In the name of Allaah, the Most Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy
It is the Sunnah of the Prophet (sal Allaahu alayhi wa sallam) and his virtuous Companions (may Allaah be pleased with them) to pray the Eid Prayers in a Musallah (an outdoor Prayer Area) and not inside the Masjid.
Abu Sa’eed al-Khudree (may Allaah be pleased with him) said, “The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) used to go out to the Musallah (outdoor Prayer area) on the day of al-Fitr and al-Adha. The first thing that he did was to pray, then he would move away and stand facing the people, when the people were (still) sitting in their rows, and he would exhort them and advise them and issue commands to them. If he wanted to dispatch an army he would do so, and if he wanted to issue some commands, he would do so; then he would leave.” [al-Bukhaaree & Muslim]
Therefore in accordance to the prophetic sunnah the Luton Islamic Centre will be holding Eid Prayer at Wardown Park Cricket Pitch, New Bedford Road, opposite Montrose Avenue roundabout.
Date & Time:
The new moon of Shawaal has been sighted across the Middle East including Saudi Arabia therefore
Eid ul Fitr is on Friday 15th June 2018.
There will be only one jamah @ 9:30am.
Please avoid blocking residential driveways and park in the designated areas.
The main purpose of Zakat al-Fitr is to provide the poor with a means with which they can celebrate the festival of breaking the fast (`Eid al-Fitr) along with the rest of the Muslims.
Every Muslim is required to pay Zakat al-Fitr at the conclusion of the month of Ramadan as a token of thankfulness to God for having enabled him or her to observe the obligatory fast. Its purpose is to act as a levy on the fasting person. This is based on the hadith: The Prophet of Allah said, “The fasting of the month of fasting will be hanging between earth and heavens and it will not be raised up to the Divine Presence without paying the Zakat al-Fitr.”
To purify those who fast from any indecent act or speech and to help the poor and needy. The latter view is based upon the hadith from Ibn Abbas who related: “The Prophet of Allah enjoined Zakat al-Fitr on those who fast to shield them from any indecent act or speech, and for the purpose of providing food for the needy. It is accepted as zakah for the one who pays it before the Eid prayer, and it is sadaqah for the one who pays it after the prayer.” [Abu Dawood – Eng. transl. vol. 2, p. 421, no. 1605 – rated Sahih]
We will be collecting zakat al-Fitr before the prayer. This year it is set at £4 per person regardless of age.
To pay Zakat al-Fitr online please click here
If it is raining Eid Prayers will be held in the masjid (Luton Islamic Centre)
- 1st jamaah 08:30am
- 2nd jamaah 09:30am
Lower Wardown Cricket Pitch
Old Bedford Road
- Bring a prayer mat
- All brothers & sisters are welcome
For more information contact 07444 590020 or email: [email protected]