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NEW YORK, NY (August 31, 2017) – The Islamic Circle of North America wishes all a blessed Eid Al-Adha.
As nearly 3 million Muslims descend upon Makkah in these blessed days, we are reminded of the universal spirit of brotherhood that is embodied by the pilgrimage. We hope that American Muslims will observe this day with full piety and dignity—making dawah to our neighbors, co-workers and friends as we embrace this joyous season.
Today we also remember the thousands of our countrymen who are suffering from the ravages of hurricane Harvey. ICNA Relief has announced the Quarter Million Dollar fund for the victims of hurricane Harvey. We encourage you to support these efforts by visiting icnarelief.org/Harvey
Eid Al-Adha commemorates the tradition of Prophet Ibrahim (PBUH), and Muslims around the world sacrifice an animal and share it with those in need to mark this day.
May Allah Most High accept our efforts in His way and allow us to reap the benefits of Dhul Hijja. May He 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!
The inclusion of poor in our festivity must be done without which we cannot complete our service to Allah SWT. How many societies the poor is left out of the pie and the rich eats the entire pie. A few weeks ago, we celebrated Eid-ul Fitr. And on that Eid, we enjoy its virtues by giving the Zakaat-ul Fitr to the poor before we begin the Eid prayer. This Eid we have to complete its celebration by giving 1/3 of the meat to the poor and needy. As Allah SWT says: Then eat thereof and feed therewith the poor who have a very hard time. (22:28) EID MUBAARAK!