[Updated] Eid al Adha 2020 – Announcements – Islamic Society of Baltimore

| DAY OF ARAFAT: THURSDAY, JULY 30th |
| EID AL-ADHA: FRIDAY, JULY 31st |

Eid Mubarak from the Islamic Society of Baltimore!
May Allah (swt) accept all our qiyaam, sayaam and forgive our shortcomings, iA. Ameen.

The Islamic Society of Baltimore (ISB) will host Eid prayer tomorrow at our facility. Due to inclement weather, we will have the prayers inside our facility similar to how we have been conducting our weekly Jumuah prayers. We will abide by all State and Local guidelines with regards to COVID-19. We will be well below our 50% capacity and will require masks, 6 feet social distancing and prayer rugs. If you are sick please do not come and endanger your fellow Muslims. Temperature checks will occur.

It is worth noting that due to the uncertainty around this virus, unexpected and unforeseen circumstances could at any time force us to reconsider this decision.

Eid Prayers (similar setup to Jumuah):

(If you are praying at home, please scroll down to see our Guide to Praying Eid Salah at Home)

1st prayer – 6:30 am (Br Naveed Ahmed)
2nd prayer – 7:30 am (Imam Ismet Akcin)
3rd prayer – 8:30 am (Qari Hammad Hai)
4th prayer – 9:30 am (Br Haris Ansari)
5th prayer – 10:30 am (Hafidh Muhammad Muneer)
6th Prayer – 11:30 am (Hafidh Yousuf Seyal)

Due to capacity concerns, we ask the following:

  • Please be timely
  • Please wait in your vehicles until it is time for prayer
  • Members of the same household should carpool together
  • Come with wudu (bathrooms will be closed)
  • We highly recommend individuals over the age of 65 stay home
  • We highly recommend individuals with underlying health conditions stay home
  • We highly recommend children under the age of 13 stay home
  • No socializing before or after salah
  • Please avoid crowding
  • Please head to your cars immediately after the prayer has concluded – while maintaining 6 foot social distancing
  • Please be patient and wait for the next salah if we reach capacity
  • Bring an umbrella in case it rains and we decide to open up some space outdoors
  • Please follow the directions of our volunteers, security staff and Police
  • Be kind to our volunteers who are sacrificing time with their families to help bring you a safe and pleasant experience

In order to protect our congregants, the following rules will be strictly enforced:

  • No Mask No Entry
  • Masks must remain on at all times inside and outside of our facility
  • Prayer rugs are required
  • Bathroom/Wudu Stations will be closed
  • No socializing or gathering on ISB property
  • Please refrain from hugging and physically embracing

To summarize, if you are sick please stay home and help protect our congregation. We highly recommend children under the age of 13, individuals over the age of 65 and, most importantly, individuals with underlying health conditions stay home for their protection. Restrooms and all indoor washroom facilities will be closed to the public, so please come with wudu. Please be patient as we navigate through these unprecedented challenges while trying to provide a fruitful experience for everyone. We are coordinating with Baltimore County Police to ensure a safe and secure experience for all attendees.

Download the Eid Takbeeraat

Udhiya / Qurbani:

Doing your own Qurbani? ISB has partnered with ICNA Relief to distribute Udhiya/Qurbani meat to those in need. Please drop off qurbani meat at ISB on Friday between 3pm and 5pm and on Saturday/Sunday between 2pm and 4pm.

Looking to donate your Qurbani? Let ISB do your Qurbani for you. We have partnered with ICNA Relief to sacrifice animals locally and distribute meat to families in need within the region. Click here to get started.

 

ISB mobile app:

Praying at home? Use this guide:

  • We thank the community for their continued support of the various programs and services at ISB. Help us in continuing our services and completing the Phase 3 construction project with a donation today. This is a great time to contribute $250 (or any amount) towards completing the new section of our facility – Donate here!

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