Ahmadiyya Muslim Community extends Eid greetings to all New Zealanders
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community New Zealand will be celebrating Eid-ul Fitr on Saturday 18th July, a special day of celebrations after the conclusion of their holy month of Ramadhan (fasting). Muslim’s around the world will be celebrating this special day with families, neighbours and friends.
The community will be conducting the Eid ul Fitr prayers at Baitul Muqeet Mosque, 20 Dalgety Drive, Manukau at 9.00am on Saturday 18th July.
To mark this festive day, Mr. Mohammed Iqbal, National President of the Community said, “On behalf of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of New Zealand, I would like to extend my heartiest Eid greetings to all Muslims and fellow New Zealanders and may you all celebrate this blessed day in the true spirit as was taught by the Holy Prophet of Islam, Muhammad (peace be upon him)”.
Muslims, as part of their faith strive to win the pleasure of their Lord and Creator, Almighty God, by fasting and carrying out acts of virtue during Ramadhan. One of the greatest blessings of Ramadhan is that the believers, by suffering hunger and thirst themselves are filled with the spirit of sympathy towards the less fortunate sections of society. To display the above spirit Ahmadi Muslims around the world presents gifts to the poor, orphans and prisoners as part of Eid celebrations. They also visit the hospitals and old homes on the Eid day.
“In order to share the Eid celebrations with the less-fortunate ones, Ahmadiyya Muslim Community New Zealand in line with their tradition worldwide will be distributing food parcels through Work and Income branch in Manukau on Eid day, each containing enough dry food to meet the needs of a deserving family for few days”, said Mr. Iqbal.
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is a dynamic, fast-growing international revival movement within Islam. Founded in 1889 by Hadhrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (1835-1908) in Punjab, India, the Ahmadiyya
Muslim Community spans over 206 countries with membership exceeding tens of millions. The New Zealand branch of this community was established in 1987 and has just over 450 members. It is a registered charitable organisation and endeavours to be an active and integrated community within New Zealand society.
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