Asalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh!
Taqaballallaahu minaa wa minkum!
We are still witnessing the best 10 days of the year, Alhamdulillah. Allah, The Self-Sufficient, The Most Generous, has honoured us with Islam and Iman, and before us we have a magnificent festival, Eid-ul-Adha, The festival of Sacrifice, on the 10th day of this sacred month of Dhul-Hijjah 1437. Let us congratulate one another on this joyous occasion.
May Allah accept (good deeds) from us and from you. ameen
ALERT -GRAYS /CHAFFORD HUNDRED/ THURROCK EID PRAYER ANNOUNCEMENT BELOW*:
Please take a few moments for the sake of Allah to discover the obligations, sunnahs and etiquettes of Eid-ul-adhaa:
Some top tips (see above links for references from Qur’an and sunnah):
1- Do make an arrangement immediately to offer the udhiyah, if you have not done so already. You can do it with various Islamic charities in the UK, in sha Allah. Let us offer sacrificial animals in obedience to Allah, following the way of His final prophet Muhammad peace be upon him. Let’s share this bounty with our brothers and sisters around the world, in sha Allah!
2- Keep pronouncing the Takbeer, this is a great Sunnah! Remind each other! (starts on 1st Dhul Hijjah until sunset on the last of the days of Tashreeq, i.e. 13th Dhul Hijjah. Also read the takbeer after the obligatory prayers, starting from after Fajr on the 9th of Dhul Hijjah to after Asr on 13th of Dhul Hijjah.)
The Takbeer is:
Allahu Akbar, Allahu akbar, Allahu Akbar, laa ilaha illAllah, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, wa lillaahilHamd. (Allah is Most Great, Allah is Most Great, Allah is Most Great, There is no true god worthy of worship, except Allah. Allah is Most Great, Allah is Most Great, Allah is Most Great and all praise be to Allah.)
3-Have ghusl in the morning before going out to pray
4- If possible, make an effort to delay eating until after the Eid salah and eat from the udhiyah if you offered a sacrifice.
5- Men should go out wearing their finest clothes, perfume etc.When going out or in the presence of non-mahram men, women should avoid perfume. Women can wear their fine clothes so long as it is concealed by a full and complete, unadorned Hijab. When in female only environments, or among their mahram relatives, women may adorn themselves appropriately. My dear readers, let us remind ourselves that obedience to Allah takes precedence over all else.
6- Pray the Eid prayer in congregation
7- Congratulate one another! Taqabbal Allahu minnaa wa minkum (May Allah accept (the fast and worship) from us and from you)
8- Go out to pray one route, and return by another. Check out the links above for more!
9-Keep up with the abundant dhikr, this last of the ten best days of the year!!!
say: Subhanallah, Alhamdulillah, wa laa ilaha illAllah, wallahuakbar!
Let’s send salutations on the final prophet of Allah, Muhammad Sallallahu alayhi wasallam!
*ALERT -GRAYS /CHAFFORD HUNDRED/ THURROCK EID PRAYER ANNOUNCEMENT:
We are pleased to announce that Eid prayer jama’ah (congregation) will be held locally.
IMPORTANT- EID PRAYER ANNOUNCEMENT 10 DHUL HIJJAH 1437/ Monday 12th SEPTEMBER 2016:
EID PRAYER TO BE HELD AT GRAYS MOSQUE- IN SHA ALLAH, MEN AND WOMEN INVITED, SEPARATE FACILITIES IN SHA ALLAH.
Assalaamualaikum all (unless advised otherwise) Grays Mosque plan for Eid Prayers and 4th Jamaat exclusive for Ladies only with Parda(veil/curtain) behind the Imaam.
Prayers times are as follows :-
1st Prayer 8.00 am. MENonly
2nd Prayer 9.00 am.MEN only.
3rd Prayer 10.00 am. MEN only.
4th Prayer 11.00 am LADIES ONLY.
Please let all brothers and sisters aware of the prayers sessions.
Eid Ul Adha Mubarak.
DIRECTIONS: Grays Mosque (Thurrock Islamic Education & Cultural Association), Park Way Centre, Park Road, Thurrock, Grays, Essex, RM17 6RB (minutes walk away from Morrisons shopping centre and Grays train/bus station.) Tel: 01375 376 823
(Please note, there will not be an Eid alAdha jamat at Park Inn this year)
Jazakallah everyone who helped organise, and those who informed us, May Allah elevate you and your families.
Pray for us and share for the sake of Allah!
May Allah forgive us, for He is the Perpetual Forgiver and may Allah guide us to unite upon belief in His Oneness. Allahumma salli wasallim alaa nabiyinaa muhammad salllallahu alayhi wasallam. ameen