Some Larger Congregation of EID-UL-FITR
South Asia’s one of the largest Eid-ul-Fitr Congregation held in Gor-e-Shahid Boro Math, Dinajpur, Bangladesh. According to the organizers’ claim, over 600,000 devotees participated in this Eid congregation. The prayers began at 8:30 am with devotees coming from different parts of the region. The photo was taken by Azim Khan Ronnie in 2019.
The 22-acre Gor-e-Shahid Eidgah Maidan, featuring a 516-foot-wide minaret with 52 domes. Facilities for ablutions were provided with 250 washing stations, and provisions for water and food were also available.
The largest Eid celebration in Europe took place in a UK park today with over 140,000 Muslims gathering to mark the end of Ramadan. Record numbers of Islamic worshippers from across the globe flocked to Small Heath Park, in Birmingham, following the religious month of dawn to dusk fasting.
Organisers said over 140,000 people attended the event – almost twice the capacity of Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium that hosted the World Cup final in 2018. The photo was taken in that year.
Al Aqsa Masjid, Palestine
In 2022, some 200,000 Muslims attended Eid al-Fitr holiday prayers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque to cap off the Ramadan holy month. “There were more worshipers than we’ve seen for Eid al-Fitr prayers in many years,” Sheikh Omar al-Kiswani, the holy site’s chief imam, said. For Palestinian Muslims, worship at the Al-Aqsa Mosque — the third-holiest site in Islam — is a central part of the festival. The photo was taken by Mahmoud Illean.
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
More than one million people gathered in and around the Addis Ababa stadium for Eid al-Fitr prayers on 2019. Muslims account for 34% of Ethiopia’s more than 100 million population. The photo is taken in 2023 by AFP.
Turkey’s Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque welcomed nearly 14,500 people on Monday, on the Eid al-Fitr of 2022, marking the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. Those who wanted to perform the Eid al-Fitr prayer at Istanbul’s reverted Hagia Sophia Mosque began to come to the mosque from the early hours of the morning. Local and foreign tourists filled the mosque even before the prayer time. The faithful stood on the prayer mats, which they brought with them, outside the mosque.