Local Muslims observe the end of Ramadan with Prayer
Members of two congregations met on the football field of Park Center High School and inside Brooklyn Middle School for prayer and Eid celebrations.
On Friday, the Muslim community celebrated the end of the month-long fast of Ramadan with communal prayers. Masijid Al-Ansar held their event at Brooklyn Middle School. Nearby, Bilal Oromo Dawa Center held their prayer service at the football field at Park Center High School.
Hundreds of people, in colorful African clothing marked the beginning of Eid ul-Fitr or “feast of fast breaking” holiday. Muslims refer to Eid ul-Fitr commonly as just “Eid.” This is a time for Muslims to come together to feast, celebrate, and share their good fortune with others. Muslims greet each other by saying “Eid mubarak,” meaning “blessed Eid,” and “taqabbalallah ta’atakum,” or “may God accept your deeds.”
We spoke with many observers who said they were “praying for peace.”
Ramadan is one of the holiest month for Muslims. During Ramadan, Muslims abstain from food, drink and any sensual pleasures from break of dawn to sunset.
The groups have scheduled a picnic and celebration on June 16th at 4 p.m. at Centennial Park in Brooklyn Center. The community is invited to the gathering.