Eid al-Fitr is the religious celebration marking the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. Despite Coronavirus it’s been clear that the focus on prayer, reflection, community and charity has continued across the United Kingdom during Ramadan.
Whilst Eid this year will obviously be different with the guidance remaining that Mosques will be closed and people are encouraged to stay at home and continue to maintain social distancing our community spirit will continue in the face of this challenge.
You can learn more about Eid al Fitr at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eid_al-Fitr
Eid is likely to start on Saturday or Sunday this weekend, although Muslims traditionally rely upon observation of the new moon before declaring that religious festivals have arrived. Although Eid is traditionally marked with congregational prayers in mosques and parks followed by parties amongst families and friends, Eid in the time of the coronavirus for reasons of safety will be different.
On behalf of the CMF Executive, I would like to wish all of our Muslim members and friends Eid Mubarak. I know this year celebrations will be slightly different as you are encouraged to stay a home, so please do find a way to celebrate safely with your loved ones and remember to continue to maintain social distancing.
Faruk Miah MBE