Performing second Eid Ṣalāh with intention of Nafl Ṣalāh
Many Masjids in the UK organise multiple Eid Ṣalāh on the same day. In this scenario, can someone perform a subsequent Eid Ṣalāh with the intention of Nafl Ṣalāh? The reason for asking is that there are additional Takbīrs in the Eid Ṣalāh, which is exclusive to Eid Ṣalāh.
بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم
It is permissible for a person who has performed Eid Ṣalāh to join in a subsequent Eid Ṣalāh on the same day with the intention of nafl Ṣalāh. Saying additional Takbīrs does not nullify Ṣalāh even if one is performing on his own.
However, multiple Eid Ṣalāh is normally organised due to shortage of space. Therefore, those who have performed their Eid Ṣalāh should perform nafl Ṣalāh at home should they wish to do so, so that there is more space for those who have not performed Eid Ṣalāh.
قال محمد في الأصل (١/٢٠٥): قلت: فإن لم يرد بذلك جوابه ولكنه حمد الله وكبر وسبح قال: هذا لا يكون كلاما وصلاته تامة، انتهى۔
Allah knows best
6 Dhū al-Ḥijjah 1443 / 6 July 2022
Approved by: Mufti Shabbir Ahmed and Mufti Muhammad Tahir