Community comes together in Newark to celebrate Eid al-Fitr

Community comes together in Newark to celebrate Eid al-Fitr

NEWARK, NJ — Hundreds of area Muslims came together on May 3 to celebrate Eid al-Fitr in Weequahic Park in Newark, where they prayed together and shared a feast. Eid al-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan, the Muslim holy month of fasting. It is a joyous occasion filled with prayer, good food and community. Photos […]

Community gathers in East Orange to celebrate Eid al Fitr

Community gathers in East Orange to celebrate Eid al Fitr

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Muslims gathered in mosques, family homes and parks on May 13 for prayers that signaled the end of Ramadan, a month of fasting. Unlike most years, the gatherings were mostly held indoors and were smaller due to concerns for health and safety. Last year, no outdoor gatherings were held, but this […]

East Orange mayor to host iftar at City Hall

EAST ORANGE, NJ — East Orange Mayor Ted Green is inviting the entire city community to City Hall on Thursday, June 7, at 7 p.m., as he and other observant Muslims break their Ramadan fast. This evening meal is called the “iftar.” “Muslims have been fasting from sunup to sundown for the last month and […]

Ramadan fast doesn’t ruin FOIP Father’s Day Cookout

IRVINGTON, NJ — There was plenty of food and drink available for those who attending the Friends of Irvington Park’s annual Father’s Day Cookout in the park on Saturday, June 16, but Irvington Recreation Department employee Mr. Muhammad did not eat anything because he was still fasting for Ramadan, although the Muslim holiday had ended […]