Tuesday, 11 September 2007

1Earth. 1Ummah. 1Eid

When Eid salah was enjoined upon the Muslims at the time of our Beloved Prophet (Peace and Blessings be upon him), the entire community would gather together in the court yard and pray as one body, bowing and prostrating to Allah Subhanahu wata’ala, united in their worship. Their submission to Allah Azza wajjaal, re-affirmed as they came together to celebrate the Mercy and Blessings bestowed upon them by their Lord. Today, alhamdu lillah, we have thousands of Muslims all over London praying Eid Salah in their local masjid, but how beautiful would it be if we were to all gather together in one place, and pray to Allah Jalla wa’ala as one body, the way the companions prayed with the Prophet (may Allah give him blessings and grant him peace)?

Al Fitrah will be taking this day to a new level this year insh’Allah; bringing together all members of the Muslim (and indeed non Muslim) community of London and neighbouring vicinities together- we will be hosting a single mass Eid prayer followed by a spectacular day of festivities for families, individuals, young and old alike. Seizing on the dawah potential of such a large congregation of Muslims, we shall encourage everybody to invite their non Muslim neighbours, colleagues, counterparts and friends in order to witness the strength of a united body of Muslims converging together for a mutual auspicious purpose.

Among the array of events we will be hosting a fun fair, bazaar, gift stalls, and live stage performances of nasheeds, poetry, short lectures and live martial arts. All well known mainstream Muslim organizations who wish to participate and raise awareness of their cause will be represented through a variety of stalls and platforms during the day. This mass open fun day for all will serve to tie together the often fragmented and even neglected sections of the community into a visible whole.

Beginning modesty, our pilot launch is aimed at 3-5000 attendees, but we hold the wider aim of having this celebration become a lasting annual event on a larger scale both within London and neighbouring cities.

Wa Salaamu 'Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu

Brother Jalal Ibn Saeed

For more info plz visit www.alfitrah.com & click on the forum

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