Eid-ul-Adha will be on Tuesday, August 21, 2018.
Two Eid prayers will be held at Jamia Masjid to accommodate our growing Muslim Community of Las Vegas.
First Eid Prayer – 7:30
Second Eid Prayer – 9:30
The Prophet Mohammed (peace and blessings be upon him) said the following about the first ten days of Dhul Hijjah: “There are no days in which righteous deeds are more beloved to Allah than these ten days.” The people asked, “Not even Jihad for the sake of Allah?” He said, “Not even Jihad for the sake of Allah, except in the case of a man who went out to fight giving himself and his wealth up for the cause, and came back with nothing (Bukhari)”.
We ask Allah SWT to accept all our good deeds. We request your prayers and support in our endeavors.
Eid Mubarak from all of us.
Jazakum Allahu Khairun
Following are some important reminders about Eid Prayers:
1. The first thing to note is that there are no nafl (voluntary) prayers offered before or after the Eid prayer. As reported by Ibn ’Abbas (ra): ‘The Prophet (saw) went out to the place of prayer on the Day of Fitr and prayed two raka’ah of Eid prayer, not praying before or after them.’ (Bukhari)
2. At the start of the prayer niyyah (intention) should be made. This intention must be present in the heart. However, if you wish to verbalise it too, you can do so as follows, ‘I am performing two raka’ah Eid ul-Adha salah.’
3. In the first raka’ah the Imam will say the takbeer (Allahu Akbar) to start the prayer, after which he will say multiple more takbeers. The number of takbeers can vary, depending on which Imam you are following. Typically, your Imam will run through the amount of takbeers prior to the start of the prayer. After this, al-Faatihah will be recited followed by another surah.
4. During the second raka’ah you should stand up after the Imam has said the first takbeer, after which the takbeer will be repeated several times. Surah al-Faatihah will then be recited, followed by another surah.
5. After the prayer, the Imam will address the people in a khutbah (sermon). This can last anywhere from around 10-30 minutes. It is essential that you listen to the sermon and the Imam will address important Islamic issues and it is part of the Eid Salah.