As per Local Council and Government guidelines there will be no Eid namaaz this year. Please listen to the following audio for guidance regarding Eid salaah and praying at home.
Our Imams will be praying Eid namaaz at 8am. The namaaz can be listened to on the masjids radio frequency via a reciever.
During these last few days of Ramadan we aim to give more in charity. We humbly request that you please donate your Lillah to the Masjid as we need your continued support. The Masjid will also be accepting donations of Fitrana, Sadaqah or Zakat to be distributed as required.
This can be done, either online or by dropping it off at the Masjid between Asr and Maghrib where it will be collected in line with government guidelines (by the appointed Trustee).
The Masjid account details are:
Account name: Birmingham Anjuman-E-Islam Trust
Sort code: 60-16-24
Account No: 00303283
Reference: Lillah / Zakat / Sadaqah / Fitrana
Transcript of English part of the bayaan:
“Because Eid is drawing closer, many people are asking pertaining to Eid. What should we do? how should we do?
Hazrat Mufti Taqi Usmani Saab Damat Barakatuhu (D.B), Shaykh ul-Islam is a very well known figure and in this particular maslaha for Eid, just like for Jumma, Mufti Saab agave excellent directives. For Jumma, he said the Jumma in the masjid should continue with a minimum of 4 people, so that the Jumma stays alive in the masjid.
The people at home should not perform Jumma, because Jumma is a special namaaz for the masjid. That is why in villages where they don’t get the daily necessities or where the conditions are not met, Jumma namaaz is not permissible in villages. Jumma namaaz is for the city or for that large village who meets all the requirements of our Shari ‘at. So Mufti Taqi Usmani Saab D.B says that because you cannot come to the masjid to perform Jumma, there is an alternative which is Zohar nammaz. So pray Zohar namaaz with jamaat at home with your family, wife and children. Allah will reward you as if you are performing Jumma in the masjid, but do not do jamaat for Jumma in your homes.
And then Mufti Saab explains if you are in your workplace or in your situation that there are 15 or 20 people, 10 or 12 people coming together and you are meeting anyway. So they should perform Jumma namaaz because there is a grouping.
Hazrat Mufit Saab holds the same view for Eid namaaz, and this is the best view in our eyes. And this is what we recommend, and this is what we encourage everybody listening. That the Eid namaaz will take place in the Masjid with the minimum requirements just like how Jumma is, but people should not perform Eid namaaz in their homes, because Eid is a special namaaz.
What we recommend is you take a bath, you put on your good clothes, you put on your perfume and your fragrance, and you prepare yourself as if you are coming to the Masjid. Put your mussala in your home; sit on your mussala in the direction of Qibla; listen to the bayan that happens in the masjid; listen to the namaaz; partake in the dua; listen to the khutba as if you are in the Masjid, but don’t perform namaaz at home. You will get the reward of Eid namaaz, your dua’s will be accepted.
And then Mufti Taqi Saab D.B explains that in these circumstances if people, for example they have got a hall, or they have got a very large mansion or house, or arrangements where 15/20 of them can get easily together with whatever requirements are in place and they perform Eid namaaz; then that is fine.
But conducting Eid namaaz in the homes where there is only 2 or 3 people; 4 people is required. So instead of doing Eid Jamaat in the homes, Mufti Taqi Usmani D.B fatwa is the best, and we should all act on it. At the same time, we will say that there is still some days left till the advent of Eid, let us not lose hope, let us not become despondent for Allah to change the conditions; for Allah to open up the doors. Allah is not dependant on the permission of a government, the greatest power and the greatest government is Allah’s. So, let us continue knocking on Allah’s door, making dua and let’s be hopeful, Insha’Allah, Allah will change the circumstances and Allah will allow us to perform Eid namaaz like how we did in normal circumstances.
And don’t forget the point of the bayan, that if, if we cannot perform Eid namaaz then do not become despondent and do not complain. That Mufti Taqi Usmani also says that if you want to pray 2 raka’a nifl or 4 raka’a nifl at home, then you can do so. If the circumstances do change, if the government changes the rules or some announcements are made, or if our circumstances change in the community, then Insha’Allah we will notify.”