BAMI ‘Eid Al-Adha Statement

‘Eid Al-Adha, the most important of our holidays, often seems like an afterthought except for those making Hajj. Why is this? We overly celebrate the end of fasting and give gifts joyously. Perhaps because it is an historical celebration of a portion of the history of Islam rather than a self-celebration. These last ten days, when many of us travel the paths of Hajar vicariously, drink from the well, recommit our resources and existence to the worship of the One God, Allah, think about our Prophet’s last talk, and hear from each other is special. Allah has granted us more time to worship the One and think and act in our various communities with resilience and intention. Members of ‘The Black American Muslim Internationalism’ project pray for all that we reconsider what we can do to stop the carnage.