Maasha Allah, it seems like yesterday we were preparing to welcome Ramadhan and all of a sudden we are looking at the last few days of the blessed month and Eid is just around the corner. This year’s Eid Prayer’s will be different than all the previous Eids we witnessed in Milton Keynes insha Allah as we will be praying outside in accordance with the Sunnah of the prophet (PBUH). Alhamdulillah, we have been given the permission to pray in the open field park near the beautiful & picturesque surroundings of Furzton Lake.
The park is situated in Furzton along the V4 Watling Street and is opposite the iconic venue better known as the Bowl. There are two green fields; the larger one will be used as a car parking while the smaller field will be used as a musalla for the day. As usual, there will be volunteers wearing high vis jackets to receive you and guide you when you arrive at the venue. Please show them your respect and gratitude and co-operate with them insha Allah, after all they are volunteers who have given their time to help organise this important event for us all. If you can spare some time for the day and would like to volunteer, please do so by getting in touch in advance using this form. One of the organising committee members will get in touch with you insha Allah.
Map of the area
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The Park is open and the volunteers will arrive early insha Allah ahead of everyone else. The prayers will start at 09:00 so please arrive early. Being a weekday it is likely that you will encounter traffic on your way and congestion in the area when you arrive so please give yourself enough time.
Takbir: It is Sunnah to start saying the Eid Takbir from the moment you leave your house and continue to do so throughout until the sermon finishes insha Allah. Please follow this link if you are unfamiliar with the Takbir and need to learn it. It may be beneficial to print it and bring it with you as a reminder to yourself.
Parking will be on the larger field. There should be enough parking spaces insha Allah, but please follow the instructions of our volunteering brothers who will try to manage the space efficiently and in accordance with the health & safety regulations.
The Eid sermon (Khutbah) commences immediately after the Eid prayer so please be seated and stay in your places until it finishes and once again please follow the instructions of our volunteers insha Allah for a smooth departure from the park.
The park is unfurnished so please bring with you a sajjadah (prayer mat) insha Allah. If you have a spare one, please bring it for a brother or a sister who might have forgotten to bring theirs. Please note that there are no facilities for wudhu (ablution) at the park so please make your wudhu before coming.
The weather has been great and we have been blessed with hot sunny days this month. We hope and pray that it will remain so on the day of Eid insha Allah. If however, the weather changes and it is raining on the day, then we are hopeful of securing an indoor hall as a backup venue insha Allah. Please keep an eye on our website on the eve of Eid for an announcement insha Allah. If no change of plan is announced, then we shall all pray at Furzton insha Allah. We will endeavour to publish the news as soon as possible on the eve of Eid on our website and on the popular social media networks Facebook, Twitter & Google+ so please keep an eye on these networks if you are a user of any of them. The links to our profiles is at the foot of the page.
Baraka Allahu feekum all and may Allah reward you plenty for your good deeds.
A Reminder To Bring A Prayer Mat