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Fasting on the Day of Arafah - Thursday, July 30th
Thursday, July 30 is the Day of Arafah . We are strongly encouraged to fast on this day.

The ninth day of Dhul-Hijjah (the 12th and final month of the Islamic calendar) is the Day of Arafah. It is the day when pilgrims stand on the plain of Arafah near Makkah, Saudi Arabia, to pray. On this day, Muslims all over the world who do not perform the annual Hajj would spend the day in fasting, in preparation for the three days festivity following Eid Al-Adha (the celebration marking the end of the Hajj commemorating the Prophet Ibrahim's willingness of sacrifice).

Abu Hafsah, may Allah be pleased with him, reported that the Prophet, upon whom be peace, said:

"Fasting on the Day of Arafah absolves the (minor) sins for two years: the previous year and the coming year, and fasting on Ashura, (the tenth day of Muharram) atones for the sins of previous years." [Reported by all except Al-Bukhari and At-Tirmidhi]

May Allah accept all our Arafah fasting, and accept the Hajj of the pilgrims on this blessed day.
Eid Gifts for Kids - Drive Through - from 2:15 PM to 6:15 PM, Friday July 31st - at the Islamic Center
Udhiya/Qurbani options (livestock sacrifice for Eid Al-Adha)
1. Donate online at bit.ly/mmcc-donate and MMCC - Michigan Muslim Community Council will distribute it to needy families across Michigan.

2. If you do the Zabiha on your own, Br. Ali Salem is offering free service (cutting Udhiya meat to desirable size) at his halal store - (517) 505-4340 - address: 2312 East Michigan Ave, Lansing, MI.

The Islamic Center is unable to collect / distribute Udhiya meat at this time.
Prayer (Iqamah) time from Saturday Aug 1st
Fajr - 5:45 am
Asr - 7:00 pm
Maghreb - 10 mins after Adhan
Isha - 10:30 pm
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