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

Hena Zuberi



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 EID so much. Our staff will be choosing the 10 finalists and then you , our readers, will vote for your favorites, inshaAllah. 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 #eid #islam #respect

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Matching outfit #Eid #MMEid

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

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Holding it down with Gramps mashAllah. Eid Mubarak everyone! #Eid #Swag #mmeid #family

Photograph 5

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

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Photograph 7

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

Photograph 8

Eid Prayers by Saimii

Photograph 9

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

Photograph 10

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

Photograph 11

Eid at MCA. Beautiful gathering, amazing khutbah. #eid #islam #ramadan

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My My father and my son By yazidatan

Photograph 13

Hugs after eid prayer ☺

Photograph 14

The cuzzie wuzzie buzzie muzzie fuzzies!

Photograph 15

This is my family photo on the first day of Eid 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 Eid. 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

Photograph 16

Several days before Eid I started making cookies and different sweets. The day before Eid, I made sheep cake pops for an Eid 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 eid gifts.

Photograph 19

Prayed Asr Salaat 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 Eid 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 Eid prayer at the Grand Mosque in Doha,Qatar. I took this as soon as I heard the girl crying out “EID MUBARAK” to her dad!!


Photograph 22

Every Eid 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 Eid 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 Allah’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 Salat’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 Allah can take something living and make it something else; a light mist to symbolize the mercy of Allah descending; and the Pacific ocean to show the vastness of the blessings of Allah. Reciting the takbirat (i.e. glorifying Allah) was so natural in these surroundings. ‘Eed is about glorifying Allah 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 Eid salah to begin on a beautiful summers day. #mmeid

Photograph 28

Eid Mubarak #imthaz

Photograph 29

Takbir of Eid 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 Allah, we’re from amongst them. #MMEid #eid #fitr #salah #sky #clouds #prayer #islam

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The obligatory eid family photo #mmeid #eid #muslim …

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Hena Zuberi is the Editor in Chief of She is also a Staff Reporter at the Muslim Link newspaper which serves the DC Metro. She serves on the board of the Aafia Foundation and Words Heal, Inc. 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 Unity Center. Using her experience with Youth, she conducts Growing Up With God workshops. Follow her on Twitter @henazuberi.



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    September 19, 2012 at 12:07 PM

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

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      September 20, 2012 at 1:20 AM

      Assalamu alaikum

      Good question. I would like to know the answer as well.

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        September 20, 2012 at 2:16 PM

        Its extending the gap between your index and middle finger, to make the gap appear like letter ‘V’, which stands for victory.

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    October 2, 2012 at 2:56 PM

    When will the MM staff choose the 10 final pics?

    • Hena Zuberi

      Hena Zuberi

      October 3, 2012 at 11:51 PM

      Chosen will post them soon inshaAllah- and tweet/ facebook them out. The winners will get a nice Eid ul Adha gift inshaAllah :)

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        October 30, 2012 at 9:25 PM

        Sorry, I just saw this post. Were the pictures posted?

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    November 1, 2012 at 3:54 PM

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

    • Hena Zuberi

      Hena Zuberi

      November 1, 2012 at 11:18 PM

      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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        November 7, 2012 at 10:18 PM


        May I suggest the free tool called ?

        Jazakalah Khair

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    November 15, 2012 at 5:34 AM

    Have the ten finalists been informed?

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    What happened?

    November 21, 2012 at 10:18 PM

    Any updates on this?

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    Can anyone please advise?

    December 14, 2012 at 4:28 PM

    Were the finalists emailed?

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    January 14, 2013 at 3:54 PM

    Any updates on this would be helpful

  8. Hena Zuberi

    Hena Zuberi

    August 8, 2013 at 9:29 PM

    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.

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    August 13, 2013 at 1:31 AM

    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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