Report by Muhammad Ahmad, Detroit Michigan
Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of Rochester Hills, Michigan concluded the Holy month of Ramadhan on Thursday June 14, 2018, and celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr on June 15th, 2018.
A large number of Jama’at members gathered for the Eid-ul-Fitr prayers at Masjid Mahmood. The formal proceedings of the day started at 10:30 with the Eid prayers followed by Eid Sermon delivered by Imam Shamshad Nasir of the mid-west region.
“Eid-ul-Fitr is certainly a very happy occasion for believers as it signifies that Allah blessed us to take part in the blessings of the Holy month of Ramadhan by His Sheer Grace”, said Imam Shamshad Nasir.
We are here today to thank Almighty Allah who provided us the opportunity again this year to avail the Holy month of Ramadhan and worship Him and seek His forgiveness.
The Muslim festival, Eid is not an ordinary or worldly Eid. We celebrate Eid with certainly with good clothes, nice food and meeting and greeting with families and friends. This is the
outward part of the Eid, then there is another part of the Eid that every Muslim must keep in mind. This part is the lessons and training that the Holy Month of Ramadhan provided us. We must keep those in front of us and make them part of of daily lives.
We can only call it a true Eid when we continue to say our prayers regularly and in congregation at the Masjid. The end of the month of Ramadhan doesn’t mean we should stop coming to mosque for our daily prayers.
At the end of the Eid Sermon, Imam Shamshad Nasir read a letter from Amir Jama’at USA Mirza Maghfoor Ahmad, in which he reminded the members their responsibilities concerning to spread the true message of islam with love and peace to all, after the message of the Ameer imam led the members in silent prayers.
Then the members greeted Eid Mubarak to each other, embraced and proceeded to the dining area where everyone enjoyed a delicious lunch prepared by the hospitality team.
The day’s activities concluded with the Friday prayers led by Imam Shamshad Nasir.
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