Likely Eid Day
The first day of Eid ul Fitir will more likely be celebrated on Sunday 24 April. For confirmation please listen to your Swafia Azaan Radio after Maghrib on Saturday 23 April. We will also try to update www.swafia.org.uk or send out a message.
Due to Coronovirus restrictions the masjid will remain closed with NO Eid ul Fitir prayers (Namaz). This means we will not be collecting Fitrana this year. You should make your arrangements to send your Fitrana before Eid day to those deserving of it, all those to whom Zakat can be donated. Fitrana is payable at a rate of £5 for each person in your house.
Can I offer Eid ul Fitir Prayers at home ?
Eid prayers are main congregrational prayers which should be offered with the rest of the community. The sunnah is that they take place in an open ground with everyone from that community present.
Eid prayers can not be offered at home alone or in small groups as their conditions are not met. Eid prayers are not fardh but optional, you are rewarded if you offer them but not punished if you don’t.
Instead you can offer the optional nafli Chasht prayer of 4 rakats or units alone at home in sets of 2 rakats. Chasht can be offered anytime between about 15 mins after sunrise to about 11:00 am. Additionally as Eid is an occasion of celebration you can offer Shukarana Nafil 2 rakats for Thanking Allah swt for Eid and all the good in our lives.
(Refer to Fatwa Alamghiri volume 1 page 150 and Dar Mukhtar volume 3, page 67)
Please watch the video below by Mufti Sahib for details in Urdu.