#indundi Diaspora | Great Lakes Muslims celebrated Eid al-Fitr in Phoenix Arizona
Great Lakes Muslims , an organization that is composed of Muslims from Burundi, Rwanda and Congo gathered Wednesday to celebrate Eid al-Fitr to mark the end of the month-long Ramadan.
Since June 6, Muslims marking Ramadan observed the holy month of fasting in the Islamic calendar. Eid celebrations break the fast, and begin the 10th month on the Islamic lunar calendar at the sight of the new moon.
Great Lakes Muslims has invited neighbours and everyone in the Phoenix to join them in the celebrations of Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadhan.
Speaking to Sheikh Barambona Maulidi, the president of Great Lakes Muslims in Phoenix , congratulated all Muslims upon successfully completing Ramadhan, saying the Ramadhan has been a success to promote Muslims’ unity.
“We urge Muslims who live in the United States of America to keep praying Allah (God) and come together to support each other as were are doing. We started as ten people only but now we have more than 200 members. It is a beautiful thing to see all Muslims in diaspora to come together and be united. We promote peace ” he said .
Ramadhan is the ninth month of the year on the Muslim calendar when all Muslims abstain from eating and drinking from dawn until sunset for 30 days as they reflect on their faith and feel the pain of hunger in order to promote endurance against difficulties and helping spirit to the needy, according to Barambona .
“We wish all Muslims a happy Eid and invite all to the celebrations. On this day, we celebrate by coming together with our families, and friends ” said Barambona who is from Burundi, a. Sheikh graduated from El azhar university in Egypt.