UPDATE: Thursday 16/07/2015
It has been confirmed that Eid ul-Fitr will be on Friday 17th July 2015 Insha Allah
May Allah accept our fasting and prayers during Ramadhan. The program for Eid will be as follow:
Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu Dear Brothers & Sisters,
As we are coming towards the end of the blessed month of Ramadhan we ask Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala to accept our Ibaadah and forgive our sins. The preparations for Eid ul Fitr are underway and we will insha Allah pray salatul Eid outdoors at Furzton park as we did for the last few years.
We are of course unable to predict when Eid will be and have to wait for the new moon to be sighted before we can confirm on the eve of Eid Insha Allah. It is however expected to be either on Friday or Saturday Insha Allah. Either way, the programme and the schedule for the day is as follows Insha Allah:
The park is situated in Furzton along the V4 Watling Street and is opposite Loughton Valley Park located a few hundred meters past the National Bowl. The park consists of two green fields; the larger one will be used as a car park 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 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 approaching one of the team at the park.
The Park is open and the volunteers will arrive early insha Allah ahead of everyone else. The takbir will start at 09:00 and prayers at 09:30. 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. Please observe the one way traffic at the park and ensure that you don’t block the traffic on the road attempting to turn right into the park, instead proceed to the roundabout and come back again so that you can turn left into the park.
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 will be furnished with a waterproof sheet to help keep you dry, but please bring with you a sajjadah/musalla (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 in theirs. Please note that there are no facilities for wudhu (ablution) at the park so please make your wudhu before leaving your house.
The weather has been great and we have been blessed with mostly warm 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 for the worse and it is raining on the day, then we will pray at our masjid insha Allah. Please keep an eye on our website for an announcement insha Allah. If no change of plan is announced, then we shall all pray at Furzton insha Allah.
If you would like to be notified immediately of any change of plan via instant messages (WhatsApp), please send an SMS containing “Masjid” to 07746351293 and also save this number as Masjid Al-Rawdha on your phone so that you get notified of Masjid Announcements. Please note, this number is for multicast messages only so don’t send other messages to it as it is not monitored.
Baaraka Allahu feekum all and may Allah reward you plenty for your good deeds. Wishing each and everyone of you a happy Eid ul Fitr.