Muslim pilgrims walk at the Grand mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Image Credit: REUTERS

Abu Dhabi: The muezzins of mosques across Saudi Arabia will be allowed to repeat the takbeers of the Eid through loudspeakers from after Fajr prayer until the time of Eid prayer without performing the prayer, as mosques remain closed, the Principality of Mecca Region said.

Eid Al Fitr, which falls on Sunday, is a special occasion for Muslims across the world as it marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.

Apart from family gatherings, feasts and celebrations, congregational Eid prayers, offered about 20 minutes after sunrise make it even more of a special occasion. Traditionally, Muslims gather in huge numbers in big mosques or grounds called Eid Mussallahs across the country to perform Eid prayers, which are led by an imam.

However, this year, Muslims will have an exceptional Eid experience as they will have to offer Eid prayers at home since mosques were closed for congregational prayers as a precautionary measure against the spread of coronavirus.

The Eid prayer is similar to the dawn Fajr prayer in that it consists of two units, known as rakats. The first rakat, begins by raising your spread hands to your ears and give seven takbeers of Allahu Akbar before reciting Surah Al Fatiha and another surah of your choice.

After this, complete the rakat in the normal way by bowing down in rukoo and prostrating in sujood.

The second and final rakat of the Eid prayer begins by giving five takbeers of Allahu Akbar followed by, once again, Surah Al Fatiha and another surah of your choice, followed by rukoo and sujood.

Unlike at mosques, the home prayer has no Eid sermon at the end.