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Salat ul-Khusoof

On Sunday, May 15th, North America will be able to witness an eclipse of the moon (lunar eclipse).

IAR will be hosting a Salat ul-Khusoof Special Event on Sunday, May 15th at 9:30 PM.

“The sun and moon are two signs of Allah(ﷻ), and they do not become eclipsed for the death or birth of anyone. If you see that then pray until it (the eclipse) is over.”
Salah Instructions: Salat-ul-Khusoof (Prayer on a lunar eclipse) are each comprised of two Rak‘ahs (units of Prayer). Recitation in both Salahs (Prayers) is performed out loud. In each Rak‘ah, there are two Ruku‘s (bowing), the second of which is always shorter than the first, and there are also two recitations. After the Takbirat-ul-Ihram (saying: “Allahu Akbar [Allah is the Greatest]” upon starting Prayer), Surah Al-Fatihah and a long Surah are recited. After the first Ruku‘, Surah Al-Fatihah and a long Surah are recited, which is shorter than the preceding recitation. There are two Sujuds (Prostrations) in each Rak‘ah. This is the most authentic report mentioned regarding this Salah.

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