Jamia Masjid Bilal

Eid Ul Fitr 2016

Bismillah irahman irahim

May Allah Subhanu waTa’ala accept all of our fasting, ibadat, night prayer (taraweeh) and Charity we have engaged in this month.

InshaAllah Eid Ul Fitr shall be on either Wednesday 6th July or Thursday 7th July 2016 , this will be confirmed after maghrib prayer tonight once we have updated news on moonsighting. If you require further info please call us on 01902 771980, alternatively we shall attempt to update the website once we have accurate info.

There will be Two Jamaats for Eid Prayer:

First Jamaat: 8.30am (Khutbah starts 8.00am) in English

Imam: Hafiz Shoaib Idrees Sahib (hafiz of taraweeh prayers)

Jamaat for: Men & Women


Second Jamaat: 10.00am (Khutbah starts 9.30am) in Urdu

Imam: Alama Professor Muhammad Shabraaz Khan 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. Also parking spaces are reduced due to construction work please be aware.

Please practice the etiquette of preparation for eid prayer as per the Sunnah of our noble Prophet Muhammad Sallalahu alayhi wasalam.

Etiquette of Eid Al-Fitr

Muslims throughout the world fast during the month of Ramadan, offer late night prayers, and indulge in all kinds of pious activities. At the end of a whole month of fasting, Muslims celebrate Eid Al-Fitr which falls on the first day of Shawwal.
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 Al-Fitr

Adorn oneself according to Islamic rules.
Have a bath.
Use miswaak.
Wear the best of clothing which one may have.
Apply perfume.
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).” _

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