Eid al-Adha 1434 A.H.

Insha Allah, we will be celebrating Eid Al-Adha on Wednesday, October 16, 2013.

Time: Eid Prayer will be at: 9:00 AM
Place: ICMC Masjid

Activities after Eid prayer will be at the Masjid at 5008 E Crystal Lake Ave, Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Eid Mubarak, and may Allah (SWT) accept your good deeds.

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The Month of Zul Hijjah

The Month of Zul-Hijjah is the last month of the Islamic calendar. It means ‘the month of Hajj’. This name of the month indicates that the great annual worship of ‘Hajj’ is performed in this month. For this reason, it has a peculiar significance as compared to the other months of the year.

First Ten Days

The first ten days of the month of Zul Hijjah are among the most significant days in the Islamic year. The Holy Prophet (s.a.a.w) has said:

“One fast during these days is equal to the fasting of one complete year, and the worship of one night during this period is equal to the worship of ‘Laylatul Qadr’.

Every Muslim should take full advantage of this wonderful opportunity by offering as much Ibaadah to Allah as he or she can in this month.

The 9th of Zul Hijjah

The 9th day of the month of Zul Hijjah is called ‘Yaumal Arafah’ (The day of Arafah). This is the date when the Hujjaj (Hajj pilgrims) assemble with the plain of Arafat, six miles away from Makkah Mukkaramah, where they perform the most essential part of the prescribed duties of Hajj, namely, the ‘Wuqoof of Arafat’ (the stay in Arafat).

The fast of Yaumal Arafah

For those not performing Hajj, it is Mustahabb (desirable) to fast on this day according to their own calendar. It sometimes occurs that the date of 9th Zul Hijjah falls on different days in different countries according to the sighting of the moon.

The fast of ‘Yaumal Arafah’ has been emphasized by the Holy Prophet (s.a.a.w) as a Mustahabb (desirable act). According to a Hadith, the fast of this day becomes a cause, Inshallah, of forgiveness for sins committed in one year.


From the Fajr of the 9th of Zul Hijjah upto the Asr prayer of the 13th, it is obligatory on each Muslim to recite the Takbir of Tashreeq in the following words:

Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar,

La Illaha Illallahu, Wallahu Akbar,

Allahu Akbar wa Lillahilhamd.

(Allah is the Greatest, Allah is the Greatest,

There is no God except Allah and Allah is the greatest,

Allah is the Greatest and to Him belongs all praise.)

According to authentic Islamic sources, it is obligatory on each Muslim, to recite this Takbir after every obligatory (fardh) Salaah. For women also, it is commendable though not obligatory. Whether you are performing Salaah with Jamaa’ah (collectively) or on your own (individually) makes no difference; you must recite the Takbir. However, males should recite it in a loud voice and females should recite it quietly.

Islamic Center of McHenry County (ICMC) is a community based, non-profit, Islamic organization serving the needs of McHenry County of greater Chicago, IL. ICMC aims to enable the religious, educational, social, and cultural aspirations of the Muslims in McHenry County and its surrounding areas. The vision of the ICMC is to create a vibrant, productive and prosperous community while building bridges to foster interfaith understanding with its neighbors.

We have fully renovated the existing building and converted it in to mosque and offer five time daily prayers. We have worked long hours and have spent many nights, some even during Ramadan in hopes one day we could have our very own building, where we don't have to worry about things like folding the carpets or time constraints. We like to say Thank You for all the donations and volunteering time that have given the community a place of worship. Please Join us for Jumma salat  and five times daily prayers at our new masjid.

Jazakallah Khayran

Prayer Times:

Five Times Daily Prayer at Masjid.

Jummah Times:

Khudba: 1:15
Iqamah: 1:35

Imam: Soleman Saleem


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