ALMA Celebrates Eidul Adha with a Zoom Event
In the midst of the ongoing pandemic restrictions, ALMA had to cancel its annual program at the Galapoli Masjid in Auburn for Eidul Adha celebrations. Instead, the association organized a Zoom event on July 20th, which was attended by members and their families from the comfort of their homes.
The event began with the Takbeer, followed by the Eid Salath, which was held in strict adherence to the guidelines imposed by the local government. After the prayers, Sheikh Yaqoub Shaheed Ali gave a lecture on the significance of Eidul Adha and the story of Prophet Ibrahim’s journey with his wife, Hajarah, and their son Ismail to Makkah, fulfilling Allah SWT’s command.
The Sheikh also highlighted the events that led to the discovery of the Zum Zum spring and the sacrifice of a sheep, which are commemorated by Muslims worldwide. The event concluded with a dua and members expressing their greetings to each other via Zoom.
Although the pandemic has forced us to adapt to new ways of celebrating our religious festivals, ALMA’s Zoom Eid event brought members together to mark the auspicious occasion of Eidul Adha. Over 80 participants, comprising families and individuals, joined the event and prayed for the well-being of their loved ones and the community.
ALMA continues to navigate the pandemic’s challenges and is committed to supporting its members during these difficult times. The association urges members to follow government guidelines and stay safe, and looks forward to organizing more events in the future when conditions permit.