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Ruling on Eid prayers

Question

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?.

Answer

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. 

Source: Standing Committee for Academic Research and Issuing Fatwas, 8/284

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