Anaheim – Oct 5, 2013: The Shura Council is pleased to announce that Eid al-Adha will be celebrated on Tuesday, the 15th of October, a day after the Wuquf of Arafah. Eid al Adha commemorates the sacred timings and places of Hajj such as the city of Makkah, Mina, Muzdalifah and Arafat and in solidarity with millions of Hujjaj.
The Islamic Shura Council, extends its most warm wishes to the Muslims performing Hajj and prays for their safe return. We also pray for the unity and peace in the communities and encourage everyone to avail this season of sacrifice by fasting on the day of Arafat and remain active in any and all undertakings that promote, justice, compassion and peace for all people.
Eid al-Adha will be Tuesday, Oct. 15, if your Masjid celebrates it the day after Hajis assemble in the Plain of Arafat.
Eid al-Adha will be Wednesday, Oct. 16, if your Masjid celebrates it on the 10th of Dhul-Hijjah determined from moonsighting within the United States.
On behalf of the CIOGC happy Eid al-Adha to all.
We are not as lucky, as we were at Eid al-Fitr time this year, to be able to celebrate together on one day. As I have said before, whereas both the above methods amy have roots in the Islamic teachings there has been no basis in Islam for members of the community in one city celebrating Eid on different days. When can we rectify this problem – only Allah (swt) knows.
Let this difference in days not lessen your joy of eid and the feeling of one community, inshallah.