Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Eid al Fitr 2013

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) Kuwait had announced the number of official holidays on the occasion of Eid Al-Fitr (year 2013 corresponding to Hijri Calender year 1434, 1st day of Shawwal - Month 10 on the Lunar Calender) to be 4 days (Four Days). If Eid falls on Thursday August 8, then work will resume on Monday, August 12. If Eid falls on Friday August 9, then work will resume on Tuesday, August 13. (CLICK HERE for source of article)

In other news, the Crescent sighting Authorities for Saudi Arabia (The supreme court) and Kuwait will be sitting out on Tuesday August 6, 2013 which is a day earlier than the previously stated one. During this time anyone who views the Crescent  can contact the Authorities. If the crescent is not seen, then the authorities will reconvene on Wednesday, August 7. (CLICK HERE for the source of Saudi Arabia's Supreme Court crescent sighting authority) (CLICK HERE for the source of Kuwait's Crescent Sighting Authority).

Now based on the re-scheduling of the crescent sighting authorities, I assume that if Eid falls on Wednesday August 7, then the 4 days official holidays will still stand, then work will resume on Sunday, August 11. No official circular/statement has been announced with regard to this. This kind of Oddity has happened before around 30 years back. (where Ramadan was for 28 days, therefore to complete fasting of Ramadan which is either 29 or 30; people kept a day extra after Eid that year.)

The EID prayer takes place in the early morning hours just after sunrise ( approx. 15 mins after sunrise) on the 1st Day of Shawwal which is an official holiday by the government in Kuwait. The time for the prayer in Kuwait works out to 5:27 am. There are Mosques/Masjids in Kuwait which have Regional language Khutbah / Sermon after the Eid prayers (under the watchful eyes of the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs). These Masjids tend to start the Eid Prayers a little late at around 8 am.

CLICK on these previous Posts about RAMADAN 2013 and RAMADAN 2013 Grand Mosque Qiyam ul Layl.

UPDATE (06/8/2013): The Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs has informed all the masjids about tomorrow, 07/8/2013, Wednesday being 29th Ramadan 1434. So today night we get another chance to attend Taraweeh and Qiyam ul Layl prayers. Tomorrow evening, once again the Crescent sighting committee will convene to spot the crescent.

UPDATE (07/8/2013) (7:55 pm KWT time +3 GMT) : Kuwait Crescent Sighting Committee officially just announced that August 8th, 2013, Thursday will be the 1st Day of Shawwal 1434. EID MUBARAK to all.

UPDATE : List of places where Eid Prayers took place in OPEN AREAS at 5:25 am (Source of Information from Kuwait Upto Date)

• Salmiya - Salmiya sports club
 اﻟﺴﺎﻟﻤﯿﺔ - ﻧﺎدي اﻟﺴﺎﻟﻤﯿﺔ اﻟﺮﯾﺎﺿﻲ

• Maidan Hawalli - Behind Police Station opposite to the workers' union
 ﻣﯿﺪان ﺣﻮﻟﻲ- ﺧﻠﻒ اﻟﻤﺨﻔﺮ ﻣﻘﺎﺑﻞ ﻧﻘﺎﺑﺔ اﻟﻌﻤﺎل

• Hawalli - Block 7, behind Masjid As-Saan'a
 7ﺣﻮﻟﻲ - ﺧﻠﻒ ﻣﺴﺠﺪ اﻟﺼﺎﻧﻊ ق

• Farwaniya - Block 4, behind Farwaniya garden near Masjid Nuwayr Al-Rasheedi
 -ق4 ﺧﻠﻒ ﺣﺪﯾﻘﺔ اﻟﻔﺮواﻧﯿﺔ ـ ﺑﺠﺎﻧﺐ ﻣﺴﺠﺪ ﻧﻮﯾﺮ اﻟﺮﺷﯿﺪي

• Ahmadi - Block 8 , Street 244, near Fire Station South side.

 8اﻷﺣﻤﺪي - ﺑﺠﺎﻧﺐ اﻟﻤﻄﺎﻓﻲ ﻣﻦ ﺟﻬﺔ اﻟﺠﻨﻮب ق 244ش . 

• Khaitan - Block 10, opposite to the Fifth Ring Road (Da'ira Khamis)
 ﺧﯿﻄﺎن - ق10 ﻣﻘﺎﺑﻞ اﻟﺪاﺋﺮي اﻟﺨﺎﻣﺲ

• Jabriya - Bock 4, Behind Mubarak Hospital

 4اﻟﺠﺎﺑﺮﯾﺔ - ﺧﻠﻒ ﻣﺴﺘﺸﻔﻰ ﻣﺒﺎرك ق

• Salwa - Block 5, Close to Masjid Kamikh Al-Azmi

 5ﺳﻠﻮى - ﻗﺮب ﻣﺴﺠﺪ ﻛﻤﯿﺦ اﻟﻌﺎزﻣﻲ ق

• Abu Hulaifa - on the coastal road Block 1, near the Abu Halifa School Girls Joint.

 أﺑﻮ ﺣﻠﯿﻔﺔ - ﻋﻠﻰ اﻟﻄﺮﯾﻖ اﻟﺴﺎﺣﻠﻲ ق1 ﺑﺠﻮار ﻣﺪرﺳﺔ أﺑﻮ ﺣﻠﯿﻔﺔ اﻟﻤﺸﺘﺮﻛﺔ ﺑﻨﺎت

• Sabahiya - Block 3, behind Raja Al-Habaj Afraah Hall

 اﻟﺼﺒﺎﺣﯿﺔ - ق3 ﺧﻠﻒ ﺻﺎﻟﺔ أﻓﺮاح رﺟﺎ اﻟﺤﺒﺎج

• Fahaheel - Block 8, North of Masjid Salem Al-Ali

 اﻟﻔﺤﯿﺤﯿﻞ - ق8 ﺷﻤﺎل ﻣﺴﺠﺪ ﺳﺎﻟﻢ اﻟﻌﻠﻲ

• Mangaf - Block 3, opposite the Mangaf Clinic

 اﻟﻤﻨﻘﻒ- ق3 ﻣﻘﺎﺑﻞ ﻣﺴﺘﻮﺻﻒ اﻟﻤﻨﻘﻒ

• Mahboula - Block 2 on the the coastal street ( Shailee Street),

 اﻟﻤﻬﺒﻮﻟﺔ ق2 ﻋﻠﻰ اﻟﺸﺎرع اﻟﺴﺎﺣﻠﻲ

• Jleeb Al Shuwaikh - Block 4, Near Al-Dawas Afraah Hall and the Fire brigade station

 ﺟﻠﯿﺐ اﻟﺸﯿﻮخ - ق4 ﺑﺠﺎﻧﺐ ﺻﺎﻟﺔ أﻓﺮاح اﻟﺪواس واﻟﻤﻄﺎﻓﻲ

• Fintas - Block 3, beside Eqaila Beach

 اﻟﻔﻨﻄﺎس - ق3 ﺑﺠﻮار ﺷﺎﻃﺊ اﻟﻌﻘﯿﻠﺔ

• Sabah Al-Salem - Block 13, Road 7, besides Masjid Zahra Bahjat

 ﺻﺒﺎح اﻟﺴﺎﻟﻢ - ق13 ﻃﺮﯾﻖ 7 ﺑﺠﻮار ﻣﺴﺠﺪ زﻫﺮة ﺑﻬﺠﺖ

• Sabah Al-Salem- Block 2 ,road 207 besides Al-Ruya school

 ﺻﺒﺎح اﻟﺴﺎﻟﻢ - ق2 ﻃﺮﯾﻖ 207 ﺑﺠﻮار ﻣﺪرﺳﺔ اﻟﺮؤﯾﺔ

• Eqaila - Block 2, Street 233 besides Masjid Hamad Rashoud Al-Azmi

 اﻟﻌﻘﯿﻠﺔ - ق2 ﺷﺎرع 233 ﺑﺠﻮار ﻣﺴﺠﺪ ﺣﻤﺪ رﺷﻮد اﻟﻌﺎزﻣﻲ

UPDATE : 36 Ministry of Health - Health Centers / Clinics are open during the Eid Holidays. ( Source: Indiansinkuwait. Arab Times and Al-Seyyassah )

  • Capital Governorate (5) - Ihqafi Health Center, Yarmouk, Al-Saqr Specialized Clinic, Kaifan's Munira Al-Ayyar, Doha Health Center.
  • Hawally Governorate (7) - Mahmoud Haji Haydar, Western (Al-Gharbi) Salmiya, Al-Salaam, Salwa, Rumaithuya Specialized Clinice, Southern (Al-Junibi) Sabah Al-Salem and Bayan Health Clinic.
  • Farwaniya Governorate (9) - West Farwaniya, South Firdous, North Khaitan, South Ardiya, South Jleeb, Andalous, Mannahi Al-Oseime, Abdullah Al-Mubarak and Sabah Nasser Health Centers.
  • Ahmadi Governorate (8) - Fahad Al-Ahmad, Fahaheel, Ali Sabah Al-Salem Block 2, Wafra, Kheiran, Western Sabahiya, Dhohor and Bnaidar clinics.
  • Jahra Governorate (6) - Qasr, Waha, Abdali, South Sulaibiya, Saad Al-Abdullah Block 2 and Kabd.