The takbirat will start at 9:45 am, with salat starting promptly at 10:00 am. After Salat we will have a potluck brunch followed by a children's program, where the children will enjoy a Jamaraat sling shot, ZamZam ring toss, and more!
This year's Eid-al-Adha khutba (sermon) will be delivered by Usman Sarwar.
Usman Sarwar has been active in the local Muslim community for nearly 20 years, with a particular focus on developing Muslim youth. He has volunteered with the Islamic Society of Potomac’s annual summer youth camp since 2003, and worked with the DC Council of area Muslim Student Associations, representing the University of Maryland, College Park. He co-founded the First Hijrah youth group in Northern Virginia, and studied Arabic in Damascus, Syria. He later worked as Youth Coordinator and Education Chair at the Muslim Community Center (MCC) in Silver Spring before joining the board as Vice President two years ago.
NOTE: NWMI celebrates with the hajjis and holds salat and celebrations on the day after they stand at Arafat.
A description of how NWMI performs Eid salat can be found here.
NWMI relies on volunteer assistance to help make our Eid programming a success. Specifically, we are in need of volunteers for the following categories:
Greeters - Greeters are responsible for welcoming attendees to Salat, and would need to arrive at Rollins Congressional Club by 9:15 AM.
Set up - Responsible for helping to set up tables and chairs, balloons, prayer rugs, and food items between 8:00 and 9:30 AM.
Clean up - Responsible for helping clean up trash, take down signage, and gather NWMI items for storage/transportation
Children’s Program - Responsible for manning a pre-planned station. Simple activities that require little experience, such as serving popcorn or heading up the ring toss.
Food Preparation - Responsible for preparing/arranging the food before Salat. This requires being at Rollins Congressional Club by 8:45 AM
Food Servers - Responsible for serving food to children when ready. This should take about 20 minutes.
Hot Beverage Supervision - Responsible for refilling hot water and cups periodically throughout the morning.
To sign up as a volunteer for Eid-al-Adha or another NWMI program, please use our volunteer form.