#BlackOutEid: Young Black Muslims Celebrate Eid Al-Fitr In Their Flyest Outfits
Eid Mubarak! ✨
Eid Mubarak to our Muslim fam!
Today is Eid Al-Fitr—which marks the end of Ramadan. Since May 7, Muslims from around the world have taken the past holy month to fast, pray, reflect and be in community with each other.
Young black Muslims have taken to the internet to foster such community by using the hashtag #BlackOutEid for the past 4 years. Created by Aamina Mohamed in 2015, she launched the hashtag to push back against the erasure of black Muslims during times of celebration, which in turn highlights the diversity of the Muslim world.
"For me, #BlackoutEid has been a rare opportunity to engage with my faith without the burden of separating or mitigating my blackness," writer and creative Nena Beechamreflects for Al Jazeera. "Although my participation in #BlackoutEid was purely digital, it made up for the lack of healthy and supportive relationships I had faced in other communities. I felt connected to a larger black Muslim community that was invested in both my joy and the appreciation of my blackness."
It's great to see how much of an archival moment each iteration of #BlackOutEid brings. Black Muslims indeed exist—and not to mention—they're fly too.
Check out our favorite snapshots from #BlackOutEid below.
Eid inspo coming early this year ✨ #blackouteid #EidMubarak https://t.co/SZYXumbOp0— Ahlam B. (@Ahlam B.) 1559524303.0
#EidMubarak Family! #BlackOutEid #PhillyEidinthePark https://t.co/iiCsVuRFAS— Mama Kam (@Mama Kam) 1559660922.0
Met Gala but make it Eid #BlackOutEid #EidAlFitr2019 #EidMubarak https://t.co/PP1soBzbbO— شميم (@شميم) 1559659823.0
Prolly grew an inch or somn #EidMubarak #BlackoutEid https://t.co/UpNsDsl4Gz— Raptors in 5 (@Raptors in 5) 1559661998.0
Eid Mubarak brothers and sisters in Islam. May Allah accept it for us and ours. #EidAlFitr2019 #SunjKoriteh220… https://t.co/8yYXOcosf6— Malima Ceesay (@Malima Ceesay) 1559651328.0
happy eid mubarak 💗 cashapp me $miskimuse for my gift 💗 #BlackoutEid https://t.co/Pw6yMd7Ula— miski (@miski) 1559663383.0
Who y’all know drip like my brother?! 🤩 #SunjKoriteh220 #EIDMubarak #BlackoutEid https://t.co/IxkHEVRoWm— T U N K A R A . B 🇬🇲 (@T U N K A R A . B 🇬🇲) 1559651017.0
Eid Mubarak to all muslims around the globe🙏🏾 #SunjKoriteh220 #BlackOutEid #eidulfitr2019 https://t.co/8JBB7EI9bR— Ayeesha (@Ayeesha) 1559651633.0
Hope you get what you prayed for💡 #EidMubarak2019 #blackouteid #Eidmubarak https://t.co/disAAfxThA— Khadija💡 (@Khadija💡) 1559651959.0
the only time i post pics on here 🥰#BlackoutEid #EidAlFitr2019 #EidMubarak https://t.co/vsUfdL8BOj— sue (@sue) 1559656789.0
I don’t have no beef with any decimals so I never dis-a-ppoint #SunjKoriteh220 #SunuKoriteh2019 #BlackOutEid https://t.co/VYfeaO5G7M— HEAD HUNCHO 🇬🇲 (@HEAD HUNCHO 🇬🇲) 1559648896.0
Here we go again #BlackoutEid #EidMubarak https://t.co/fUAdIs4RuV— G.ALI (@G.ALI) 1559656975.0
We Going to Islam. Eid Mubarak and Stay Black ✊🏾 #BlackOutEid https://t.co/ha81Q2uAeX— Arwa Dubad (@Arwa Dubad) 1559653841.0
#BlackoutEid drinking my assalamalaykum fanta today x https://t.co/rtQZhjjiIn— L (@L) 1559658290.0
What do you say about the BLUE?! #SunjKoriteh220 #BlackOutEid https://t.co/RUKajNQBJO— Securing Tha Bag💵 (@Securing Tha Bag💵) 1559649637.0
May Allah accept our fast and worship. #EidMubarak from our family to yours🤲🏿. #BlackOutEid https://t.co/CR96hFAmSO— TariqTouré طارق تورى (@TariqTouré طارق تورى) 1559660920.0
Channeling my inner maghrebi #blackouteid https://t.co/OBlJ0EokrB— padatwo ☔️ (@padatwo ☔️) 1559661102.0