“And hold fast, all of you together, to the
Rope of Allah (which is Islam) and be not divided among yourselves.”
al-’Imran, Ayah 103)
Center of Minnesota to Mark End of Ramadan with Prayers, Festivities
MN, 6/24/17) ¬ On Sunday, June 25, Minnesota Muslims will celebrate the
end of the month-long fast of Ramadan with communal prayers and celebrations.
prayers mark the beginning of the Eid ul-Fitr
(EED-al-FITTER), or “feast of fast breaking” holiday, in which
Muslims exchange social visits and seek to strengthen family and community
bonds. During this holiday, Muslims greet each other by saying “Eid mubarak” (EED-moo-BAR-ak),
meaning “blessed Eid,” and “taqabbalallah
ta’atakum,” or “may God accept
ul-Fitr is the first of the two major Muslim
holidays. The second holiday, Eid ul-Adha
(EED-al-ODD-ha), comes near the end of the Hajj, or pilgrimage to Mecca.
Islamic Center of Minnesota (ICM) will hold Eid prayers at the National
Sports Center in Blaine at 8:00am and 9:30am. A multicultural celebration
will be held at the Islamic Center of Minnesota in Fridley from
Eid prayers and festivities celebrating the end of Ramadan
Sunday, June 25
Session I at 8:00am; Prayer Session II at 9:30am
Sports Center, 1700 105th Avenue NE, Blaine, MN
Center of Minnesota, 1401 Gardena Avenue, Fridley, MN 55432
ICM President Kausar Hussain, 612-616-3044, email@example.com
OPPORTUNITY: Each year, Muslims come to the prayers in colorful attire
representative of different areas of the Islamic world. The prayers
themselves are quite visual, with worshipers arranged in neat rows and bowing
in prayer in unison. Participants exchange embraces at the conclusion of the
Because the prayer session is a religious service, reporters and
photographers of both sexes should dress modestly. Some communities may ask
female reporters and photographers to put a scarf over their hair while in
the actual prayer area. Photographers should arrive early to get into position
for the best shots. Photographers are also advised not to step directly in
front of worshipers and to seek permission for close-up shots. Shots of shoes
removed for prayer, and rear-angle shots of prostrating worshipers are
ICM is one of the oldest Islamic organizations in the state. It serves the
community by providing Islamic education to children and adults; speakers on
basic Islamic practices and world affairs; a food shelf; funeral services;
book publishing; youth activities; marriage licenses; counseling services;
Arabic classes; daily, Friday, Eid, and Ramadan prayer services; and is home
to one of the longest running interfaith dialogues in the nation.
Eid prayers will be held on Sunday the 25th of June, 2017 at the National
Sports Center in Blaine.
Prayer starts at 7:30AM and Second Prayer starts at 9:00AM
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