Thursday the 24th of September, Muslims around the world will be celebrating Eid ul Adha Festival. Eid ul Adha differs from Eid ul Fitr, while the former honours the prophet Abraham’s submission to God, the latter arks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.
Various mosques and prayer halls will be holding Eid prayers on the day.
Manchester Central Mosque is holding four prayers at 8:00, 9:00, 10:00, 11:00 am.
The Manchester Islamic Centre and Didsbury Mosque is also holding four prayers at 7:30, 8:30, 9:30 and 10:30. Also the centre will be organising an afternoon Family Eid Party starting at 2:00 pm, including food and various activities.
Based in the city centre, The Muslim Youth Foundation will hold two Eid prayers, at 8:00 am and 10:30 am.
Al Furqan Islamic Centre in Moss Side, has scheduled 3 Eid prayers too at 8:00, 9:00 and 10:00 am.
Finally, The University of Manchester’s Islamic society will hold Eid Prayer at 8:00 in both Mcdougall and Sackville prayer halls (South and North campus).
As a partnership between local associations The Urban Sanctuary, The Blessed Hub and Community on Solid Ground, residents from our local communities are all invited to attend Eid ul Adha Party held at Manley Park community centre in Whalley Range. Set to be a nice family day out, the event will feature various activities such as penalty shootouts, cricket, table tennis, a bouncy castle, trampoline, BBQ and more. The day has been scheduled to start at 2:00 and finishing around 6:00 pm. Entrance is free, also donations are highly welcome.
Finally, the Greater Manchester Police has made an appeal for respect during the religious festivities. Following on a really successful and peaceful Eid ul Fitr, the City council and the GMP are hopeful this Eid will be just as enjoyable.
Superintendent Steve Howard from Greater Manchester Police commented: “Eid is a joyous occasion and an important date in the Muslim calendar and celebrations should reflect this”.
TNT News Julien Sueres