Eclipse 2024 – What does it mean

Saad Tasleem

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The speaker discusses the belief thatiting a signs symbolizes the birth or death of someone important, and that the signs are from Allah's words. They explain that praying for the signs is a recitation of the prayer, and that the recitation is a sign of Allah's ultimate power and control. The recitation is a reminder for those who want to turn to Him and seek forgiveness.

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In pre Islamic times, people used to believe

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that eclipses mark the birth or death of

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someone important, but the prophet

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told us this belief and beliefs like that

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about eclipses

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are wrong. It just so happened that the

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prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam's son Ibrahim

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passed away on the day that there was

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an eclipse.

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And some people started to say that the

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sun was eclipsed for that reason.

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The prophet

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said, the sun and the moon are two

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signs from Allah, and they do not become

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eclipse for the death or birth of of

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anyone. If you see it, an eclipse,

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hasten to remember Allah and to pray. Also,

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Allah informed us,

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Among His

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signs are the day and the night, the

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sun and the moon. Do not prostrate to

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the sun or the moon, but prostrate to

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Allah who created them if you truly worship

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Him alone.

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So, as Muslims, what do we do when

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there's an eclipse?

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We pray.

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Specifically, we pray what is known as salat

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al khusuf

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or the eclipse prayer.

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This is in the time between the beginning

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of the eclipse and the end of it,

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not before and not after. As I prayed,

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Aisha

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informed us that the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam

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led the people in the eclipse prayer. It

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was 2 rak'ahs, but different than what we

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are used to. He started the prayer with

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the Takbir, Allahu Akbar, and then recited Surat

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Al Fatiha and a long Surah. Then he

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went into a long lukur.

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And he stood up like normal saying, Now,

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instead of going into sajdah,

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he remained standing and again recited Surat Al

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Fatiha and a long surah, but not as

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long as the first. Then went into a

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long little Quran and then he stood up

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like normal saying, Then

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he went into the 2 sides of this

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like normal.

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This was the 1st raka'ah.

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The 2nd raka'ah was done in the same

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way as the first, and after that he

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completed the prayer as normal

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with the teshahood and the sada.

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So that's how it's prayed. Preferably it should

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be done in congregation,

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but if you can't you can pray it

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by yourself as well. It is sunnah for

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the imam to give a reminder after the

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prayer.

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The point of this reminder is that the

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eclipse is a sign of Allah's ultimate power

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and control.

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Don't become negligent in your piety and your

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obedience to Him.

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Take this as a sign from Allah to

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repent,

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and turn to Him.

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and turn to Him.