#BlackOutEid: Young Black Muslims Shine as They Celebrate Eid Al-Fitr at Home
Young Black Muslims have found creative ways to celebrate community and share their best Eid looks, even as they #StayAtHome.
Eid Mubarak to our Muslim fam! Today marks Eid al-Fitr, the official end of the Holy Month of Ramadan.
Despite things being a little different this year (on account of the current pandemic, of course) this hasn't stopped many from finding creative ways to fast, pray and connect with their community during these times. It certainly hasn't stopped young Black Muslims from participating in the virtual tradition known as #BlackOutEid while they continue to #StayAtHome.
#BlackOutEid is an annual celebration which highlights the diversity within the Muslim world. It began in 2015, when Aamina Mohamed created the hashtag to combat the erasure of Black people within the community. Since then, the hashtag has been used across social media with Black Muslims using it to share their sharpest Eid looks.
"For me, #BlackoutEid has been a rare opportunity to engage with my faith without the burden of separating or mitigating my blackness," wrote Nena Beecham as she reflected on the movement last year 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."
The feeling of connection is even more important this year, given that physical congregation is rightfully restricted. Nonetheless, folks in the community are seeking out new ways to foster connections. Whether it's enlisting a sibling for an at-home shoot, heading to the garden for beautiful scenic shots, or capturing striking self-portraits and selfies indoors, many have found ways to shine through it all.
Check out some stunning #BlackOutEid 2020 looks below.
ig saw it first 🥰 #blackouteid https://t.co/W1ZqN40nw5— Rockyatu (@Rockyatu)1590264232.0
No Eid gatherings but we still doing Eid photo shoots. #BlackoutEid https://t.co/XCzP0ONzum— Shameem the Drama Queen (@Shameem the Drama Queen)1590285753.0
Eid Mubarak! with a #BlackOutEid special. https://t.co/hTbc12Z8KX— 🇨🇺 🇯🇲 شاباز (@🇨🇺 🇯🇲 شاباز)1590335308.0
Eid Mubarak n'a korité Reess'ak diameu #SunjKoriteh220 #BlackoutEid #StayAtHomeEid #dewenati https://t.co/YzeB7cvOL8— I D R I S - C (@I D R I S - C)1590338762.0
Is it #BlackoutEid or #QurantineEid ? https://t.co/7cYpHbLbWm— S (@S)1590294793.0
Got dressed up in my Gambian outfit just to sit in the garden 🤧✨Eid Mubarak! May our fasts, good deeds and prayers… https://t.co/LqAkTTq3Lk— Sahra-Isha (@Sahra-Isha)1590322739.0
Eid Mubarak 🤲🏿 #SunjKoriteh220 #BlackoutEid #eidmubarak2020 https://t.co/Terjm6mWxK— omar njai (@omar njai)1590336193.0
First time playin w green eyeshadow 🐍 #blackouteid https://t.co/MU6UpWvzMg— 5g baddie (@5g baddie)1590335434.0
Eid Mubarak everyone! 💕 #EidMubarak #BlackoutEid https://t.co/WkXIu4fvZT— n (@n)1590335429.0
Hill house vintage inspired #BlackoutEid https://t.co/Xq9eTZFg4m— Mari (@Mari)1590282604.0
Just passed this BEAUTIFUL family! #BlackoutEid in full effect! I’ll be celebrating tomorrow, they are doing both… https://t.co/mN4NxUqCNI— Su'ad Abdul Khabeer (@Su'ad Abdul Khabeer)1590247653.0
EID MUBARAK YA FILTHY ANIMALS 💖💖💖 #BlackoutEid https://t.co/9g2W91EttZ— n (@n)1590334859.0
Wishing you a blessed eid. #SunjKoriteh220 #Blackouteid #eidmubarak2020 https://t.co/FQpDIvWoXp— Lady AC (@Lady AC)1590258130.0
Had to jump on the wave 🌊 #BlackoutEid #EidMubarak #EidUlFitr https://t.co/pmTCwmnPK1— Kasim.s.a (@Kasim.s.a)1590315635.0
Eid Mubarak ✨ Wishing everyone a blessed day. May Allah accept all our fasts and acts of ibadah. #BlackoutEid https://t.co/dsLsFSYH2S— عائشة (@عائشة)1590339007.0
Love from Gambia & me 16.2 pounds down ✨ #EidMubarak #SunjEid220 #BlackoutEid #Gambia https://t.co/SKtR5mzDkF— Elite (@Elite)1590263083.0
Happy quarantEID or whatever 🥳. We still doing the #BlackoutEid 🤨?#EidUlFitr #eidmubarak2020 https://t.co/Qozhjx1ak0— Avatar Khay Ross (@Avatar Khay Ross)1590284558.0
You can never quarantine the DRIP 💦✨🔥 #EidMubarak #BlackoutEid https://t.co/2vvwt3J0I4— Haita (@Haita)1590334368.0
eid mubarak💗 #blackouteid https://t.co/xndxKfPVPK— guava girl (@guava girl)1590332913.0
Eid Mubarak 🌙 #blackouteid https://t.co/2cPkSpDK0m— P. (@P.)1590335981.0
عيد مبارك 🕊 SAY IT BACK #blackouteid https://t.co/DB9lHR6kiZ— N♡ (@N♡)1590326000.0
#blackouteid #eidfromhome #EidMubarak https://t.co/MR0c3N8kFR— King Charlee (@King Charlee)1590334150.0
#BlackoutEid 🤍 https://t.co/EEWawf8Tyt— frifri (@frifri)1590299456.0
happy eid to all my Muslim brothers and sisters #BlackoutEid #EidMubarak #EidUlFitr #sunjkoriteh220 https://t.co/2PfPp6DLRl— yaya (@yaya)1590324857.0
Eid Mubarak 🤍🤍🤍 #BlackoutEid https://t.co/hYnnCTbWIL— Aishwarya Rai (@Aishwarya Rai)1590278990.0
Eid Mubarak!! #eidmubarak #BlackoutEid ✨✨✨✨Eid Met Gala cancelled bc of Miss Rona but we still show out. Periodt https://t.co/ZnKYe2Waw2— A.D. 🇸🇳 (@A.D. 🇸🇳)1590335983.0
#EidMubarak to everyone! #SunjKoriteh220 #BlackOutEid 😎 https://t.co/XEU0posreg— Ibrahim' Jr. 🇬🇲 (@Ibrahim' Jr. 🇬🇲)1590263280.0
Eid mubarak my loves #BlackoutEid https://t.co/8Unm0rk2EI— plantation princess (@plantation princess)1590336818.0
Fekeh Dewen InShaaAllah💫 #EidMubarak #SunjEid220 #BlackoutEid https://t.co/RbClArf4gY— Ms. Gai🇬🇲 (@Ms. Gai🇬🇲)1590333183.0
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