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Sunday, 25 June 2017

Fasting Six Days of the Month of Shawwal

The month of Ramadan has ended but did you know that you can fast 6 additional days in the month of Shawwal

Q: What is the significance of fasting in the month of Shawwal?
Taken from islamonline.net

Answered by Mufti: Dr. Muzammil Siddiqi,
President of the Fiqh Council of North America (29/Oct/2006)

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger.

Fasting six days of the month of Shawwal is mentioned in a Prophetic hadith. The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) is reported to have said:

"Whosoever fasted in Ramadan and then followed up with six fasting days of Shawwal, it is like fasting every day." (Muslim)

The meaning is that the reward is like the reward of a person who is always in fast every day of his/her life. [Note: some scholars may interpret this as like fasting for the whole year rather than whole lifetime]

It is highly recommended to fast six days of the month of Shawwal, but it is not obligatory.

Those who want to fast can fast after `Eid Al-Fitr any six days during Shawwal.

It is not required to fast six days continuously without any interruption. One can fast according to convenience any time during the month.

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In additon to the above - just to let you know that you can use normal prayer timestables to indicate the start of fasting (make it ten minutes before Fajr to be safe) and when to break the fast (when it is time for Magrib).

Eid ul-Fitr Prayer Times 2017

The Coordination Committee of Major Islamic Centres and Mosques of London has agreed that Eid al-Fitr will be on Sunday 25th June 2017. 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. Some mosques will celebrate eid on Monday so please check!

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

London

London Central Mosque (Regents Park Mosque, NW8 7RG)
Eid Prayer Times:
1st Prayer    7:00am        Sh. Khalifa Ezzat
2nd Prayer    8:00am        Sh. Shukri Majouli
3rd Prayer    9:00am        Sh. Kazi Lutfurahman
4th Prayer    10:00am        Sh. Suleiman Kibuka
5th Prayer    11:00am        Sh. Suhaib Hassan
6th Prayer    12:00pm Noon    Sh. Abdussalam Salih
Website: http://www.iccuk.org/

East London Mosque (Whitechapel Road, E1 1JX)
Eid Prayer Times:
7:30AM – Shaykh Abdul Qayum
8:30AM – Shaykh Saud Nafi Al Enezi
9:30AM – Shaykh Musleh Faradhi
10:30AM – Shaykh Shafiur Rahman
11:30AM – Shaykh Abul Hussain Khan (with BSL interpretation)
Website: http://www.eastlondonmosque.org.uk/

Brick Lane Jamm Masjid (59 Brick Lane, E1 6QL)
Eid Prayer Times:
1st Jamat: - 08:00
2nd Jamat: - 09:00
3rd Jamat: - 10:00
4th Jamat: - 11:30
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: Awaiting Details

Masjid & Madrasah al-Tawhid (Leyton, E15 2BP)
Eid Prayer Times:
1st Prayer - 7:00am - Sh Shaqur Rehman
2nd Prayer - 8:30am - Dr Suhaib Hasan
3rd Prayer - 10:00 am - Sh Abu Abdillah Yunus 
Website: http://www.masjidtawhid.org/

Qur'ani Murkuz Trust (South Woodford, E18 1ED)
Eid Prayer Times:  5am, 7am, 8am and 9am
Website: http://www.qmtrust.org/

Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre (West London, W10 5YG)
Eid Prayer Times:
6:30am    Ustaz Saeed Abdelrahman
7:30am    Shaykh Samer Darwish
8:30am    Shaykh Ahmad Elfituri
9:30am    Shaykh Ahmed Dahdouh
Website: http://www.almanaar.org.uk/

Hounslow Jamia Masjid & Islamic Centre (367 Wellington Rd, TW4 5HU)
Eid Prayer Times: 7:30am, 9am , 10am and 11am
Website: http://www.hounslowmasjid.co.uk/

Hendon Mosque & Islamic Centre (Brent View Road, NW9 7EL)
1st Prayer:     5:00 am     Sheikh Salim     Arabic / Urdu
2nd Prayer:     6:00 am     Sheikh Yusuf     Arabic / English
3rd Prayer:     7:00 am     Sheikh Shu'ayb     Arabic / English
4th Prayer:     8:30 am     Sheikh Waseem     Arabic / English
Website: http://www.hendonmosque.co.uk/

Finchley Mosque (Islamic Association of North London, N12 0DA)
Eid Prayer Times:
1st 5am    Imam Mohammed Habaik
2nd 8am Imam Oussama Sahmaoui
3rd 9am Imam AbdurRahman
4th* 10am Imam Shokat Patel
* Basement for sisters' use only for the 10 am prayer.
Website: http://www.ianl.org.uk/

Muslim Community and Education Centre (Palmers Green, N13 5JL)
Eid Prayer Times:
06:30am
07:45am
09:00am
10:15am
11:30am
Website: http://www.mcec.org.uk/

Masjid E-Quba (North London, Stamford Hill, N16 6AA)
AWAITING DATE CONFIRMATION
Eid Prayer Times: 5:15am and 6:45am
Website: http://www.masjidequba.org.uk/

Other mosques in Hackney: http://www.masjidequba.org.uk/localmosque.html

Harrow Central Mosque (Station Road, Harrow, HA1 2SQ)
Eid Prayer Times: 7am, 8am, 9am, 10am and 11am
Website: http://www.harrowmosque.org.uk/

Islamic Culture & Education Centre (Clapham Junction, Falcon Rd, SW11 2NY)
Eid Prayer Times: 7:30am, 9am, and 10:30am


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.
Website: http://www.aberdeenmosque.org/

Belfast Islamic Centre (Belfast, BT9 6DN)
Eid Prayer Time: 9:30am and 11am,
Website: http://www.belfastislamiccentre.org.uk/

Birmingham Central Mosque (Highgate, B12 0XS)
Eid Prayer Times: 7AM, 8AM, 9AM, 10AM and 11AM
Website: http://www.centralmosque.org.uk/

Birmingham - Masjid Hamza (Church Road, B13 9AE)
Eid Prayer Times:  
1st prayer  8:00am    Urdu talk will commence at   7:30
2nd prayer 9:00am    English talk will commence at 8:30

Websiite: 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://taiyabahmasjid.co.uk/

Other mosques in Bolton:
http://www.thebcom.org/mosque-directory.html

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)
* Morning Prayer at 9.30 am in Kelsey Kerridge Sport Hall
* Late Prayer at 10.30 am in Kelsey Kerridge Sport Hall
* Brothers: Park at level 6,7 and 8 and walk to level 7 for prayers
* Sisters: Park at level 8,9 and 10 and walk to level 9 for prayers
http://www.kelseykerridge.co.uk/
Source: Website: http://www.cambridgemosque.com/

Dundee Central Mosque (DD1 5BZ)
Eid Prayer Times:
First EID salah will be at 08:00am
second EID salah will be at 10:00am.
Website: http://www.dundeecentralmosque.org.uk/

Edinburgh Central Mosque and Islamic Centre (EH8 9BT)
Eid Prayer times:
5:30am
7:00 am
9:30am
Website: http://www.edmosque.org/

Essex - Al-Ansar Islamic Education Centre (IG3 8TD )
Eid Prayer times: AWAITING DETAILS
Website: http://www.masjidansar.com/

Exeter Mosque & Cultural Centre (EX4 6PG)
Eid Prayer Times:  8:30am and 9:30am
Website: http://www.exetermosque.org.uk/

Glasgow (SUNDAY EID)

Glasgow Central Mosque: 5am, 8am, 10am, 11.30
Madrasa Taleem-ul-Islam (Nithsdale Rd, Pollokshields): 5am, 7am 
Masjid Ibrahim (Paisley Road West, Ibrox): 5.30, 9am, 10.30
Masjid Noor (Forth St, Pollokshields): 8.30, 10.30
Lanarkshire Mosque: 6.30, 8.30, 10.30
BMACC (Speirs Rd, Bearsden): 8am, 9.15
IETC (Craighalbert Way, Cumbernauld): 9.30
East Ren Centre (Langrig Rd, Newton Mearns): 7.30, 9.30
Madrasah Al Farooq (Dixon Ave, Govanhill): 6.30, 7.30, 9.30
SUMSA (students only): 9.30
Dawut-ul-Islam (Oakfield Ave, Hillhead): 10am (sisters welcome)
Andalus (New City Rd, Woodlands): 10.15
Glasgow MenaTrust Centre (Lister St, Townhead): 8.30, 10am
Woodfarm Education Centre (Burns Grove, Thornliebank): 7.30, 9.30
Al-Farooq Education Trust (Auchinairn Rd, Bishopbriggs): 9am
Paisley Muslim Community Centre (Wellmeadow St): 10am
Marhaba Welcome Centre (Balmoral St, Scotstoun): 7am, 9.30
Islamic Academy of Scotland (Maxwell Dr, Pollokshields): 8am, 10am   

Glasgow Eid Prayer Times for 26 June
Masjid-e-Khazra (Butterbiggins Rd, Govanhill): 5.30, 8am, 10.45
Masjid-e-Khazra (Albert Rd, Govanhill): 7am, 9am 
Madrasat-ul-Madina (Niddrie Rd, Govanhill): 6am, 8.30, 10.30
Darul Quran Islamic Centre (Paisley Rd, Renfrew): 9am
Markaz Darul Ehsan (Ayr): 9am


Gloucester - Masjid e Noor (GL1 4LY)
Eid Prayer times: 8:00AM (date not confirmed)
Website: http://www.masjidenoor.org.uk/

Ipswich Mosque (32-36 Bond Street, IP4 1JB)
(also known as Ipswich & Suffolk Bangladeshi Muslim Community Centre and Mosque)
1st Jama'at @ 8:00 am
2nd Jama'at @ 9:00 am
3rd Jama'at @ 10:30 am
* Ladies Entrance via Upper Orwell Street Only
Website: http://www.ipswichmosque.org/

Leeds Grand Mosque (LS6 1SN)
Eid Prayer Times:  9:00am
Website: http://www.leedsgrandmosque.com/

Leeds Makkah Masjid (LS6 1JY)
Eid Prayer Times: confirmed for Monday 26th June- 10am
Website: http://www.makkahmasjid.co.uk/

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 Prayer times:
Eid-ul-Fitr is expected to be celebrated on Monday 26th June 2017
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:
CHECK DATES
1st Jamat Fajr 4:30am Bayan After Fajr, Namaz 5:10am
**** 2nd Jamat Bayan 8:45am Namaz 9:30am
Website: http://www.masjid-umar.org/

Liverpool - Al Rahma Mosque (Hatherley Street, L8 2TJ)
Eid prayer times:
1st prayer at 7 am;
2nd prayer at 8 am;
and 3rd prayer at 9 am.
Source: http://www.liverpoolmuslimsociety.org.uk
Website: http://www.alrahma-mosque.com/

Maidenhead Mosque (SL6 8AW)
Eid Prayer Times: 8.30am | 9.30am | 10.30am
Website: http://www.maidenheadmosque.org/

Manchester Central Mosque (also known as Victoria Park Mosque, M14 5RU) 
Celebrating Eid on Monday
Website: http://www.manchestermosque.org/

Manchester - Shahjalal Mosque and Islamic Centre (2 Eileen Grove, Rusholme, M14 5WE)
Eid Prayer times:
1st : 8:30 am
2nd : 9:30 am
3rd : 10:30 am
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: CHECK DATES
8an, am and 10am
Website: http://www.makkimasjid.org.uk/

Milton Keynes Jamee Masjid (Duncombe Street MK2 2LY)
Eid Prayer times: AWAITING DETAILS
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: There will be single Eid Salah and the Salah will take place at our Islamic centre at 9:30 am sharp
Website: http://www.mkmuslims.org/

Oldham Muslim Centre (Neville Street, OL9 6LD)
CHECK DATES
Eid Prayer Times: 9:30 and 10:30
Website: http://oldhammuslimcentre.co.uk

Newcastle Central (Bilal) Mosque (NE4 6SU)
Eid Prayer Times: AWAITING DETAILS
Website: http://www.newcastlecentralmosque.org.uk/

Nuneaton - Nuneaton Masjid (CV11 5RB)
Eid Prayer times:
First Eid Salah - 7.30am
Second Eid Salah - 8.45am
Website: http://www.nmsuk.org/

Reading - Central Jamme Mosque (Waylen Street, Reading, RG1 7UR)
Eid Prayer Times: 8:30 AM and 10:00 AM
Website: http://www.readingmosque.com/     http://www.bagr.co.uk/

Reading Islamic Centre (South Street RG1 4QU)
Eid Prayer Times:
Reading Islamic Centre (South Street Masjid)
Serfraz Ahmed Chishti @ 9am
Abu Bakr / Hafiz Ali @ 10am

PCC (London Road)
Hafiz Numan @ 8.30am
Qazi Azmat Ullah @ 9.15am
Hafiz Muhammad Zulqarnain @ 10.00am
Website: http://www.readingislamiccentre.com/

Sheffield Islamic Centre - Madina Masjid Trust (Wolseley Rd, Sheffield, S8 OZU)
Eid Prayer Times:  Eid prayer on MONDAY at 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:  
1st Jamat  7.30
2nd Jamat  8.30
3rd Jamat 10.00

Website: http://www.abubakrmasjid.net

Southampton Medina Mosque (Compton Walk, SO14 0BH)
Eid Prayer Times:  EID on Monday 26th of June 2017
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 City Mosque (SA1 4DQ)
1st Jamaat    8.00am    Shiekh Abdul Aziz Awajee
2nd Jamaat    9.00am    Shiekh Abdusalam Azadi
Website: http://www.swanseamosque.org/

Woking: The Shah Jahan Mosque (149 Oriental Road, Woking GU22 7BA)
Eid Prayer times:
7:00am - led by Hafiz Akram
8:30am - led by Hafiz Saeed Hashmi
10:00am - led by Shaykh Naveed Arif
Website: http://www.shahjahanmosque.org.uk/

Wolverhampton Mosque Trust (197 Waterloo Road, WV1 4RA)
Eid Prayer times:AWAITING DETAILS
Website: http://www.jamiamasjid.com/

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.