Monday December 20th, 2010 11.30 PM
For Salat ul-Khusuf Prayers this year, we will be having our very first Prayers at our very own Islamic Center of North Hollywood . Programme of events are as follows:
* 11.30 PM Commence Salat followed by Khutbah
Please note that “we do” have limited space for ladies this year.
Salat ul-Khusuf 2010 Prayers @ ICNOHO 11.30 PM – Announcement
InshAllah, We look forward to see you all there. Its an opportunity to revive the Sunnah of our Prophet(SAW) and make this a successful event. Ameen !
Venue Details :
Islamic Center of North Hollywood
5114 Vineland Ave North Hollywood, CA 91601
Qusuf and Khusuf (Solar and Lunar Eclipse)
Muslims recognize that everything in the heavens and on earth is created and sustained by the Lord of the universe, Allah Almighty. Throughout the Qur’an, people are encouraged to look around them, observe and reflect on the beauties and wonders of the natural world – as signs of Allah’s majesty.Salat ul-Qusuf (Arabic: صلاة الكسوف) is a prayer consisting of two rakaah performed during a solar eclipse. Salat ul-Khusuf is a two rakaah prayer performed during a lunar eclipse.
“Allah is He, who created the sun, the moon, and the stars — (all) governed by laws under His commandment.” Qur’an 7:54
“It is He who created the night and the day and the sun and the moon. All (the celestial bodies) swim along, each in its orbit.” Qur’an 21:33
“The sun and the moon follow courses exactly computed.” Qur’an 55:05
In remembrance and gratefulness for all of His favors, Muslims all over the world bow down in prayer five times each day. At a time of a solar or lunar eclipse, there is a recommended prayer (salatul-kusuf) that is performed by the Muslim community in congregation.
Khusuf (Arabic: صلاة الخسوف) (Lunar Eclipse) Salah (Prayers) is a Nafil (Extra Obligatory) Salah (Prayers). It is offered at the time of a lunar eclipse. Khusuf Salah is offered only in the areas of lunar eclipse. Two or four Rak’ah (Units) of Khusuf Salah are offered in a Jama’ah (Group). Neither Adhan (Call for Prayers) nor Iqamah (Second Call for Prayers) is called for Khusuf Salah. Recitation of the Quran during Khusuf Salah can be done either silently or loudly.
During the time of the prophet, a solar eclipse happened. People hurried to link this to a worldly event, namely, the death of the prophet’s son, Ibrahim. The prophet explained the truth of this matter to them. In his Sahih, Imam Muslim reported that `A’ishah said: There was a solar eclipse in the time of the Messenger of Allah. He stood up to pray and prolonged his standing very much. He then bowed and prolonged very much his bowing. He then raised his head and prolonged his standing much, but it was less than the (duration) of the first standing. He then bowed and prolonged bowing much, but it was less than the duration of his first bowing. He then prostrated and then stood up and prolonged the standing, but it was less than the first standing. He then bowed and prolonged his bowing, but it was less than the first bowing. He then lifted his head and then stood up and prolonged his standing, but it was less than the first standing. He then bowed and prolonged bowing and it was less than the first bowing. He then prostrated himself; then he turned about, and the sun had become bright, and he addressed the people. He praised Allah and lauded Him and said: “The sun and the moon are two signs of Allah; they are not eclipsed on account of anyone’s death or on account of anyone’s birth. So when you see them, glorify and supplicate Allah, observe the Prayer, give alms. O Ummah of Muhammad, none is more indignant than Allah when His servant or maid commits fornication. O people of Muhammad, by Allah, if you knew what I know, you would weep much and laugh little. O Allah, witness, I informed them.