Eid ul-Fitr Salaat and Celebrations – 2011

The outdoor Eid Salaat was held at 8:30 am at Australian Institute of Sport (outdoor synthetic field) on 30 or 31st August 2011 depending on the moon sighting.

The Eid celebrations was held from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm on Saturday 3rd September 2011 at Canberra Masjid, 130 Empire Circuit, Yarralumla in Peace and Harmony. This was a fantastic opportunity to meet with the local Muslims in a friendly Islamic atmosphere of peace, unity and enjoyment. There was fun and enjoyment for children with jumping castles and other children activities. BBQ was be available most of the day.

Post Event

Jazakallah to all the brothers for their efforts. We also want to thank the Imams for their joint decision. I am sure there are some lessons learnt and we will discuss (PIR) them post celebrations.

Alhamdulillah, the event was a huge success. Approx 5000 people turned up to the event even at a short notice. This says that the community is really interested in getting together and performing the outdoor Eid prayers. This also means that our SMS based communications is working quite well. I must say that AIS was quite helpful as well, especially for arranging the venue at a short notice and arranging the cordless microphone quickly.

Jazakallah to the volunteers for their efforts.

Yusuf Mansuri

 

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