Eid-al-Fitr (Eid al-Fitr, Eid ul-Fitr, Id-Ul-Fitr, Eid) is the first day of the Islamic month of Shawwal. It marks the end of the Ramadan, which is a month of fasting and prayer by Muslims across the globe. Many Muslims attend communal prayers, listen to a khutba (sermon) and give zakat al-fitr (charity in the form of food) during Eid al-Fitr. Ghanaian immigrant Muslims in Chicago, led by two prominent groups of the Muslim community, the Ghanaian Northern Union and the HASKE Society came together to celebrate the day. The celebrations was revering and nostalgic. It reminds one of his or her youth days in Ghana when we , the non Muslims, would be expectant of the day we coined “ Sanla” from the correct word “ salaah ” because of gifts, mainly food , the Muslim community gives out ! It was really a special day which reinforces the bond of all community leaders and members as Muslims and the Muslim community are particularly charitable during this time.
We bring to our worldwide audience pictures of the celebrations this year in Chicago.
Credit :Musa (Candy mam)