Eid Mubarak – Thursday the 13th insha Allah

Bismillah

Al Salam Alaykom wa Rahmat Allah wa barakatu

The Letterkenny Islamic Association wishes all Muslims in Letterkenny, Co. Donegal and all around the world a blessed Eid Mubarak on the occasion of Eid ul-Fitr which is confirmed for Thursday the 13th of May insha Allah.

May God accept all our deeds during the holy month of Ramadan from us and from you.

We’ve had another different Ramadan with the Covid-19 pandemic. At this time, we remember those who have lost loved ones to this virus. We pray for all those who are working on the front lines in the health service, in the shops and all those who are helping to keep our services and our lives going. We pray that God gives them strength and patience to endure. And we pray that God brings about the end of this pandemic soon. Ameen.

We remind all that Zakat ul-Fitr/Fitrana needs to be paid before Eid prayer is offered. You may like to donate online to any number of Islamic charity websites. Three such sites are One Ummah, Islamic Relief and Iqra International. Or, if you still can, you could send the money to your other home country. Zakat ul-Fitr is โ‚ฌ7 per person. You may also like to donate your Zakat ul-fitr via our bank account and we will forward it on to a charity for you. Details of our account is on our donations page.

There will be Eid prayer on Thursday in the community centre insha Allah. However, as the prayer will be socially distanced and there will be limited numbers, folks will need to register for their prayer session. Registration will open tomorrow afternoon at 2 pm insha Allah and places will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration will be via Eventbrite.

Even though this will be a different Eid to the kind we’re used to, let’s make sure to make it a fun and enjoyable one for our children. And let’s remember to have some fun too.

Jazakum Allah khairan.

Eid Mubarak to one and all.

Ramadan Mubarak – from Tuesday insha Allah

Bismillah

The Letterkenny Islamic Association would like to wish all Muslim brothers and sisters in Letterkenny, Co. Donegal and all around the world a blessed month of Ramadan which will, God willing, start on Tuesday the 13th of April. May God accept the best deeds from us and from you. Ameen.

Please find below the Ramadan timetables for both Letterkenny and Donegal town. Please use the timetable for the location closest to you.

Don’t forget there’s also an app for both Android and iPhone with daily prayer times. You can specify your location and it will display the prayer times for you.
Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ie.farend.prayer
Apple iOS: https://apps.apple.com/ie/app/prayer-timetable/id1505376171

Unfortunately, Covid is still here and this means that, like last year, our experience of Ramadan is different to what we’re used to.

As always, we pray to God that He makes this disease pass and helps all of mankind to get through this and with the least suffering. And we pray for all the front line medical staff helping all those who are sick and all those people who are keeping our essential services running. Ameen.

We urge everyone to please follow the guidelines as laid out by the HSE and the government regarding social distancing over the holy month of Ramadan. Even though we can’t pray taraweeh in congregation, we can still pray with our families thank God. And we can have iftar with our families. But we urge people not to go to each other’s houses and to keep with social distancing God willing.

https://www2.hse.ie/coronavirus/

Ramadan is the month of Quran, worship and charity giving. We can still do these things thank God.

If it becomes possible to pray taraweeh later in the month, we shall post an update.

We wish you all a blessed and merciful Ramadan insha Allah.

No Friday Prayers Yet

Bismillah

Al Salam Alaykom wa rahmat Allah wa barakatu

Sadly, we are not in a position to start Friday prayers just yet. Some details need to be arranged with the community centre before we can resume. And our centre is of course not big enough.

The centre is open for fajr prayer and we shall be expanding it to other prayers soon God willing.

We shall be in touch again regarding Friday prayers as soon as is possible God willing.

Thank you for your patience and jazakum Allah khairan.

Centre Open for Fajr Prayer

Bismillah

As the country enters phase 3 of lockdown restrictions lifting, places of worship may now re-open.

Therefore, we are re-opening our centre. Initially ONLY for the fajr prayer.

Please note the following:

  • Please perform wudu at home. Wudu may not be performed in the masjid
  • Please sanitise hands upon entry. Hand sanitiser gel will be made available
  • Please bring your own prayer mat. We ask that if you have forgotten to bring one or were not aware, that you please return home
  • Please wear a face mask to help prevent the spread to others
  • Please don’t come if having ANY symptoms (cough, fever etc.) Please check your temperature before leaving home. If you are showing symptoms, you will be respectfully asked to leave. Please help us avoid any embarrassing situations
  • No children below the age of 12
  • 2 metre social distancing to be observed in the masjid. Please keep your distance whilst praying
  • We kindly suggest our respected senior members pray at home for their own safety

We kindly ask that all attending the masjid following the above instructions and to help us fight this virus.

As mentioned, this is ONLY for fajr for now. We will re-open for other prayers depending on how things go.

May God keeps us safe from this disease and all evils. Ameen.

Eid Mubarak – Sunday the 24th insha Allah

Bismillah

Al Salam Alaykom wa Rahmat Allah wa Barakatu

The Letterkenny Islamic Association wishes all Muslims in Letterkenny, Co. Donegal and all around the world a blessed Eid Mubarak on the occasion of Eid ul-Fitr which is confirmed for Sunday the 24th of May insha Allah.

May God accept all our deeds during the holy month of Ramadan from us and from you.

Sadly, we will not be able to have Eid prayer together like we normally do and this is something we all shall miss. Just like we missed the taraweeh prayers during Ramadan. But alhamdulilah, we can still pray the Eid prayer and celebrate Eid with our families and even with 1 or 2 of our friends outside as long as we keep to social distancing.

We remember those who have lost loved ones due to the pandemic and pray to God for them and their families as well as pray for those who are working on the front lines to help our health service and keep our essential services running.

We remind all that Zakat ul-Fitr/Fitrana of course still needs to be paid before Eid prayer is offered. You may like to donate online to any number of Islamic charity websites. Three such sites are One Ummah, Islamic Relief and Iqra International. Or, if you still can, you could send the money to your other home country. Zakat ul-Fitr is โ‚ฌ7 per person.

This might be a different Eid and while we can’t celebrate like we normally can, please remember to have fun and make sure that our children especially feel the fun of Eid. They need it. And we do too.

Jazakum Allah khairan.

Eid Mubarak to one and all.

Ramadan Mubarak – from Friday insha Allah

Bismillah

The Letterkenny Islamic Association would like to wish all Muslim brothers and sisters in Letterkenny, Co. Donegal and all around the world a blessed month of Ramadan which will insha Allah start on Friday the 24th of April. May God accept the best deeds from us and from you. Ameen.

Please find below the Ramadan timetables for both Letterkenny and Donegal town. Please use the timetable for the location closest to you.

This year, Ramadan will be different under these current circumstances. We pray to God that He makes this disease pass quickly and helps all of mankind to get through this as quickly as possible and with the least suffering. And we pray for all the front line medical staff helping all those who are sick and all those people who are keeping our essential services running. Ameen.

We urge everyone to please follow the guidelines as laid out by the HSE and the government regarding social distancing over the holy month of Ramadan. Even though we can’t pray taraweeh in congregation, we can still pray with our families thank God. And we can have iftar with our families. But we urge people not to go to each other’s houses and to keep with social distancing God willing.

https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/coronavirus/coronavirus.html

Ramadan is the month of Quran, worship and charity giving. We can still do these things thank God.

We wish you all a blessed and merciful Ramadan insha Allah.

Friday Prayers Cancelled Until Further Notice

Bismillah

Al Salam Alaykom wa Rahmat Allah wa Barakatu

In light of the announcement made by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar on Thursday and along with the main mosques in Dublin (South Circular Road, Clonskeagh etc) and others in Ireland, the Letterkenny Islamic Association announce that there will be no Friday prayers in Letterkenny until further notice.

People may pray Thuhr in their homes or jumaa in very small groups (e.g 3 to 5 people) in their homes/place of work.

We encourage everyone to keep up-to-date with the HSE’s recommendations on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) on their website.

https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/coronavirus/coronavirus.html

We pray to God that He keeps us safe and makes these days pass quickly. Ameen.

Eid ul-Adha Dish Party Sunday the 11th from 2:30 to 6 insha Allah



Bismillah

In celebration of Eid ul-Adha, there will be an Eid dish party in the Letterkenny Community Centre insha Allah.

As we’ve done in previous Eid parties, this will be a dish party where everyone is encouraged to bring food and sweets so that we can all share our international tastes.  There’ll be food from Sudan, Pakistan, Morocco, Egypt, Bangladesh, India and lots more countries so don’t miss out on the chance to taste them all! ๐Ÿ™‚

Plates, cutlery etc will be provided.

We intend to ensure that the food is separated so that everyone gets a good helping. Please bring your dish in two separate containers if possible.

There will be a bouncy castle and play area for children as well along with some fun and games for the kids ๐Ÿ™‚

It’s always a fun occasion for all the family.  Both adults and children enjoy the occasion. So don’t miss it!!

Venue: Letterkenny Community Centre

Date: Sunday the 11th of August

Time: 2:30 – 6 pm

Schedule:
2:30 – 3:30 pm: Gather & Play
3:30 pm: Food served
4 – 6 pm: Play and games for the kids

Looking forward to seeing you there insha Allah!!



Eid Mubarak – Sunday the 11th of August insha Allah

Bismillah
EidAdha

Al Salam Alaykom wa Rahmat Allah wa Barakatu

The Letterkenny Islamic Association wishes to congratulate all Muslims in Letterkenny, Co. Donegal and all around the world on the occasion of Eid ul-Adha which is confirmed for Sunday the 11th of August insha Allah.

May Allah accept from us and from you.

There will be two Eid prayer sessions this year to accommodate the possible increase in numbers with Eid falling on a Sunday. The last time Eid prayers fell on a Sunday, the numbers were greater than the hall could accommodate with people coming from far and wide to pray in Letterkenny.

Session 1: Takbeer starts at 7:45 am with prayer at 8:15 am sharp.
Session 2: Takbeer starts at 10 am with prayer at 10:30 am sharp.
Venue: Letterkenny Community Centre

Please do come along early and join us in the takbeer. It’s part of the pleasure of Eid ๐Ÿ™‚

The words of the takbeer are as follows.

ุงู„ู„ู‡ ุฃูƒุจุฑ ุงู„ู„ู‡ ุฃูƒุจุฑ ุงู„ู„ู‡ ุฃูƒุจุฑุŒ ู„ุง ุฅู„ู‡ ุฅู„ุง ุงู„ู„ู‡

ุงู„ู„ู‡ ุฃูƒุจุฑ ุงู„ู„ู‡ ุฃูƒุจุฑุŒ ูˆ ู„ู„ู‡ ุงู„ุญู…ุฏ

God is The Greatest, God is The Greatest.  There is no deity except for God.

God is The Greatest, God is The Greatest.  All praise is to God.

You can listen to what it sounds like here:

As with other Eid prayers, the whole family is encouraged to come so sisters and children can enjoy the occasion as well. ย We ask everyone to please bring prayer mats with them from home as the numbers have gotten very high in recent times.

There will be an Eid dish party later the same day so be sure to join us for that as well! More info here.

Eid Mubarak!

Eid Mubarak – Tuesday the 4th insha Allah

Bismillah

Al Salam Alaykom wa Rahmat Allah wa Barakatu

The Letterkenny Islamic Association wishes to congratulate all Muslims in Letterkenny, Co. Donegal and all around the world on the occasion of Eid ul-Fitr which is confirmed for Tuesday the 4th of June insha Allah.

May God accept all our deeds during the holy month of Ramadan from us and from you.

Eid prayers will start at 8:15 sharp inย theย Letterkenny Community Centre insha Allah. Please come early to join in the takbeer before prayers insha Allah.

As with other Eid prayers, the whole family is encouraged to come so sisters and children can enjoy the occasion as well.

Zakat ul-Fitr is โ‚ฌ7 per person.  Please remember to pay this before praying Eid prayers.  There will be a box provided in the hall if you don’t manage to pay this before then. But please do remember to pay it before the prayer.

Please try and bring your own prayer mat if possible.

Eid Mubarak! ๐Ÿ™‚