Eid Mubarak (insha’Allah) to you and your family!
Date: Friday, September 1, 2017
Location: Pasadena Convention Center (300 E. Green Street, Pasadena, CA 91101) (Directions)
1st Service: Takbeer at 7 a.m. |Prayer at 7:30 a.m. | Khateeb: Salam Al-Marayati
2nd Service: Takbeer at 8 a.m. | Prayer at 8:15 a.m. | Khateeb: Asim Buyuksoy
As approximately two million of our brothers and sisters prepare to embark on their blessed pilgrimage of Hajj, we pray that God keeps them safe, accepts their prayers and forgives their sins. We pray that all those making this journey to the homeland of our beloved Prophet (PBUH) return with purified hearts and a deeper connection with our Creator.
This year, while we celebrate with family and friends, let us slow down and reflect on the story behind this special holiday – the faith and sacrifice of our great Prophet Ibrahim (PBUH). On this occasion we commemorate Ibrahim (PBUH) and Ismail’s willingness to wholeheartedly give up Ismail’s life in full submission to the Will of God. In addition, we recall Ibrahim (PBUH) and Ismail’s dedication and work to build the Kaaba at the center of our Hajj pilgrimage. These examples from our Prophet Ibrahim (PBUH) serve as powerful reminders that both sacrifice and commitment are core aspects of our faith.
In the spirit of Ibrahim (PBUH) and Ismail, we encourage our community to continue working to better our families, our neighborhoods, our city, and our nation. Get involved. Choose a social issue, educate yourself, embody courage, and stand for justice. We encourage you to find one way to get involved – big or small – the choice to show up demonstrates our faith’s basic values of work and sacrifice.
We look forward to seeing you at Eid prayers, insha’Allah, and pray your Eid is a joyous one for you and your family. May God guide us all as we strive only in His cause.
The Islamic Center of Southern California