Eid Mubarak! – Eid Al Fitr 2012

Eid Mubarak!
Brothers and Sisters, Alhamdulillah, Eid Al Fitr will be on Sunday 19th August InshaAllah. As we say farewell to the blessed month of Ramadan, we welcome all of you to join us at Croydon ICT for Salaat Al Eid and to celebrate this joyous occasion within our community.

May you all enjoy the beauty of Eid with family, friends and loved ones, and May Allah bless you all, ameen.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Wudhu facilities are limited, so please try to ensure you arrive in a state of purity.
  • Please arrive EARLY – Salaat Al Eid will commence at 8:30AM sharp.

Brothers and Sisters are welcome, please observe the respective points and etiquettes below.

BROTHERS
You will need to enter from the rear of the Masjid – please follow stewards who will provide plastic bags for shoes and will be able to direct you.

The 2nd Floor will be for the brothers, as well as the open car park at the rear of the building: PLEASE BRING EXTRA PRAYER MATS TO LAY ON THE TARPAULIN OUTSIDE.

SISTERS

You will need to enter from the front of the Masjid – please follow stewards who will provide plastic bags for shoes and will be able to direct you.

We have dedicated the whole of the 1st Floor to the Sisters, Alhamdulillah, so up to 350 Sisters will be accommodated InshaAllah.
Etiquettes and rulings on the Eid day

  1. It is unlawful to observe fast on the Eid day, due to the Hadith narrated on the authority of Abu SaEid Al-Khudri, may Allah be pleased with him, that the Messenger of Allah SAW, forbade fasting on two days: the day of Al-Fitr and the day of An-Nahr. [Al-Bukhari and Muslim]
  2. It is valid, under Shari‘ah, to recite Takbir on the night prior to the Eid day, beginning from the sunset of that night until the Eid prayer.It is Recommended that men should raise their voices with Takbir in the mosques, markets, streets and houses, out of acknowledgement of servitude (of people to Allah), and demonstration of delight and pleasure.
  3. There is no blame that Muslims should congratulate each other about the Eids, as it is one of the noble manners.
  4. It is Recommended to enlarge sustenance on the family and children in food, drink and clothes, but without extravagance or lavishness; and it is favourable to maintain kinship ties, and exchange visits between the relations, kinsmen and brothers (in the religion of Allah).
  5. It is due to maintain and not waste the Eid prayer. It is out of sunnah to delay the prayer of Eid Al-Fitr, in order that the Muslims would be able to distribute Zakat Al-Fitr.
  6. It is Recommended to take ritual bath before the Eid prayer, apply perfume and get adorned with the best of clothes, provided that men should beware of letting their garments hang down (on the ground), which is prohibited.
  7. It is out of sunnah to eat before the prayer of Eid Al-Fitr, and to bring out women and girls, and even the menstruating among them to witness the Eid with the Muslims, but the menstruating women should keep away from the praying place.
  8. It is out of sunnah to come out to the Eid prayer on foot and return from a way different from that in which one has gone, in order that both ways along with their angels would be witnesses to him on the Day of Judgment.
  9. The Eid prayer consists of two rak‘ahs: the first is inaugurated with seven Takbirs, other than the Takbir of assuming the prayer; and the second with five Takbirs other than the Takbir of standing. When the prayer is concluded after finishing from the two rak‘ahs, with Taslim, the Imam should stand and deliver two Khutbahs, with a short interval between them in which he sits, as is the case with the Friday Khutbah.
  10. No supererogatory prayer is valid under Shari‘ah to be offered before or after the Eid prayer.
  11. It is Recommended to come out to the praying place outside the town to perform the Eid prayer, and not to pray it in the mosques, for the Messenger of Allah SAW, did so, and did not take a pulpit in the Eid praying place.

2 thoughts on “Eid Mubarak! – Eid Al Fitr 2012

  1. Assalamu alaikum ikhwaan
    I wish you all a happy and blessed eid but,
    Why are we not praying in a open space as per sunnah? Please refer to point 11, in your list of ettiquettes.
    JazakAllahu khair

    • Dear Sister,

      JazakAllahu Khairun for your comment.

      We have been trying since opening in April 2009 to secure open prayer space at the local park for Salaat Al Eid – however we have been unsuccessful in gaining council permission. Thus we have not neglected the Sunnah intentionally!

      We will be looking at this in a closer way for the next Salaat Al Eid and will be speaking to various authorities regarding this. Anybody who can help us in this is invited to participate with us in this.

      As a middle way that is in our ability, we continue to conduct Salaat Al Eid in our car park and have done since opening – this year we had over 1,300 attendees for Salaat Al Eid, with over 500 praying outside, Alhamdulillah.

      Make dua that we are successful in our application with the council for the next Eid.

      Additionally, there is no doubt that it is Sunnah, and that prayer in the Masjid is still valid and accepted.

      JazakAllahu Khairun.

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