ICNA would like to see more harmony and unity among the Muslim community at the local level; instead of making a moon sighting decision to mark the beginning of Dhul Hijjah, we encourage our members and the general Muslim community to celebrate the Eid holidays with their local masajid, communities and Islamic centers.
Eid is being celebrated by some Islamic Centers on November 16th and by some on November 17th. We hope that American Muslims will observe the holiday with full piety and dignity—making dawah to our neighbors, co-workers and friends as we embrace this joyous season.
Eid Al-Adha commemorates the tradition of Prophet Ibrahim, peace be upon him, and Muslims around the world sacrifice an animal to mark the holiday. We encourage you to support the Qurbani efforts of ICNA Relief and Helping Hand by visiting icnarelief.org and hhrd.org.
May Allah (SWT) accept our efforts in His way and allow us to reap the benefits of Dhul Hijjah. May He (SWT) accept the Hajj of those brothers and sisters fortunate enough to embark on this unforgettable journey and allow us all to visit His beloved house in the years to come. Ameen.
Please accept our warmest congratulations on this blessed occasion and keep us in your prayers! Eid Al-Adha Kareem!