Are the two `Eid Prayers obligatory or Sunnah (action following the teachings of the Prophet)? What is the punishment for abandoning them?
The Two `Eid Prayers, meaning, `Eid-ul-Fitr (the Festival of Breaking the Fast) and `Eid-ul-Adha (the Festival of the Sacrifice) are collective obligations. However, according to some scholars they are individual obligations just like Jumu`ah (Friday) Prayer that a believer should not abandon.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.