Council of Imams of Ottawa-Gatineau Eid al Adha 2019 AnnouncementWritten by Council of Imams of Ottawa-Gatineau
All praise is for Allah Almighty. May the peace and blessing be upon the Messenger of Allah, his family, the faithful companions, and those who follow them.
The Council of Imams of Ottawa-Gatineau is pleased to inform the community that based on the criteria of global moon sighting, the 1st of Dhul Hijjah will be on Friday, August 2, and Eid Al-Adha will be celebrated on Sunday, August 11, insha'Allah.
The Council of Imams encourages community members to observe fasting on the Day of ‘Arafah, which will be on Saturday, August 10 insha’Allah.
On behalf of the Muslim community of Ottawa-Gatineau, the Council extends its best wishes to all Canadians and Muslims on these auspicious days of Hajj and Eid Al-Adha. The Council calls upon Canadians and Muslims to make a greater effort to help those in need, here at home and around the world, particularly by sharing meat from Eid Al-Adha sacrifices and by supporting local food banks.
Let us celebrate the Eid in the spirit of inclusion, forgiveness, reconciliation and sharing not only within the families and friends but right across our country.
The Council of Imams of Ottawa-Gatineau (CIOG)
Signed by the Council members (in alphabetical order):
Imam Ahmad Limame – Outaouais Islamic Centre
Imam Anver Malam – Jami Omar
Imam Ismail Albatnuni – AMA (Masjid ar-Rahmah)
Imam Mohammed Badat – Masjid Bilal
Imam Owais Tilly - Jami Omar
Imam Samy Metwally – Islamic Society of Gloucester
Imam Sikander Hashmi – Kanata Muslim Association
Imam Zijad Delic – SNMC
This statement is also endorsed by the following members of UMO-OG (United Muslim Organizations of Ottawa-Gatineau).
Ottawa Muslim Association
Islamic Society of Sandy Hill
Islam Care Centre
The Mosque of Aylmer