Islamic beliefs and values will be celebrated all over the world on Sunday 6th November. Eid is a holy day for muslims to remember the story of their prophet Abraham and a chance to reconcile with family and friends.
The president of the Islamic Society at the University of Lincoln, Jawad Almu’aathen, is looking forward to the festivities. He said: “Eid as a word in arabic actually means ‘celebration’ and it’s a nice time for families to get together and celebrate as a unity.”
“There’s always problems within families but Eid is a time to forget all of that and put all of those problems to one side.”
Not only is Eid a time for muslims to celebrate, it is also a time for giving and Mr Almu’aathen’s favourite part of the day is recieving money from parents. Similarly to Christmas, Eid has a tradition of giving out gifts or money to children, family and close friends.
The Islamic society will be holding a party for this special occasion on Wednesday 9th November at the university’s main building.