Shura Council Advisory
for Dhul-Hijjah/Eid al-Adha 2022/1443AH

 

June 29, 2022

Based on consultation with local authorities, the day of ‘Arafah will be on Friday July 8, 2022, therefore Eid al-Adha 1423AH will be on Saturday, July 9, 2022.

We remind the community to start planning for the blessed first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah, about which the Prophetic teaching states that “There are no days on which righteous deeds are more beloved to Allah than these ten days.” [Bukhari].

This includes fasting the day of ‘Arafah about which the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “Fasting the day of `Arafah expiates the sins of two years: the past one and the coming one.” [Muslim].

Please see timely reminders from our Shura TV media channel from local and national religious leaders about the importance of this pillar of Islam that commemorates the spirit of sacrifice and solidarity as shown by Prophets Mohammad and Ibrahim, peace be upon them. You can also get ideas on how to maximize good deeds during this time. Please refer to our recent Shura newsletter for ways you can offer devotional Udhiyah/Qurbani sacrifices.

Additional details on timing and logistics of Eid Prayer Locations will be shared as they develop and are finalized Insha’Allah.

In regards to these blessed occasions, we are reminded to keep in mind that there are allowances for valid scholarly differences of opinion in determining the beginning and end of the lunar months. Mutual respect and and humility are pillars of the requirement for unity as we collectively strive to please our Creator in all aspects of our lives. Every organization should comply with what is best for their community, including deliberation with their religious direction. May Allah (swt) keep us on the straight path, and accept our fasting and prayers always, Ameen

May Allah, the Most Merciful, make us deserving recipients of His mercy in all our days and times and help us reap the rewards of divine opportunities.

About Us

Our Mission & Vision

Mission: The Islamic Shura Council of Southern California represents the consensus of Southern California Muslims, promotes communication and service among member organizations and society-at-large, advocates on behalf of its members, and advances leadership development.

Vision: Excellence in Leadership and Strength in Unity.

 

Our History

The Islamic Shura Council was formed on April 20, 1995, by the Muslim leadership as a  community-based nonprofit – 501(c)3 organization. This was a response to fill the need for an umbrella organization representing and advocating on behalf of the growing number of mosques and Muslim organizations in Southern California. It now has an impressive membership of 60 mosques and Muslim organizations. The organization also coordinated outreach campaigns and workshops on relevant issues for its constituencies. The linguistic meaning of Shura is the procedure of making decisions by mutual consultation and consensus. More History Coming Soon…

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