Monday 19 June 2023 is the first day of the Islamic month of Hajj, Dhūl Hijjah. The Day of ‘Arafāt will be on Tuesday 27 June 2023.

Eid al-Adhā is on Wednesday 28 June 2023.

Eid prayers will be held at:

  • 7:00am - Shaykh Abdul Qayum
  • 8:30am - Shaykh Syed Anisul Haque
  • 9:30am - Shaykh Musleh Faradhi
  • 10:30am - Shaykh Muzzammil Ahmad (with BSL)

Please bring a bag for your shoes, your exit from the building may be different from the point of entry – staff and volunteers will give direction on the day.

As parking in the area is very limited, and the streets become very busy, please avoid coming by car if you can. Do not park in restricted locations, especially on the red route on Whitechapel Road.

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The best 10 days

By the dawn
and by ten nights

{Qur’an 89:1–2}

Referring to the first ten days of the month of Hajj, the Prophet ﷺ said, “There are no days during which the righteous action is more pleasing to Allah than these days.”

For the first nine days, fasting is recommended, especially on the ninth day, which is the Day of ‘Arafāt.

Qurbani (Udhiyyah)

In commemoration of the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son in obedience to Allah, Muslim families across the world offer Qurbani, the sacrifice of an animal. By arranging this through one of the many Muslim charities, you can ensure that the meat of the Qurbani is given to the poor and needy.

For those who are offering Qurbani, remember the Prophet ﷺ explained we should not cut our nails or hair from the beginning of Dhūl Hijjah until the day of Eid:

“When the ten days (of Dhūl Hijjah) commence and a person has a sacrificial animal, which he intends to slaughter, then let him not cut his hair or pare his nails.” (Muslim)

In these blessed days don’t miss your chance for charity – please donate to the East London Mosque to support our vital community services.

Dhikr & Remembrance of Allah

Our Prophet ﷺ said:

“There are no days that are greater before Allah or in which good deeds are more beloved to Him, than these ten days, so recite a great deal of tahleel,  takbeer  and tahmeed during them.” (Ahmad)

  • Tahmeed: Al-hamdu Lillah (All praises be to God)
  • Tahleel: Laa ilaha ill-Allah (There is no god but Allah)
  • Tasbeeh: Subhaan-Allah (Glory be to God)

While there are different versions, the takbeer can also be recited as follows:

Allahu akbar, Allahu akbar, laa ilaaha ill-Allah, Allahu akbar, wa Lillaah il-hamd.

Allah is Most Great, Allah is Most Great, there is no god but Allah; Allah is Most Great and to Allah be praise.

🕋 The Blessed First 10 Days of Dhul Hijjah: Your Things To Do Checklist

Seize the opportunity to fully utilise the holy days of Dhul Hijjah! Below is a guide that will help you increase your blessings and strengthen your connection with Allah

🔹 Fasting the first 9 days of Dhul Hijjah
🔹 Dhikr and Takbeer
🔹 Give Charity - automate your donation with the East London Mosque
🔹 Offer Qurbani
🔹 Do More Good Deeds Than Usual
🔹 Recite Quran Daily
🔹 Make Lots Of Dua and Seek Forgiveness

Share this checklist to encourage others to reap the rewards of Dhul Hijjah insha'Allah.


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