The holy month of Ramadan has come and gone 😦 and as sad I am to see it pass, I know that it was a month well spent. Eating together with my family, serving community members that came by every Friday, and praying (whether it was by myself or with a group of people). But what I really enjoyed the most were nights spent just reconnecting spiritually by engaging in prolonged meditation sessions, reading the quran, and making silent prayers for all my family, friends, and loved ones.
Now a new Islamic month has sprung upon us and that is the month of Shawwal. But wait!!! Before we do, Muslims around the world must mark the transition with a feast, a party, a gathering, a CELEBRATION! It’s time for Eid Al-Fitr 😀 Click here to read about this time of year means to Muslims.
In the spirit of Eid, I wanted to include international images of people celebrating this occassion. I selected these photographs from articles on SBS, Al Jazeera, MSN, and Express.
I would love to wish all the Muslims our there a very blessed Eid Al-Fitr ❤ Hope it’s a beautiful time spent with loved ones and a time used to reflect upon your lives and everything Allah has gifted us with.
epa06049419 Ivorian Muslims pray in a mosque during the Eid al-Fitr Muslim celebration marking the end of Ramadan in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, 25 June 2017. Muslims around the world are preparing to celebrate the three day festival marking the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, known as Eid al-Fitr, set to start 25 June, with prayers, having early breakfast, and gatherings with family and friends. EPA/LEGNAN KOULA
Imam Souleimane Konaté, left, leads worshippers in Eid Al-Fitr prayer Sunday, June 25, 2017 in New York. Eid Al-Fitr is a holiday celebrating the conclusion of 30 days of dawn-to-sunset fasting during the Islamic month of Ramadan. (AP Photo/Michael Noble Jr.)
A child watches as men take part in prayers during the Eid in Excel event, in association with the Al-Khair Foundation, at ExCeL London, which is London’s largest Eid celebration.. Picture date: Sunday June 25, 2017. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire