Mon 5 Saf 1435 - 9 December 2013
Ruling on Eid prayers
Are the Eid prayers on Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha obligatory or Sunnah? What is the sin of the one who does not pray them?.
Praise be to Allaah.
The Eid prayers on Eid al-Fitr and Eid
al-Adha are fard kifaayah (a communal obligation); some scholars said that they are fard ‘ayn (an individual obligation) like Jumu’ah prayer, so
the believer should not neglect them.
And Allaah is the Source of strength.
Standing Committee for Academic Research and Issuing Fatwas, 8/284.