Friday love: A community in Ramadan, a family for Eid

This past week saw the end of the holy month of Ramadan and the Eid-al-Fitr celebration.  We hope you and your family had a beautiful holiday and may the blessings and baraka of this sacred month sustain us until the next one!

With a perspective on community and Eid festivities, writer and community activist Hind Makki:

“…I didn’t celebrate with the congregants of the mosque I grew up attending; I didn’t offer my Eid prayer in a massive soccer field with the Governor of Illinois – I prayed with a few dozen Muslims, most of whom I’d known only for a few months. We offered our Eid prayers together, in a park near Chicago’s magnificent Lake Michigan and enjoyed a truly international potluck brunch under the shade of the trees. I’d made a conscious decision, as my mother went abroad at the beginning of Ramadan, that I would seek a new community with whom I would experience the holy month…”

Read the rest, here.