On Recommended Acts during an Eclipse

Answered by Sayyidi Habib Umar bin Hafiz (may Allah protect him and benefit us by him)

What is it recommended to do when an eclipse occurs?

It is recommended to take a bath (ghusl), to give charity, seek forgiveness and bestow prayers upon the Prophet ﷺ in abundance. It is also recommended to pray two rak`ats (in congregation). The best way of performing it is that be in each rak`at two standings in which one recites the Qur’an and two bows (ruku`). It is recommended that there be two khutbahs after the rak`ats (similar to Jumah).