WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump stated in his Eidul Fitr message on Saturday that he hopes Muslims discover consolation, energy and therapeutic from the Covid-19 illness that has dampened the celebrations of this 12 months’s pageant.
Most Muslims throughout North America are celebrating Eid on Sunday.
“As Muslims observe the day of Eid al-Fitr, we hope they find both comfort and strength in the healing powers of prayer and devotion,” President Trump stated in an announcement put out by his workplace.
“Over the past weeks and months, as we have fought the coronavirus, we have relied on our faith, family, and friends to help guide us through these unprecedented times.”
At a White Home information briefing on Thursday, Trump promised to concern new pointers for reopening locations of worship for enabling folks to hunt consolation from their religion in these tough instances.
“Now more than ever we are reminded of the reassuring peace, uplifting love, and heartening fellowship that religion brings into our lives,” he stated in his Eid message. “We send our best wishes for a blessed and joyous Eid al-Fitr.”
Curbs on social gatherings to include the unfold of the coronavirus have affected Eid celebrations as properly. However Muslims throughout the USA have discovered progressive methods to rejoice the three-day vacation, whereas adhering to social-distancing measures.
Preparations have been made for Muslims to hook up with their native mosques for dwell Eid sermons that will likely be aired on native tv and streamed on social media. Many mosques have additionally organized drive-thru amenities for youngsters to obtain Eid presents.
Folks have additionally created prayer areas inside their properties the place households will take heed to the sermon from their native mosques and pray collectively.
Since Eid and Chand Raat occasions should not being held, persons are focusing extra on adorning their properties and exchanging presents by mail.
This 12 months, Disney, the multinational leisure conglomerate, is releasing a brief movie, titled American Eid. The movie follows the lives of a Pakistani household who migrate to America.
The primary character, an eight-year-old lady named Ameena, needs to rejoice Eid, however it’s not recognised as an official vacation within the nation. Consequently, she takes it upon herself to create a petition and begin a marketing campaign to ensure that Eid to be recognised as an official vacation within the US.
Printed in Daybreak, Could 24th, 2020