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A Message from Shaykh Yasir Qadhi: Join me for Eid at Six Flags!

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Assalaamu Alaikum,

My dear brothers and sisters in Islam! The blessed and holy month of Ramadhan is winding to a close; we pray that Allah accepts our good deeds and forgives our sins and blesses us with many, many more Ramadhans in our lifetimes.

As most of you are aware, ICNA NJ has reserved the entire Six Flags Great Adventure theme park to celebrate Eid. I believe this is the perfect opportunity to pray Eid with thousands and thousands of Muslims, and to enjoy the festivities of Eid with family and friends. It was on Eid day that the beloved Prophet salla Allahu alayi wa salam watched the Abysinnians show their skills with their spears and weapons, and encouraged Aisha to watch as well.

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Fellow Muslims! I feel that it is obligatory for us, especially as we live in these lands where our holidays and festivals are not national events, that we ensure that our children have the best and sweetest memories of this religious celebration. If we show our children the spirit of Eid, by allowing them to see the beautiful diversity and strength of the Ummah, and by showering them with love and gifts on this day, this will instill in them a sense of pride in their religion that they will cherish and eventually want to pass down to their children after them.

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Sh. Dr. Yasir Qadhi is someone that believes that one's life should be judged by more than just academic degrees and scholastic accomplishments. Friends and foe alike acknowledge that one of his main weaknesses is ice-cream, which he seems to enjoy with a rather sinister passion. The highlight of his day is twirling his little girl (a.k.a. "my little princess") round and round in the air and watching her squeal with joy. A few tid-bits from his mundane life: Sh. Yasir has a Bachelors in Hadith and a Masters in Theology from Islamic University of Madinah, and a PhD in Islamic Studies from Yale University. He is an instructor and Dean of Academic Affairs at AlMaghrib, and the Resident Scholar of the Memphis Islamic Center.

9 Comments

9 Comments

  1. Amad

    September 28, 2008 at 5:07 PM

    Inshallah I’ll be there. Who else is going? Will be nice to see some regular contributors there…

  2. Hidaya

    September 28, 2008 at 11:12 PM

    Sheikh yasir will be there for both days or just Wednesday?

    I plan to go on Thursday, inshaAllah

  3. Amad

    September 29, 2008 at 10:32 AM

    Shaykh Yasir will be there only on Wednesday inshallah…

  4. samir

    September 29, 2008 at 10:40 AM

    Muslims attacked at Dayton Mosque. please write an article about it.

    -Working on it Samir. -Editor

  5. Hamdi

    September 29, 2008 at 12:15 PM

    I hope one of the shuyukh can answer this question inshaAllah. In the Swedish city where I live, there are two Muslim communities: a Bosnian one and an international one. The Bosnians will be celebrating tomorrow Tuesday based on astronomical calculations, and I dont know when the other ones will (we’ll find out tonight inshaAllah). Since my entire family will be celebrating tomorrow based on the calculations, do I break my fast and celebrate with them even though I don’t agree with the method of finding out when Eid is or do I fast in case the rest of the community announces that Eid will be on wednesday?

  6. Ibnkhalil

    September 29, 2008 at 2:34 PM

    Well MM has not created an Eid Mubarak thread so far, so I am taking the liberty of shouting out “Eid Mubarak to MM, all the readers and all Muslims!”. :)

  7. Amad

    September 29, 2008 at 2:57 PM

    Hamdi, from Shaykh YB:

    If the closest group is the Bosnians, then he should go with them and celeberate with his family. Stay with the jama’ah. And Allah knows best.

    YB

  8. AbdulNasir Jangda

    September 29, 2008 at 4:32 PM

    InshaAllah I will be going to the Muslim Family Day here in Dallas on October 5th. I’ve also been encouraging the community to go. Like Sh. Yasir said it’s a very much needed opportunity for our children to celebrate Eid with a large number of Muslims.

  9. Hamdi

    September 29, 2008 at 4:59 PM

    Jazzakumullah kheyran for the answer from the shaykh and for br. Amad providing the answer. Alhamdulillah, it turned out that both groups will celebrate tomorrow.

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