Assalamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullah wa Barakatuhu
Dear Brothers and Sisters:
Eid-ul-Fitr: Sunday, May 24, 2020
There have been no verified reports of moon sighting anywhere in the world that shared part of the night with the USA, and hence in accordance with our global moon sighting policy, we will complete the month of Ramadan. In-Shaa-Allah, Eid-ul-Fitr will be on Sunday, May 24, 2020.
As previously announced, we will not be holding an in-person community Eid-ul-Fitr prayer. This is due to the continuing risk level of COVID-19 transmission being high. The health and safety of individuals and the larger community takes precedence in this case.
Given our current situation, we advise families to observe all of the Sunnahs of Eid (of taking a ghusl, eating breakfast, wearing one’s best garments, saying the general takbīrat after Fajr, etc.) and then praying a congregational prayer at home with their own families, with the special takbīrat of Eid. The prayer itself is to be held the morning of the 1st day of Shawwal by praying two raka’ats with extra takbirs as is usually done each year. After the first takbir to enter the prayer, seven more are made. When a person stands for the second raka’ah they make five additional takbirs to the transitional takbir.
Inshaa Allah, the unified Masajid of Austin will be holding a live broadcast as follows:
8:30 am Online community takbirs (link: bit.ly/austin_eid_2020)
9:00 am Individual prayers at home with an in-person Imam from each respective household
9:15 am Online Eid Message, jointly delivered by Sh Islam Mossaad & Sh Atiyah Emarah (link: bit.ly/austin_eid_2020)
The Eid message will be recorded and will be available for viewing later by anyone who missed the scheduled time above.
We ask Allah SWT to lift the affliction of the COVID-19 pandemic and keep all of us safe and healthy. We ask Allah SWT to accept all your good deeds. Ameen. We request your prayers and support in our endeavors.
Eid Mubarak from all of us!
Jazakum Allahu Khairun,