Eid Al-Adha 2013

Islamic Foundation of Ireland wishes to congratulate the Muslim Ummah on the commencement of the first day of Dhul-Hijjah on Sunday, 6 October 2013 and to announce that  Eid Al-Adha will be on Tuesday 15 October 2013.

We wish Eid Mubarak to you all - Taqabbala Allah minna wa minkum (May Allah s.w.t. accept (good deeds) from us and from you)

There will two Eid Prayers: first at 8:30am and second at 9:30am Tea and coffee will be served after the two prayers.

The excellence of good deeds in the first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah

Ibn 'Abbas reports that the Prophet (saws) said: “No good deeds done on other days are superior to those done on these days [meaning the ten days of Thul-Hijjah].” The companions asked: “O Messenger of Allaah (saws), not even jihaad in the way of Allaah?” He said: “Not even jihad, save for the man who puts his life and wealth in danger [for Allaah's sake] and returns with neither of them.” [Sahih Al-Bukhari: vol.2, pp.45-6 , no. 86] 

Ahmad and At-Tabaraanee record from Ibn 'Umar that the Messenger of Allaah (saws) said: “There is no day more honorable in Allaah's sight and no acts more beloved therein to Allaah than those in these ten days. So say tahleel [“There is no God but Allaah”], takbeer [Allaah is the greatest] and tahmid [“All praise is due to Allaah”] a lot [on those days].” [Irwaaul Ghaleel: vol. 3, pp. 398-9.]

The above was taken from the book: THE TWO ‘EIDS AND THEIR SIGNIFICANCE by Abdul Majeed Alee Hasan which can be downloaded here.