بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم In the name of Allah, The Most Gracious, The Most Merciful
Eid Fitr 1441/2020
بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ
قَدْ أَفْلَحَ مَن تَزَكَّىٰ وَذَكَرَ اسْمَ رَبِّهِ فَصَلَّىٰ Felicitous is he who purifies himself, celebrates the Name of his Lord, and prays. Holy Qur’an [87, 14-15]
SPECIAL EID AL-FITR PROGRAM
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
We are delighted to announce that Thursday, May 13th, 2021 will be the first day of the month of Shawwal, 1442, and Eid al-Fitr for the entire region of North America.
This determination is based on the fact that there were no verified sightings of the crescent moon by the naked eye at sunset on Tuesday, May 11th anywhere across the United States. Therefore Wednesday, May 12th is the last day of the month of Ramadan, and Thursday, May 13th is Eid al-Fitr.
Masjid Al-Rasool Congratulates you and all the Mo'mineen on the blessed occasion of Eid Al-Fitr. Despite all the challenges, we are thankful to have had the opportunity to be virtual guests of your houses during this holy month of Ramadan. In the spirit of unity, we bid farewell to this blessed month and bring you a special program to celebrate the arrival of Eid al-Fitr and reflect upon the spiritual revival brought to us by the month of Ramadan.
You are cordially invited to join us for the Eid prayer. We have organized two parallel in-person Eid prayers at Masjid al-Rasool, Simi Valley (prayer will be led by H.I. Modarres) and Masjid al-Nabi, West Covina (prayer will be led by H.I. Razavian) . The event will take place outdoors following physical distancing guidelines. Registration is NOT required. We recommend that you bring your own prayer rugs and mohr, if possible. The program will consist of the following:
7:00 AM – Dua an-Nudba
8:45 AM – Takbeerat 8:00 AM – Eid Prayer
8:20 AM – Eid Sermon
9:00 AM – Breakfast
Breakfast and drinks will be served in to-go boxes.
ZAKĀT FITRAH فطریه
Zakat al-Fitrah should be set aside on the eve of Eid al-Fitr and paid on the day itself, which marks the end of Ramadan and the first day of the month of Shawwal. Since there will no in-person Eid Prayers, please consider paying your Eid-Fitr in advance (see guidance on paying in advance below) so we can get the funds to the Faqeer (needy) in time for Eid. A sum must be paid on a person’s behalf as well as on behalf of all of the dependents. This would also include any guests who are staying overnight during the eve of Eid al-Fitr, under the care of the person. For further details, please refer your Marja's rulings or this reference: http://www.islamic-laws.com/fitra.htm
For every individual, the minimum given must be the equivalent of 6.6 pounds of a popular basic food commodity such as rice or wheat (flour), as opposed to a cooked full meal. For 2021, the estimated cost per person for Zakat-al-Fitra is $15. On the day of Eid, the zakat will be distributed to the poor.
You can give Zakāt al-Fitra any time during the month of Ramadan before the night of Eid but it’s mustahab to first give it as a loan and then to change your intention from it being a "loan" to "Zakāt al-Fitra" when the time for giving Zakat al-Fitra has entered.
The amount of Fidya/Kaffarah is 1.65 pounds of popular basic food commodity. The estimated cost per person for Fidya/Kaffrah is $5.00 per day.
You can pay your Zakat al-Fitra and Kaffarh on the day of Eid at the Masjid or use the link below to pay them and other related dues.