Young black Muslims celebrate Eid Al-Fitr in beautiful outfits with #BlackOutEid

Young black Muslims celebrate Eid Al-Fitr in beautiful outfits with #BlackOutEid

While people around the world celebrate Eid al-Fitr to mark one of Islam's two major holidays, young black Muslims have taken to the internet to push against the stereotyping of black Muslims during this period.

Muslims in Ghana and around the world are celebrating Eid al-Fitr, a major holiday on the Islamic calendar to observe the breaking of the fast, and young black Muslims have taken social media the erasure of black Muslims during times of celebration.

Since May 7, 2019, 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.

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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 Beecham said in an interview.

"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," Nena added.

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.

With these display of these exclusive styles, one can confidently say that ''fashion speaks louder than words.''

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