Kent Muslims Gather at Gravesend Central Mosque to Celebrate Eid Al-Fitr and Spread Message of Unity and Compassion

The end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting for Muslims, is being celebrated today at the Gravesend Central Mosque in Albion Terrace. This joyous occasion is known as Eid Al-Fitr and marks the end of a month of spiritual reflection and self-discipline.

As the morning sun rose, thousands of Muslims in Kent gathered at the mosque to offer prayers and celebrate with their families and friends. The first day of Shawal, the tenth month in the Islamic calendar, is a day of great significance for the Muslim community. It is a time for forgiveness, gratitude, and spreading love and kindness.

Bilal Farooq, the chairman of the Gravesend Central Mosque and the Gravesend and Dartford Muslim Association, expressed his excitement for the celebrations. He mentioned that the day began with three sets of prayers at the mosque, followed by greetings of “Happy Eid” and “Eid Mubarak” and traditional hugs among the men.

Families and friends will come together to enjoy delicious meals, exchange gifts, and wear their finest clothes. Decorations will adorn their homes and traditional sweets, called mithai, will be shared. However, Bilal also reminded the community to remember those who are unable to celebrate with their loved ones, especially the suffering of the Palestinian people.

He urged everyone to use their voices to advocate for justice, peace, and the rights of all people, regardless of their nationality or religion. He also encouraged prayers for peace, stability, and prosperity for all people around the world.

As the Muslims in Kent celebrate Eid Al-Fitr, they also spread the message of compassion, unity, and humanity. The Gravesend Central Mosque is a symbol of harmony and togetherness, where people of all backgrounds come together to celebrate and support one another.

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