The pandemic and Ramadan – Dr Shaykh Akram Nadwi
The pandemic and Ramadan – Dr Shaykh Akram Nadwi

By: Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi Oxford Shaykh Mohammad Akram Nadwi is an Islamic scholar from the Indian city of Jaunpur and a graduate of the world renowned Nadwatul Ulama (India) where he studied and taught Shariah. Shaykh Akram is a Muhaddith of the highest calibre who has specialised in Ilm ul Rijal (the study of […]

Eid-al-Adhaa Mubarak – 2016

Have a blessed Eid – May we be given the ability to seek the Truth and find it, and ultimately be blessed to see His Countenance in the life to come. For those of you who couldn’t go for Hajj this year, remember, as a sage once put it, there are people closer to the […]

Guidance of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) regarding Eid prayers

By Shaykh Muhammad Saalih Al-Munajjid     Praise be to Allaah.   The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) used to offer the Eid prayers in the prayer-place (musalla). There is no report of his offering the Eid prayer in his mosque.  Al-Shaafa’i said in al-Umm: It was narrated that the Messenger of Allaah(peace and blessings […]

Abraham’s Legacy – The Openness to Accept the Other

By Shaykh Ahmad Kutty I praise Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful; I thank Him for His blessings and favors. I thank Him for the gift of faith; I thank Him for the gift of life and health; I thank Him for the gift of family and I thank Him for the peace, security and prosperity […]

Eid ul Adha : Excellence of Qurbani

1 Dec 2008 As the Islamic month of Dhul Hijja draws near, Muslims around the world will celebrate Eid-ul-Adha, or Festival of Sacrifice, to commemorate the willingness of Messenger Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son Ismail (Ishmael) in obedience to the Most High. Throughout history, mankind has been commanded to sacrifice things held dear to […]

Eid Al-Adha And The Split Between The Abarahmic Religions

By Madu Kovich 13 Oct 2013 Much has been said about the similarities between Judaism (as recorded in the old testament of the Christian Bible and the Jewish Torah) and Islam (as recorded in the Qur’an), but I will touch on a very interesting subject that point to what will suggest the part of the […]

Eid al-Adha: The Symbol of Trust, Obedience, And Patience

By Danu Har T.U  25 Nov 2009 Muslims throughout the world celebrate the holiday of Eid al-Adha (Festival of Sacrifice). Muslims remember and commemorate the trials and triumphs of the Prophet Ibrahim. On the first morning of Eid al-Adha, Muslims around the world attend morning prayers at their local mosques and the ground. During the celebration of […]

Eid al-Adha 2013: message from David Cameron

The Prime Minister sends his best wishes to the Muslim community for a joyous and peaceful Eid al-Adha. 12 Oct 2013 Speaking ahead of Eid al-Adha, David Cameron said: “I send my best wishes to Muslims in Britain and around the world celebrating the holy festival of Eid al-Adha. “At this time of year, as […]

Eid-ul-Adha Message: Qurbani – Are we Prepared?

“And who could be of better faith than he who surrenders his whole being unto Allâh and is a doer of good and follows the creed of Ibrahim who turned away from all that is false – And Allâh chose Ibrahim as His friend.” (4:125) On the blessed day of Eid-ul-Adha, we relive the struggle and sacrifices of Ibrahim Alayhis-Salâm. The […]

Etiquette of Eid

By Shaykh Muhammad Saalih Al-Munajjid   14 Oct 2013   Praise be to Allaah.   The Sunnahs that the Muslim should observe on the day of Eid are as follows:  1 – Doing ghusl before going out to the prayer.  It was narrated in a saheeh hadeeth in al-Muwatta’ and elsewhere that ‘Abd-Allaah ibn ‘Umar used to do ghusl […]

Ruling on Eid and the Sunnahs of Eid

By Shaykh Muhammad Saalih Al-Munajjid   11 Oct 2013 Praise be to Allaah.   Allaah has set out several rulings concerning Eid, including the following:  1 – It is mustahabb to recite takbeer during the night of Eid from sunset on the last day of Ramadaan until the imam comes to lead the prayer. The format of […]

Remembering Ramadan during World War 2
Remembering Ramadan during World War 2

Muslim service personnel at Woking Mosque during Eid

Eid al-Adha History & Origin

Two of the most important Islamic holidays of the year are Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid-ul-Adha. While the former marks the end of the long fasting month of Ramadan, Eid-ul-Adha marks the end of Hajj, the sacred pilgrimage to the holy city Mecca. It’s customary for every able Muslim (as prescribed in the Five Pillars of Islam) […]

Archbishop of Canterbury sends annual greeting to Muslims

22 Aug 2012 By  Lambeth Palace media release The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, has sent his annual greetings to Muslim communities for the festival of Eid Al-Fitr on Sunday 19 August, marking the end of Ramadan. “It is a joy once again at Eid al-Fitr to send this message of warm good wishes […]

Eid al-Fitr: Carwyn Jones proud of multi-cultural Wales

18 Aug 2012 First Minister Carwyn Jones says Wales can be proud of its multi-cultural society in his message to the Muslim community as it celebrates Eid al-Fitr. The three-day festival is marking the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting. Mr Jones said Wales had traditionally welcomed “different cultures and communities” to live […]

Photo Gallery: Celebrating Eid, the end of Ramadan
Photo Gallery: Celebrating Eid, the end of Ramadan

19 Aug 2012 Muslims around the world on Saturday started celebrating the Eid al-Fitr, the feast that marks the end of the month of Ramadan this weekend. The Muslim holy month devoted to dawn-to-dusk fasting, prayers, good deeds and abstinence from worldly pleasures culminates with the holiday of Eid al-Fitr. In most places Eid is […]

In pictures: Eid al-Fitr celebrations
In pictures: Eid al-Fitr celebrations

20 August 2012 The festival of Eid al-Fitr marks the end of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan. Here a street vendor sells food near the Jama Masjid mosque in the Indian capital, Delhi. Worshippers outside the Imam Turki bin Abdullah mosque in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Eid fell on 19 August this year, but […]

The Empire State Building Will Glow Green for the Next Two Days
The Empire State Building Will Glow Green for the Next Two Days

18 Aug 2012 The Empire State Building to honor Muslims by glowing green to mark Eid festival for 3 nights Last night, the Empire State Building was lit up in green to celebrate the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. While this might leave some neocons around town gibbering with rage, it’s a […]

How do we end our Ramadan?
How do we end our Ramadan?

By Amatullah All Praise and Thanks is for Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala (exalted is He) who has blessed us with witnessing yet another Ramadan! The Prophet ﷺ (peace be upon him) said that actions are judged by their ending [Bukhari]. So while many of us have started preparing for Eid, we should also make sure that we end this […]

The Importance of Sadaqat-ul-Fitr

Rasulullâh Sallallâhu ‘alayhi wasallam said: “The fast remains suspended between Heaven and Earth until the fitrah is paid.” Sadaqatul fitr [fitra] is compulsory charity which becomes payable on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr. Fitr means to break fast or to refrain from fasting. Hence the Eid after the fasts of Ramadhân is called Eid-ul-Fitr, as it […]

Shawwal: What to Do On Eid Night, Eid Day, and During the Month

By Mufti Taqi Usmani   Beginning of the Ashur-ul-Hajj Shawwal is the first of the three months named as “Ashhur al-Hajj” (i.e. the months of Hajj). Although the major acts of Hajj are normally performed in the first ten days of Zulhijjah, yet the whole period starting from the first of Shawwal up to the 10th of Zulhijjah […]

About Eid

Eid Hadith Hadithh 2.73 (Al-Bukhaari) Allah’s Messenger (sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) never proceeded (for the prayer) on the Day of ‘Id-ul-Fitr unless he had eaten some dates. Anas (radiallahu ‘anhu) also narrated: The Prophet (sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) used to eat odd number of dates. Hadith 2.76 (Al-Bukhaari) Narrated Abu Sai’d Al-Khudri (radiallahu ‘anhu): The […]