EID-UL-ADHA 2024/1445

Esselamu aleykum,
Dear community members, brothers, and sisters in faith!

Eid is a joy for the individual, the family, the community, and the Islamic ummah.

Eid-ul-Adha, InshaAllah, will be on Sunday, June 16, 2024. We will perform the Eid prayer in two sessions:

– with the first Eid prayer at 7:00 am,

– and the second at 9:00 am.

Eid-ul-Adha, in which we commemorate the willingness of Ibrahim (a.s.) and his family to make the greatest sacrifice, is a holiday where we are all called to sacrifice selfishness, envy, greed, lies, slander, doubt, and mutual distrust to bring ourselves closer to our families, friends, and neighbours.

The purpose of sacrificing a Qurban is to motivate believers to eliminate all negative traits within themselves and to build unity in the family and the community. The Qurban symbolizes a person’s obedience and devotion to the Almighty Creator and their willingness to patiently persevere on His path. It is a way to draw closer to Almighty Allah because those who are close to God are also close to people. The most beloved deed to Allah is the one that brings joy to your brother.

You can pay for your Qurban, at the cost of $370.00 (three hundred seventy) Canadian dollars, at the Mosque office, via the website: bictoronto.com, or by check to the Bosnian Islamic Centre, 75 Birmingham St., Etobicoke, ON M8V 2C3.

We will accept Qurban payments until Sunday, June 16, 2024, God willing.

For additional information, call 416-255-8338.

May this Eid restore our faith and hope for a better and happier life; may harmony prevail among us; may our unity in faith restore our confidence to realize that the secret to success in this world is mutual assistance in good! Amin!