On Tuesday, Aug. 21, we will hold two Eid prayer services at Masjid Abu Bakr Al-Sideeq on Monday, Sept. 12. The first will be promptly at 8:30 a.m. and the second prayer will be promptly at 10 a.m.
The Eid al-Adha date is also in accordance with the Hajj authorities announcement of the Day of Arafah (the main day of Hajj), which is on Monday, August 20, 2018.
It is mustahabb (highly recommended) for those who are not pilgrims to fast on the Day of ‘Arafah (Monday Aug. 20). The Prophet (peace be upon him) was asked about fasting on the Day of ‘Arafah. He said: “It expiates the sins (minor) of the past year and the coming year ...” [Muslim]
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