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Wednesday, 6 July 2016

What After Ramadan?

Taken from islaam.com
Adapted from "Wa maadha ba`da Ramadaan",
by Dar Al-Watan (120)

AlHamdulillahi wa kafaa, was-Salatu was-salamu `alaa `ibaadihi-lladheena Stafaa

We leave the blessed month of Ramadan, its beautiful days and its fragrant nights. We leave the month of the Qur'an, taqwa, patience, jihad, mercy, forgiveness and freedom from hellfire…

Have we fulfilled the requirements of taqwa and graduated from the Ramadan school with the diploma of the god-fearing?

Have we fought our souls and desires and defeated them, or have we been overtaken by our customs and blind imitations?

Have we performed our actions in a way that fulfills the conditions for receiving mercy, forgiveness and release from the Fire?

Many questions and numerous thoughts come to the heart of the sincere Muslim, who asks and answers with truthfulness.

What Have We Gained From Ramadan?

Ramadan is a school of iman and a 'stop to recharge one's spiritual batteries' - to acquire one's provision for the rest of the year...

For when will one take a lesson and change for better if not in the month of Ramadan?

The noble month is a true school of transformation in which we change our actions, habits and manners that are in variance with the Law of Allah 'azza wa jall. “Verily, Allah does not change the condition of a people until they change what is in themselves.” [Ar-Ra`d, 11]

If you are from those who benefited from Ramadan, fulfilled the requirements of taqwa, truly fasted the month, prayed in it with truthfulness, and strove against you soul, then praise and thank Allah, and ask Him for steadfastness upon it until you meet your death.

Be not like one who has sewn a shirt and then destroyed it... Have you seen one who sewed a shirt or thawb, so when she looked at it, she liked it. Then she destroyed it pulling a thread by thread for no reason. What would people say about such a person?! Or have you seen one who earns a fortune trading throughout the day, then when the night comes, he throws away all that he earned, dirham by dirham. What would people say about such a person?!

This is the condition of one who returns to sinning and evildoing after Ramadan and leaves obedience and righteous actions. So after he was favored with the blessing of obedience and enjoyment of communicating with Allah he returned to the blaze of sins and evil actions. How evil are the people who know Allah only in Ramadan!

My dear ones,

falling short in one's commitment to Islam after Ramadan is manifested in many ways, including:

  • Men leaving the five prayers in congregation, after they filled mosques for Taraweeh prayers, thus going to the masjid for recommended prayers and leaving obligatory ones.
  • Return to musical entertainment, forbidden films, women displaying their adornment beyond that which ordinarily appears thereof, free mixing etc.
This is not thankfulness for blessings and favors, nor is it the sign of acceptance of one's actions, rather this is opposition to favors and absence of thankfulness.
These are from signs of one's deeds not being accepted – and Allah's refuge is sought – for one who truly fasts rejoices on the occasion of `eid, praises his Lord for helping him complete the fast, and remains fearful that Allah may not accept his fasting, just as the Salaf would continue asking for acceptance of their actions in Ramadan for six months after it.
From signs that one's deeds are accepted is that he or she has improved in his or her obedience to Allah `azza wa jall. “And remember when your Lord proclaimed, 'If you are grateful, I will surely increase you [in favor]…” [Ibrahim, 7] Increase you in good, faith and righteous actions. So if the servant is truly thankful to his Lord, you will see him guided to more obedience and distanced from sinfulness. Thankfulness is leaving sins, as the early Muslims said.
“And worship your Lord until there comes you to the certainty [i.e. death].” [al-Hijr, 99]
The Muslim must continuously be in the state of obedience of Allah, firm upon His Sharee`ah, steadfast upon His Deen, so that he or she is not of those who worship Allah only during one month or only in one place. Rather, the believer knows that the Lord of Ramadan is also the Lord of other months, and that He is the Lord of all times and places, so he is steadfast upon the Sharee`ah of Allah until he meets Him while He is pleased with him. Allah ta`ala said, “So remain on a right course as you have been commanded, [you] and those who have turned back with you [to Allah].” [Hud, 112] And, “So take a straight course to Him and seek His forgiveness.” [Fussilat, 6] And the Prophet, sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam, said, “Say 'I believe in Allah', then be steadfast.” [Muslim]
  • If the fasting in Ramadan has ended, then there remains voluntary fasting, such as fasting six days in Shawwal, on Mondays and Thursdays, the three days in the middle of the month, the days of `Aashoora and `Arafat, and others.
  • If standing in prayer at night during Ramadan has ended, then there remains voluntary night prayer throughout the year. “They used to sleep but little of the night.” [Adh-Dhaariyaat, 17]
  • If the charity in Ramadan and zakat ul-fitr have ended, then there is the obligatory Zakat, and also there are many other open doors to charity, voluntary actions and jihad.
  • Reading of the Qur'an and contemplating it is not only for Ramadan, rather it is for all times.
Righteous actions are for all times and all places, so strive – O my brother and sister – and beware of laziness. And remember that it is not allowed for us to leave the obligatory actions or delay them, such as the five daily prayers on time, in congregation etc.
And do not fall into forbidden actions, such as forbidden sayings, food and drinks, or by looking at or listening to what is forbidden.
Be steadfast and upright upon the Deen of Allah at all times, for you do not know when you'll meet the Angel of Death. Beware of him taking you while you are in a state of sin. “O Allah, Who turns the hearts, keep our hearts steadfast upon Your Deen.”

I ask Allah to accept from us and you our fasting, our prayers and other righteous actions, that our condition after Ramadan be a better one, that the state of our Ummah improves, that we are granted honour and that we truly turn to our Lord… Ameen

It's the day of Eidul Fitr

It's the day of Eidul FitrPoem extracted from http://www.islam4kids.com/

All blessed and good thanks to Allaah!
That all our fasts are done!
And praised be Allaah Whom we worship
He - Most Great, the One!

So now our Day of ‘Eid is here
A time to have some fun!
With smiles and laughter, visits too
While children play and run!

Now in the morning, eat some dates
Our Prophet taught us how
It’s a Sunnah telling others
We’re not fasting now.

And wear your nicest clothes this day
It’s also Sunnah, see
And show the world that we are Muslims
Which we love to be!

Then time to go out for the Prayer
Please leave the car behind!
It’s better walking to the Prayer
And more reward we find!

So off we head to the Musalla
Gathering to pray
There we’ll see our Muslim brothers
Sisters too that day.

We hear the verses of Qur’aan
And glorify Allaah
What joy for every Muslims’ heart!
All praise is for Allaah!

Then time to hear the khutbah speech
And more reminders here
Advising us to love Allaah
- To hope in Him and fear.

Then off we trek back home again
With family and friends
And taste more good and yummy food
Before the ‘Eid day ends.

So what a blessing from Allaah!
His ‘Eid and guidance too
Without Allaah’s perfect Grace
We’d not know what to do!

But Allaah sent a mercy to us
That’s His Messenger, see
Through him Allaah showed the way
Upon that we must be.

That way is only al-Islaam
Just like our Prophet taught
So let’s be strong upon that way
-The Sunnah that he brought.

And let’s have Taqwaa from our fasts
That’s the goal you see
Obey Allaah just as He loves
You and also me!

So great, big thanks go to Allaah
Who guided us indeed!
And last of all I’d like to say…

Have a lovely EID!

Please check the following Useful links on this site..
* Preperation for Eid-ul-Fitr
* Zakat-ul-Fitr & Zakat* Note: Above picture was taken from an eCard selected from islamicity

We at Ramadan4u wish Muslims all over the world happiness, prosperity and all things good; now and forever - Eid Mubarak everyone!

Monday, 4 July 2016

Eid ul-Fitr Prayer Times 2016

The Coordination Committee of Major Islamic Centres and Mosques of London has agreed that Eid ul-Fitr will be on Wednesday 6th July 2016. May Allah accept our fasting and prayers during Ramadan.

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.

If you have not done so don't forget to pay the zakat ul fitr before praying the Eid Salat!


London Central Mosque (Regents Park Mosque, NW8 7RG)
Eid Prayer Times:
1st Prayer    7:00am        Sh. Khalifa Ezzat
2nd Prayer    8:00am        Sh. Mahmood Abdulhay
3rd Prayer    9:00am        Sh. Kazi Luthfur Rahman
4th Prayer    10:00am        Sh. Suleman Kibuka
5th Prayer    11:00am        Sh. Suhaib Hassan
6th Prayer    12:00pm Noon    Sh. Chokri Majouli

East London Mosque (Whitechapel Road, E1 1JX)
Eid Prayer Times:
7:30AM – Shaykh Abdul Qayum
8:30AM – Shaykh Abu Ahmed
9:30AM – Shaykh Ahmed Rajjab
10:30AM – Shaykh Shafiur Rahman
11:30AM – Shaykh Abul Hussain
Website: http://www.eastlondonmosque.org.uk/

Brick Lane Jamm Masjid (59 Brick Lane, E1 6QL)
Eid Prayer Times: 8:00am, 9:00am, 10:00am and 11:40am
Website: http://www.bricklanejammemasjid.co.uk

Holborn Muslim Community Association (33 Brookes Court, Baldwin Gardens, EC1N 7RR)
Eid Prayer Times: 8AM and 9AM

Shah-Jalal Jame Masjid, Drummond Street, London NW1 2LY

Eid Prayer Times: 7:30am, 8:30am, 9:30am and 10:30am

Masjid & Madrasah al-Tawhid (Leyton, E15 2BP)
Eid Prayer Times:  7:00am, 8:30am and 10am

Qur'ani Murkuz Trust (South Woodford, E18 1ED)
Eid Prayer Times: 
1ST PRAYER    5.15 a.m.    Dr Fahim
2nd PRAYER    7.00 a.m.    Mufti Ismail Syed
3rd PRAYER    8.00 a.m.    Dr Saleem Anwar
4th PRAYER    9.15 a.m.    Asst Imam Mahmoud

Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre (West London, W10 5YG)
Eid Prayer Times:
1st prayer  @ 06:30     Sheikh Samer Darwish    
2nd prayer @ 07:30     Sheikh Ahmed Alfaytouri     
3rd prayer  @ 08:30      Sheikh Abdallah Alsalayti    
4th prayer  @ 09:30     Sheikh Ahmed Dahdouh 

Hounslow Jamia Masjid & Islamic Centre (367 Wellington Rd, TW4 5HU)
Eid Prayer Times:
1st Jama'ah : 7:30AM
2nd Jama'ah : 9:00AM
3rd Jama'ah : 10:00AM
4th Jama'ah : 11:00AM

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

Finchley Mosque (Islamic Association of North London, N12 0DA)
Eid Prayer Times: 
1st     5:10am
2nd     6:30am
3rd     7:30am
4th     8:30am
A) Fajr Jama'ah on Eid day will be at 4:15am
B) Prayers may start earlier than stated if the Masjid becomes full. This is to relieve congestion inside and outside the Masjid.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 7am

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

Islamic Culture & Education Centre (Clapham Junction, Falcon Rd, SW11 2NY)
Eid Prayer Times: 7:30am, 9am, and 10:30am
Please note that it is recommended to have wadu before coming to the mosque as they may not have the facilities for wadu ready/ it might be very limited.

Rest of UK

Aberdeen Mosque and Islamic Centre (164 Spital, AB24 3JD)
Eid Prayer Times: 9:00AM and 10:30AM (please arrive 30 minutes early before jammat)
Venue: Eid prayers will take place at the Beach Ballroom
Brothers and Sisters are requested to bring Individual Prayer Mats.

Belfast Islamic Centre (Belfast, BT9 6DN)
Eid Prayer Time: Awaiting Details
Website: http://www.belfastislamiccentre.org.uk/

Birmingham Central Mosque (Highgate, B12 0XS)
Eid Prayer Times: 7AM, 8AM, 9AM, 10AM and 11AM

Birmingham - Masjid Hamza (Church Road, B13 9AE)
Eid Prayer Times: 
1st Jamaah at 8am
Urdu bayan will start at 7:30am

2 nd Jamaah at 9am
English bayan will start at 8:30amWebsiite: http://www.masjidehamza.co.uk/

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

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

Bolton - Taiyabah Masjid (BL1 8HD)
Eid Prayer times: Awaiting details
Tel: 01204 535997
Website: http://www.taiyabahislamiccentre.org.uk/

Other mosques in Bolton:

Cambridge - Abu Bakr Jamia Mosque
Eid Prayer Times: Please come in wuzu and bring your prayer mats.

EID Prayers At Abu Bakr Masjid (1A, Mawson Road, Cambridge CB1 2DZ)
1) Early Morning at 7.30 am
2) Second Paryer at 8.30 am

3) Third Prayer at 9.30 am
4) Fourth Prayer at 10.30 am

Eid Prayers at CQC Community Centre (Radegund Road, Cambridge, CB1 3RH)
First Prayer at 9.30 am
Second Paryer at 10.30 am

Eid Prayer Masjid Al Ikhlas will be at Petersfield open ground
Early Morning Prayer at 8.00 am on Petersfield Common, Opposite the Swimming Pool.
(Town end of Mill Road by the Traffic Lights) https://www.cambridge.gov.uk/petersfield
Please bring your prayer mats, Prayers will be held in the open

Eid Prayers at Omar Farouque Masjid (Kirkwood Rd, Cambridge, CB4 2PF)
First Paryer at 8.30 am
Second Prayer at 9.30 am

Third Prayer at 10.30 am

Eid Prayers for Shah Jalal Islamic Centre  will be at ( St Luke's School, French’s Road, Cambridge, CB4 3JZ)
First Prayer at 9.30 am

Second Paryer at 10.30 am

We request you, please come in wudu. Please park your car at nearby car parks to avoid any traffic and congestion.

Source: Website: http://www.cambridgemosque.com/

Dundee Central Mosque (DD1 5BZ)
Eid Prayer Times: 
On EID day Fajar salah will be 01:45am
First EID salah will be at 08:00am 
Second EID salah will be at 10:15am

Edinburgh Central Mosque and Islamic Centre (EH8 9BT)
Eid Prayer times: 6am, 8am and 9:30am 
Website: http://www.edmosque.com

Essex - Al-Ansar Islamic Education Centre (IG3 8TD )
Eid Prayer times: 7am, 8am and 9am

Exeter Mosque & Cultural Centre (EX4 6PG)
Eid Prayer Times:  8:30am and 9:30am

  • Glasgow Central Mosque: 5am, 6.45, 8.30, 10.30 (Fajr at 4.15)
  • Madrassa Zia-ul-Quran: 8am, 9am, 10am, 11am (Kenmure St)
  • Jamia Islamia: 7.30, 8.45, 10am (Tantallon Rd)
  • Masjid Al-Furqan: 7am, 7.45, 8.30, 9.15, 9.45 (Carrington St)
  • Madrasa Taleem-ul-Islam: 5am, 7am (Nithsdale Rd)
  • Masjid Noor: 6am, 8am, 10.30 (Forth St)
  • Minhaj-ul-Quran: 8am, 9.30 (Greenhill St)
  • Masjid-e-Khazra: 5.30, 8am, 10.15, 11am (Butterbiggins Rd)
  • Masjid-e-Khazra: 7am, 9am (Albert Rd)
  • Madrassa Al-Arabia Al-Islamia: 8am, 9.30, 10.30 (Paisley Rd West)
  • Zakariyya Masjid: 8.45, 10.15 (Wishaw)
  • Madrassa Tul Medina: 6am, 7am, 10am (Niddrie Rd)
  • Madrasah Al Farooq: 7.30, 9.30 (Dixon Ave)
  • Cumbernauld Mosque: 9.30
  • Iqra Learning Centre: 8am, 9.30 (West Hurtlet Way)
  • BMACC: 8am, 9.15 (Speirs Rd)
  • Woodfarm Education Centre: 7.30, 9.30 (Burns Grove)
  • Andalus: 10.15 (New City Rd)
  • Lanarkshire Mosque: 5am, 8.30, 10.30
  • Marhaba Welcome Centre: 9:30 (Balmoral St)
  • Paisley Muslim Community Centre: 10am (Wellmeadow St)
  • SSACC: 10am (Shawlands)
  • Shia Ansa Ashri Mosque: 9am (Ashley St)
  • Al-Falaah Academy: 7.45 (Calder St)
  • Berkeley Street Musallah: 9am
  • Mena Centre: 8:30, 10am (Lister St)
  • MAB Scotland Centre: 8am, 9.30 (10 Grove Park Place)
  • Islamic Academy of Scotland: 8am, 10am (24 Maxwell Dr)
  • Bishopbriggs Cultural Centre: 8.30 (140 Auchinairn Rd)
  • East Ren Centre: 7am, 9am
  • Dawat ul Islam, 8am, 9.30 (Oakfield Ave)
  • Hamilton Mosque, 9.30
The locations of these mosques and prayer rooms are at http://www.glasgowmuslims.com/mosques/map.
Gloucester - Masjid e Noor (GL1 4LY)
Fajr Jammat: 4:25AM
Eid Prayer times: 7:30AM (bayaan) -  Eid Jammat: 8:00AM 

Ipswich Mosque (32-36 Bond Street, IP4 1JB)
(also known as Ipswich & Suffolk Bangladeshi Muslim Community Centre and Mosque)
Eid Prayer times: 9am and 10:30am
T: 01473 226879

Leeds Grand Mosque (LS6 1SN)
Eid Prayer Times:  8:00am   and 9:30am

Leeds Makkah Masjid (LS6 1JY) 
Eid Prayer Times: 10am

Other mosques in Leeds:

Leicester Central Mosque and Islamic Centre (LE2 0JN)
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:
Fajr Namaz:    4:30AM
1st Jammat:    5:10AM (Bayan after Fajr)
2nd JAmmat:    9:30AM (Bayan 8:45AM)

Liverpool - Al Rahma Mosque (Hatherley Street, L8 2TJ)
Eid prayer times:
1st prayer at 6.30am;
2nd prayer at 7.30am;
and 3rd prayer at 8.30am.
Tel: 0151-709 2560
Source: http://www.liverpoolmuslimsociety.org.uk
Website: http://www.alrahma-mosque.com/

Maidenhead Mosque (SL6 8AW)
Eid Prayer Times: 8am, 9am and 10am
Website: http://www.maidenheadmosque.org/

Manchester Central Mosque (also known as Victoria Park Mosque, M14 5RU)  
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:
1st Jamaat : 8:30 am
2nd Jamaat : 9:30 am
Last Jamaat : 10:30 am
There will be speeches 20 minutes before every Jama'at.
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: 8:00am (Urdu), 9:00am (English) and 10:00am (Arabic)

Milton Keynes Jamee Masjid (Duncombe Street MK2 2LY)
Eid Prayer times: 8AM and 9AM
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: Awaiting details

Oldham Muslim Centre (Neville Street, OL9 6LD)
Eid Prayer Times: 9:30am and 10:30am

Newcastle Central (Bilal) Mosque (NE4 6SU)
Eid Prayer Times: 8am and 9:30am

Nuneaton - Nuneaton Masjid (CV11 5RB) 
Eid Prayer times:
Fajr Salaah will take place at 4:20am
First Eid Salah will take place at 7:30am
Second Eid Salah will take place at 8:45am

Reading - Central Jamme Mosque (Waylen Street, Reading, RG1 7UR)
Eid Prayer Times: 8:00 AM, 9:00 AM and 10:00 AM.
Please note that there are 3 jamaats and these are the times at which the actual prayers will start. We advise you to join us half an hour before the prayer starting times to listen to the lecture. It is Wajib (required) to listen to the Khutbah of Eid prayer (immediately after prayer) and must be listened to in perfect peace and silence.
Website: http://www.readingmosque.com/     http://www.bagr.co.uk/

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)
Eid Prayer Times:  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: 8:30am, and 10:00am
Website: http://www.abubakrmasjid.net
Southampton Medina Mosque (Compton Walk, SO14 0BH) 
Eid Prayer Times:  8:00 and 09:30
Website: http://www.medinamosque.org.uk/

Stoke On Trent - Markaz At-Tawheed (Rectory Road, ST1 4PW) 
Eid Prayer Times:  Awaiting Details
 – https://www.facebook.com/MarkazTawheed Website: http://www.markaztawheed.co.uk/

Swansea Mosque
Eid Salah will be held at the St Helens Rugby/Cricket Ground, SWANSEA

Please be at the location for 9:00am, the Eid Salah will be held exactly at 9:30am. There will not be a second Jamaat.
Please bring with you Prayer Mats, and a bag for your shoes. Please make Wudhu at home and be at the prayer field by 9:00am.
CAR PARKING: Recreational Ground, Mumbles Rd, SA2 0AT, £3.50 applies.

Woking: The Shah Jahan Mosque (149 Oriental Road, Woking GU22 7BA)
Eid Prayer times:  Awaiting Details

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

BOTH Men & Women
Men Downstairs with 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.