بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم In the name of Allah, The Most Gracious, The Most Merciful
Eid Fitr 1444 | 2023
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 Friday, May 21st, 2023 will be the first day of the month of Shawwal, 1444, and Eid al-Fitr.
This determination is based on the fact that there were verified sightings of the crescent moon by the naked eye at sunset on Thursday, May 20th in Riverside and San Diego.
Masjid Al-Rasool Congratulates you and all the Mo'mineen on the blessed occasion of Eid Al-Fitr. We are thankful to have had the opportunity to welcome you again at the Masjid 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. The program will consist of the following:
7:30 AM: Masjid doors open
8:00 AM – Dua Nudba and Takbeerat 9:00 AM – Eid Prayer
9:30 AM – Eid Sermon
10:00 AM – Breakfast
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 be in-person Eid Prayer, you can pay your Zakat at the Masjid or pay it online 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 full cooked meal. For 2023, 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" on the day of Eid..
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.
As the holy month of Ramadan comes to an end, we pray that your fasting and prayers have been accepted. We are excited to invite you to our Eid Al-Fitr Potluck Picnic on April 23rd, as we come together as a community to mark the end of fasting and celebrate this special occasion.
We will start with Zuhr and Asr prayer, followed by a potluck picnic where we can enjoy delicious food and fun games, and great company.
Here are the details:
Date: Sunday, April 23rd, 2023
Time: 1:00 PM for Salaat
Location: Rancho Madera Park, 556 Lake Park Drive, Simi Valley, CA 93065
Please bring a dish to share for the potluck. Whether it's your favorite homemade dish or a store-bought treat, we can't wait to celebrate this great Eid with you!
In addition to the food, we will also have games and activities, so bring your friends and family along for a day of fun and celebration.
We look forward to seeing you at the Eid Al-Fitr Potluck Picnic on Sunday at Rancho Madera Park. Let's make it a memorable day filled with blessings, joy, and good food!