Posts filed under ‘Eid ul fitr 2008’
HOST: GreenKufi (Omar)
So when is Eid really?
Where can I go for Salat Al-Eid?
Some rulings on Eid:
Eid Mubarak by 786 Dangerously catchy
Announcements: (from OttawaMuslim.net)
October is Islamic History Month Canada 2008
Expo Islamia and Official Launching Ceremony at the Canada Science and Technology Museum
1) Expo Islamia
Saturday, Oct 11th 12:00pm to 7pm
Admission Free to Expo at Conference Hall C
Artistic displays and artifacts from around the Muslim World, Books, CDs, DVDs, presentation on Muslim scientists, some Canadian Heritage, Henna Art by Ottawa’s “Henna Lady,” astronomy display. Refreshmentsserved.
2) Launching Ceremony
Saturday, Oct 11th 6:00 to 9:00pm
Admission Free to ceremony at Auditorium
Keynote Speakers: Mayor of Ottawa Larry O’Brien
Bosnian Folklore dance, music and social hour.
Refreshments will be served.
Conference Hall C and Auditorium,
Canada Science and Technology Museum
At 1867 St. Laurent Blvd, Ottawa, Ontario, (613) 991-3044
More IHMC events on: http://www.islamichistorymonth.com/
These events are organized and sponsored by Canadian Islamic Congress
Islamic History Month Canada was launched in October 2007 to celebrate and enhance Muslims’ contributions to civilization, old and new, and inspire dialogue among all facets in the multicultural, multiethnic and multi-faith nation that Canada has become. The goals of IHMC are being achieved through a wide range of community and public events across Canada, such as exhibitions, lectures, film showings, awardpresentations and other complementary activities.
The IHMC Advisory Board includes senators, public figures, academics,inter-faith activists, Muslim community leaders and others.
In the words of IHMC’s Honorary Chair, Senator Mobina Jaffer:
“Canada’s national cultural heritage is the sum total of the wayCanadians from every background and every walk of life identify and express themselves. Islamic civilization does not belong only to MuslimCanadians, but to all Canadians. In fact, for more than 1,000 years
(about 600 AD through 1600 AD), Muslims made significant contributions to the well-being of humanity in numerous fields of endeavor. There are so many good stories to share and new learning to experience; we intend to do all that, and more, during Islamic History Month Canada.”
OTTAWA MUSLIM WOMEN’S ORGANIZATION
OMWO ANNUAL EID UL FITR LUNCH
SUNDAY OCTOBER 5/2008. 12 NOON TO 2 PM
ISHINA INDIAN RESTAURANT
14 BEXLEY PLACE, BELLS CORNERS.
BEHIND WINNERS & STAPLES STORES
OFF RICHMOND & STAFFORD ROADS
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COST PER PERSON $20/CHILD $10.
HOST: GreenKufi (Omar)
When is Eid?
That is simple. Eid is the first day of Shawal, which is the month that follows Ramadan.
When does Shawal Start?
That’s easy. Shawal starts when the Crescent of the new moon is sighted.
What’s all this talk about calculation?
Just as we use calculations to determine the various times of the day that correspond to the time of prayer (i.e., dhuhr=noon time, which is at 12:54 – as in the schedule you see on the left), we can calculate when and where it is possible to see the crescent of the new month, so we can determine the likelihood of the beginning of the new month.
So when and where is it possible to sight the crescent of Eid/Shawal?
Another easy one. If you navigate your favourite web browser (i.e., firefox) to the following site: moonsighting.com you will find a really nice diagram of where you can see the crecsent and when it will be visible. Go a head try it out. Ok, if you are shy I’ve included the image for teh visibility of the crecsent of Shawal bellow:
Here’s a head count of the different organization in North America and Ottawa for when Eid-ul-Fitr 1429 will be:
ISNA/FCNA: October 1, 2008
MAC: October 1st, 2008
OMA: September 30, 2008
Why the Mess in the dates? Here’s the answer. It is simple really.
No sighting to our knowledge has been made anywhere in North America.
*For more on this, including the Fatawa of Saudi Scholars who say North American Muslims should not follow Saudi Arabia per se, please read this essay.
DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT Miss our special Eid Program Today (we’ll talk a bit about this crescent sighting business) and will have some awesome, brand new, fresh material never heard before. But you’ve got to tune in at 5 PM today at 93.1fm or click on “Listen Live” on the left.