Eid-ul-Fitr: Prayers in the Park, Pt III (or maybe Pt IV?)

// September 21st, 2009 // Photos

Well, I think this is the third time I prayed ‘Īd salat in the local park. ‘Īd-in-the-park/" target="_blank">First time, second time… hmm, the blog seems to think 'three' too. Looks like I missed out on park Eiding in 2008… I believe I prayed one ‘Īd at Whitechapel mosque, as it was raining… but where did I pray the second one? – complete blank – Gah! [Update (23/09/2009): After discussing the matter with SimSim, we remembered that we prayed at East London Mosque on both Eids in 2008. Alhamdulillah & huzzah for the relief!]

Anyway, one thing you'll hopefully notice from the pics below is that I actually took a decent camera with me this time, and did not rely on the crummy camera in my phone (which is good, as I still use the same handset as I did back in 2007!). Please click on each image to see the full-size copy. [Flickr archive]

Don't Start Without Me!

Don

Straighten the Rows: the men line up for the prayer.

Straighten the Rows: the men line up for the prayer.

Imam gives the Khutbah

Imam gives the Khutbah: Not the most effective design for a partition. ;)

Higher Daddy!

Higher Daddy!: A father pushes his child on the swings during the khutbah.

The brothers sit and listen to the imam.

The brothers sit and listen to the imam.

The kids quietly play!

While the kids quietly play! The advantage of holding prayers in a playground. :)

Playground Springs

Playground Springs: I have no idea why they have these little fountains and showers in the kiddies

Curious Child

Curious Child: All the kids were fascinated by the sprinklers... though I

So there you have it: another ‘Īd in the park; another step closer to establishing a personal ‘Īd tradition, inshā’Allāh.

Where did you pray today?

8 Responses to “Eid-ul-Fitr: Prayers in the Park, Pt III (or maybe Pt IV?)”

  1. Organica says:

    Love that park :)

  2. iMuslim says:

    Oh yeaaaah… I forgot we went there during your visit! :)

  3. Specs says:

    Aww, those are awesome pictures, iMuslim!

    Eid Mubarak to you. :-)

  4. Umm Junayd says:

    Mashaa`Allah, such lovely pictures. ‘Eid in the Playground… a great way to keep the kids preoccupied and pray in peace, mashaa`Allah. :)

  5. Teakster says:

    I did it in the usual place.

    However, I think flying water and prayer area, aren’t a good mix!

  6. iMuslim says:

    @Specs: Eid Mubarak to you too! :)

    @Umm Junayd: Indeed. Maybe we should start a new trend? Or at least build a playground in the mosque grounds. :)

    @Teakster: I thought artists were meant to do things differently?!

  7. Rashid says:

    Could you consider giving the following as an Eid gift to us (all):

    – Since mashallah you’ve been writing at MM now for some time, you must have some inside info about Sh. Yasir etc.

    I always have trouble locating pages on the net relating to courses –

    Would you be interetsed in getting the reward of sending us to his courses simply by letting us know when he’s coming to London/UK ? :)

    ^^ Long winded I know, my apologies – anyway I’d really really really appreaciate that.

    JazakAllah

  8. iMuslim says:

    @Rashid: AlMaghrib have their own blog that lists all the latest course announcements: http://www.almaghrib.org/blog/index.php

    This page will tell you when Sh YQ’s next courses are coming up, both in the US & UK, insha’Allah.

    Also, if you wish to keep up Sh. Yasir, then you can always follow him on Twitter.

    I hope you enjoy your Eid presents! :)

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