The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) welcomes Canada Post's first-ever commemorative Eid Stamp.
The stamp was revealed on May 23rd in Montréal, Quebec and Richmond Hill, Ontario during simultaneous events held with members of the Muslim community. These regions are home to more than half of Canada's over one million Muslims.
Even before the spirit of Eid hit everyone, the BISA (Bell Islamic Student Association) crew was busy planning one of their biggest events of the year: the annual Eid dinner.
On October 18, following the celebrations of Eid-Ul-Fitar, guests were treated to poetry, a fun photo booth, and excellent food. This year's event included speakers Qussai Abu-Naqoos and Osama Berrada, and was hosted by Othman Tmoulik.
Ottawa's first-ever outdoors Eid prayer and Khutbah (sermon), held at Greenboro Park, was by most accounts a smashing success as a large number of families chose to remain at the park for what turned out to be a fun-filled day of games, activities and entertainment.