Assalamu 'Alaikum wa Rahmatullah,
The Islamic Center of South Jersey is pleased to announce
the date of Eīd al-Fitr this year In Shā Allāh.
EĪD AL-FITR (1st of Shawwāl 1441AH)
SUNDAY, MAY 24, 2020
IN SHĀ ALLĀH.
PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF AND SHARE
THE FOLLOWING GUIDELINES FOR SALAT AL-EĪD THIS YEAR:
There will be no Eīd Salāh with the Masjid this year due to COVID-19. Families are advised and encouraged to pray Eīd Salāh in Jamā‘at (congregation) at home on the morning of Eīd day and to observe all of the Sunnah actions of Eīd.
Fitrah/Sadaqatul-Fitr/Zakāt al-Fitr must be paid before praying Eīd Salāh. The amount for Fitrah is $10 per person in every household. You can pay online via ICSJ’s PayPal: Tinyurl.com/DonateICSJ or via ICSJ’s Venmo: @Masjid-ICSJ
The Sunnah actions of Eīd al-Fitr are:
To bathe/shower (ghusl) before the Eīd Salāh.
To brush one’s teeth with the Miswāk (wood-bristle toothbrush) before the Eīd Salāh.
To wear one’s best clothing.
To apply fragrance.
To eat something sweet before the prayer for Eīd al-Fitr (dates are preferred; otherwise, anything else sweet may be eaten).
To recite the Takbīrāt of Eīd until the Imām arrives to lead Eīd Salāh. The Takbīrāt of Eīd are:
اَللهُ أَكْبَرُ، اَللهُ أَكْبَرُ، لَا إِلٰهَ إِلَّا اللهُ ، وَاللهُ أَكْبَرُ، اَللهُ أَكْبَرُ ،وَ لِلّٰهِ الْحَمْدُ
Allāhu Akbar Allāhu Akbar Lā Ilāha Ill Allāhu
Allāhu Akbar Allāh Akbar wa Lillāhil Hamd
The general guidelines for Eīd Salāh are:
The timing for Eīd Salāh is any time after the sun has fully risen (Ishrāq) until approximately 10-15 minutes before Zuhr beginning time (Zawāl).
There is no Adhān or Iqāmah for Eīd Salāh.
There is no Sunnah or Nafl prayers immediately before or after Eīd Salāh.
There should be a minimum of at least four (4) adult males to perform Eīd Salāh in Jamaat (congregation) according to the Hanafī School of Fiqh. According to the Mālikī, Shāfi'ī, and Hanbalī Schools of Fiqh, Eīd Salāh can be prayed in Jamā'at with less than four adult males as long as the Imam is an adult male. In addition, Eīd Salāh can be performed individually if Jamā'at is not possible according to the Mālikī, Shāfi'ī, and Hanbalī Schools.
If there isn't a minimum of at least four (4) adult males to perform Eīd Salāh in Jama'at, then according to the Hanafī School of Fiqh, individuals should pray two or four Rak‘ats Nafl of Salāt al-Duhā/Ishrāq. These will not be prayed in Jamā'at, there will be no extra Takbīrāt, the Qirā'at (recitation) will not be loud, and there is no Khutbah afterward.
It is Sunnah to give a short Khutbah (sermon) after Eīd Salāh and to sit between the two Khutbah. If the Khutbah is not given however, the Salāh will still be valid. Please click here for a sample of a short Arabic Khutbah for Eīd al-Fitr.
There is no Qadā (makeup/replacement) for Eīd Salāh.
Please click here to read and download the detailed procedures for Eīd al-Fitr Salah according to the Four Sunni Schools of Fiqh.
The Masjid will broadcast a live Eīd al-Fitr Sermon by Mufti Niaz at 9:00AM on ‘Eīd day.
Please visit ICSJ’s Facebook Page or ICSJ’s YouTube Channel to tune in.
ICSJ reminds everyone to turn their attention towards Allāh ﷻ in these final days of Ramadān.
Sincere ʿIbādah and Duʿā are stronger than any virus.
May Allāh ﷻ accept our efforts and grant ʿĀfiyah.
On behalf ICSJ, we wish you and your family a safe and blessed
Eīd al-Fitr Mubārak.
HIJRI DATES ARE ACCORDING TO THE MOONSIGHTING CRITERIA OF
THE FIQH COUNCIL OF NORTH AMERICA.