Images from collage via Twitter.
#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.