Pending the sighting of the moon, NWMI will hold Eid prayer and celebrations on Friday, June 15th.
The takbirat will start at 9:45 am, with salat starting promptly at 10:00 am. The khutba (sermon) will be delivered in English, by Irfaan Nooruddin. Irfaan is a financial consultant and faith leader in Washington, D.C. where he lives with his wife and daughter. He studied the basic Islamic Sciences under Shaykh Khalil Al-Majdalawi, former Dean of the College of Principles of Religion & Islamic Call at Abou Noor University in Damascus, Syria. With a mission of “inward excellence and outward service to the community” Irfaan is a founding member of the Al-Madina Institute and serves on the board of the Yaro Collective.
After salat we will have a potluck brunch followed by a carnival where children will enjoy face painting, moon bounces, and balloon twisting!
REGISTER: While the children’s carnival is free, you will need to register your child for them to participate in the carnival. You may do so here.
There will be plenty of free food and games. Hotdogs and funnel cakes are $2.50 each. Feel free to purchase them in advance (on the registration form) or purchase them onsite.
VOLUNTEER: We rely on volunteers to help make Eid a success. Sign up here!
PAY ZAKAT BEFORE PRAYER: Zakat-al-Fitr should be given for each adult and his/her dependent(s). It is recommended to give the worth of one meal ($8-10) for each individual. Zakat-al-Fitr should be given BEFORE the start of Eid Salat.
NWMI will be giving the fitrah to Muslim Social Service Agency. You can pay online or a collection box will be available on-site if you have not already given your Zakat-al-Fitr.
NOTE: NWMI uses physical sighting of the moon according to the Common Night criteria to determine the start of Eid-al-Fitr. See our moon sighting page for a description of the various methods used to determine the start of the lunar month and NWMI's rationale for using the Common Night method. A description of how NWMI performs Eid Salat can be found here.