Monday, September 5, 2016

Eid Al Adha 1437 - 2016

The day for Eid Al Adha has been declared. First Day will be on 12th September 2016.
Photo Courtesy to E-Fatwa online
On the evening of Thursday, 1st September 2016, The High Judiciary Council of Saudi Arabia convened to observe the Hilal Moon sighting. As the moon was not sighted, the next day was declared as the 30th day of that Islamic month. Therefore, the start of the Islamic month, Dhul Hijjah is to be from 3rd September 2016. Based on this information the following is the important dates:
  • 3rd September 2016 - 1st Day of Dhul Hijjah 1437
  • 11th September 2016 - 9th Day of Dhul Hijjah 1437 - Arafat Day
  • 12th September 2016 - 10th Day of Dhul Hijjah 1437 - 1st Day of Eid Al Adha
  • 13th September 2016 - 11th Day of Dhul Hijjah 1437 - 2nd Day of Eid Al Adha
  • 14th September 2016 - 12th Day of Dhul Hijjah 1437 - 3rd Day of Eid Al Adha
The countries that declared similarly to Saudi Arabia are Kuwait, UAE and Turkey. The Fiqh Council of North America and European Council of Fatwa and Research also declared 12th September 2016 as the 1st Day of Eid Al Adha (10th of Zul Hijja) (Source: Saudi Arabian Press AgencyFiqh Council)
Photo Courtesy of The Fiqh Council of North America
The greatest next topic usually after the declaration of Eid Al Adha is how many days of holidays are people going to get. So let the list begin.
  • Kuwait - 9 days - 9 September 2016, Friday - 17 September 2016, Saturday
  • UAE - 9 days  (government) - 9 September 2016, Friday - 17 September 2016, Saturday
  • UAE - 3 days (private) - 11 September 2016, Sunday - 13 September 2016, Tuesday
  • Turkey - 9 days - 10 September 2016, Saturday - 18 September 2016, Sunday
Photo Courtesy to Twitter - HH Sheikh Mohammed Al Makhtoum UAE
Kuwait's Civil Service Commission has declared in their Circular 14-2016 that official holidays observed will be on Sunday 11th, Monday 12th, Tuesday 13th and Wednesday 14th. Thursday 15th will be given as rest day. Official working day resumes from Sunday, 18th September 2016.
Photo Courtesy to Kuwait Civil Service Commission (CSC)

About Eid Al Adha/Bakrid/Bakr-Eid/Eid Al Thani/Qurban Bayram:

The Islamic festival of Eid Al-Adha is celebrated in the Islamic month of Zul Hijjah. The yearly pilgrimage, Hajj to Makkah Mukkaramah / The Honored City of Mecca takes place during this month. From the 8th Zul Hijjah till the 13th Zul Hijjah, variously rituals takes place which are enactment of the events that took place by Prophet Ibrahim / Abraham (A.S), his wife Bibi Hajra / Hagar, their son Prophet Ismail / Ishmael (A.S). The muslims that do not participate in the pilgrimage, Hajj celebrate Eid Al Adha on the 10th, 11th and 12th. They perform the congregational prayer on the first day morning after sunrise. After that until the end of the third day, muslims that are financially sound sacrifice an animal and share it with their family, friends and others.

The first 10 days of Zul Hijjah are given a lot of importance and emphasis by indulging in the remembrance of Allah (SWT).

Photo Courtesy to Islamic Online University
Eid Prayer times for Kuwait on 12th September 2016 at 5:45 am. (All Eid prayers are to be held in Masajed, No outdoor arrangements this year)
    Photo Courtesy of Kuwait Police Department
  • Fajr - 4:10 am
  • Sunrise - 5:31 am
  • Eid Prayers - 5:45 am
  • Zohar - 11:45 am
  • Asr - 3:16 pm
  • Magreb - 5:58 pm
  • Isha - 7:17 pm
Photo Courtesy of Kuwait Police Department
Translation: Cancellation of Outdoor Eid Prayers due to Security Concerns.
42 Emergency Medical Center will be functioning during the Eid Holidays (24 hours) across all of Kuwait - All six Governorates.
Photo Courtesy to Ministry of Health and Kuwait Police Department
Also, the estimated time for the Eid Prayer to take place is 15 minutes after Sunrise (Sunrise at 5:31 am) Therefore time is 5:45 am). The prayer consists of 2 Rakats and is accompanied by a sermon after. It is highly recommended to listen to the Sermon. Some Masjids in Kuwait start the Eid Prayer a little later around 7 am - Urdu, Tamil, Telugu and Bengali (Check with the Masjids earlier to know the exact time). The only main condition for Eid Prayers is that it takes place after Sunrise. This year, the Ministry of Awqaf & Islamic Affairs has requested most of these masajed to perform the Eid prayers earlier. Most people prefer to pray earlier in the day as they will be busy with the sacrifice ritual immediately after the prayers.

The list of temporary slaughter houses have been put up by the Kuwait Municipality. These are to support the 5 main slaughter houses in reducing the burden. The 5 main slaughter houses will be working in full capacity throughout the Eid Holidays. The 12 temporary slaughter houses are in accordance to Environment Public Authority (EPA) rules and regulations. It is highly recommended not to take photography or videos (snapchat, instagram, vine, facebook, twitter, periscope and others) at the slaughter houses. (Another source : ARAB TIMES)

Temporary Abattoirs / Slaughter House (Asimah) City Governorate
Site Location
Next to the Car Park of Asimah Immigration
Opposite Al Khaldiya Area
Block 3, Next Afrah Boodi Hall
Temporary Abattoirs / Slaughter House Hawally Governorate
Site Location
Area 5, Next to the Co-op Society
Opposite Public Authority for Housing Welfare
Opposite to the Main Co-op Society
Temporary Abattoirs / Slaughter House Farwaniya Governorate
Site Location
Street 106, Near to Masjid Monawar Al Monawar
Abdulla Al Mubarak
2nd Street, Opposite to Masjid Taiba Al Rooeh
Block 5, Street 55, Next to KFH, Opposite Saraj Al Muneer Center
Street 216, Block 2, Opposite Amar Bin Rabeah Primary Boys School
Sabah Al Nasir
Street 106, Block 4, Masjid Al Marjah
Temporary Abattoirs / Slaughter House Ahmadi Governorate
Site Location
Ali Al Salem
(Umm Haiman)
Entry into the area from Kind Abdulaziz Expressway
Next to Main Co-op Society
Jaber Al Ali
Entry into the area from King Fahd Expressway
Next to School near Co-op Society
Photo Courtesy to Kuwait Municipality - Baladia
Kuwait Municipality prepares 12 Temporary Abattoirs / Slaughter Houses for Eid
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