ISB/CC will be closed for Eid prayers
In the Name of Allah, The Gracious, The Merciful
Our Dear Community Members,
In these final days of the blessed month of Ramadan, we hope and pray that you reap God’s bounty of pardon and forgiveness, and that you keep up your good service and worship long after Ramadan. May Allah descend his peace and blessings on you and your families. May He accept your fasting, prayers and dua.
According to the Fiqh Council of North America, Eid this year is this Sunday, 24 May. May God accept from us and from you the good deeds!
Unfortunately for all of us, and on account of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Islamic Society of Boston’s both mosques will remain closed in Eid and for the safety the community, no congregation for Eid prayer will be held. We ask God to grant us all the reward, however, as he’s all-knowing of your intention and what’s in your hearts of love for his rites of worship, Ameen.
We do not recommend organizing public Eid salat[s] in Mosques, even if the congregations are under ten people. Considering the Muslim population and the current state of emotions, restricting attendees from entering the masjid as and when they wish for Eid salat may very possibly lead to conflict.
The Fiqh Council of North America encourages that Muslims hold the Eid prayer in their homes with their own families (or individually in case one is living by oneself), and there is no need for a sermon (khutba). You can view their full statement here.
May Allah cure all those who are afflicted by the epidemic. They are obligated to prioritize the health of others and practice social distancing guidelines given by medical experts, even if this means they do not participate in Eid prayer. God willing, they will be immensely rewarded for their patience and compliance.