Making up the 'Eed Prayer
Ash Shaykh, Al ‘Allaamah, Muhammad ibn Saalih al 'Uthaymeen
…and the Mathhab of Imaam Ahmad is that making up Salatul E'id isSunnah (recommended) and it is better that it be made up in thesame manner that it was performed initially (i.e. With all of it'stakbiraat and the recitation out loud) and based upon this position, if one leaves off making this prayer up then he is free of sin. If hemakes it up in the manner that he would normally pray the Sunnan ar Rawaatib (the regular two unit supererogatory prayers after everySalaat except Salatul Asr) then it is acceptable, because the fact thatit should be made up in the same manner that it was initiallyperformed is solely to show it’s preference and priority and it does notmean that it is mandatory to do so in that manner.The evidence to show that making up the Salatul E’id, if one missesit, is found in the statement of the Messenger (sallahu alaihi wasalam):
“Whoever sleeps through the Salat or forgets it then lethim pray it when he remembers.
Hadith found in Sahih Bukhaariand Muslim on the authority of Anas Ibn Malik (radiallahu anhu).Also the statement of the Messenger (sallahu alaihi wa salam)
“…that which you catch (of the Salaat) then finish it and thatwhich you miss then make it up”
Hadith found in Sahih Bukhaariand Muslim on the authority of Abu Hurairah (Radiallahu anhu)But this derivation deserves some scrutiny and considerationbecause the meaning that was intended in these two ahadith was thefareedha (the five compulsory prayers) as for Salatul E’id then it is a