Friday 7 June 2024 is the first day of the Islamic month of Hajj, Dhūl Hijjah. The Day of ‘Arafāt will be on Saturday 15 June 2024.

Eid al-Adhā is on Sunday 16 June 2024.

Eid prayers will be held at:

  • 6:30am – Shaykh Abdul Qayum
  • 8:00am – Shaykh Syed Anisul Haque
  • 9:00am – Ustadh Mohammed Kamran Hussain
  • 10:00am – 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 Blessed First 10 Days of Dhul Hijjah

Dhul Hijjah is one of the holiest months in the Islamic calendar, SubhanAllah. We see two very exceptional occasions – all in devotion to Allah – during this month of elevated spirituality.

Thousands of Muslims travel from all over the world to perform Hajj in the holy city of Makkah, Mash’Allah, for the sake of Allah. On the glorious day of Eid al-Adha, each of us who is able offers Qurbani in devotion to Allah and to support vulnerable people in need around the world, including right here in the UK, just as Prophet Ibrahim (AS) did.

In fact, the first ten days of Dhul Hijjah are the holiest days of the year. We are advised to reach out to Allah (SWT) and sacrifice everything we have for His sake during these days, as we are loved by Him.

Allah Himself tells us in the Qur’an (6:162):

Say, indeed, my prayer, my rites of sacrifice, my living and my dying are for Allah, Lord of the worlds.

You will be blessed with reward from Allah in month of Dhul Hijjah by paying your Zakah and Sadaqah throughout this wonderful month.

Make a sacrifice and support the Mosque and Muslims around the world as we recall Prophet Ibrahim’s (AS) hardship and dedication.

Qurbani (Udhiyyah)

In commemoration of the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim (AS) 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)

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 blessed days of Dhul Hijjah! Below is a guide that will help you increase your blessings and strengthen your connection with Allah (swt):

🔸 Fasting the first nine 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

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