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IONA Eid Ul Azha announcement

In the name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful

Assalamu Alaikum WRWB,

Eid al-Adha will, in sha Allah, be on TuesdayAugust 21, 2018, as determined in the announcement by the Fiqh Council of North America (FCNA).

The Hajj authorities have announced that the Day of Arafah will be on Monday, August 20, 2018. Therefore, Eid al-Adha will be on Tuesday, August 21.

IONA will be conducting two Eid prayers:

The takbeer for the first Eid prayer begins at 7:30 AM and the salah will start at8:00 AM sharp, followed by the Eid sermon.

The takbeer for the second Eid prayer begins at 9:30 AM and the salah will start at 10 AM sharp, followed by the Eid sermon.

We wish you and your families a blessed Eid al-Adha.

IONA wishes everyone EID MUBARAK

Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, La ilaha illal-lah,
wa Allahu akbar, Allahu akbar, wa lil-lahil-hamd

Eid al-Adha will be celebrated on Tuesday, August 21,
In sha Allah

Celebrating EID at IONA Center
We kindly ask you to observe the following:

– Consider arriving early for the prayer due to construction on Ryan Rd.
– Please park in the designated parking areas only. Please do not park illegally. Parking on people’s driveways or streets is not allowed.
– Absolutely no praying outside the building.
– Please DO NOT bring food or drinks to the center.
– We ask you to keep your children with you at all times.

We look forward to your cooperation. May Allah (SWT) bless you all, ameen.

Observing the Etiquettes of Eid
Celebrating  Eid is a sunnah of the prophet (SAW). Following his practice is a commendable act.

1 – Doing ghusl (full bath) before going out to the prayer. Al- Nawawi (RA) said that the Muslims were unanimously agreed that it is mustahabb (recommended) to do ghusl for Eid prayer.

2 – Eating after the prayer on Eid al-Adha.

3 – Takbeer; takbeer on the day of Eid is one of the greatest sunnahs. Ibn Shihab al-Zuhri (RA) used to say, “The people used to recite takbeer from the time they came out of their houses until the imam came in.” It was narrated in the Musannaf of Ibn Abi Shaybah with a saheeh isnad from Ibn Mas’ood (RAA) that he used to recite takbeer during the days of tashreeq: Allahu akbar, Allahu akbar, laa ilaha ill-Allah, wa Allahu akbar, Allah akbar, wa Lillah il-hamd (Allah is Most Great, Allah is most Great, there is no god but Allah, Allah is Most great, Allah is most great, and to Allah be praise).

4 – Offering congratulations. The etiquette of Eid also includes the exchange of congratulations and good wishes by people, such as “Eid mubaarak” and other permissible expressions of congratulations.

5 – Adorning oneself on the occasion of Eid. The Prophet (SAW) agreed with ‘Umar on the idea of adorning oneself for Eid, but he denounced him for choosing his cloak because it was made of silk. Al-Bayhaqi (RA) narrated with a saheeh isnad that Ibn ‘Umar used to wear his best clothes on Eid. One should wear the best clothes that he has when going out for Eid.  With regard to women, they should avoid adorning themselves when they go out for Eid, because they are forbidden to show off their adornments to non-mahram men. It is also haram for a woman who wants to go out to put on perfume or to expose men to temptation, because they are only going out for the purpose of worship.

6 – Going to the prayer by one route and returning by another.  It was narrated that Jaabir ibn ‘Abd-Allah (RAA) said, “On the day of Eid, the Prophet (SAW) used to vary his route.” Narrated by al-Bukhari.

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