DHU AL- HIJJAH04-10-2014
Is Eid Connected with Hajj
Beginning from the Fajr of the 9th Zulhijjah up to the 'Asr prayer of the 13th, it is obligatory on each Muslim to recite the Takbir of Tashriq after every fard prayer in the following words.
Eid al-Adha is on the 10th day of D. Hijja by the sighted moon
The answer is very clear. The Muslims must follow the Quran, the Sunnah, and the consensus of the Ummah for the last 1400 years. The Qur’an specifies the crescent moons as determining the Islamic dates, and the Hajj. Saudi authorities fix the Islamic and Hajj dates by other than 'Ahilla', and therefore the Muslims must not follow them. We checked the books of Fiqh, and did not find any support for the assertion that Eidul Adha should be made on the basis of Hajj decision. The Hadith of the Prophet - peace be upon him - that al-Hajj yauma yahujju al-nas is for those who make Hajj. Of course those who go to Hajj must go to 'Arafah according to the decision of the authorities there, even if that is contrary to the astronomical data or someone's own moon sighting. But people in far away lands do not make Hajj in their locations. They have to make Eid prayer and make Qurbani. They cannot have Eid on 9th of Dhul Hijjah, if the moon was not sighted in their location and sighted in Arabia one day before. They cannot have Udhhiyaha a day earlier.Every Year the issue of The begining of Ramadhan and the start of Eid Ul fitar and the start of Dhul Hijjah and Eid Al Adha becomes a Talking point in the Muslim community.
The Day of Eid ul Adha
The festival of Eid is on the 10th of Zillhijjah; it is one of the two celebrated days of the year in the Islamic calender. Qurbani (Sacrifices of Animals) are made on this day and its meat distributed amongst family and the Needy. Muslims normally spend time with their family and friends. Muslim males visit the graves of those that have passed away although visiting the graveyard regularly is recommended and not restricted to the two Eids.
A Beautiful Hadith About Hajj
Rejoice and celebrate! Those of you going for Hajj this year! What more could you ask for?!!
Do Good Deeds in the First 10 Days of Dhul Hijjah
This section is Updated with the following items:
health & medical guidelines including F&CO Hajj 2006 leaflet (pdf)
About the Hajj
Day to Day Activities of Hajj
Fiqh of Hajj
and much more....
10 Days of Dhul Hijjah
The ninth day of Dhul-Hijjah is the day of ’Arafah, since it is on this day that the pilgrims gather at the mountain plain of ’Arafah, praying and supplicating to their Lord. It is mustahabb (highly recommended) for those who are not pilgrims to fast on this day, since the Prophet (SAW) was asked about fasting on the day of ’Arafah, so he said, "Fasting the day of `Arafah expiates the [minor] sins of two years: a past one and a coming one. And fasting the day of `Aashooraa. expiates the sins of the past year." [Muslim]
"There is no day on which Allaah `azza wa jall frees people from the Fire as He does no the day of `Arafah. He comes close (to those standing on `Arafah) and then revels before His angels, saying: "What are these people seeking?" [Muslim]
Abu Hurayrah narrates that the Prophet (SAW) said, "Pilgrims and those performing 'Umrah are Allah's guests; their prayers are answered and their supplications for forgiveness are granted" (Nasa'i) "and Allah's guests are three: A pilgrim performing Hajj, one performing 'Umrah, and a person who fights in the cause of Allah." (Ibn Khuzaimah)