Canada Muslims Get Ready to Celebrate Eid on Friday

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TORONTO (IINA) – Canadian Muslims are getting ready to celebrate `Eid al-Fitr’ on Friday, with community gatherings and festivals planned in many cities across the country to mark the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, according to OnIslam.

The event, which includes the ‘Eid prayers and the festival is expected to attract over 10,000 people.
“Thousands of Muslims are expected at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre to celebrate ‘Eid al-Fitr,” said Amal Albaz, public relations coordinator of the Muslim Association of Canada, (MAC)
“This is the largest `Eid gathering and carnival in the Greater Toronto Area.”
“This `Eid marks the 40th annual GTA `Eid Festivals organized by the Muslim Association of Canada (MAC).”
Islamic Scholar Dr. Jasser Auda, a member of the European Council for Fatwa and Research and a founding member of International Union of Muslim Scholars, will conduct the prayer services and deliver the ‘Eid sermon.
“My message to Canadian Muslims is to realize the centrality of Islamic principles, sanctity of life, dignity, family and property in the message of Islam.”
“The Prophet (peace be on him), in his last sermon, advised men to be kind to women, and for Muslims to maintain peace amongst each other and with the world,” Auda added.
The MAC is also aiming to help disadvantaged Muslims celebrate a joyous ‘Eid by sponsoring needy families to attend the festival.
In partnership with several social support organizations, the Association will be inviting these families free of cost.
Similar large gatherings are planned in other major Canadian cities.
In Ottawa, the national capital of Canada, the MAC will be holding the ‘Eid al-Fitr celebration in conjunction with its popular Muslim Summer Festival.
“The Muslim Association of Canada is excited to announce that on Friday, we will be celebrating our 2 largest annual events together – The Muslim Summer Festival and ‘Eid Al-Fitr Celebration,” said MAC in a press release.
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