eid ul adha announcement

Based on reports of confirmed sighting of Dhul Hijja crescent in several places across the U.S.A., the Hilal Committee of the Islamic Society of Greater Salt Lake has established that the first day of Dhul Hijja is Monday, November 8.  Accordingly, the Islamic Society has decided that Eid al Adha will be celebrated on Wednesday, November 17, Insha-Allah.  Eid-ul- Adha prayer will be held at: Based on the policy of sighting the moon established by our Society, the following has been decided:

Khadeeja Islamic Center (1019 West Parkway Ave, West Valley City) according to the following schedule: Wednesday, November 17, at 9:00 AM sharp.

Those brothers and sisters who wish to pray Eid al Adha according to Saudi Arabia date of November 16, the Islamic Society will gladly make the prayer arrangement for them. They are welcome to pray at Khadeeja Islamic Center, according to the following schedule: Tuesday, November 16, at 9:00 AM

Eid Mubarak to all!!!


14 responses to “eid ul adha announcement

  1. Ive been Mooned!!

    It impresses me that Utah went scientific and religious and not culture and country. I am very proud of Utah! Yay! Ive been a closet moon seeker but for once I can come out of my closet into the open. All Arab and somali are not saying we must follow Saudi Arabia I would hope we don’t get lumped as one so you got me in for Wednesday! I know I don’t need parking tickets for Masjid Khadeeja but refreshments would be Nice!!

  2. MOON SAY WHAT????

    I am happy that Islamic society of greater salt lake is doing eid on wednesday You know what makes me mad is that these people want to pray on tuesday because they have little knowledge of sharia. (and like culture more then simple simple ole sharia) I’m not saying i know it all but at least have common sense!!! Why are they doing there eid based on a country?? why don’t they just pray fajr and all there salat at the same time as Saudi Arabia?

  3. Salam
    It has come to my attention that some people don’t know sharia, and want to follow what’s wrong because it’s how things were done where they are from. That’s fine admit you’re wrong and change your evil ways, but no these people don’t want to. I have noticed people how these people who say we must follow Saudi conduct themselves,(omitted by site, respect is critical even in matters of difference) and then say we shall follow Saudi Arabia and not follow sharia. So I put two and two together, two-two and realized (omitted by site, respect Sir/Madam!) May Allah swt save us all from (omitted by site, respect Sir/Madam!)

    • Do not take the following with a negative grain of salt: We hear you clearly, but if we just go off like that (going negative) — with those heavy duty snide remarks/insults, then in such a situation i am forced to ask: what is the difference between those that want to do the right thing (following the sunnah of sighting the moon)and those that prefer to do otherwise (follow a country!)
      Even when pain is felt on critical issues, emotion must not overtake us.
      We appreciate you and those that have been kind to comment on this matter.

  4. Servant of allah

    as salaamu alaikum..
    I’m just happy that we get to have options which eid prayer to attend. this is the beauty of diversity and difference of opinion, that we get to have more choices.

  5. Salaams to all and Eid Mubarak to all,

    Just wanted to say that Eid-ul-Adha will NOT be at the Southtowne Expo Center as announced 2 weeks ago. Apologies for the late notice overnight but Eid-ul-Adha as mentioned by the announcement above will be at Khadeeja Islamic Center. If everyone could pass this message to their families and friends who are confused as to the “where” of Eid this year, it’d be most appreciated.

    May Allah give everyone a very blessed, happy, and joyous Eid!

    (Humble servant Br Ali)

  6. (sent by a passionate Brother/Sister:)

    Here is a simple meat and potato response

    ” Bismaillah Wasalam upon our rasool ul Lah

    Some time contemplating renders one to reach conclusions that are not obvious to many victims of the drive through fatwa mentality. Recently, we have been flooded with emails indicating that http://www.crescentwatch.org/ has changed their criteria from local to global moon sighting (Layman terms). Hence, why are you not adopting that. Lets analyze the query with calm and collected thought, and lay these questions and facts to establish what has taken place.

    1- Did we just break the world record in moon-sighting?

    According to ICOP (http://www.icoproject.org/icop/hej31.html) a non US multinational/Multi Faith Astronomers organization in Jordan
    “Concerning the setting of the moon and the sun in various Muslim countries on Saturday, Nov. 6, astronomical calculations give the following information:
    Abu Dhabi, 1 minute lagtime, 10 hours and 35 minutes Moonage
    Amman, -1 minute lagtime, 11 hours and 39 minutes Moonage
    Cairo, 1 minute lagtime, 11 hours and 55 minutes Moonage
    Blessed Makah, 5 minutes lagtime, 11 hours and 41 minutes Moonage
    Rabat, 3 minutes lagtime, 13 hours and 58 minute Moonage
    * Negative numbers mean the moon sets before the sun.
    To put the above numbers in perspective, it is useful to know that the shortest time for the moon to have ever been sighted after the sunset was 29 minutes (in Palestine on September 25, 1990). Similarly, the youngest moon to have ever been seen with an unaided eye was 15 hours and 33 minutes (in the USA in February 1990). Furthermore, we must stress that it is not enough for the moon to have larger than these times for it to be visible, as observations also depend greatly on environmental conditions and other parameters (e.g the distance between the sun and the moon, the moon’s altitude above the horizon at sunset, etc.).
    We can thus easily conclude that the crescent will not be visible in the various places listed in the above table.”

    2-Why did (Even with the new global criteria!!!) Zaytuna Institute announced the Eid on 17th of Nov, 2010 and not on the 16th of Nov, 2010?
    Because they are not interested in breaking world record in moon-sighting, they only adopt “REAL MOON-SIGHTING” even if it is global. They do not adopt the pre-assumptive moon sighting which the above countries seem to fall into every now and the.

    3-So what is the conclusion?
    If one cannot understand the conclusion by now, then they should in all honesty refrain from discussing these issues all together.

    (Anonymous-eid gift for the Imaam)

  7. SALAM
    Imaam don’t take it the wrong. Hope your audience would not take it with a wrong rub. My problem is like others, let me help you understand because you seem a little clueless. (nothing personal) I am Afghan(and proud of it) thank you. I know to follow Mecca is wrong. But we are going to follow Mecca because Pakistani people have been bad to my people says my father. So in our house we not following Mecca because Mecca is right but because Arabia is less evil then Pakistan. So as you can see the issue has NOTHING to do with religion,It has come down to culture and the past. To be honest it makes me sick sick sick. Every group thinks this way. Even scholars are saying we must follow Mecca and not Pakistan. They are so ignorant they do not know we are not following Pakistan we are following local moon sighting. But the hate is so intense that they cannot see. My solution? Not going to take of from school and I am going to say, I have a test. As for Wednesday I am going with my three friends and we going to do Eid prayer in a college class. Care to comment?

  8. Follower of Islam

    Assalamu Alykum,

    It saddens me to know that some of our Islamic brothers and sisters are not celebrating Eid in accordance to the Islamic Sharia because they believe that a certain country (Pakistan) is celebrating Eid that day; and because of this they rather let go of what’s right ( Islamic Sharia) and celebrate Eid with another country that they believe was/is “less evil”.
    Islamic Scholars, hadith, Astronomers, and local (Utah) moon sightings are all valid proof’s that indicate Eid is on Wednesday the 17, and not Tuesday the 16. Knowing this, why can’t we explain to our families that we should follow correct Islamic Sharia as opposed to following countries that they believe are nicer. If you can’t explain this to your families then good luck explaining to Allah (swt) the reason why you went against Islamic Sharia (sunnah).
    I pray that may Allah (swt) shower us with His noor, gives us all hidiyah, and makes it so we as a Ummah follow Quraan and Hadith to the best of our abilities by putting aside our differences and coming together as one. Just as Prophet Muhammad (saw) said in his last Sermon:
    “An Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab nor a non-Arab has any superiority over an Arab; also a white has no superiority over black nor a black has any superiority over white except by piety and good action. Learn that every Muslim is a brother to every Muslim and that the Muslims constitute one brotherhood.”

  9. Attorney of Ixxx

    Sahi Muslim: Book 006, Number 2391:
    Kuraib reported that Umm Fadl, daughter of Harith, sent him (Fadl, i. e. her son) to Mu’awiya in Syria. I (Fadl) arrived in Syria, and did the needful for her. It was there in Syria that the month of Ramadan commenced. I saw the new moon (of Ramadan) on Friday. I then came back to Medina at the end of the month. Abdullah b. ‘Abbas (Allah be pleased with him) asked me (about the new moon of Ramadan) and said: When did you see it? I said.: We saw it on the night of Friday. He said: (Did) you see it yourself? -I said: Yes, and the people also saw it and they observed fast and Mu’awiya also observed fast, whereupon he said: But we saw it on Saturday night. So we would continue to observe fast till we complete thirty (lasts) or we see it (the new moon of Shawwal). I said: Is the sighting of the moon by Mu’awiya not valid for you? He said: No; this is how the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) has commanded us. Yahya b. Yahya was in doubt (whether the word used in the narration by Kuraib) was Naktafi or Taktafi.
    the above hadith shows that abdullah b abbas did not accept the moon sighting in syria by Mu’awiya which is only about 500 or so miles away how can we follow the moon sighting of Saudi Arabia which is thousands of miles away

  10. worried mother

    AS-salaam-alaikum. I have been in this community for over 20 years and have seen the change of how we decide the Eid holidays and Ramadan beginning. As our community has grown we have become more apt to seek knowledge of old traditions for many things we do and find proper scholarly insight. I elect the body who represents the Islamic community and thereby, I either rely on their decision to be the best according to Shariah or participate in the discussion of deciding these days prior to the actual time. No matter how many times we try to educate our community of followers we cannot teach them what is needed to know to make the decision except to quote Hadiths, etc. The MSA has written articles in their magazine, we have put articles in the Al-Maghrib for many years, the Imam has clarifed, but alas people are being sadly prejudice and choosing to deliberately celebrate a day that is wrong so as not to be united with Pakistanis? Or want to keep their allegiance to their homeland? Yes, the comment of praying at the times of their homeland country is a good one. What a sad day for us who are already being divided in a Non-Muslim society and treated unfairly and badly because we are Muslims. Now, we treat each other this way, you should be ashamed to choose a day to celebrate a day of festivities just to prevent praying with Pakistanis. I am also very disappointed that the Islamic Society has chosen to have 2 days of prayers and thereby allowing and actually helping this division take place. We should not provide the facility to allow prayers to occur on two days nor have our Imam perform these prayers. We have a committee, we have a scholar, we have hadiths to support our Wednesday Eid, the EC should stand up and support the system that was in place and not help our community to divide. If people want to pray somewhere on the wrong day according to Arabia or any other country (note Saudi has made a mistake before) then let them find their own place, not the mosque that I pay for and want to teach my children is consistent and strong on the principles of Islam. The Islamic Society has allowed this behaviour and is encouraging it. May Allah (swt) forgive them of THIS when they answer to Him (swt).

    • I am sorry this community still divided and there is should be something done about. Every mosque operates on his own with no unity at all. Still need a better leadership that units this community when speaking during press releases and major events…

  11. The accusation that this web site did not have TUESDAY as an option for those wanting to follow a foreign country/nation is false notion. Kindly click on ‘continue reading’ portion to remove doubts. Kindly view original posting as well as Utahmuslims.com for any clarification. (on behalf of Imaam)