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Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Fasting the Day of `Ashura’

The Ninth and Tenth day of Muharram… a Blessed Fast
Taken from islamonline.net

Q: What is so important about 9th and 10th of Muharram, known to be Tasu`ah and `Ashura'? Why do Muslims fast on these days?

Answered by Shahul Hameed
Thank you for your question.

Muharram is the first month in the Muslim lunar calendar, known as the Hijrah calendar. This month is marked by the fasting recommended for Muslims on the 9th (Tasu`ah) and 10th (`Ashura').

These fasts are not obligatory like the fast of Ramadan. Yet, Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) has laid great emphasis on them, as his hadith shows.

For example, upon his arrival in Madinah, he found the Jews observing fast on the day of `Ashura' When asked about this, they said:

"On this day Allah saved the Children of Israel from their enemy (in Egypt) and so Prophet Musa [Moses] fasted on this day giving thanks to Allah."

Prophet Muhammad responded:
"We have more right and closer connection with Musa (peace be upon him) than you have." So, God’s messenger observed fast on the day of `Ashura' and taught us to observe it. (Al-Bukhari and Muslim)

The Prophet also said:
"If I survive till next year, I will definitely observe fast on the 9th of Muharram [as well].” (Reported by Muslim.)

As it is evident from the above hadiths, the two days are important to us. This is because we Muslims are the real inheritors of the tradition of Moses, a great prophet of Islam. In fact, the Qur'an narrates the story in details, as to how Allah delivered Prophet Moses and the Children of Israel from the tyranny of the Pharaoh and his hordes.

Moses is one of five great prophets known to be Ulul-`Azm (The Resolute Ones). These are Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus and Muhammad (peace be upon them all), as mentioned in the Qur'an. So there is no wonder that the day of `Ashura' that commemorates the liberation of the Children of Israel, is important for the followers of the final Prophet too.

Thus, fasting on the day of `Ashura' is a sunnah of Prophet Muhammad. A believer who follows the Prophet (peace be upon him) in this regard gets a great reward, as in following him in other aspects of sunnah. Fasting day of `Ashura', expiates for the sins of the past year.

The Prophet said,
"Fasting the day of `Ashura' (is of great merits), I hope that Allah will accept it as an expiation for (the sins committed in) the previous year" (Muslim).

It is noteworthy in this connection that there are some unfounded ideas about `Ashura', prevailing among some Muslims. For example, this is like the belief that the Judgment Day will take place on the Day of `Ashura'. Such fanciful beliefs have no basis in authentic Islamic sources.

There is also the idea that the importance of `Ashura' is due to the martyrdom of the Prophet’s grandson Al-Husain (may Allah be pleased with him) at Karbala. This was a real tragic episode in the history of Islam.

Yet, to attribute the sanctity of `Ashura' to the martyrdom of Al-Husain is wrong. This, as it was the Prophet himself who established its significance for Muslims, long before the birth of his grandson.

The same idea is associated also with the belief that the month of Muharram is an unlucky month! So, some people avoid holding marriage ceremonies throughout this month. This is definitely a superstition opposed to the teachings of Islam.

We may notice on these days, people organizing elaborate lamentation and mourning ceremonies in memory of the martyrdom at Karbala. There is no doubt that the martyrdom of Karbala was one of the most tragic events in our history, as mentioned before. Yet, the processions and pageants held in that connection are far from Islamic; rather they are redolent of the jahiliyya (mental ignorance of truth) customs.

The Qur'an and Prophetic Sunnah teach us that in the event of a person’s death, we should be patiently forbearing and say: *{to Allah we belong and to Him is our return).}* (Al Baqarah 2:156).

So, there is no question of “celebrating” such an occasion. In fact, it is a practice that crept into the community after the time of Prophet Muhammad and has no basis in the Qur'an and Sunnah.

We as Muslims are enjoined to follow the explicit commands and prohibitions of the Qur'an and Sunnah in our life. Let us pray to Allah Almighty to help us all and guide us to be His sincerely obedient servants.


Further reading:
http://islamqa.com/en/ref/books/80

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Fasting on the Day of 'Arafah

Fasting on the Day of 'Arafah
By Tajuddin B. Shu'aib
Da`awah Enterprises International, LA, California. USA
Taken from
sunnahonline.com


The ninth day of Dhul-Hijjah (the 12th and final month of the Islamic calendar) is the day of 'Arafah. It is the day when pilgrims stand on the plain of 'Arafah to pray. On this day, Muslims all over the world who do not witness the annual hajj should spend the day in fasting, in preparation for the three days festivity following 'Eid ul-Adha (the celebration marking the end of the hajj commemorating the Prophet Ibrâhîm's willingness of sacrifice).

Abû Hafsah, may Allâh be pleased with him, reported that the Prophet, upon whom be peace, said:
"Fasting on the day of 'Arafah absolves the sins for two years: the previous year and the coming year, and fasting on 'ashûra, (the tenth day of Muharram) atones for the sins of previous years." [Reported by all except al-Bukhârî and Tirmidhî]

In another saying the Prophet's wife Hafsah, may Allâh be pleased with her, said:
"Four things the Messenger of Allâh never neglected: Observing fast on the day of 'ashûra, 'Arafat, three days every month, and offering fajr sunnah prayers early in the morning." [Muslim]

These statements are proof that fasting on the ninth of Dhul-Hijjah, the day before 'Eid ul-Adha was a lifelong practice of the Prophet, peace be upon him, as his wife reported.

There are some reports that fasting is prohibited on the day of 'Arafah. However, it must be understood that this refers to a person performing the hajj. If a person is on the hajj, there is no fast for him or her on the day of 'Arafah. That is undoubtedly a blessing for him because of the hardships of the pilgrimage. In a saying reported by Umm al-Fadl, may Allâh be pleased with her, she said:

"The companions doubted whether the Prophet was fasting on 'Arafah or not. She decided to prove to them that he was not, so she said, 'I sent to him milk, which he drank while he was delivering the khutbah (sermon) on 'Arafah.' " [Recorded by al-Bukhârî]

Prohibiting the pilgrims from fasting on these days is a great mercy for them, for fasting will exert undue hardship on the person performing the hajj, while they are primarily concerned with their pilgrimage. Above all, the pilgrim would not be fasting anyway because he is travelling.

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Eid ul-Adha 2015 Announcement

Taken from the East London Mosque:

The 1st of Dhū Al-Hijjah 1436 is Tuesday 15th September 2015.

The day of Arafat is on Wednesday 23rd September 2015.

Eid ul-Adha will be on 24th September 2015.

Monday, 14 September 2015

First ten days of Dhul-Hijjah - be productive!

The following taken from an e-mail I received from Islamic Tube. Author: Muhammad Amin Tily of productivemuslim.com

The Superiority Of These Days

The immense importance of these days is shown by the fact that Allah subḥÄnahu wa ta'Äla (glorified and exalted be He) swears an oath by them in the Qur’an: “By the dawn; And [by] ten nights.” [Qur’an: Chapter 89, Verses 1-2]

In Tafsir Ibn Kathir it is mentioned that the “ten nights” in the verse above refer to the first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah.

Also, the Prophet á¹£allallÄhu 'alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of AllÄh be upon him) said: “There are no days during which the righteous action is so pleasing to Allah than these days (i.e., the first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah).” He was asked: “O Messenger of Allah, not even Jihad in the Cause of Allah?” He á¹£allallÄhu 'alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of AllÄh be upon him) replied, “Not even Jihad in the Cause of Allah, except in case one goes forth with his life and his property and does not return with either of it.” [Sahih Bukhari]

The reason righteous deeds are more rewarding during these days, according to Hafiz Salahuddin Yusuf, is because they are Hajj days in the sacred season of pilgrimage. Because of their excellence and importance, Allah subḥÄnahu wa ta'Äla (glorified and exalted be He) swore by them.

So what can you do to honour these days?

1. Take special care of your obligations

Before talking about any voluntary actions (and bonuses), it is important to remind ourselves that we must first take care of all our obligations. How can we think of building and beautifying a house without constructing its pillars? Thus, we have to pay special attention to the pillars of Islam and strive to perfect our obligations.

a) Pray on time (and in congregation, for men)
The Messenger of Allah á¹£allallÄhu 'alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of AllÄh be upon him) said, “Verily, between a man (i.e., a Muslim) and between shirk (polytheism) and kufr (disbelief) is the abandoning of As-Salat (prayers).” [Sahih Muslim, Hadith No. 82]

b) Give your zakat if it is due!
Click here to read about ‘How Zakat Impacts Productivity’.

c) If you have not yet fulfilled the obligation of Hajj, make special dua to Allah subḥÄnahu wa ta'Äla (glorified and exalted be He) to grant you the opportunity to do so soon and in the best of manners.

2. Supplicate for sighting of the new moon

Start the month with this supplication:

‘Allah is the Most Great. O Allah, bring us the new moon with security and Faith, with peace and in Islam, and in harmony with what our Lord loves and what pleases Him. Our Lord and your Lord is Allah.’ [Fortress of the Muslim]

3. Repeat tahleel, takbeer and tahmeed

These remembrances have a special connection to these ten days:
Our Prophet á¹£allallÄhu 'alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of AllÄh be upon him) said: “There are no days that are greater before Allah or in which good deeds are more beloved to Him, than these ten days, so recite a great deal of tahleel (saying Laa ilaaha ill-Allah), takbeer (saying Allahu akbar) and tahmeed (saying al-hamdu Lillah) during them.” [Ahmad]

The companions would go to the marketplace and recite the takbeer out loud and people would also recite after hearing them. Let us follow their footsteps and encourage others to recite the takbeer as well, as an act of worship and a proclamation of the greatness of Allah subḥÄnahu wa ta'Äla (glorified and exalted be He)! You might find it uncomfortable to constantly remind your family members, but if you simply play an audio file from your laptop, mobile, etc., you’ll notice others will join in with the recitation naturally, In sha Allah.

One of the forms of takbeer you may recite is:

“Allahu akbar, Allahu akbar, Allahu akbar, laa ilaaha ill-Allah, Allahu akbar, Allahu akbar, wa lillaahil-hamd”

Translation: “Allah is Most Great, Allah is Most Great, Allah is Most Great, there is no god but Allah, Allah is Most Great, Allah is Most Great, and to Allah be praise.”

4. Renew your taqwa

After the fasting of Ramadan whose main purpose was “…that you may become righteous” [Qur’an: Chapter 2, Verse 183], Allah subḥÄnahu wa ta'Äla (glorified and exalted be He) makes a special connection between sacrificing animals (which has to be offered on the days of Eid) with taqwa:

“Their meat will not reach Allah, nor will their blood, but what reaches Him is piety from you.” [Qur’an: Chapter 22, Verse 37]

The people of taqwa, as explained in Dr. Muhsin Khan’s translation of the Qur’an, are “the pious believers of Islamic Monotheism who fear Allah much (abstain from all kinds of sins and evil deeds which He has forbidden) and love Allah much (perform all kinds of good deeds which He has ordained).”
Thus, let us repent from all our sins and try our level best to attain taqwa.

5. Earn the reward of a Hajj without going to Makkah

Prophet Muhammad á¹£allallÄhu 'alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of AllÄh be upon him) said: “Whoever prays Fajr in congregation, then sits remembering Allah until the sun has risen, then he prays two Rak’ah, then for him is the reward like that of a Hajj and Umrah.” He said: “The Messenger of Allah said: ‘Complete, complete, complete.’” [Al-Tirmidhi]

That’s a small deed with such an immense reward! Allahu Akbar! However, this would not mean that you will be free from the obligation of Hajj (the fifth pillar of Islam) of course.

6. Observe voluntary fasts

Allah’s Messenger á¹£allallÄhu 'alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of AllÄh be upon him) said: “Allah says: ‘(The person observing Saum) has abstained from food and drink, and sexual pleasures for My sake; fasting is for Me, and I will bestow its reward. Every good deed has ten times its reward.'” [Sahih Bukhari]

In addition, Messenger of Allah á¹£allallÄhu 'alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of AllÄh be upon him) said: “Whoever observes fast for a day in the way of Allah (non-obligatory fasting observed for the sole purpose of pleasing Allah and seeking His blessings), Allah will remove his face from the Hell to the extent of seventy years’ distance.” [Sahih Muslim]

So imagine the reward for keeping fasts during these grand days, In sha Allah! This applies only for the first nine days. The 10th of Dhul Hijjah will be Eid, in which fasting is prohibited.

7. Do not miss out on ‘Arafah (9th Dhul Hijjah)!

The great importance of the day of ‘Arafah, the day when pilgrims gather in Mt. ‘Arafah and perform the most important ritual in Hajj, is shown by the fact that Allah subḥÄnahu wa ta'Äla (glorified and exalted be He) swears an oath by this day:
“And [by] the witness and what is witnessed [the day of ‘Arafah].” [Qur’an: Chapter 85, Verse 3]

To make the most of the grand day of ‘Arafah, make sure to:

a) Fast and expiate your sins
Out of the first nine days, this is the most important day to keep a fast on:
Abu Qatadah raá¸yAllÄhu 'anhu (may AllÄh be pleased with him) reported that the Prophet á¹£allallÄhu 'alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of AllÄh be upon him) said: “Fasting on the Day of ‘Arafah, I hope from Allah, expiates for the sins of the year before and the year after.” [Ibn Majah]

Fasting this day is only recommended for those who are not performing Hajj, and it is not permitted for those performing Hajj to fast on the day of ‘Arafah.

b) Repent
The Messenger of Allah á¹£allallÄhu 'alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of AllÄh be upon him) said: “There is no day when Allah ransoms more slaves from the Fire than the day of ‘Arafah. He draws near and expresses His pride to the angels and says: ‘What do these people want?’” [Sahih Muslim]

Don’t settle for less. You will have your minor sins forgiven with the fast of ‘Arafah (In sha Allah), so what about your major sins? Repent sincerely and remember that Allah subḥÄnahu wa ta'Äla (glorified and exalted be He) is capable of forgiving all our sins no matter how great they are. Allah subḥÄnahu wa ta'Äla (glorified and exalted be He) says in the Qur’an:

“Say, “O My servants who have transgressed against themselves [by sinning], do not despair of the mercy of Allah. Indeed, Allah forgives all sins. Indeed, it is He who is the Forgiving, the Merciful.” [Qur’an: Chapter 39, Verse 53]

These grand days are a great opportunity to quit your sinful habits once and for all! Be regretful for committing sins and make a strong determination to never commit them ever again.

c) Make dua, istighfar and special adhkar
Even though the Day of ‘Arafah has a special status, it’s important to remember that all the days of Hajj are days of dhikr (remembrance of Allah).

The importance of dhikr is demonstrated in the following verses in which Allah subḥÄnahu wa ta'Äla (glorified and exalted be He) addresses the pilgrims in Surat Al-Baqara:

“…But when you depart from ‘Arafat, remember Allah at al- Mash’ar al-Haram. And remember Him, as He has guided you, for indeed, you were before that among those astray.” [Qur’an: Chapter 2, Verse 198]

“Then depart from the place from where [all] the people depart and ask forgiveness of Allah…” [Qur’an: Chapter 2, Verse 199]

“And when you have completed your rites, remember Allah like your [previous] remembrance of your fathers or with [much] greater remembrance…” [Qur’an: Chapter 2, Verse 200]
“And remember Allah during [specific] numbered days…” [Qur’an: Chapter 2, Verse 203] in reference to the Days of Tashreeq (11-13 Dhul Hijjah).

With regards to making dua, the Prophet á¹£allallÄhu 'alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of AllÄh be upon him) said: “”The most excellent dua is the dua on the Day of Arafa, and the best of what I and the prophets before me have said, is ‘There is no god but Allah, alone, without partner.'” [Muwatta Malik]

Another recommended dua that is mentioned in the Qur’an is: “…”Our Lord, give us in this world [that which is] good and in the Hereafter [that which is] good and protect us from the punishment of the Fire.”” [Qur’an: Chapter 2, Verse 201]

What a great chance you have to get your duas accepted! Prepare a dua list, as advised in Ramadan, so that you don’t spend a minute without asking Allah subḥÄnahu wa ta'Äla (glorified and exalted be He) for everything you want, in dunya and akhirah.
Again, don’t waste this golden, annual opportunity to gain enormous rewards. Fast and spend your time in supplication, repentance and remembering Allah subḥÄnahu wa ta'Äla (glorified and exalted be He).

8. The Udhiyah (Sacrifice)

A great act of charity to get closer to Allah subḥÄnahu wa ta'Äla (glorified and exalted be He) on the day of ‘Eid ul-Adha is sacrificing a livestock animal. This revives the sunnah of Prophet Ibrahim 'alayhi'l-salÄm (peace be upon him). He 'alayhi'l-salÄm (peace be upon him) was ready to give up everything for the sake of Allah subḥÄnahu wa ta'Äla (glorified and exalted be He) and submitted unconditionally to Allah’s subḥÄnahu wa ta'Äla (glorified and exalted be He) commands by even offering his beloved son as a sacrifice.

Revive the spirit behind the sunnah, be generous and select a healthy animal for sacrifice. You may have given a lot of charity other than the udhiyah, but if you miss out on this, you have missed out on a great act of charity specific to this occasion. Look at how you have spent your money on luxuries for the entire year. Now what will you offer as a sacrifice to gain the closeness of Allah subḥÄnahu wa ta'Äla (glorified and exalted be He)?

Remember to abstain from paring your nails or having your hair cut until after the sacrifice, as the Prophet Muhammad á¹£allallÄhu 'alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of AllÄh be upon him) is reported to have said:
“When anyone of you intends to sacrifice the animal and enter in the month of Dhul-Hijjah, he should not get his hair cut or nails pared till he has offered his sacrifice” [Muslim].

9. Give in charity http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/syriacrisis 

The days of Eid are the days of sacrifice. Apart from the udhiya, what will you give for the pleasure of Allah subḥÄnahu wa ta'Äla (glorified and exalted be He)?

a) Spend from what you really love
Allah subḥÄnahu wa ta'Äla (glorified and exalted be He) says in the Qur’an:
“Never will you attain the good [reward] until you spend [in the way of Allah ] from that which you love. And whatever you spend – indeed, Allah is Knowing of it.” [Qur’an: Chapter 3, Verse 92]
What is it that you value greatly? What possession can you sacrifice for Allah’s subḥÄnahu wa ta'Äla (glorified and exalted be He) sake by giving it in charity? This may even be your precious talents, time, reputation, etc. How can you spend that in the way of Allah subḥÄnahu wa ta'Äla (glorified and exalted be He)?

b) It’s time to give away everything extra
This may be the best time to de-clutter your house. Give in charity everything extra that you possess. What is the use of hoarding stuff that you will never use?
Assess your community needs. What can you do to help your community?

10. Befriend the Qur’an

The immense reward of reciting the Qur’an is evident from the following hadith:
Ibn Mas’ud raá¸yAllÄhu 'anhu (may AllÄh be pleased with him) reported that the Messenger of Allah á¹£allallÄhu 'alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of AllÄh be upon him) said: “Whoever recites a letter from the Book of Allah, he will be credited with a good deed, and a good deed gets a ten-fold reward. I do not say that Alif-Lam-Mim is one letter, but Alif is a letter, Lam is a letter and Mim is a letter.” [At-Tirmidhi]
As Muslims, our job is to not only recite, but also to understand, implement and spread the teachings of the Qur’an. How can we expect to be guided to the straight path unless we read The Book of guidance? Given the importance of reciting the Qur’an, it is essential that we block time out of our day especially for this task. The most productive time to recite the Qur’an is in the early hours, as Allah subḥÄnahu wa ta'Äla (glorified and exalted be He) says:
“Establish prayer at the decline of the sun [from its meridian] until the darkness of the night and [also] the Qur’an of dawn. Indeed, the recitation of dawn is ever witnessed.” [Qur’an: Chapter 17, Verse 78]
Reading around 3½ Juz’ each day will allow you to finish the Qur’an before Eid begins In sha Allah (within the first 9 days)!

11. Do not waste time

These are the best days of the year! How can you possibly waste your time? Reject all invitations to parties and appointments which can be delayed to a later date. Tell them about the immense importance of these days and In sha Allah you will even get rewarded for every good that they consequently do. If you can take time off work, do so. Again, remember that these are the most valuable days of the year!

12. Maintain good character

Just like the person performing Hajj must refrain from getting into disputes and acts of disobedience or risk the acceptance of their Hajj, you should try to do the same. Forgive everyone no matter what they have done to you. Visit the sick. Have good relations with people, especially your parents, relatives and neighbors. This would be the best time to re-establish ties of kinship and put barakah in your life.

13. Spread the knowledge

Unfortunately, many Muslims are unaware of the superiority of these days, or are unsure how to make the most of them. Spread the knowledge and multiply your rewards. This will also In sha Allah get you motivated to be foremost in performing good deeds.

The best days of the entire year have almost arrived! Muslims from around the globe will unite to perform one of the greatest forms of worship: Hajj. Make the most of this grand opportunity by drawing nearer to our Creator by performing acts of worship with true sincerity and according to the sunnah.

May Allah subḥÄnahu wa ta'Äla (glorified and exalted be He) make us understand the greatness of these days and help us perform the best possible deeds with the purest of intentions. Ameen.

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Eid ul-Fitr Prayer Times 2015

The Coordination Committee of Major Islamic Centres and Mosques of London has agreed that Eid al-Fitr will be on Friday 17th July 2015.

Committee members include: The Islamic Cultural Centre & London Central Mosque, Jamiat Ahle Hadith, Jamiat Ulama of Britain, East London Mosque & London Muslim Centre, Mayfair Mosque, Muslim Welfare House, Al Muntada Al Islami, Finsbury Park Mosque, Al Manaar -Cultural Heritage Centre,Jamiat e Ulama Britain, Markizi Jamiat Ahl-e Hadith, Islamic ShariaCouncil, London Muslim Forum,Muslim Association of Britain, Masjid Al Tawhid, Muslim World League, Brixton Mosque, Islamic Cultural Centre in Edinburgh, Scotland, Croydon Islamic Community Trust


(Please note whilst most mosques will celebrate on Friday there will be a few mosques in UK that will be celebrating Eid on Saturday).
 

Below is just some prayer times for Eid Jammat. Please double check the date and time with the mosque  in case there are any inaccuracies as some mosques will celebrate Eid on Saturday. Those confirmed for Saturday are labled accordingly.

If you have not done so please make sure you pay the zakatul fitr before you pray the Eid Salat!

London

London Central Mosque (Regents Park Mosque, NW8 7RG)
Eid Prayer Times:
1st Prayer: 6:00am - Sh. Khalifa Ezzat
2nd Prayer: 7:00am - Sh. Suleiman Kibuka
3rd Prayer: 8:00am - Sh. Fawzi Seddiqi
4th Prayer: 9:00am - Sh. Wasim Kempson
5th Prayer: 10:00am - Sh. M Abdul Hayy
6th Prayer: 11:00am - Sh.Abdussalam Salih

East London Mosque (Whitechapel Road, E1 1JX)
Eid Prayer Times:
1st Jama’ah 7.30AM
2nd Jama’ah 8.30AM
3rd Jama’ah 9.30AM
4th Jama’ah 10.30AM
5th Jama’ah 11.30AM
Website: http://www.eastlondonmosque.org.uk/

Brick Lane Jamm Masjid (59 Brick Lane, E1 6QL)
Eid Prayer Times: 10am and 11am
Website: http://www.bricklanejammemasjid.co.uk

Holborn Muslim Community Association (33 Brookes Court, Baldwin Gardens, EC1N 7RR)
Eid Prayer Times: 9AM and 10 AM

Limehouse Mosque & Bangladeshi Cultural Centre (Stock Place, Westferry, E14 8AE)
Eid Prayer Times: Awaiting Details
Tel:  0207 719 8066 

Westferry Community Organisation (2 The Quarterdeck, E14 8SJ)
Eid Prayer Times: Awaiting Details

Masjid & Madrasah al-Tawhid (Leyton, E15 2BP)
Eid Prayer Times:  
6:30 am
8:00 am
9:00 am


Qur'ani Murkuz Trust (South Woodford, E18 1ED)
Eid Prayer Times: 
1ST PRAYER 5.20a.m. - Dr Fahim
2nd PRAYER 6.30a.m. - Hafiz Uthman
3rd PRAYER 7.30 a.m. - Dr Saleem Anwar
4th PRAYER 9.30 a.m. - Mahmoud Attiya

Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre (West London, W10 5YG)
Eid Prayer Times: 6:30, 7:30, 8:30, 9:30am

Hounslow Jamia Masjid & Islamic Centre (367 Wellington Rd, TW4 5HU)
Eid Prayer Times:
1st Jama'at - 7:00AM - Allama Rafique Ahmed Misbahi
2nd Jama'at - 8:30AM - Allama Jafar Bilal Barkati
3rd Jama'at - 9:30AM - Imam Abdul Haq Hashmi
4th Jama'at - 11:00AM - Hafiz Khalil Sultan
Tel: 020 8570 0938

Hendon Mosque & Islamic Centre (Brent View Road, NW9 7EL)
1st Prayer: 5:30 am Sheikh Yusuf (Arabic / English)
2nd Prayer: 7:00 am Sheikh Shu'ayb (Arabic / English)
3rd Prayer: 8:00 am Hafidh Abdul Mun'em (Arabic / Urdu)
4th Prayer: 9:00 am Sheikh Mohammed al Badry (Arabic / English)
Website: http://www.hendonmosque.co.uk/

Finchley Mosque (Islamic Association of North London, N12 0DA)
Eid Prayer Times:
1st Jamaah 7.00 am
2nd Jamaah 8.00 am
3rd Jamaah 9.00 am
4th Jamaah 10.00 am
Website: http://www.ianl.org.uk/

Muslim Community and Education Centre (Palmers Green, N13 5JL)
Eid Prayer Times: 07:00am, 08:15am,09:30am and 10:45am

Masjid E-Quba (North London, Stamford Hill, N16 6AA)
Eid Prayer Times: 5:30am and 7:00am

Harrow Central Mosque (Station Road, Harrow, HA1 2SQ)
Eid Prayer Times: 7am, 8am, 9am and 10am

Rest of UK

Aberdeen Mosque and Islamic Centre (164 Spital, AB24 3JD)
Eid Prayer Times: 9:00AM and 10:30AM
Venue: Eid prayers will take place at the Sports Hall, Beach Leisure Centre, Sea Beach,
Aberdeen AB24 5NR
Brothers and Sisters are requested to bring Individual Prayer Mats.

Belfast Islamic Centre (Belfast, BT9 6DN)
Eid Prayer Time:
1st Jamaah: 9:00 AM (Arrival & Takbir), Eid Prayer will start at 9:30AM
2nd Jamaah: 10:00 AM (Arrival & Takbir), Eid Prayer will start at 10:45AM
Venue: KING'S HALL Conference Centre, Lisburn Road, Belfast,BT9 6GW, 
T: 02890665225
Website: http://www.belfastislamiccentre.org.uk/

Birmingham Central Mosque (Highgate, B12 0XS)
Eid will be on Saturday, 18 July.  
Eid Prayer Times:
7:00am, 8:00am, 9:00am, 10:00am and 11:00am

Birmingham - Masjid Hamza (Church Road, B13 9AE)
Eid Prayer Times:

1st Jamaah at 8am
Urdu bayan will start at 7:30am
2nd Jamaah at 9am
            English bayan will start at 8:30am

Blackburn - Jamme Masjid Islamic Cultural Centre (BB1 1JP)
Eid Prayer times: 7:30am
Website: http://www.jaamemasjid.org/

Blackburn - Masjid-e-Anisul Islam (Troy St, BB1 6NY)
Eid Prayer times: Eid  Salaah: Bayan starts at 8:15am and teh Prayer starts at 8:45am
Website: http://www.anisulislam.com/

Other mosques in Blackburn: http://www.jaamemasjid.org/localmasjids.html

Bolton - Taiyabah Masjid (BL1 8HD)
Eid Prayer times: 8:30am.
Website: http://www.taiyabahislamiccentre.org.uk/

Other mosques in Bolton:
http://www.thebcom.org/news/655-eid-ul-fitr-salah-times-in-bolton-2015.html

Cambridge - Abu Bakr Jamia Mosque (Mawson Road, CB1 2DZ)
Eid Prayer Times: Please come in wuzu and bring your prayer mats.
* Early Morning Prayer at 8.00 am on Parker Piece
* Morning Prayer at 9.30 am in Kelsey Kerridge
* Late Prayer at 10.30 am in Kelsey Kerridge
http://www.kelseykerridge.co.uk/

Dundee Central Mosque (DD1 5BZ)
Eid Prayer Times: 8am and 10am
Tel: 01382 220765

Edinburgh Central Mosque and Islamic Centre (EH8 9BT)
Eid Prayer times: 5:15 am, 8:30 am and 10:00 am
Website: http://www.edmosque.com

Essex - Al-Ansar Islamic Education Centre (IG3 8TD )
Eid Prayer times:
1st Salat: 7.00am
2nd Salat: 8.00am
3rd Salat: 9.00am
(Facilities for brothers and sisters at all jamaats)

Exeter Mosque & Cultural Centre (EX4 6PG)
Eid Prayer Times: 1st Jamah: 8.30, 2nd Jamah: 9.30

Glasgow

Glasgow - Al-Furqan Mosque (G4 9AJ)
The UK Islamic Mission moon committee has in light of clear scientific evidences for the visibility of the new moon (http://astro.ukho.gov.uk/nao/miscellanea/ramadan_2015/eid_al-fitr.html), and have decided that Eid ul Fitr (1st Shawal 1436) will be on Saturday 18th July 2015, insha’Allah. In light of this decision, the UKIM Scotland (Al’Furqan Mosque Glasgow & Airdrie Islamic Centre) will celebrate Eidul Fit’r on 18th July 2015, insha’Allah.
Eid Prayer Times: 7:30am, 8:15am, 9:00am, 9:45am and 10:30am

Glasgow - Central Mosque (G5 9TA)
Eid will be on Saturday, 18 July. 
Proposed Eid Prayer Times: 6am (Ml Habib ur-Rahman), 8am (Ml Abdul Ghafoor), 10am (Imam TBC) and 11.30am (Ml Ghulam Rasool).

Eid in Glasgow will be on Saturday, 18 July in all masajid (mosques)
Other mosques in Glasgow celebrating eid on Saturday (taken from Glasgow Muslims on Yahoo): 
V = [V]erified sources
  • Glasgow Central Mosque: 6am, 8am, 10am, 11.30 (all English) (men & women in all) (Fajr 4.30) [V]
  • Al-Furqan Mosque, 19 Carrington St, Woodlands: 7.30 (Urdu), 8.15 (Urdu), 9am (English), 9.45 (English), 10.30 (Arabic) (men & women in all) [V]
  • Madrasa Taleem-ul-Islam, 161 Nithsdale Rd, Pollokshields: 5.30, 8am (all Urdu)
  • Madrasah Al-Farooq, 32 Dixon Ave, Govanhill: 7am, 9am [V]
  • Madrassa Zia-ul-Quran, 257 Kenmure St, Pollokshields: 8am, 9am, 10am (English), 11.30 (English) (men & women in all) [V]
  • Masjid Noor, 79 Forth St, Pollokshields: 6am, 9am, 11am [V]
  • Jamia Islamia, 275 Tantallon Rd, Shawlands: 7.30, 8.45, 10am
  • Masjid-e-Khazra, 138 Butterbiggins Rd, Govanhill: 7.30, 9am
  • Masjid-e-Khazra, 69 Albert Rd, Govanhill: 8.30, 10am
  • Madrasat-ul-Madina, 95 Niddrie Rd, Govanhill: 9am, 10am
  • Islamic Academy of Scotland, Pollokshields, 24 Maxwell Dr: 10am [V]
  • Al-Falaah Academy, Calder St, Govanhill: 7am (English), 9am (Urdu) [V]
  • Mena Centre, 83 Lister St, Townhead: 9.30 [V]
  • BMACC, Spiers Rd, Bearsden: 8am, 9.15 (men & women in all) [V]
  • Andalus, New City Rd, Woodlands: 10am [V]
  • Marhaba Welcome Centre, Balmoral St, Whiteinch: 9.45 [V]
  • Minhaj ul-Quran, Greenhill Rd, Rutherglen: 8.30, 10am (men & women) [V]
  • Woodfarm Education Centre, Burns Grove, Thornliebank: 8am, 10am [V]
  • Madni Masjid, Langside Rd, Govanhill: 5.10 (Fajr 4.30) [V]
  • ILC, West Hurlet House, Glasgow Rd, Nitshill: 8am, 9.30 [V]
  • Daisy Street Neighbourhood Centre, Govanhill: 9.30 [V]

Gloucester - Masjid e Noor (GL1 4LY)
Eid Prayer times: 7:30AM (bayaan in English) -  Eid Jammat: 8:00AM
Fajr Jammat: 4:40AM

Ipswich Mosque (32-36 Bond Street, IP4 1JB)
(also known as Ipswich & Suffolk Bangladeshi Muslim Community Centre and Mosque)
Eid Prayer times: 
1ST Jamat 9:00am
2ND Jamat 10:30am

Leeds Grand Mosque (LS6 1SN)
Eid Prayer Times:  7:30am   and 9:30am

Leeds Makkah Masjid (LS6 1JY) 
Eid Prayer Times:  Awaiting Details

Other mosques in Leeds:
http://www.makkahmasjid.co.uk/wp/index.php/other-mosques-in-leeds/


Leicester Central Mosque and Islamic Centre (LE2 0JN)
Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated on Saturday 18th July 2015
Eid Prayer times:
Early Salaah 7:00 AM - Leicester Mosque (Sutherland St)
Main Salaah 9:00 AM - Central Mosque (Conduit St)
Late Salaah 10:00 AM - Leicester Mosque (Sutherland St)
Website: http://www.islamiccentre.org/

Leicester - Masjid Umar (Evington Muslim Centre, LE5 5PF)
Eid prayer times:
1st Jammat:
FAJR NAMAZ:4:40am
EID BAYAN: after Fajar
EID NAMAZ: 5:15am

2nd Jammat:
EID BAYAN: 8:45am
EID NAMAZ: 9:30am

Liverpool - Al Rahma Mosque (Hatherley Street, L8 2TJ)
Eid prayer times: 6am, 7am and 8am
Tel: 0151-709 2560
Source: http://www.liverpoolmuslimsociety.org.uk
Website: http://www.alrahma-mosque.com/


Maidenhead Mosque (SL6 8AW)
Islamic Trust Maidenhead would like to announce that Eid ul Fitr will be celebrated on Saturday 18th July inshaAllah.
Eid Prayer Times: 8am, 9am and 10am.
Sisters can join the 10am jamaat using the upstairs hall.
Website: http://www.maidenheadmosque.org/

Manchester Central Mosque (also known as Victoria Park Mosque, M14 5RU) 
Eid ul Fitr will be celebrated on Saturday 18th July inshaAllah.  
Eid Prayer times: 8.00am, 9:00am, 10:00am and 11:00 Am
Ladies can participate in the 11:00am prayers.

Manchester - Shahjalal Mosque and Islamic Centre (2 Eileen Grove, Rusholme, M14 5WE)
Eid Prayer times: 8:30am, 9:30am and 10:30am
Website: http://www.shahjalalmosque.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Shahjalal.Mosque.Manchester 

Manchester - Makki Masjid (1 Farrer Road, Longsightm, Manchester, M13 0QX)
Proposed Eid Prayer times:
Urdu 8:15
English 9:15
Arabic 10:15

Milton Keynes Jamee Masjid (Duncombe Street MK2 2LY)
Eid Prayer times: 8am and 10am
Tel: 01908 367758
Website: http://www.mkjameemasjid.org/

Other mosques in Milton Keynes: http://www.mkmuslims.org/index.php?p=1_24

Milton Keynes Muslim Association
Eid Prayer times: 7:30am and 8:30am
Location: Woughton Leisure Centre Rainbow Drive MK6 5EJ
Prayer space for men and women

Oldham Muslim Centre (Neville Street, OL9 6LD)
Eid Prayer Times: 9am, 10am & 11am
Sister welcome on all three jammats.
Tel: 0161 628 8896

Newcastle Central (Bilal) Mosque (NE4 6SU)
Eid on Saturday
Eid Prayer Times: 8am and 9am

Nuneaton - Nuneaton Masjid (CV11 5RB) 
Eid Prayer times:Fajr Salah - 6:45am
1st Eid Salah - 7:15am
2nd Eid Salah - 8:45am

Reading - Central Jamme Mosque (Waylen Street, Reading, RG1 7UR)
Eid Prayer Times: 8:00AM, 9:00AM and 10:00AM

Reading Islamic Centre (South Street RG1 4QU)
Eid Prayer Times:  Awaiting Details
Website: http://www.readingislamiccentre.com/

Sheffield Islamic Centre - Madina Masjid Trust (Wolseley Rd, Sheffield, S8 OZU) 
Celebrating Eid Ul Fitr on Saturday 18 July 2015  
Prayer Timetable: 10am
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Madina-Masjid-Sheffield/163579475567 Website: http://www.madinamasjid.org.uk/

Southampton - Abu Bakr Masjid (Argyle Road, SO14 0BQ)
Eid Prayer Times: 7:00am, 8:30am and10:00am
Website: http://www.abubakrmasjid.net

Southampton Medina Mosque (Compton Walk, SO14 0BH) 

 Eid will be on Saturday 18th July 2015
Eid Prayer Times: Awaiting Details
Website: http://www.medinamosque.org.uk/

Stoke On Trent - Markaz At-Tawheed (Rectory Road, ST1 4PW) Location and Prayer times:Jama’ah @ 9am Hanley park (The Parkway side entrance).
Please Note: if weather is bad then it will be done inside the mosque: 1st Jama’ah @ 8:30am(English) and 2nd Jama’ah @ 9:30am (English)
PLEASE CHECK THE FACEBOOK PAGE FOR UPDATES ON EID MORNING – https://www.facebook.com/MarkazTawheed Website: http://www.markaztawheed.co.uk/

Swansea Mosque, St Helens Road,  Swansea, SA1 4AW
Eid Prayer Times:  Awaiting Details

Woking: The Shah Jahan Mosque (149 Oriental Road, Woking GU22 7BA)
Eid on Saturday
Eid Prayer times:  8am and 10am

Wolverhampton Mosque Trust (197 Waterloo Road, WV1 4RA)
Eid Prayer Times: 
FIRST JAMA’AT
Men ONLY (Upstairs)
7:30 A.M.
Eid Speech will start: 07:00 a.m.
(Kurdish, Urdu, languages)

Eidul – Fitr SECOND JAMA’AT
Men (Downstairs) & Women (Upstairs)
9:30 A.M.
Eid Speech will start: 08:45 a.m.
(English and Urdu languages)

If there are any Eid prayer timetables out there please let me know simply by adding a comment below (no registration required) or email me at info@al-islam.co.uk.
Please ensure you also provide the date the Eid prayer will take place. Jazak'Allah Khair

Happy Eid. May ALLAH (swt) grant all of us happiness and forgiveness.