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Eid ul-Adha 2017 Announcement


Islamic Foundation of Ireland would like to announce that Wednesday the 23rd of August 2017 is the first of Dhul Hijjah in the year 1438 Hijrah. Thursday 31st of August 2017 will be the day of Arafah and Friday 1st of September 20117 (10th of Dhul Hijjah) will be the day of Eid Al-Adha for the year 1438H.

Islamic Foundation of Ireland team would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the entire Muslim world and the Irish Muslim community on the celebration of Eid Al-Adha for the year 1438H.

The Prophet peace be upon him said: "There is no deed that is better in the sight of Allah or more greatly rewarded than a good deed done in the (first) ten days of Thul Hijjah”.  Increase from the worship of Allah during these blessed days and nights and aim to make positive changes in your life in these days. 

The Messenger of Allah, Sallallaahu Alayhi Wa Sallam, has said: "One fast during these days is equal to the fasting of one complete year, and the worship of one night during this period is equal to the worship of "Lailatul-Qadr". (Hadith-Tirmizi)

It was reported from Abu Qutaadah that the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) was asked about fasting on the Day of 'Arafah ( 9 Zil Hijjah). He said: "It atones for the sins of the previous year and of the coming year". (Hadith-Muslim)

Prohpet of Allah (pbuh) was asked "What is this sacrifice?" He said: "It is the way of your forefather Ibrahim (AS)".  They asked: “What (reward) is for us therein? He replied: "There is a reward for every hair (i.e. the reward for meat and useful parts of the animal's body will be very lofty in merit, but there will also be a great reward for the parts which are useless and thrown away such as the hair)".  They asked: "For the wool, Ya Rasulullah?"  He replied: "There is one reward for every strand of wool." (Hadith:Ahmed, Ibn Majah)

Eid prayer schedule: 

  • There will be two Eid prayers at 8.30 a.m. and 9.30 a.m. (8:30am for the first Eid prayer & 9:30am for the second Eid prayer)
  • عيد الأضحى المبارك  سوف تكون صلاتان للعيد الاولى على الساعة  8.30 و الثانية على الساعة 9.30
  • Tea, Coffee and sweets will be served after the second prayer at 10.30 am

Eid Parking

Parking will be available at the Stadium & Griffith College on Friday 1st Sept 2017.

You have commitments towards your neighbours. A Muslim should not disturb his/her neighbour by e.g. parking vehicles in no parking zones, blocking drive ways and footpaths. 

Please follow the instructions of the Gardai on duty outside the mosque.

Eid Celebration:

Location: The Iveagh Grounds, in Crumlin, Dublin 12 (across the AIB bank at Crumlin Road)
Time: 12-5pm
FREE Entrance

Parking is available on the grounds of the club for €2 (whole day) or the Crumlin shopping centre just 5 minutes away. You can also get there by Bus and Luas.
Bus: There is a Bus Stop right outside our gates which are served by the 27, 56a, 77a and 151.
Luas: The club is within walking distance from the Drimnagh, Goldenbridge and Suir Road Luas Stops.