Eid Al Fitr

Update 5/11/21: the Eid prayer will be offered on Thursday, May 13.
Takibirats will begin at 8:30 AM and the prayer at 9 AM, inshaAllah.

Assalam-o-Alaikum All,

We are writing this to inform you about our plans for Eid al Fitr 2021 at the Islamic Center of Scranton (ICS).

(1) Depending upon the sighting of the moon, the Eid prayer will be offered either on Wednesday, May 12 or on Thursday, May 13.
Takibirats will begin at 8.30 AM and the prayer at 9 AM. inshaAllah.
(2) If there is no rain, the Eid prayer will be held outdoor, in the ICS Mosque backyard (pavilion). In case of rain, Men will pray in the backyard while women and kids will be inside the Mosque. Please note that there is limited space inside the mosque.
(3) You must bring your own prayer rug. Putting on a mask properly all the time (inside/outside) is mandatory. Adhering to the state/local/mosque social distancing guidelines is mandatory. Members of one family member can be together, but they must be maintaining social distancing with the other families.  Please remind the kids about the importance of social distancing/mask. Please follow the instructions from volunteers. 
(4) Please No handshake/Muanaqa this year! May Allah reward you with goodness for your patience. 
(5) Light breakfast and kids activities will be available inshaAllah.
(6) Please feel free to bring finger foods for the community.
(7) We have a limited parking space available, so please bring the least number of cars per family.
(8) We are also seeking volunteers for the event. Volunteers are requested to arrive early at 7.30 AM. Please call our local number (570) 591-1445 or email contact@islamiccenterofscranton.com if you want to serve as a volunteer.

Other announcements:

(9) Zakat-al Fitr (Fitrana), which is $10/person can be deposited online or in the ICS mosque in the designated donation boxes. Please do mention "Fitrana" in the comment box/ check memo. Please do it at least two days before Eid so that we can give it away before the prayer.

Please do remember us in your supplicants.

Sincerely,
ICS Board 2021
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رَبَّنَا لَا تُزِغْ قُلُوبَنَا بَعْدَ إِذْ هَدَيْتَنَا وَهَبْ لَنَا مِن لَّدُنكَ رَحْمَةً ۚ إِنَّكَ أَنتَ ٱلْوَهَّابُ
اے ہمارے ربّ! ہمارے دلوں کو ٹیڑھا نہ ہونے دے بعد اس کے کہ تو ہمیں ہدایت دے چکا ہو۔ اور ہمیں اپنی طرف سے رحمت عطا کر۔ یقیناً تو ہی ہے جو بہت عطا کرنے والا ہے۔
Our Lord! Do not let our hearts deviate after you have guided us. Grant us Your mercy. You are indeed the Giver of all bounties (Quran 3:8)