Places for offering the two `Eid Prayers

A: Firstly: the two `Eid Prayers should be offered in open areas, but it is not necessary for the place to be Waqf land for the Muslims, nor be far from the city or the village. Secondly: If there is no specific place for Muslims to offer the two `Eid Prayers and there is a place where it can be held, which is owned by a non-Muslim government that permits the Muslim residents to offer Salah (Prayer) there, it is permissible to perform the Salah there, and there is no harm in doing so, if Allah so wills. Thirdly: The number of Takbirs during the `Eid Prayer is seven in the first Rak`ah (unit of Prayer), including the opening Takbirat-ul-Ihram (saying: "Allahu Akbar [Allah is the Greatest]" upon starting the Prayer), and five in the second Rak`ah, not including the Takbir said upon rising from Sujud (prostration) to offer the second Rak`ah. The positions of saying Takbir: in the first Rak`ah after Takbirat-ul-Ihram, and in the second: after the Takbir said upon standing up from Sujud for offering the second Rak`ah. (Part No. 8; Page No. 292) May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.