In News on 08/19/2012 at 08:15
Worshipper Sarmad Qusai outside Birmingham Central Mosque in Highgate
Birmingham’s Muslim community have begun rejoicing this weekend, following the completion of Ramadan, as they celebrate the Islamic festival of Eid.
Beginning on the evening of Saturday 18th August, the celebration marks the conclusion of a month of fasting, prayer, meditation and self-reflection as the faithful look to take the benefits of the month’s struggle in bettering themselves throughout the coming year. Read the rest of this entry »
In News on 11/04/2011 at 13:23
Muslims in Birmingham will be celebrating Eid this weekend
Birmingham’s Muslim population will come together this weekend to celebrate the Islamic festival of Eid; as the faithful from across the world complete the religious pilgrimage, known as Hajj, in Mecca in Saudi Arabia.
Beginning on the evening of of Saturday 5th November, the three-day festival known as Eid al-Adha, or ‘celebration of sacrifice’, is to commemorate the willingness of the apostle Abraham in sacrificing his own son to confirm his commitment to God. An act which God is said to have rewarded by replacing Abraham’s son with a ram. Read the rest of this entry »