Even for those not performing the pilgrimage, Hajj, the first ten days of this month are considered very sacred and a time for increased reflection, seeking Allah's forgiveness, doing good and various other forms of worship.
While making special food for Eid should be given priority, we shouldn't forget that part of the pleasure is in the presentation.Decorating the table and "dressing up" the food will give more of the Eid feeling to your meal. Here are some ideas of how to do that.
Making Eid the joyous celebration it's supposed to be isn't just the responsibility of individuals and families. It's also the Masjid's job. Here are seven activities mosques can organize that can help make Eid special.
Initially, 75,000,000 Eid stamps were printed when it was first issued by the U.S. Post Office. In order for the stamps to become part of the annual permanent holiday issue printing, they need to sell out for three issue years. This is an appeal to support America's first Eid stamp.
Sacrificing certain types of animals during Hajj and Eid-ul-Adha are part of Islamic rites. Here is Muslim American Michel Jansen's experience of apprehension towards Islamic animal sacrifice during Hajj and how she reconciled herself to the rite.
NeQiniso was a friend and supporter of Sound Vision, even in the last few weeks of his life. Although neQiniso was an executive manager at Dell computers in Austin, his passion was Islam and Dawa. In fact, he helped change the face of Dawa on this continent in a significant way.
Sound Vision aims to produce content that helps build bridges of understanding among Muslims and their neighbors, with emphasis on youth.
Sound Vision would like to see Muslims achieve their full potential as dynamic and creative individuals, who are comfortable with themselves and their environment.
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Radio Islam is America's only live daily Muslim radio talk show that provides a two-way conversation on the air with Muslims and their neighbors in the Chicagoland area.
MuslimFest is an award-winning annual festival celebrating the best in Muslim art, culture, and entertainment, attended by 25,000 visitors in Toronto, Canada, every year.
Adam's World is a series of videos featuring two Muslim puppets, Adam and his sister Aneesah. Adam's World has been a source of creative Islamic education for thousands of young Muslims growing up in North America and Europe.
One America Coalition, includes groups like the ACLU, Daily Kos, J Street, Voto Latino, Color of Change, Sound Vision, Charter for Compassion, the Interfaith Center of New York, among 50 other civil liberties and interfaith organizations.