All Minnesotans Welcomed to Join Muslim Minnesotans for US Bank Stadium Celebration of Eid al-Adha
#Eid4Everyone is a welcoming, cross-cultural community experience open to all
Minnesotan neighbors of all faiths or no faith are warmly invited to join the Muslim Minnesotan community in celebration of Eid al-Adha this Tuesday, August 21st, for the first annual community celebration “Super Eid.” Families of all cities, towns, neighborhoods, communities, and backgrounds from everywhere in Minnesota are invited to come celebrate, learn, and share together in a joyful and fun celebration. Eid al-Adha honors the prophet Ibrahim — the same religious figure known as Abraham in Christianity and Judaism — and is one of the two most important annual celebrations of the Muslim religion.
“We are very excited about this community and family event. We warmly welcome all Minnesotans from every community to share in and enjoy the fun and blessings of this day,” said Abdulahi Farah one of the many organizers of Super Eid. “So many of our places of worship, businesses and institutions sacrificed their time and money so that everyone can come together to learn about our holiday and celebrate with us under one roof. Eid is about sharing — it’s a holiday for everyone.”
This is an opportunity for all Minnesotans to support one another, promote religious freedom, enhance community and create unity.
What’s Eid al-Adha?
Eid al-Adha (pronounced EED al-UHD-huh) is the Muslim festival and celebration commemorating the Prophet Ibrahim, or Abraham as he is known in the Christian and Jewish traditions. Ibrahim’s faithfulness in following Allah (God) no matter the cost and passing his test of faith is honored at Eid al-Adha. It is a time that inspires faith, sacrifice, commitment, community and patience for many in the Muslim faith.
How do you celebrate Eid al-Adha?
Eid al-Adha is the holiest of holidays for people who are Muslim and they celebrate it in similar ways that Christians do Christmas. The day begins with morning prayers and service. The celebrations continue with visits to friends and family, exchanging of gifts and feasts, or community and family meals. In some parts of the world, those who can afford it also slaughter an animal, like a cow or sheep, to share with the less fortunate. A key point for families celebrating Eid is to give to charity, the poor and less fortunate.
What does Eid Mubarak mean?
During Eid, Muslims traditionally wish each other ‘Eid Mubarak’ (pronounced EED moo-bar-ruk), which simply means ‘Blessed celebration’ or ‘Have a blessed celebration.’ Non-Muslims are welcome to greet their Muslim neighbors during this celebration with this greeting or with “Happy Eid,” and are appreciated for doing so.
Super Eid Program
This event is free and open to the public.
Doors open at 7am.
7:15 – 8 is Takbeer or singing for the glorification of God.
8-9 am Official program of speeches
9-9:30 First Prayer
10-10:30 Second Prayer
There is a carnival outside of the stadium from 11am to 7pm that will feature attractions such as horse rides, carnival games, ziplining, bumper cars, free food, face painting, inflatables, toddler activities, a petting zoo, and contests and prizes. There is a $15 fee for the carnival.
This event is being hosted by Super Eid
“Super Eid” is an organization dedicated to uniting the Minnesota Muslim community for festive, family-friendly Eid prayer and celebrations. Super Eid is organized by a partnership of local Muslim institutions and organizations, through the generosity of businesses and individual sponsors. The event includes Eid prayer, activities for kids, a bazaar, and food vendors. Super Eid envisions a community where every Muslim and Minnesotan is welcome and able to participate in an exemplary celebration of Eid. Super Eid’s mission is to provide Muslims inclusive and exceptional Eid programs that promote diversity, and a sense of community and belonging for everyone.
Muslim Coalition of ISAIAH
The Muslim Coalition of ISAIAH represents 20 mosques in Minnesota who are dedicated to racial and economic justice in the state through deep partnership and collaboration with ISAIAH. ISAIAH is a multi-faith, multi-racial, state-wide and nonpartisan faith-based community organizing coalition in Minnesota.