Allaho-Akber, Allaho-Akber. La ila-ha ill-lal-lah. Allaho-Akber, Allaho-Akber. Wa-lilahill hamd.
(Allah is great, Allah is great. There is no god but Allah. Allah is great, Allah is great. And all praises are for Allah).
The Islamic Center of Boca Raton is celebrating Eid Al Fitr (1442) on
THURSDAY MAY 13th, 2021
We ask Allah Almighty to accept from all Muslims their Fasting and Qiyaam prayers and
EID SALAT (prayer) will be offered on the grounds of the Islamic Center of Boca Raton (ICBR)
- 1st Prayer at 7:30 am; Takbeer starts at 7:00 am.
- 2nd Prayer at 9:00 am; Takbeer starts at 8:30 am.
To observe social distancing
Notes: Eid salat will be offered inside the Masjid with over-flow to the courtyard; so please bring your prayer mat with you.
May Allah accept from all of us our worship and good deeds. May you have a blessed festive Eid-ul-Fitr, and may Allah return this occasion on us with happiness and well-being.
Kindly everyone is required to adhere to the following guidelines:
- WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Healthy adults who show no signs of any sickness.
- WHO SHOULD NOT ATTEND: Children who are not of age to perform mandatory salah. Elderly brothers who are at risk.
- SOCIAL DISTANCING: Strict social distancing procedures are to be followed while in Masjid. NO HUGS OR HANDSHAKES. There are marks on the masjid floor and courtyard to designate areas for individuals to stand. Shoulder-to-shoulder salah is not allowed at this time.
- PROTECTION: Everyone must properly wear a face mask and keep it on throughout his visit to ICBR. Please make wudu at home; restrooms are to be used only for emergencies. Everyone needs to bring a prayer rug.
May Allah protect us all and keep our children and communities safe, Ameen.
ZAKAT AL-FITR should be paid on behalf of yourself and everyone whom you are responsible for (i.e. wife, children, etc…) before Eid Prayer. The Sunna is to give it to needy people as food. If you cannot find someone to accept Zakatul Fitr as food, then you can pay $10 per person prior to Eid Salat and ICBR will arrange to distribute.
- First and foremost we thank Allah SWT for blessing us yet with another Ramadan.
- We would like to wish you and your family a happy Eid. We ask Allah (SWT) to accept your fasting and all of the good deeds you performed in Ramadan.
- We would also like to seize this opportunity to thank all our donors, for their positive and prompt response to all the appeals during the month of Ramadan. Your donations to ICBR and the Humanitarian organizations that visited this month is remarkable. May Allah SWT place these contributions in your scale of good deeds. May He unite us all under His shade on the day where there will be no shade but His.
- We are very grateful to Imam Mohamed Zahed for his beautiful Quran recitations during the Taraweeh and for our Imam Fathi Khalfi for his thoughtful reminders. May Allah SWT reward them abundantly.
- May Allah ta’ala perfect our worship, multiply our rewards, forgive our sins and enter us into His paradise without difficulty or punishment–Amin!
How to offer Eid prayer
Eid prayer is wajib (strongly recommended, just short of obligatory). It consists of two Rakaat. The Takbeer is repeated seven times in the first rak’ah and five times in the second, the Qur’an is to be recited after each. It must be offered in the congregation. The prayer is followed by the Khutbah. The Khutbah is part of the worship and listening to it is Sunnah. There are no naafil prayers to be done either before or after the Eid prayer. This is the case if the prayer is offered in a prayer place or public place. If, however, the people pray the Eid prayer in a mosque, then they should pray two rak’ahs for Tahiyat al-Masjid (“Greeting the mosque”) before sitting down.
At the conclusion of the prayer, the Muslims should convey greetings to each other, give reasonable gifts to the youngsters and visit each other at their homes.
Who should go to the prayer ground & offer Eid Prayer:
Umm Atiyah (ra) reported: “The Messenger of Allah (saw) commanded us to bring out on Eid-al-Fitr and Eid-al-Adha, young women, hijab-observing adult women and the menstruating women. The menstruating women stayed out of actual Salaat but participated in good deeds and Duaa (supplication).
On the Eid day, every believing man, woman, and child must go to the prayer ground and participate in this joyous occasion.
Sunnah of the Eid day
• Wake up early.
• Take a Ghusl (bath) after Fajr.
• Dress up, putting on the best clothes available, whether new or cleaned old ones.
• Use perfume (men only).
• Go to prayer ground early.
•Offer Salaat-al-Eid in congregation in an open place except when whether is not permitting like rain, snow, etc.
• Use two separate routes to and from the prayer ground.
• Recite the Takbir mentioned above on the way to Salaat and until the beginning of Salaat-al-Eid.