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The Spirit of Eid | MM Eid Photo Contest: The Submissions
A portion of what was said to be the 15,000 attendees of Jamaica Muslim Center's #EidSalah. It was hot but the clouds covered the sun for us and it reminded me of how on the Day of Judgment, only the believers will be shaded from the heat. In sha Allah, we're from amongst them. #MMEid #eid #fitr #salah #sky #clouds #prayer #islam

The Spirit of Eid | MM Eid Photo Contest: The Submissions

Here are all the fabulous submissions which made the cut for the MM Photo/Instagram contest. They are absolutely amazing! Makes me miss Ramadan and 'Īd so much. Our staff will be choosing the 10 finalists and then you , our readers, will vote for your favorites, inshā'Allāh. JazakAllah khayr for participating and for your patience, (we need manpower, if you have some time to spare and are good with social media, let us know). You can view all the instagrams and share, tweet and pin them from here.

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#bank #leeds #citycentre #eidmubarak # #eidshopping #'Īd #islam #respect

Photograph 2

Matching outfit #'Īd #MMEid

Photograph 3

This little one is dressed up and playing with his new toy during the 'Īd khutbah at the Islamic Center of New Mexico :) #MMEid ❤

Photograph 4

Holding it down with Gramps māshā'Allāh. 'Īd Mubarak everyone! #'Īd #Swag #mmeid #family

Photograph 5

'Īd Mubarak-Posing with circus performers @GTA 'Īd celebration (Toronto)

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Photograph 7

Women of Bandung, Indonesia, after 'Īd prayers in Institut Teknologi Bandung. #'Īd #islam #prayer #bandung #indonesia #women #MMeid by Jimprz

Photograph 8

'Īd Prayers by Saimii

Photograph 9

Fresh popcorn & cotton candy at the 'Īd Carnival, making memories for the young ones at ICNM. #mmeid

Photograph 10

                                         #EidMubarak from Houston, Reliant Center #mmeid #whatiseid By Negmaw

Photograph 11

'Īd at MCA. Beautiful gathering, amazing khutbah. #'Īd #islam #ramadan

Photograph 12

My My father and my son By yazidatan

Photograph 13

Hugs after 'Īd prayer ☺

Photograph 14

The cuzzie wuzzie buzzie muzzie fuzzies!

Photograph 15

This is my family photo on the first day of 'Īd 2012 in our traditional Malay outfit. It is a culture in Malaysia for family members to gather at parents's house on the first day of 'Īd. We dressed in our best traditional outfit, a lot of traditional food is served, and the children will receive some money from adults in cute little envelopes as part of the tradition…it's a beautiful family time. By Nur

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Several days before 'Īd I started making cookies and different sweets. The day before 'Īd, I made sheep cake pops for an 'Īd party I was going to. They were a hit! BY Sanaid

Photograph 17

After prayer, a Muslim family poses for the camera in Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.

Photograph 18

 

This year I came across the hadith: “Exchange gifts. This will generate mutual feelings of love and eliminate feelings of animosity and estrangement from your hearts.” [Mishkat]Until lately I believed gift giving was an exclusively Christian practice. In honor of putting this hadith into practice, I gave my aunt a silk abaya, a fake gold hand harness jewelry and a tasbih. She is an impatient type A-personality, however, not only did she patiently sit through a session of getting her finger nails tinted with henna she also acted as a hand model for this picture, whilst showing off her 'Īd gifts.

Photograph 19

Prayed ‘aṣr ṣalāh while hosting a family picnic at Lake Ontario!Perfect balance of religion and fun ! By Idris Ilmi

 

Photograph 20

 

Always admired ppl #volunteering some of their 'Īd day to make prayer service safer for everyone else by putting themselves in front of 3000 lb vehicles. #MMeid #volunteer

 

Photograph 21

 

An Egyptian girl plays with her father after 'Īd prayer at the Grand Mosque in Doha,Qatar. I took this as soon as I heard the girl crying out “'Īd MUBARAK” to her dad!!

 

Photograph 22

Every 'Īd all girls head to henna shops or their families/friends houses to get their henna done its a tradition shared by many people across the globe. This picture, of my hand which I took in negative is a picture of henna a got done. Henna is familiar to even non-Muslims. It's a great work of art that bridges cultures together!:) By fbkassim

 

Photograph 23

 

#mmeid the brothers engaging in post 'Īd prayer festivities. What better way to celebrate than with plastic light-up swords?

Photograph 24

My really creamy kheer… 1st time ever it …

Photograph 25

Dallas convention center 15k expected BY elmounofy

Photograph 26

This is my first time away from home. Al-hamdu lillah, my new home allows me to spend everyday reflecting upon some aspect of the beauty of Allāh's creation. I'm living in Honolulu, Hawaii. This place is absolutely beautiful. The people are beautiful; their character can't help but remind you of an aspect of the sunnah everyday!
I was fortunate to spend 'Eed with these beautiful, welcoming, generous people. My new community (1000 people msA!) prayed ṣalāh'l-'Eed under a pavilion off of Ala Moana Beach. There was a rainbow after the fajr rain showers (which is just happiness!); sand to remind us of our transient nature and showing how Allāh can take something living and make it something else; a light mist to symbolize the mercy of Allāh descending; and the Pacific ocean to show the vastness of the blessings of Allāh. Reciting the takbirat (i.e. glorifying Allāh) was so natural in these surroundings. 'Eed is about glorifying Allāh and that's what this moment was like for me. I wonder if you feel the same way.
I hope you will come visit our community and share these reflections.

 Photograph 27

Muslims waiting for the 'Īd ṣalāh to begin on a beautiful summers day. #mmeid

Photograph 28

'Īd Mubarak #imthaz

Photograph 29

Takbir of 'Īd by Nourane

Photograph 30

This year they are doing the picture-taking

Photograph 31

A portion of what was said to be the 15,000 attendees of Jamaica Muslim Center's #EidSalah. It was hot but the clouds covered the sun for us and it reminded me of how on the Day of Judgment, only the believers will be shaded from the heat. In sha Allāh, we're from amongst them. #MMEid #'Īd #fitr #ṣalāh #sky #clouds #prayer #islam

Photograph 32

The obligatory 'Īd family photo #mmeid #'Īd #muslim …

Photograph 33

Sisters

allah asr eid inshaallah mashallah salaat salah salat

About Hena Zuberi

Hena Zuberi is the Editor in Chief of Muslimmatters.org. She is also a Staff Reporter at the Muslim Link newspaper which serves the DC Metro. Hena has worked as a television news reporter and producer for CNBC Asia and World Television News. A mom of four and a Green Muslim, she lives and preaches a whole food, organic life which she believes is closest to Sunnah. Active in her SoCal community, Hena served as the Youth Director for the Islamic Center. Using her experience with Youth, she conducts Growing Up With God workshops. Follow her on Twitter @henazuberi .

15 comments

  1. Genuine question: in Photograph #4, what does that hand/finger symbol mean? Is it acceptable in Islamic values?

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  2. When will the MM staff choose the 10 final pics?

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  3. It would be great if the moderator could let us know about the status of this competition

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    • Have been having issues getting our polling software to work. Apologize profusely. Final 10 have been selected just need to get the poll up so we can get the readers voting started. JazakAllah khayr for checking in.

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  4. Have the ten finalists been informed?

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  5. Any updates on this?

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  6. Can anyone please advise?

    Were the finalists emailed?

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  7. Any updates on this would be helpful

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  8. Assalamalaykum wa rahmatulah and Eid Mubarak,

    We apologize for the long delay- we had technical issues and could not host a poll but we didnt forget our promise and now that the new site can host pols with photos we are ready to get this contest going again.
    Here is the link to the poll please share it with your friends and family and get them to start voting.

    http://muslimmatters.org/2013/08/08/eid-photos-poll-help-muslimmatters-choose-the-winners-mmeid/

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  9. The initiative is good but moderators should be careful in choosing appropriate images, since millions of people will be seeing this. The last picture really shouldn’t be here.

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