Here are Some of the Incredible Looks from the 2019 Eid al-Adha Edition of #BlackOutEid

Young Black Muslims showed out once again for #BlackOutEid.

Yesterday marked the end of Eid al-Adha, the Muslim holy day held yearly during Hajj, the five-day pilgrimage to Mecca.

Every year since 2015, young black Muslims, using the hashtag #BlackOutEid, created by Aamina Mohamed, use the hastag to show off their best looks. Mohamed created the movement in order to combat the erasure of black Muslims and highlight the diversity within the Muslim community.

"I'm actually pretty amazed at the continued self-sustaining support," Mohamed told OkayAfrica back in 2017. "I think of it a lot like, 'Wow, this is going to be amazing to look back on in 15 to 20 years. It's like a in real-time archival experience."

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#BlackOutEid: Young Black Muslims Shine as They Celebrate Eid Al-Fitr

These photos are everything.

Eid Mubarak to all of our Muslim fam!

Today, Eid al-Fitr, marks the end of the Holy Month of Ramadan, a time when Muslims all around the world take time to fast and reflect.

For the fourth consecutive year, young black Muslims have taken to social media to share photos of themselves with the hashtag #BlackOutEid, which was created in 2015 by Aamina Mohamed to combat the erasure of black Muslims during times of celebration, and highlight the diversity of the Muslim world.

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