As Dhul Hijjah will begin tomorrow, August 23rd, 2017, Eid Al-Adha will be on Friday, September 1st, 2017. Details for the Eid prayer time and location will be forthcoming.
The first ten days of the lunar month of Dul Hijjah are very important in the lives of Muslims. They are considered to be the best ten days of the year. Muslims try their best to maximize their reward from Allah.
The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) taught us that the righteous deeds during these ten days are rewarded more than the deeds done during any other day of the year. Muslims are encouraged to fast these days, give charity, refrain from unlawful talks and deeds, spend more time with the Book of Allah, extend a hand of mercy toward relatives, do more prayers, glorify and remember Allah more.
Sacrificing an Udheia is highly recommended. If you intend to do one on behalf of yourself and your family, then you (the person doing the Udheia), should not trim your hair or cut your nails from the first day (which begins tonight at Maghreb) until you slaughter your Udheia on the day of Eid.
If you think of Any other deed that may help you be closer to Jannah, then do not miss this window that Allah swt has opened for you.
May Allah protect our community and accept us all among His righteous servants. Ameen.