For Second Year, Irish Croke Park to Host `Eid Celebration

0 20

Get real time updates directly on you device, subscribe now.

In a perfect example of cultural integration, Ireland has allocated Croke Park for Muslim’s `Eid Al-Adha Celebrations for the second year in a row.


Feeding the poor and needy is an act that draws us closer to Allah. We earn His forgiveness, mercies and blessings through this act of charity.

“Anyone who looks after and works for a widow and a poor person is like a warrior fighting for Allah?s cause, or like a person who fasts during the day and prays all night. (Bukhari)

“I am delighted that the Gaelic Athletic Association and the team at Croke Park have once again provided us with the opportunity to gather as a community in Croke Park to celebrate the occasion of `Eid Al-Adha,” Shaykh Dr. Umar Al-Qadri, the Irish Muslim Peace and Integration Council (IMPIC) Chairperson said, Irish Times reported.

“The media coverage of last year’s event was well-received around the globe, generating huge goodwill for the GAA and Irish society wherever it reached.”

“This year’s event will build on that, strengthening the relations between the Irish Muslim Peace & Integration Council and the GAA as we remember that we are stronger together, and we must all emulate the GAA’s example in providing spaces and places ‘Where We All Belong’.”

???? Read Also: Croke Park to Host Irish Muslims `Eid Al-Adha Celebration

The Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) announced that its headquarters would host the `Eid prayer on Tuesday, 20 July, in Croke Park Stadium. The Stadium is home to Ireland’s largest sporting and cultural organization, the GAA.

“Following the success of last year’s event and with Covid restrictions governing religious ceremonies still in place, the Association’s headquarters will once again welcome members of the Muslim community for their celebration.”

“With Croke Park out of commission for games for long periods last year, it was wonderful to be able to host the celebration of `Eid Al-Adha in our stadium,” GAA President Larry McCarthy said.

“We are all delighted to have our games back with some supporters in attendance, and we are also very pleased to be able to host the 2021 `Eid celebration.”

`Eid Al-Adha, or “Feast of Sacrifice”, is one of the two most important Islamic celebrations, together with `Eid Al-Fitr.

After special prayers to mark the day, Muslims offer unhiyah, a ritual that reminds of the great act of sacrifice Prophet Ibrahim and his son Isma`eel were willing to make for the sake of God.

`Eid Al-Adha also marks the end of the annual hajj.

According to the 2016 Pew Research Centre report, it is estimated that Ireland’s Muslim population stands at approximately 70,000.


Read Original Report Here By About Islam

Subscribe to our newsletter
Sign up here to get the latest news, updates delivered directly to your inbox.
You can unsubscribe at any time

Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More

Privacy & Cookies Policy