Bismillah irahman irahim
May Allah Subhanu waTa’ala (glorified and exalted be He) accept all of our striving, ibadat, dua and donating we have done in this blessed month of Ramadhan.
InshaAllah Eid Ul Fitr (End of Ramadhan) shall be on Wednesday 6th July or Thursday 7th July 2016 (yet to be confirmed), commemorating the end of the Holy month of Ramadhan.*
*Eid dates are determined by the sighting of the crescent moon (new moon) in our locality and follow the procedures involved in reaching this decision. Jamia Masjid Bilal Wolverhampton will be observing this through the hilal monitoring committee thus our decision will be the same as announced by Noor TV satellite station. Should you wish to gain more information please contact the masjid or tune into Noor TV at Maghrib time of Tuesday 5th July.
—-TIMES TO BE CONFIRMED—
There will be Two Jamaats for Eid Prayer:
First Jamaat: 8.30am (Khutbah starts 8.00am) ENGLISH KHUTBAH
Imam: Hafiz Imam Shoaib Idrees Sahib
Jamaat for: Men & Women
Second Jamaat: 10.00am (Khutbah starts 9.30am)
Imam: Alama Professor Shabraaz Khan Naqshbandi Sahib
Jamaat for: Men & Women
Please arrive early to ensure you find a seat and car parking space, Please refrain from parking infront of gates as this causes inconvenience, especially as spaces are already limited due to construction work.
Please practice the etiquette of preparation for eid prayer as per the Sunnah of our noble Prophet Muhammad Sallalahu alayhi wasalam. see below
Etiquette of Eid Ul-Ftr
The Eid prayers comprise two Rak’ahs led by the Imam, followed by a Khutba (sermon).
Following are some of rituals that one must carry out on Eid Ul Fitr
Adorn oneself according to Islamic rules.
Have a bath.
Wear the best of clothing which one may have.
Wake up very early in the morning.
Reach early at the place for Eid prayers.
Eat something sweet, such as dates, before going to the Eid prayers.
Give the Sadaqat Al-Fitr before going for Eid prayers
Offer Eid prayers in the place of Eid prayers. The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “Pray as you have seen me praying.” Narrated by al-Bukhaari.
Listen to the Eid Khutba
Return from the Eid praying place, taking a different route than the one that he had taken when going towards the Eid congregation.
Women can go and offer Eid prayers as well.
It is narrated that Umm ‘Atiyah (may Allah be pleased with her) said: “We were commanded (and in one report it says, he commanded us – meaning the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) to bring out for the Eid prayers the adolescent girls and the women in seclusion, and he commanded the menstruating women to avoid the prayer-place of the Muslims.” Narrated by Al-Bukhari, 1/93; Muslim, 890. According to another report: “We were commanded to come out and to bring out the adolescent girls and those in seclusion.” (Bukhari and Muslim)
According to a report narrated by Al-Tirmidhi: The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) used to bring along the virgins, adolescent girls, women in seclusion and menstruating women on the occasion of both Eid ul-Fitr and Eid-ul Adha, but the menstruating women were to keep away from the prayer place and witness the gathering of the Muslims. One of them said, “Messenger of Allah, what if she does not have a jilbaab (garment)?” He said, “Then let her sister lend her one of her jilbaabs (garments).” _