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Young Black Muslims Continue to Glow Up In the Eid Al-Fitr Edition of #BlackOutEid

As the Eid Al-Fitr celebrations come to an end, check out our favorite photos and selfies from our glowed up black Muslim brothers and sisters.

DIASPORAEid Mubarak everyone!


Starting Saturday millions of Muslims celebrated the end of the holy month of Ramadan—a month of fasting that started on May 27 and ended on June 24.

For the third consecutive year using the hashtag #BlackOutEid, created by Aamina Mohamed (she's on Twitter at @krennylavitz), Black Muslims—in an effort to showcase the diversity of the Muslim world—have taken to social media to post pictures of their Eid celebrations.

As the festivities come to an end today, take a look at some of our favorite #BlackOutEid photos below:

UPDATE (06/28/2017): This article has been corrected to acknowledge the creator of #BlackOutEid.

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