Lunar Eclispe on Thursday, 21 Feb 2008 Dar es Salaam

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Lunar Eclispe on Thursday, 21 Feb 2008 Dar es Salaam

Postby abuali » 20 Feb 2008, 21:16

A total lunar eclipse will take place on Thursday morning, February 21, 2008 (Wednesday evening, February 20 for the Americas, Thursday afternoon in the Far East). It will be the first of two lunar eclipses in 2008, and the only total eclipse of the two. The next total lunar eclipse will not occur until December 21, 2010.

It will be visible in the eastern evening sky on February 20 from all of North and South America, and in the February 21 predawn western sky from most of Africa and Europe.

A total lunar eclipse occurs when the moon passes completely behind the earth's shadow. This is called the umbral shadow. The moon will take about an hour and 20 minutes to pass through the penumbral shadow before and after the total eclipse, during which the otherwise full moon may be mistaken as having a phase.

The planet Saturn and bright star Regulus will be visible very near the moon during the total eclipse portion, while during a normal full moon, they would be drowned out by the moon's glaring brightness.

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Re: Lunar Eclispe on Thursday, 21 Feb 2008 Dar es Salaam

Postby abuali » 20 Feb 2008, 21:17

Namaaze ayat is wajib and has to be offered before 6am DSM time. If not offered, a kadhaa has to be prayed.

Method of offering this prayer

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All the rules of mustahabat (recommended) and wajibat (obligatory) in daily namaz are valid in namaz-e-ayaat. This namaz is performed in two Rakaat (sets) and each Rakat has 5 Rukoos (bowing), and 2 Sajdas (prostrations).



This namaz can be prayed with two different methods as follows:



Method 1

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1. Make niyat (intention) saying "I perform 2 Rakaat of Namz-e-Ayaat wajib (ada or qaza) QURBATAN IL-Allah"

2. Say Takbeeratul Ahraam (ALLAHO AKBAR)

3. Recite Sura-e-Fatiha one time.

4. Recite any other sura e.g. Sura-e-Ikhlas

5. Say "ALLAHO AKBAR" and perform Rukoo and recite what normally is recited in Rukoo

6. Say "ALLAHO AKBAR" and stand up.

7. Repeat steps 3 through 6 - 4 more times to complete 5 Rukoos and then stand up saying "SAMI Allah HOLEMAN HAMEDA"

8. Perform 2 Sajdas and stand up again.

9. Repeat the second Rakat in exactly the same manner as in steps 3 to 8.

10. After the 2 Sajdas of the 2nd Rakat, perform tashhud and salam to complete the prayer.





Method 2

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1. Make niyat (intention) saying "I perform 2 Rakaat of Namz-e-Ayaat wajib (ada or qaza) QURBATAN IL-Allah"

2. Say Takbeeratul Ahraam (ALLAHO AKBAR)

3. Recite Sura-e-Fatiha one time.

4. Recite any other sura e.g. Sura-e-Ikhlas breaking it into 5 parts as follows:

5. Say "BISMILLAH HIR-RAHMAN IR-RAHEEM" and perform the 1st Rukoo.

6. Stand up and say "QUL HU ALLAHU AHAD" and perform the 2nd Rukoo.

7. Stand up and say "Allah HUS SAMAD" and perform the 3rd Rukoo.

8. Stand up and say "LAM YALID WA LAM YULAD" and perform the 4th Rukoo.

9. Stand up and say "WA LAM YA QUL LAHO KUFOWAN AHAD" and perform the 5th Rukoo.

10. Perform 2 Sajdas and stand up again.

11. Repeat the second Rakat in exactly the same manner as in steps 3 through 10.

12. After the 2 Sajdas of the 2nd Rakat, perform tashhud and salam to complete the prayer.



It is recommended to recite Dua-e-Qunoot after the 2nd and 4th Rukoo in the 1st Rakat and after the 1st, 3rd and 5th Rukoo in the 2nd Rakat in both methods.

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Re: Lunar Eclispe on Thursday, 21 Feb 2008 Dar es Salaam

Postby abuali » 20 Feb 2008, 21:18

Oh and for photo enthusiasts, this may be a good opportunity to capture some amazing sunrise photos

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Re: Lunar Eclispe on Thursday, 21 Feb 2008 Dar es Salaam

Postby Muhammad Mahdi » 21 Feb 2008, 08:42

too cloudy :(
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Re: Lunar Eclispe on Thursday, 21 Feb 2008 Dar es Salaam

Postby abuali » 21 Feb 2008, 10:42

yes it was :(

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