Celebrating Eid with the Christchurch community!
In a non-muslim country, I’ve always found it quite difficult to really celebrate Eid without feeling the festive community vibes.
If you’ve lived overseas….you’ve definitely felt this too i’m sure!
And as a Muslim student, I’ve always felt a lack of community within the Muslims in Christchurch and have always wanted to serve our community in one way or another..
I even used to fly up to Auckland to volunteer at The Auckland Eid event, hoping that one day, not too far away, there would be something similar here in Christchurch.
This year is different however…
I’ll not only be attending the Eid festival right here in Christchurch, I will also be one of the people who helped make it happen Insha’Allah!
Joining the Nawawi team as a new member has definitely been a great experience so far and will Insha’Allah continue to be. Planning for such an event is quite a full on task but with the team’s hard work behind the scenes and support, we are getting there; one step at a time, Alhamdulilah.
I am proud to say that I think the revival of the Muslim community starts with the revival of The Nawawi Center; thanks to Zayid, Jumayah and Baset for kickstarting the team into making this happen! As well as the rest of our lovely team of course; doing the best we can!
It’s been a long time coming, but this year, with the collective efforts geared towards this event, the Muslims of Christchurch may very well be able to enjoy the celebratory vibes of one of our few religious holidays without having to travel far! Ah, isn’t that great??
I can’t wait to celebrate Eid right here in Christchurch!
Looking forward to Nawawi’s other projects and events too!
Thank you all for your time. Take care of yourselves Insha’Allah.
Wa Asalamualaykum wa Rahmatulahi wa Barakatuh
This event won’t be as successful as we want it to be without your support…So if you are interested, why not play a role into making this happen? You can donate or volunteer to give us that extra help!
What are you waiting for? Make sure you’re registered to come to the festival and bring all your friends!
Check it out here!