In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.
Eid al-Adha (1441 – 2020) Announcement
Dhul Qa’dah 29, 1441 / July 20, 2020
All praise is for Allah. May His peace and blessings be upon the Messenger of Allah, his family, the faithful companions, and all those who follow them.
In consistent with the Council’s endeavours to focus on the higher objectives of the Shari’ah, the Council had resolved to celebrate Eid al-Adha following the day of ‘Arafah. Therefore, the 1st of Dhul Hijjah will be on Wednesday, July 22nd and Eid al-Adha will be celebrated on Friday, July 31st, insha’Allah. The Council of Imams encourages community members to observe fasting on the Day of ‘Arafah, which will be on Thursday, July 30th insha’Allah.
On behalf of the Muslim community of Ottawa-Gatineau, the Council extends its best wishes to all Canadians and Muslims on these auspicious days of Hajj and Eid al-Adha. The Council calls upon Canadians and Muslims to make a greater effort to help those in need, especially those who are being impacted due to the prevailing Covid-19 pandemic. Please look out for those in need here at home and around the world, particularly by sharing meat from Eid al-Adha sacrifices and by supporting local food banks.
Let us celebrate the Eid in the spirit of inclusion, forgiveness, reconciliation and sharing not only within the families and friends but right across our country.
The Council of Imams of Ottawa-Gatineau (CIOG)
Signed by the Council members (in alphabetical order):
Imam Ahmed Limame – The Outaouais Islamic Centre
Imam Anver Malam – Jami Omar
Imam Ismail Al-Batnuni – AMA (Masjid Al-Rahmah)
Imam Mohammad Badat – Masjid Bilal
Imam Muhammad Suliaman – OMA
Imam Mohsen El-Nadi – SNMC
Imam Owais Tilly – Jami Omar
Imam Samy Metwally – ISG
Imam Sikander Hashmi – KMA
Imam Zijad Delic – SNMC
This statement is also endorsed by the following members of UMO-OG (United Muslim Organizations of OttawaGatineau): Islamic Society of Sandy Hill – The Mosque of Aylmer – Assalam Masjid
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