Thousands of Muslims gather inside the Qazwini Mosque of Dearborn to celebrate the end of Ramadan, and the beginning of Eid-ul-Fitr. Fourteen year old Hussein Neime shares his opinions about the yearly celebration.
â€œI love Eid because of the fact that I get to see relatives I donâ€™t usually get to see, and I feel like all of Dearborn are my relatives,â€
â€Yearly the celebration of the end of Ramadan makes Muslims forget their problems,â€ said Imam Hassan Al-Qazwini in his sermon. â€œBut that doesnâ€™t mean you forget the poor,â€ The Imamâ€™s point was that we should never forget the poor and Allah, and Allah wonâ€™t forget you. This inspired many Muslims to get up after the prayer and put money inside the charity box.
Though many Muslims celebrated â€˜Eid Tuesday, many more Muslims around the world are celebrating a day late because of the lack of the sighting of the moon, but many people are gloomy because of they donâ€™t get one more holy night of worship God.
There were Q&A games for kids, in which the prizes range from stickers to gift cards. They had to answer questions about Ramadan, Ahlulbayt, which prophets came in order, etc. â€œEvery kid here is happy,â€ says 10 year old Ali Alsumar. â€œThe sun is shining, everybody is smiling and laughing, you get prizes, and I just think that Eid is a very unique day.â€