Eid A-Fitr During Lockdown

Eid al-Fitr on 05/24/2020
How to Pray Eid-at Home

All praise is due to Allah, and may peace and salutations be upon the Prophet ﷺ.

In light of the Masāsjid being shut down due to the COVID-19 crisis and the upcoming Eid prayers, based on the consultations with the Fiqh Councils and the Religious Scholars, MACA encourages that Muslims pray Ṣalāt al-Eid  in their homes with their own families or individually (if living alone), and there is no need for a Khuṭbah.

Given our current situation, we advise families to observe all of the Sunnah‘s of Eid (of taking a Ghusl, eating a breakfast, wearing one’s best garments, saying the general Takbīrat after Fajr, etc.) and then praying a congregational prayer at home with  their own families, with the special Takbīrat of Eid.  (The Takbirāt of the Eid prayer vary between the Madhab’s (schools of thoughts) – each family may follow their own  preferred Madhab.)   
All our four Madhab‘s state that attending the Khuṭbah of Eid is not obligatory, nor is the Khuṭbah a requirement of the Eid prayer, it is not required to give Khutbah in every home. Many Masāsjid live broadcast Eid Khuṭbah‘s, and all families can pray their individual congregational prayers at a given time, and then, after they finish their own Eid prayers, they can listen to the live Khutbah from Masāsjid of their choice as a general reminder.