Jamaat Detroit celebrates Eid-ul-Adha during Covid-19 pandemic


Syed Shamshad Nasir, Missionary, USA

Muhammad Ahmad Sahib of Detroit, Michigan reports that bearing in mind the Covid-19 circumstances, members of Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya across the US were advised to offer Eid prayer in their homes.

The national umur-e-ama department circulated national Amir Sahib’s instructions regarding Eid along with an “Eid-ul-Adha Home Guide” to offer the Eid prayer at homes.

Eid-ul-Adha was celebrated on 31 July 2020. Although members were not able to offer the Eid prayer in mosques, Detroit Jamaat distributed gift packs of traditional sweets and chocolates to each family home to share happiness at this blessed and happy occasion.

Many members spent hours to arrange, prepare and distribute the Eid gift pack to each family.  Most of the Jamaat members offered Eid prayer with their families at their homes. Eid prayer was followed by the Eid Sermon that included a summary of the Eid Sermon delivered by Hazrat Khalifatul Masih V, may Allah be his Helper, on MTA. Salient points of Huzoor’s Eid sermon were mentioned in the summary.

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At the conclusion of the Eid Sermon, silent prayer was offered.

A small number of members (men, women and children) offered Eid prayer at Masjid Mahmood. The missionary, Shamshad Nasir Sahib led the Eid prayer and gave the Eid Sermon where he read the key points from the Eid Sermon of Hazrat Amirul Momineenaa, delivered on 31 July 2020.

Shamshad Nasir Sahib also read the message of National Amir Jamaat USA, Mirza Maghfoor Ahmad Sahib and concluded the sermon with silent prayer.

In his message, Sadr Jamaat, Maqbool Tahir Sahib said, “I had hoped that we could have had the opportunity to celebrate this Eid at the mosque and met each other but due to the current situation, this is not possible. Your local coordinator will deliver a small Eid gift for your family today or tomorrow from Detroit Jamaat, insha-Allah. Eid Mubarak to you and your family”.

May Allah abundantly reward all the volunteers who not only prepared the Eid gift packs, but also delivered them.

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