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.