Get to Know 1Eid
The Sunnah Revival
Established back in 2007, 1Eid is the most culturally cohesive and multi-generational celebration for all members of the community to attend. We want everybody to enjoy our festival of Eid. The word Eid means ‘to feast’ and traditionally was celebrated with the whole community regardless of faith. It was a chance to dispel and remove any social boundaries and to invite those most in need to come together and be included in a universal event where they were taken care of and served.
Taking Eid Out of the Masajid
At the time of the Prophet SAW, when it came to Eid the Prophet used to take his congregation out away from the mosque to an open area in a place where the whole community could gather and listen to the khutba. Obviously in today’s day and age the Mosques cannot cope with the demand for Jummah Salah let alone Eid Salah. On top of that the majority of Mosques do not cater to women and we have more women than men in our Ummah. The severity of the situation is mostly belittled and this Sunnah must be revived.
“O you who believe! Answer Allaah (by obeying Him) and (His) Messenger when he calls you to that which will give you life” [al-Anfaal 8:24]
In obedience to the Sunnah where we were commanded to include women in the Eid prayer and festivities
Narrated / Authority Of: Um-Atiya
We used to be ordered to come out on the Day of Eid and even bring out the virgin girls from their houses and menstruating women so that they might stand behind the men and say Takbir along with them and invoke Allah along with them and hope for the blessings of that day and for purification from sins. Sahih Bukhari Hadith no: 88
Investing in Our Children's Identity
“Every nation has its festival and these are yours!”
One of the main points that the 1Eid project is trying to revive is the status of Eid in the eyes of Muslim children. Unfortunately, due to our lack of adherence to the Sunnah Eid has become a boring chore in the eyes of many children, they hunger for fun but instead are dragged around visiting family and not doing anything engaging, stimulating or constructive. Their eyes, therefore, turn towards haram and harmful celebrations misleading them into evil places, actions and environments. 1Eid gives them something to identify as their own.
It is an obligation to propagate the deen
We are obliged to share the essence of Eid with the community [Da’wah]. Introduce fun, food and culture to local communities and give them an opportunity to witness the true essence of Islam as oppose to media propaganda.
The aim of Eid is to come together and unite, celebrate the fabric of humanity and harmony, and to show respect for all.
By the Grace of God, 1Eid™ has successfully pioneered the revival of this celebration, whereby the whole Muslim community is able to share their festival with the wider community and celebrate togetherness in a pool of diversity, dispelling any and all avenues for prejudice.
Our growth has meant we have been able to use our platform to highlight the needs of the most deprived and neglected within our community and offer the basic needs of provisions, sustenance and education as well as bringing joy, happiness and a sense of belonging within their lives.