Out of adversity there is opportunity and with every hardship there is ease.
Unfortunately this Eid the lockdown will still be in place and we won’t be able to celebrate Eid together at the Masjid. Also we will be unable to be with our loved ones like we have in the past.
However this Eid we are planning a Virtual Eid with events throughout the day to give us an opportunity to celebrate and share Eid together.
When is Eid?
Eid-ul-Fitr is subject to the sighting of the new moon to signify the end of the month of Ramadan. It will take place on either Saturday 23rd or Sunday 24th May.
We’ll let you know on Friday evening Insha’Allah so keep an eye out for updates on the website and our social media.
Although this Eid will not be like any other Eid we’ve experienced before it’s important to uphold the normal practices of Eid such as wearing your best or newest clothes, taking a ritual bath specifically for Eid, wearing the finest perfume and eating after Fajr.
All of these were practices of the Prophet, peace be upon him.
Pay Fitrana before Eid Prayer
Ensure that your Fitrana/Zakatul Fitr/Sadaqatul Fitr is paid before Eid.
Fitrana this year is £3 per person in the household.
Streaming of Eid Takbeerat
From 9am we will be streaming Takbeerat on YouTube. You can also download the Takbeers from our website here.
Praying Eid at Home
Due to current government guidelines on social distancing we will be unable to host Eid at IANL or any other place. You are encouraged to pray Eid at home with your families insha’Allah or individually if you do not have anyone else to pray with. This applies to both men and women.
You can pray your Eid prayers from shortly after sunrise until Dhuhr time but the earlier you pray the better.
How to pray Eid
Step 1: Make the intention to perform Eid prayer
Step 2: Give the opening takbeer (‘Allahu Akbar’)
Step 3: Say the opening supplication quietly to yourself
Step 4: Give 6 more takbeers, raising your hands to your shoulders for each
Step 5: Recite Surah al-Fatihah and an additional surah loudly not quietly
Step 6: Say ‘Allahu Akbar’ while moving into ruku and complete the prayer cycle as usual
Step 7: Rise from prostration from the 1st prayer cycle saying “Allahu Akbar”. Then give 5 additional Takbeers.
Step 8: Recite Surah al-Fatihah and an additional surah
Step 9: Say ‘Allahu Akbar’ while moving into ruku and complete the prayer cycle as usual
Note: there is usually a Khutba (sermon) after the Eid prayers, like the Khutba of Jummah, but this does not need to be done when praying at home.
For a video on the instructions.
Eid Bayaan Live Stream starts at 10:30am
The Eid Bayaan will start from 10:30am. It will be streamed on YouTube. This is so that we can all then be together on a single platform.
Virtual Eid Mubarek
After the Eid Bayaan everyone can wish each other Eid Mubarek on the YouTube comments.
Eid Quiz Night
Join us at 7:30pm for a fun Family quiz night via Zoom and YouTube.
Share your Eid with us
Though we can’t be with each other in person we would still love for you to share your Eid with us.
By Photo or Video
Send us a photo or quick video of you and your family
Tag us on Social Media
When sharing it with us on Social Media also use hastag #ianleid
And tag us on your social media of choice: