EID MUBARAK. Friday 21st April 2023 is first day of eid. CONFIRMED
05:00 Fajr Iqamah
05:30 Surah Yaseen Reciting
07:00 1st EID SALAH
08:00 2nd EID SALAH
09:00 3rd EID SALAH (last one)
(Sisters can attend as well)
May Hz Allah ﷻ accept our fasting, prayers and righteous deeds and allow us to reach many more Ramadans in good health. Aameen.
To minimise the traffic and congestion in the area, please try to travel with your family/friends altogether or try to use public transport or try to walk if you can.
🚉 Nearby Overground stations are Haggerston and Hoxton.
🚍 Busses: 149, 242 and 394.
You can also use Tfl Journey planner to plan your journey.
Parking enforcement will not be in place for following streets from 06:00 till 23:00 on Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd April 2023. You are free to park in following streets during these times.
• Downham Road
• Lee Street
• Steen Street
• Arbutus Street
• Acton Mews
• Laburnham Street
• Philip Street
• Orsman Street
HOW TO PRAY EID SALĀH
Eid Salāh has two rak‘ahs, wherein each rak‘ah three extra takbīr (Allāhu Akbar) are said. These takbīr are called the “Zawāid Takbīr” and are wājib (obligatory) in the Eid Salāh. During the 1st rak‘ah it is said before the qirā’ah, and in the 2nd rak‘ah after the qirā’ah.
This is how Eid Salāh is prayed: In the 1st rak‘ah after the “Iftitah Takbīr”, the hands are placed one on top of the other and thanā (subḥānaka) is recited. After the thanā, the imām says aloud “Allāhu Akbar” and the jamā’ah (congregation) will follow in private, lifting the hands up and lowering to the sides. The second takbīr is said and the hands are lowered to the sides again. The third takbīr is said the hands are placed one on top of the other. The imām then recites aloud Sūrah al-Fātiḥah and another sūrah or āyah, while the jamā‘ah listens. After rukū‘ and sajdah, the second rak‘ah is performed.
In the second rak‘ah, the imām first recites Sūrah al-Fātiḥah, and another sūrah or āyah. The takbīr said at the beginning of the first rak‘ah are repeated in the second rak‘ah at the end of the qiyām. During this time, the hands are kept to the sides and after the fourth takbīr, rukū’ is performed and salāh is completed.
The khutbah (sermon) is delivered before the Jumu‘ah Salāh while it is done after Salāh’s completion in Eid Salāh. The khutbah is commenced with takbīr, and the congregation joins, reading it silently.
SPENDING EID NIGHTS IN IBĀDAH
On Eid nights, Muslims should perform Khatm al-Anbiya and Khatm al-Istighfār (to recite ‘Astaghfirullah al-Aẓīm wa atūbu ilayk’ 1001 times). They should also perform Tasbīh Salāh, if possible. (Du‘as [Invocations] and ‘Ibādahs [Acts of Worship])
April 20, 2023 Fazilet Calendar
EID AL-FITR IS A DAY OF JOY
The fast of Ramaḍān was ordained in Sha‘bān Sharīf in the second year of hijrah (emigration). When Ramaḍān begins, Muslims fast, and when it is the first day of Shawwal, they celebrate it as an Eid.
Eid means celebration and festival. The celebration at the end of Ramaḍān is called Eid al-Fitr. The word ‘fitr’ denotes not fasting on that day, therefore meaning that one month of fasting period comes to an end.
On Eid days, Muslims do not fast. They put on their best clothing and express their joy by visiting each other.
Islam has been founded on five pillars: Kālimah Shahādah, salāh, sawm, zakāt and hajj. Kalimah Shahādah is like a roof raised high above the rest of the pillars of Islam. Once these four ibādahs are fulfilled well, īmān (faith) and tawhīd (oneness of Allāh) are reinforced.
It is certainly the right of a Muslim to rejoice on the Eid day because they fast in Ramaḍān and thus firmly strengthen Kalimah Tawhīd, the roof and essence of dīn.
Hence, the Muslims who adhered to Allāh Ta‘ālā’s command by fasting in Ramaḍān Sharīf feel contentment and joy due to their great achievement in this month. As a manifestation of their spiritual pleasure, they put on their best clothes, congratulate their fellow Muslim brothers with du‘ās like, “May Allāh bless you with many more eids!” and wish them the ability to fast during many Ramaḍāns to come.
April 21, 2023 Fazilet Calendar