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Eid-ul-Adha 2017 in Southall - Traffic congestion

Thu 31 Aug 2017
Today is the final day of Hajj for millions of Muslims from all over the world in Saudia Arabia.

Tomorrow, Friday 1st September 2017, Muslims in Southall and through out the world will be celebrating Eid-ul-Adha.

The Eid prayer times for Monday are:

Abubakr mosque, The Broadway – 7:00am, 8:00am, 9:00am and 10:30am

Central Jamia Masjid, Montague Waye - 6:45am, 7:45am, 8:45am and 09:45am

Jamia Masjid, Townsend Road - 7:00am, 8:15am, 9:15am and 10:30am

Ealing Council may agree to relax parking restrictions on some roads on Eid. Please check with the mosques for the latest information.

The Police advise against travelling through Southall on such occasions in the evenings.

Anyone who intends to visit family or friends during the celebrations of Eid-ul-Adha in Southall, is encouraged to use public transport. In the evening traffic restrictions may be in force in Southall to tackle any anti-social behaviour.

Local Police Officers will ensure that those people who are celebrating can do so safely, peacefully and without unwelcome disturbances, whilst at the same time minimising the disruption caused to other communities, residents, businesses and transport systems.

Eid-ul-Adha comes a day after the completion of the Hajj. Millions of Muslims from all over the world perform this every year.

Each country is only allowed to send a certain amount of pilgrims so that the Saudi Arabian authorities can safely cope with the numbers.

Each adult Muslim, who can afford to, should sacrifices a small animal or jointly a large animal on this occasion.

The practise originates from the prophet Abraham. The meat should ideally be divided into three parts. One part for the home, one part for the relatives and friends, and the third part for the poor and needy.

The animal should be sacrificed after the Eid prayers.

On Eid-ul-Fitr it is recommended to eat something before going for Eid prayers. On Eid-ul-Adha is recommended to eat after the Eid prayers. On both occasion, after the Eid prayers, one should return home via a different route.

The Eid prayers are not compulsory for Muslims but the 5 times daily prayers are.

Eid Mubarak.

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