada and gives the salutation.

He recites aloud during a lunar eclipse. Because it is a night prayer, and it is not performed out loud Solar eclipse prayer; Because it is diurnal.

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