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Missing Eid salah because of Conronavirus


Because of the Coronavirus out break is it permissable to miss the eid prayer and what is the daleel on it if it is?


Salam alaykum,

Thank you for your question. According to Shia jurisprudents, like Ayatullah Sistani, in the time of the occultation of the 12th Imam the Eid prayers are only recommended, not obligatory – even in normal times. Thank you again for your question.

Shiraz Agha