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Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Q:

Assalaamun Alaikum. Tomorrow evening it is expected that we shall have a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse. During this penumbral lunar eclipse, the Earth’s main shadow does not cover the Moon. Because of this, it is hard to differentiate between a normal full Moon and a penumbral eclipse of the Moon, as the shadowed part is only a little bit fainter than the rest of the Moon. So the normal man in the street will not be able to tell that the moon is in eclipse. My question is: Is Salaah Ayaat wajib for a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse? With Salaams and Duas Jaffer Dharamsi.

A:

Alaykum Salaam

Salat al-Ayat is not required in this case. 

Sheikh Kumail Rajani