Last Wednesday was the first day of Eid al-Fitr, the Muslim festival that marks the end of the “fasting month” of Ramadan.
Ramadan regarded as one of the most important month of the year in the Muslims calendar as Muslims around the world abstain from eating or drinking during the day for more or less 30 days, alongside practicing other good deeds (note: some Muslims regards Eid-al-adha as the most important).
The month then concludes with usually a three-day celebration known as Eid al-Fitr.
After a month of giving up earthly pleasures, focusing on prayer and read the Quran, Eid al-Fitr becomes one of the most anticipated moment by many Muslims around the world to conclude the month-long Ramadan fast period with forgiveness, charity, and making amends.
To many Muslims, Eid al-Fitr is an important show of gratitude to Allah for the help and strength He gave them throughout the previous fasting month to help them practice self-control.
In Brisbane, this year Eid al-Fitr prayer were held in several locations including Indonesian Muslim Centre of Queensland (IMCQ) and University of Queensland. Hundreds of Brisbane Muslims were spotted filling those spaces as they begun celebrating Eid al-Fitr, gathering and praying with their loved ones, and also other Muslim brothers and sisters.
Photos of Eid al-Fitr celebrations at Indonesian Muslim Centre of Queensland (IMCQ)
Photos of Eid al-Fitr celebrations at University of Queensland