Bismillah and Assalam alaykum beautiful people from all over the planet,
Every year Muslims all around the world fast the month of Ramadan, and when it’s done we celebrate Eid el Fitr. This celebration is like a Festival of Fast-breaking, it is a beautiful way to say goodbye to the amazing month that just ended and welcome Shawwal. This time is usually spent with family and friends in a loving a joyful atmosphere.
As we know Mashallah there are almost 2 billion muslims today throughout the world, so it is quite obvious that all have different traditions and customs even when it comes to something as simple as Eid el fitr. So this year I wanted to share with you all how
So this year I wanted to share with you all how muslims with different origins and living in diffrent countries celebrate Eid el Fitr. Please enjoy the following pictures made by the beautiful girls that partecipated in making this project possible:
- Here is Noura half Yemeni and half Indonisian living in Indonisia.
“We had Salat al eid on the field, in the botanical garden bogor city, the biggest botanical garden in Indonesia. The other pictures are the food that we eat, we call it lontong and ketupat which is rice that cooked with banana leave and the other one is with palm leaves.”
- The beautiful Sumayaa Akhter she is originally Bengali but she is from the UK!
- Born in the USA with Pakistani parents here is Ifra Shaerif and how she spent her Eid El Fitr 2017!
“This year, our community had Eid salat at the largest masjid in Delaware, USA, the Islamic Society of Delaware (ISD). To accomodate our rather large community, including some who come from bordering states, three prayers were held in the morning. At the conclusion of the prayer, we meet outside and greet our fellow Muslim brothers/sisters who we may not have not seen or connected with in awhile, and it feels great to catch up. My parents are both from Karachi, Pakistan. I was born and raised in the United States, but I still make sure to wear a traditional Pakistani outfit called shalwar kameez on Eid. I love mehndi/henna, and although, I struggle doing it myself, I love getting it done. Being in America doesn’t mean you forget about your roots. You get to embrace your roots, while learning and appreciating other cultures at the same time.Every year on Eid, we host an eid party in our backyard with lots of good food and try to make it a good time for everyone. Unfortunately, in some Muslim communities, the arabs stick with the arabs, the desis stick with the desis, the africans with the africans, etc. Sometimes, they get even more specific. Our community for the most part isn’t like that. People of all different races attend our masjid, and on Eid day, we like to invite people of all backgrounds to spend Eid together because that’s what community is. Here’s some of us: our parents don’t speak the same mother tongue, and they come from different cities/countries, and we love it. Others not pictured here (they were still at the party though) may not even be Muslim, but that doesn’t matter, because we unite with the common bond of humanity.”
- We have a revert in the group! Mashallah here is the cutie Zainab Raupov with Romanian origins.
“This year I have decided to celebrate Eid in an environment where I knew I will feel loved because I would be surrounded by my brothers and sisters. I knew I will not feel alone as most reverts do on Eid. And so I went to EidExcel to celebrate this amazing day and it turned up to be the best Eid jn 5 years. I got to meet great people and that to me is the best thing you could ask for. Plus the end of the day was topped with a nice seating with my husband and baby at a beautiful coffee shop. Perfect Eid!”
- DUBAI! Maryam Fidai an Indian in Dubai!
(She also filmed Salat El Eid and you can check it out on my instgram @milanpyramid.)
- We go back to the UK in London to check out Selma Maloumi! Algerian.
“Sheikh Sudais came to lead jumua3 here last year. We always come for Eid prayer here and it’s lovely because everyone is from a different background and everyone hands out sweets.We’re not very traditional as you can tell and Eid for us here in England is usually a very simple affair.”
- Can we please all say Mashallah to these three stunning somalian girls clebrating Eid looking amazing! Here are Filsan, Hamda and Intissar .
- Let’s go back to the North America to Diana Mousaly a cadian syrian girl.
“Syrians traditionally celebrate Eid with sweets, mostly. These are an
example of ma’moul (cookies filled with date paste) that my grandmother
used to make in Damascus. My mom, and I, enjoyed making them for Eid
this year. This is a shot of the Detroit skyline from the Windsor (Canadian) side of the border along the Detroit River. Along with spending time with family, and friends by the river, we took in some fireworks, and caught this gorgeous view.”
- Tasleema Mulla has a really interesting ethnic background: african, indian and living in England.
“With the month of self reflection, discipline and hunger pangs coming to an end, Eid is an occasion to look forward to.Feeling grateful for the things I usually take for granted, such as food, water, loved ones and an obvious one- sleep, I am humbled and fortunate for every blessing in my life now and yet to come. After having spent an entire month of abstaining from basic needs, I feel replenished, charged and levelled up for the year ahead.Celebrating this special day in the UK bares an extra effort on our part. The Majority of my family are back in Africa, so trying to create a day of togetherness can be somewhat of a challenge. There is one tradition that we’ve bought over and that is food. We are big foodies and this is the centrepiece in culminating the perfect Eid. From little square coconut cakes to homemade biscuits to sticky brittle, we spend days preparing sweet treats and food before the big day, and minutes eating them. Stay blessed x”
- A bengali with her family celebrating Eid el Fitr in the UK. Sumaya Khan
“On a typical Eid, me and my family arise early and the men of the
household attend Eid prayers. Mother cooks us a hearty breakfast
including traditional Bengali food (samosas, handesh, borahs etc.). We
then gather in the living room to open our Eid presents. An hour later,
my sisters and I head off to get ready (makeup, outfit, jewellery etc.)
which takes us a good couple of hours (have to get that contour on point
and hijab on fleek!). By the time we are ready it’s lunch time, so we
sit down as a family to eat all the delicious food we made (mostly
mother who does all the wonderful cooking!). The Eid lunch consists of
tandoori, roast chicken, lamb curry, vegetable baji, pilau rice and many
other curries as well as a leafy salad, yum! After lunch and dessert,
we leave the house to visit my cousins, aunties and uncles. Many salams,
Eid Mubaraks and sloppy hugs later, me and my sisters leave town and
head to London (or elsewhere) for a fancy evening meal. We take a few
selfies, outfit pics and then make our way home. The next few days post
Eid, we spend visiting friends, having meals and celebrating Eid with
those we didn’t get to see on that special day. Annndd, that’s my Eid!”
- Last but not least let me present to you these queens: Idil Abdi and her girls!
A BIG THANK YOU FOR ALL THE GIRLS THAT PARTECIPATED (you can follow them on instagram, the pics are on my account and the ladies are tagged!)
With this project I wanted to represent how huge our Ummah is, SubhanAllah, and how equally beautiful our differences are. I want to spread positivity and bring us closer. This is a way for us to learn about people of our Ummah living on the opposite side of the planet and at the same time a way for others (non muslims) to see the variety and the love that we have for each others. Islam does not have barriers of colour, ethnicity or Iman. And we should always remind ourselves that.
This project is the beginning of something bigger and bigger Inshallah. My goal is to reach more people possible and all from various countries and unique origins. It’s not just about Eid El Fitr it is about all of us.