Eid al-Fitr is the celebration that concludes the Holy Month of Ramadan and is observed by the visual sighting of the crescent moon which ushers in the new Islamic month of Shawwal.
The LMA host Eid Prayers at Lakemba Mosque to continue to Islamic tradition and celebrate the breaking of the month of fasting during Ramadan. On average over 60,000 worshippers attend the Eid prayers at Lakemba Mosque. During this time the LMA work with local council and law enforcement to close down Wangee road to help facilitate a safe environment for Eid prayer and accommodate the growing numbers each year.
To help fulfil one’s obligations during the Holy Month of Ramadan, the LMA facilitates the collection of Zakat al Fitr.
Eid al-Adha, also known as the Feast of the Sacrifice is the second Eid celebration in the Islamic calendar. It is considered as the larger and more sacred of the two Eids as it honours the servitude and obedience of Prophet Abraham, may Peace and Blessing be upon him, when he was commanded to sacrifice his own son. His unwavering obedience was rewarded when God provided a ram to be sacrificed instead of his son.
The symbolic notion of sacrifice is an important aspect of both Islam as it is a reminder to the faithful to purify one’s heart from worldly ailments such as greed, envy, hatred and pride and submit to God by serving humanity through humility and love.
The Feast of Sacrifice is still observed by Muslims around the world and on Eid al-Adha an animal is sacrificed and then divided up equally to be shared among the people. One part is given to the poor and needy, another part is given to neighbours, relatives and friends and the last portion is for the immediate family.
This act of charity is known as Qurban and the LMA help over 3000 people in need each year in Lebanon alone through the distribution of our Qurban program
The LMA host Eid Prayers at Lakemba Mosque to continue to Islamic tradition and celebrate the Feast of Sacrifice.