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Eidgah or Idgah عیدگاہ

September 21, 2009

Muslims offering Id prayers at an Eidgah in Jammu on Friday.

Eidgah or Idgah (Urdu: عیدگاہ) is an open-air mosque usually outside of city (or at the outskirts) to perform Eid salah.

It was a practice of Prophet Muhammadsawa to perform Eid Salaah in Eidgah at the outskirts of the city. Hence, It is Sunnah to perform Eid Salaah at the Eidgah.

The very first Eidgah was at the outskirts of Madina nearly 1000 footsteps from Masjid-e-Nabawi.

Muslims offering Id prayers at an Eidgah in Jammu on Friday. — Tribune photo by Anand Sharma

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