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2020 EID Announcement and How to Pray Eid Salah at Home

AsSalam Alaikum,


Eid Day

Eid Mubarak to all of you. Eid Al-Fitr will be Sunday, May 24th 2020. Please see the following link to be aware of the method. http://fiqhcouncil.org/ramadan-shawwal-1440-2019/


Eid Prayer Eid Prayer is not equivalent to Friday Prayer. An individual is able to pray alone, with family or in a group. Please see the below fatwa from the Fiqh Council for further explanation:  http://fiqhcouncil.org/fatwa-regarding-%e1%b9%a3alat-al-eid-in-light-of-covid-19-lockdown/

How to Pray Eid The steps for performing Salat al-Eid:

  • Begin by making takbeer after the sunset on the last day of Ramadan (Saturday 05/23) until the time of performing Eid salat in the morning.

  • Pray Fajr prayer. (Eid salat is NOT a replacement of Fajr prayer)

  • Shower and wear your best outfit.

  • Make takbeer with your family and eat some dates or any accessible food.

  • Around 8:00 a.m. and after making Wudu, lead your family in two rakat. After the 1st Takbeerh of the salat make Takbeer seven more times before reciting al-Fatahah. Resume your salat normally and after standing from sajud make Takbeer five times and complete your Salat as normal. Different Schools of Thought have various opinions regarding the number of Takbeerat, all is acceptable.  

  • The recitation of Salat al-Eid is an aloud recitation. 

  • There is not a Khutbah for Salat al-Eid while praying at home. 


Festive Activities on the Day of Eid Happiness and excitement, sharing gifts and giving good wishes continues to be an essential part of Eid. Please see the good work of the Family and Youth Institute for their beautiful suggestions on how to make this unusual Eid specialhttps://www.thefyi.org/making-this-a-coveid-to-remember/ Celebrate with some of these ideas with close friends and families while applying the rules of social distancing.  Social Gathering While dressed in your special Eid clothes, join us for a social online gathering from 9 to 10 a.m. . See the community and spend time wishing each other Eid Mubarak.   Enjoy the gathering on your television to be viewed by your family. The link below has detailed instructions on how to view a Zoom meeting on a TV.   https://airmore.com/cast-zoom-meeting-tv.html

The Zoom link along with guidelines will be sent prior to the event.


Sadaqat Al- Fitr

Sadaqat Al-Fitr is an obligatory charity that should be given on behalf of each member in the household. Though it is permissible to be paid up to the time of Salat al-Eid, ICN will not accept and be able to distribute any funds that are received after Friday the 22nd Noon. We will accept up through the 22nd, allowing us time to qualify recipients and distribute to those in need the following days before Eid. 

Sadaqat al-Fitr may be paid in any amount of $10 and above (per each member of the household) and sent in the following ways:  

Eid Mubarak The ICN Team

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