Eid Ul-Adha Celebration 2020
On Friday 31st July 2020, with the arrival of Eid-ul-Adha, the Eid prayer was held in the Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland at 9am
Celebrations at the ICCI began early that morning with worshippers arriving from 8am to attend Eid prayers which divided into three separate times.
The sound of Takbeer in advance of the prayer was beautiful and inspiring, the joining together of the community while praising our Creator at this time exuded the sense of community. Following the prayer and Khutba, the congregation celebrated in traditional fashion by greeting each other with 'Eid Mubarak' while implementing the social distancing guidelines.
Eventhough it is a challenging time, it is pleased to see the management, the staff of ICCI and the community working hand in hand together to make this day a success.
May Allah the Almighty, in His infinite mercy, accept all our good deeds and grant us all peace, prosperity and progress.
About Eid ul-Adha
This holy celebration was initiated when Allah commanded Prophet Ibrahim (a.s) to sacrifice (slaughter) his son, Prophet Ismail (a.s). Both of the noble Prophets willingly obeyed Him. Their only wish was to obey Allah, not knowing what the Almighty had in store for them! When Prophet Ibrahim (a.s) began the sacrifice, Allah replaced Prophet Ismail (a.s) with a lamb! Eid-ul-Adha is celebrated on the 10th of Dzulhijjah, and it is the feast of self-sacrifice, commitment and obedience to Allah. Like Prophet Ibrahim (a.s), he showed great willingness to sacrifice his son, so Muslims should learn that we too, must try to be as obedient.