Eid Prayer Services to be Held at Homes
Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA to continue to make its mosques open for essential services only
While the COVID-19 pandemic persists, Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA will be celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr at individual homes. All mosques of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA remain open for essential services, such as blood and food donations.
During Ramadan, members of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA strengthened their relationship with God by serving His people. Self-sacrifice, the core teaching embodied by fasting in this Holy Month, propelled members to serve their local communities during the COVID-19 pandemic through blood drives, food drives and delivery of hygiene kits to needy. In addition, the Community held Virtual Interfaith Iftars to draw people together of different spiritual backgrounds.
Earlier this year, His Holiness Mirza Masroor Ahmad, Khalifa (Worldwide Head) of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, instructed that while “observing precautionary measures…help whoever [you] can. To please Allah, it is essential that one takes care of His creation and most importantly, beseech Allah the Almighty’s mercy for their own sake and for the sake of mankind.”
To support Eid services around the country, Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA has provided all its members with guidance and instruction on how to conduct and lead an Eid service from their homes. Though the Community is unable to open their mosques for Eid prayer, its members will reflect with gratitude on all that it has learned during this Ramadan through service to humanity. The Community continues to offer essential services through its aid organization, Humanity First USA (usa.humanityfirst.org).
About the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community:
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is a dynamic, reformist and fast-growing international movement within Islam. Founded in 1889, the Community spans 213 countries with tens of millions of members. Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA, established in 1920, is the oldest American-Muslim organization.
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is the only Islamic organization to believe that the long- awaited messiah has come in the person of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (1835-1908) of Qadian, India. Ahmad claimed to be the metaphorical second coming of Jesus of Nazareth and the divine guide, whose advent was foretold by the Prophet of Islam, Muhammad. The Community believes that God sent Ahmad, like Jesus, to end religious wars, condemn bloodshed and reinstitute morality, justice and peace. Ahmad’s advent has brought about an unprecedented era of Islamic revival and moderation. He divested Muslims of fanatical beliefs and practices by vigorously championing Islam’s true and essential teachings.