Dear Brothers and Sisters,
As salam alaikum wa rahamatullahi wa barakaatuhu,
We pray that this email reaches you and your loved ones in the best of health and iman. May Allah SWT accept our fasting, prayers, supplications, charity, and all other righteous deeds. Ameen!
Due to the pandemic, for the first time - it's going to be a #StayHome Eid as there will be no open public Eid prayer held at the IISC. We would like to take this opportunity to enlighten you about the day of Eid and some of the recommended acts related to this day:
Say the takbeeraat (please refer to the video below) from the evening before till the actual prayer is prayed.
Please pay your Zakat Al-Fitr before performing the Eid prayer. Zakat al-Fitr is compulsory upon all those that have food stored in their houses.
Take a shower (Ghusl). Wear your nicest clothes, and apply fragrance.
Have an odd number of dates after Fajr. If one does not have dates any food will do.
Perform the Eid prayer at home, individually or with family members living with you.
The Eid prayer consists of 2 units. The first unit has 7 takbeeraat in it including the initial takbeer (Takbeeratul Ihram). The Second unit has 5 takbeeraat in it after the takbeer of standing.
It is followed by a khutbah which can be given at home but is not mandatory.
Exchange greetings with your loved ones virtually online or on the phone and congratulate one another with greetings like, "Eid Mubarak" (May your Eid be blessed) and "Taqballa Allahu minna wa minkum" (May Allah accept from us and from you).
We would also like to remind all of the parents to make Eid a joyous occasion for the children so that they learn to love this day. Please do give them gifts and try to make it as festive as possible for them. Thank you again, and we appreciate your continued support and prayers. Islamic Information Society of Calgary (IISC) #StayHome, #Stayhealthy, Eid Mubarak!