Fear has become toxic. Every day the beliefs of American-Muslims are called into the question. We are so honored to be a recipient of an open letter to the Bay Area Muslim Community from our local Unitarian Universalist Church. Each mosque in Hayward received a copy of the letter of support (below) and the Imams of each masjid are pictured with the letter below.
From left, Qari Abdul Basir Durani from Masjid Abu Bakr Al-Siddiq, Qari Safiullah Samady from Masjid Muhajireen, Maulana Muhammad Ramzan from American Muslim Association, Maulana Mahdi Wahedi from the Fatimiyya Islamic Center, and Maulana Mufti Sayed Yawar Razvi from the Alameda Muslim League.
According to the Fiqh Council of North America, the first of Dhul Hijjah will be on Tuesday, September 15th, and Eid ul Adha will be on Thursday, September 24, insha'Allah. Eid Mubarak!
The Eid prayer at the Alameda Muslim League will be at 7:30 a.m. this Thursday.
The Eid al-Adha date is also in accordance with the Hajj authorities announcement of the Day of Arafah (the main day of Hajj) which is on Wednesday, September 23.
It is mustahabb (highly recommended) for those who are not pilgrims to fast on the Day of Arafah. The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) was asked about fasting on the day of 'Arafah. He said: "It expiates the sins (minor) of the past year and the coming year." [Muslim]
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The Jum'ah Khuthbah (sermon) starts at 1 p.m.
The prayer (iqamah) is at 1:35 p.m.
The prayers are officiated by Maulana Mufti Sayed Yawar Razvi.