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,
According to astronomical calculations and pending moonsighting, Saturday will most probably be the last day of Ramadan, which makes Sunday, May 24th the first of Shawwal and thus 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 the following ONLINE special Eid al-Fitr program on Sunday, May 24, 2020beginning at 8:00 AM. The program will consist of the following:
8:00 AM – Dua an-Nudba
8:40 AM – Qur’an Recitation
8:50 AM – Takbeerat 9:00 AM – Eid Prayer (LIVE)
9:20 AM – Eid Sermon by H.I. Modarres (LIVE)
9:45 AM – LIVE Gameshow with prizes
Please gather with your family and join our YouTube channel to celebrate this happy occasion together with other believers across Southern California.
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 enough to feed one miskeen (needy person), which is 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 2020, the estimate 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 anytime during the month of Ramadan before the night of Eid but the 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.
Amount of Fidya/Kaffarah is 1.65 pounds of popular basic food commodity. The estimate cost per person for Fidya/Kaffrah is $5.00 per day.
Please use the link below to pay your Zakāt al-Fitra and other related dues.