Nine years ago today, The United States of America was attacked by extremists which brought down the World Trade Center, hit the Pentagon and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Almost 3,000 people were killed on that Catastrophic day and it changed America and the World Forever.
The Images of devastation and all the innocent victims will................
FOREVER BE IN OUR HEARTS.
9/11 HAPPENDED TO US ALL!
2 days ago, the Holy Month of Ramadan ended after 30 days, Now the Worldwide Muslim population of almost 2 Billion people are celebrating the Joyful holiday of EID-UL-FITR for 3 days!
WHAT IS 'EID-UL-FITR' AND HOW IS IT CELEBRATED?
Eid, meaning "happiness" or "feast" in Arabic, is one of the most important dates on the Muslim calendar.
Ramadan, which ended on Thursday night, marks the month in which the Quran was revealed to the Prophet Mohammed. Muslims observe a strict fast and participate in pious activities such as charitable giving and peace-making. It is a time of intense spiritual renewal for those who observe it. At the end of Ramadan, Muslims throughout the world observe a joyous three-day celebration called Eid al-Fitr (the Festival of Fast-Breaking).
Before the day of Eid, during the last few days of Ramadan, each Muslim family gives a determined amount as a donation to the poor. This donation is of actual food -- rice, barley, dates, rice, etc. -- to ensure that the needy can have a holiday meal and participate in the celebration.
On the day of Eid, Muslims gather early in the morning in outdoor locations or mosques to perform the Eid prayer. This consists of a sermon followed by a short congregational prayer.
After the Eid prayer, Muslims usually scatter to visit various family and friends, give gifts (especially to children), and make phone calls to distant relatives to give well-wishes for the holiday. These activities traditionally continue for three days. In most Muslim countries, the entire 3-day period is an official government/school holiday.
Today is the last day of Eid-ul-fitr and so far it's been incredible, The best bit is the big gatherings between family and friends, also the Massive Morning Prayer which is held in many various places from Parks to Mosques, to streets and other centers. And ofcourse how can not forget the Food and presents. FOOD FOOD FOOD, As im writing this Im so stuffed, So much delicious food and ofcourse the amazing tasting sweets which i havent stop eating. Combing everything, Eid and Ramadan is such a REFRESHING time!
Eid in Mecca, Saudia Arabia
To all my Jewish friends, Happy New year or ROSH HASHANAH!
Support for PARK51 GROWING!
Also, Good news for PARK51 and the fight for Religious Freedom and Tolerance- Support for the Center has grown dramatically up to 34%.
41% now support the Islamic and Inter-faith Community Center in Lower Manhattan while 51% of people oppose it.
This is my Stance:
Let's join together and fight Bigotry and intolerance and UNITE!