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26 Sep Fajr Sunrise Zuhr Asr Maghrib Isha
Start 5:23 6:57 1:00 4:57 6:56 8:11
Jamaat 6:25 - 1:30 5:10 6:56 8:40

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NEW Eid al-Fitr Mubarak!

We confirm that the new moon has been sighted on Saturday 24th June 2017, so Eid al-Fitr will be on Sunday 25th June 2017. The Eid Jama'at will be held at 8:30 AM and 10:00 AM. Please note that there are 2 jama'at and these are the times at which the actual prayers will start. We advise you to join us half an hour before the prayer starting times to listen to the lecture. It is Wajib (required) to listen to the Khutbah of Eid prayer (immediately after prayer) and must be listened to in perfect peace and silence.

Zakat/Sadaqah al-Fitr

Zakat al-Fitr (also known as Sadaqah al-Fitr) is charity given to the poor at the end of the fasting in the month of Ramadan, separate from the normal annual Zakat. The word Fitr means the same as Iftar, breaking a fast and it comes from the same root word as Futoor which means breakfast. It is a duty which is Wajib (required) of every Muslim, whether male or female, minor or adult as long as he/she has the means to do so, which the head of the household may pay for the other members. This year, the cost of Zakat al-Fitr is £5 per person, to be collected before the Eid prayer.

Sunnah acts on the day of Eid al-Fitr

  1. To wake up early in the morning
  2. To clean one's teeth with a miswak or brush
  3. To take a bath
  4. To put on one's best available clothes
  5. To use perfume
  6. To eat something sweet, preferably dates, before the Eid prayer (differs from Eid al-Adha, when it is Sunnah to not eat before the Eid prayer)
  7. To recite the Takbeer of Tashreeq in a loud voice (for men) while going to the Eid prayer

The Eid Prayer

The Eid prayer has two raka'at performed in the normal way, with the addition of six Takbeers; three of them in the beginning of the first raka'ah, and three of them just before ruku' in the second raka'ah. The detailed way of performing the Eid prayer is as follows:

The Imaam will begin the prayer without Adhan or Iqamah. He will begin the prayer by reciting Takbeer of Tahreemah (Allahu Akbar). You should raise your hands up to the ears, and after reciting the Takbeer, you should set your hands according to your School of Thought. The Imaam and you should recite Thana' (Subhanakallahumma...). After the completion of Thana', the Imaam will recite Takbeer three times. At the first two calls of Takbeer you should raise your hands up to the ears, and after reciting Takbeer in a low voice, should let your hands drop. After the third Takbeer, you should set them according to your School of Thought. After these three Takbeers, the Imaam will complete the first raka'at in the normal way like for Jumu'ah prayer, starting with Surah Fatiha.

After rising for the second raka'ah, the Imaam will begin the recitations as normal. When the Imaam finishes his recitation, he will recite three Takbeers once again, but this time it will be just before bowing down for ruku'. At each Takbeer you should again raise your hands up to the ears, and after saying Takbeer, let them drop. After these three Takbeers have been called and completed, the Imaam will say another Takbeer for bowing down into the ruku' position. At this Takbeer you do not need to raise your hands; just bow down for your ruku' with Takbeer. The Imaam will complete the rest of the prayer in the normal way like for Jumu'ah prayer.

Immediately after the prayer, the Imaam will deliver the Khutbah. It is Wajib (required) to listen to the Khutbah of Eid prayer and must be listened to in perfect peace and silence.

NEW Prayer Timetable

We have published a full year calendar for 2017 including expected Jama'at times, available for download. The full year calendars have been printed on double sided A3 and are available at the masjid. We humbly request that you please donate at least £1 to the masjid when taking a copy.

Friday Jum'ah Prayer

We are currently holding only 1 Friday Jum'ah prayer at 1:30 PM. There will no longer be a second Jum'ah held on Fridays.

Important Public Notice

No collection/appeal for collection should be made at the masjid without prior written permission from the Masjid Committee.

If anyone tries to do so, they will be evicted with the help of the Police.

PS: please write to the Chairman/Secretary for permission.

A reminder about the power of dua

Saad Nomani - Surah Hashr (verses 15-24)

Masjid Re-development Progress: 65% Complete

Central Jamme Masjid We are currently undergoing a major re-development project. The estimated cost for the projected development is £750,000. However, we are still urgently in need of additional funds (approximately 180,000 + 70,000 Qardan Hasana remaining) to cover the cost of the development.

"Whoever builds a masjid for the sake of Allah, Allah builds for him a mansion in Jannah" (Al-Hadith, Sahih Bukhari). Please donate generously.

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