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ICNA Wishes You a Blessed Eid Al-Adha!


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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!

 

  • khan

    AA
    ICNA’s position is weak and confusing. ICNA,ISNA and Qualified Scholars must have guts and daleel to say “go with either Ittehadul Matalee/Ikhtelaful Matalee” and give the reasons not just say to do this or that.

    Qualified Scholars must give fatwas in the support of Authentic Makkan Moonsighting (Ittehadul Matalee)to be followed and this will definetely Unite Ummmah.

    Please stop calling salafees/Wahabees and see what you are. Read the last Sermon- Understand word to word. Who were Prophet, Caliphs and Companions( Hanafees, Shafaees, Deobandees, Barealwees, Naqshbandees?)Clarify these terms used.

    Early Muslims were called Salafs and Do Wahabees follow Muhammad Ibn Wahhab? or Quran and Sunnah.

    I blame the Scholars for not giving fatwas that is dividing not only Ummah but the Families. I have seen some Muslims are not even going for Eid prayers because of these. What a shame.

    Shaykhul-Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah “This is why those who are in authority are of two groups: the Scholars and the Rulers. If they are upright, the people will be upright; if they are corrupt, the people will be corrupt.”

    Prophet,Caliphs and Companions all followed local moonsighting in Madinah for lunar months and related Islamic rituals from 2nd Hijra to 10th Hijra for Dhul Hijjah rituals and never tried to find out about the Makkan Crescent Hilal.?

    Prophet, Caliphs and early Muslim Rulers never changed the guidelines of local moonsighting to Makkan Moonsighting after change of Qibla, Conquest of Makkah and Obligation of Hajj revelation.

    ICNA, ISNA and other organizations must strive to see more harmony and unity among the Muslim community at an Universal level as well as at local level; based on Quran Sunnah (following Ittehadul Matalee ?) instead of Man made decisions of Dhul Hijjah / Ramadan. Shame on our Muslims and Scholars.

  • Qasim

    Salaam,

    khan, what position of ICNA’s are you talking about? They are saying to follow the “position” of your local community. It is not their job (I believe) to issue a statement or fatwa stating when they think Eid is.

    And who used any of the terms you mentioned? That made no sense.

  • khan

    Br. Qasim and ICNA,
    ICNA or any Muslim organization must say to follow the Quran and Sunnah(Tradition of our beloved Prophet(sas) and Hadiths, instead of saying to follow the local position that may be just one man’s opinion who is not a qualified Scholar/Aalim without evidence/Daleel, it is not ijma and this may be wrong.

    Quran 6:116 “If thou obeyed most of those on earth they would mislead thee far from Allah’s way. They follow naught but an opinion, and they do but guess”.

    “He who does not follow my tradition (in religion), is not from me (not one of my followers) Bukhari & Muslim .

    Check Sighting Reports on the links :
    (1) http://www.moonsighting.com/1431zhj.html ( Dhul Hijjah 1431, Nov-2010)

    (2) http://muslimmedianetwork.com/mmn/?p=7266 (Read the main page)
    Announcements–Eidul Adha 1431:The Muslim Observer then click the link:
    http://www.yanabi.com/forum/Topic398360.aspx

    (3)http://www.icoproject.org/icop/hej31.html (Dhul Hijjah 1431 Nov-2010).

    Shaykhul-Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah “This is why those who are in authority are of two groups: the Scholars and the Rulers. If they are upright, the people will be upright; if they are corrupt, the people will be corrupt.”

  • khan

    Br Qasim,

    Quran (32:9) “… And He gave you (the faculties of) hearing and sight and feeling (and understanding)”

    I am talking about the position of ICNA and similar organisations who tell the community to celebrate the Eid holidays with their local masajid, communities and Islamic centers. Do we celebrate even if the decisions are wrong or not accordance to Islam?

    “When people see something objectionable and do not change it, Allah will soon include them all in His punishment.” [Al-Tirmidhi #5142, Narrated AbuBakr as-Siddiq]

    ICNA have better board and instead they should say go with The Quran, Sunnah(Tradition and Hadiths of Prophet and Caliphs)and fatwas of qualified Islamic scholars and this will Unite the Ummah, Insha-Allah.

    Quran 3:104 “Let there arise out of you a group of people inviting to all that is good, enjoining what is right and forbidding what is wrong, and it is they who are successful.”

    What if the community, local Masajid and Islamic Centers follow the so called Muslims’ decisions who are not even qualified Scholars and their opinions have no Daleel/evidence in Islam? The decision is not even an Ijmaa of the majority of Scholars!

    Quran 6:116 “And if you obey most of those on the earth, they will mislead you far away from Allah’s path”

    Whenever God makes a man responsible for other people, whether in greater or lesser numbers, he will be questioned as to whether he ruled his charges in accordance with God’s decrees or not. And that will not be all. God will question him even about his family members.[Ibn Hanbal, on the authority of ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Umar].

    Please provide the daleel/evidence that all Muslims shall follow the decision of local Center if their decision or celebration is not accordance to Islam?

  • http://icna.org Zahid

    I agree with Br. Khan that moon sighting should be decided at Masjid or closely located group of Masajid.

  • http://icna.org Zahid

    I agree with Brother Khan.

  • khan

    AA
    Crescent sighting is the the Sunnah, Fard e Kifayah( Prophet’s order, Sunnah, Tradition of Tabiun and Tabe Tabiun) Followed by Imams, Scholars, Boards and Organizations. PERIOD.

    Allah swt commands in Quran to obey Allah(swt) and Prophet(s) otherwise consequences to follow.

    Taqleed of Allah(swt) Quran and Prophet is only allowed. Prophet was the Greatest Imam(No one else) as He was the leader and led the prayers with Prophets behind in Masjid Aqsa on Isr-Miraj Night.

    GOT IT Brothers/Sisters in Islam.