We strongly advise people to complete their Fitra (Zakaatul-fitr)
at least two days before Eid.
This is so that it is in the possession of the needy before the Eid prayers. If it is not paid in time, it will not be accepted as Fitra. Instead it will only be classed as an ordinary charity.
The following authentic hadeeth explains this:
Narrated by Ibn Abbaas, may Allah be pleased with him, that the messenger of Allah, salla Allhu alaihi wa sallam, said: ”The Fitra is cleansing, for the fasting person, from nonsense and misconduct behaviour, at the same time it is a feeding gift to the needy, whomsoever hands it over – i.e. to the needy BEFORE the Eid prayer, then it is an accepted Zakaaht, and whomsoever give it after the prayers then it is charity as part of charities” (Sunan Abi Dauod 1609 –translated by Abdullatif)
This is to let you all know, we will be insha-allah, starting a new Arabic language course from 12 June 2012 at the Civic Office, Sutton.
For further information, please download the course details PDF here.
Just a reminder the 2nd part of the Hajj seminar is tonight at 8pm sharp.
This is an ideal opportunity for those intending to perform Hajj this year to familiarise yourselves with the Fiqh and rituals of Hajj. Those not performing Hajj will also benefit as you will be gaining valuable knowledge on one of the main pillars of Islam and hopefully prepare you for the day when Allah invites you to visit his house.
Please do not miss this course. The details are as follows:
Topic: The Fiqh of Hajj
Time: 8pm – 9(ish)pm
Date: Friday 22nd October 2010
Venue: London Borough of Sutton, Civic Offices, St Nicholas Way, Sutton, SM1 1EA (Meeting Room 3)
Don’t forget everyone is welcome so please bring your family and also invite as many people as possible.
For those of you performing Umrah during Ramadaan this year, here’s a short video that will help you put on your Ihraam… properly!