Eid al-Adha 2014

The British Muslim Heritage Centre is pleased to announce that Eid Al-Adha will be on Saturday 4th October 2014 Insha’Allah.

Please note the following:

Eid Prayers:

The Centre will be holding two Eid prayers; separate womens prayer halls will be made available.

The first prayer will start at 08.30. This first prayer of 2 cycles (rakats) will have an extra 12 takbeerat.

The second prayer of 2 cycles (rakats) will start at 10.00, and have an extra 6 takbeerat. The Imam will give two short sermons (Khutbaa) after the performance of the Eid prayer

All attendees are requested to kindly observe Islamic etiquette with regards to dress, and ettiquette insha’Allah.

Before Going to Eid Prayer (The list below is not exhaustive but for guidance purposes only):

The following acts are prescribed as sunnah, before proceeding to the Eid prayer:
To wake up early in the morning.
To take a bath and apply scent.
To put on one’s best available clothing.
To recite the following takbir in low voice while going to the Eid prayer:

الله أكبر الله أكبر لا إله إلا الله الله أكبر الله أكبر ولله الحمد

Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar La Ilaha Illa Allah Wa Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar Wa Lillahi al-Hamd

Allaah is Most Great, Allaah is most Great, there is no god but Allaah, Allaah is Most great, Allaah is most great, and to Allaah be praise

How Does One Perform the Eid Prayer as a Follower?

Both Eid prayers consist of 2 prayer cycles (rakats).

It is necessary (wajib) for both the imam and the follower(s) to give the additional takbirs for Eid during the prayer

To perform the prayer as a follower:
One makes the intention
One gives the opening takbir (Allahu Akbar) with the Imam.
One says the opening supplication quietly to oneself.
For each additional takbir, one raises the hands like the opening takbir, says the takbir out loud with the Imam and pauses for a brief moment before proceeding with the other takbirs with the Imam.
One listens to the Imam recite Sura Al Fatiha and an additional Sura. 

What If One Joins the Eid Prayer As a Latecomer?

Whoever joins the Eid prayer as a latecomer must still say the additional takbirs for Eid in what was missed with the Imam

Car parking:

There is onsite parking available at the Centre. We kindly ask that visitors car share or walk to the Centre if possible. Please cooperate with car parking staff to minimise the disruption to our neighbours and help ease traffic on what is an already busy road.

Men will pray in the new Marquee, ladies will be located in the Main BMHC building.

The BMHC team including the Trustees, the Staff and the volunteers would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a joyous and blessed Eid,

تقبل الله منا ومنكم

Taqabbal Allahu minnaa wa minka.

May Allah SWT accept from us and you

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