Recite the Fatiha quietly or in your head when the eclipse starts. As with any other prayer , read or recite the opening chapter of the Qur’an. Make sure your voice is extremely quiet, especially if you’re in a Mosque. You should begin praying as soon as the eclipse begins.
“The solar- and lunar- eclipse prayer is an emphasised sunnah ,(supererogatory act of worship following the manner of Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him).
It is best advised to pray during the Grahan time or do Japa. Take bath after the eclipse .
People avoid sleeping, sexual intercourse, urination and defecation during a solar eclipse .
“However, Muslims continue the tradition of praying during an eclipse , as a reminder that Allah alone has power over all things in the heavens and on earth.” The eclipse prayers consists of two rakats (cycles), each involving two bowings and two prostrations.
During the eclipse , food, water should not be taken. Do not bathe during the eclipse . Take a bath after the eclipse ends. Do not look at the eclipse with open eyes.
Lunar & Solar Eclipse : An Islamic Perspective So when you see them, glorify and supplicate Allah, observe the Prayer, give alms.
According to Sohaib Sultan, the Islamic prophet Muhammad performed Sunnah prayer “before and/or after every obligatory prayer ” to gain more blessings and benefits from Allah.
For, “the sunnah prayers performed before fard prayers discourages Satan and prevent the delusions and tricks of Satan.” Allah (SWT) has motivated His Messenger (PBUH) with two kinds of revelation: the Quran and the Sunnah . The prayer lets the believers to enrich their spirituality and the love of The Creator.
What is the ruling if I only pray Fard prayers according to Islamic laws? The ruling is that there’s no sin on the person who maintains only the fard (obligatory) prayers and skips nawafil (voluntary) ones. The Prophet of Allah (PBUH) was once enquired by a man regarding the duties of a Muslim.
# Avoid eating food cooked before the surya grahan . According to Ayurveda, the harmful rays from the grahan will contaminate the food and thus affect our digestive system. # Do not look at the surya grahan phenomenon. # Do not touch any idol, a Tulsi or Shami tree.
After 12 hours from starting of Solar Eclipse , when inauspicious time (Sutak) is started, the doors of temple are kept closed. At this time no worshiping, praying or God visiting is not carried out.
During a lunar eclipse , expecting mothers are asked to stay indoors and not to look up at the sky. It is believed that doing the opposite can expose them to harmful rays and that can be damaging to their foetus. Pregnant women are also suggested to not eat or drink anything during Chandra Grahan.