Eid al-Fitr 2017
Eid al-Fitr will be on Sunday 25th June 2017.
Come and Join us in performing the outdoor Eid Prayer according to the Prophetic teachings
One Day… One Location… One Community
One Eid! at Small Heath Park, Coventry Road, B10 0UU
Arrival: 8.00am; Prayer: 9:30am
Miss It, Miss Out!
Eid in the Park 2017 once again is coming to Small Heath Park…get ready to be amazed!
Green Lane Masjid and Community Centre has been hosting Salat al Eid outdoors since 2012. 2014 saw the birth of Celebrate Eid, a committee of five local masjids joining together in order to unite the Muslim community in a single congregation to perform the Eid salah and then to launch an Eid celebration for all to enjoy throughout the special day of Eid. The festivities, following on from an amazing prayer, really and truly brought back the concept of a community Eid. 2014 left us surprised by the sheer number of people, over 44,000 attended Eid prayer and over 5,000 people attended the festivities.
The vision of Eid was beyond our planning; it was only by the grace and favour of Allah (SWT) that such an occasion took place here in Birmingham. Eid in the Park 2015 humbled us as the organisers and thrilled the community. A sea of over 65,000 Muslims prayed in one congregation. Throughout the day and even after the closure of the activities, thousands of people were soaking up the sun and the atmosphere. Eid in the Park has revived a Sunnah which is focused on celebration and community.
Eid in the park 2016 was bigger and better and saw more than 80,000 people pray together and enjoy the activities into the evening.
Eid in the Park has become an established event which has been circled into calendars for many Muslims who wait in anticipation for the spiritual joy experienced on such a blessed day. This year, Celebrate Eid has joined together again to facilitate Eid Salah and Eid festivities for the entire Community.
Eid in the Park 2017, by the will of Allah (SWT), aims to unite Muslims under the banner of Islam. We are inviting everybody to come and join us in carrying out a massive act of worship by praying in unity to the Lord of the Worlds, Allah (SWT) and follow the footsteps of our Noble Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and his companions.
We warmly welcome all members of our community, Muslim and non-Muslim, to enjoy the blessings and fun on this auspicious day.
If you would like to give some time towards helping either steward at the prayer of assist with the activities, then please contact: [email protected]
When is it?
Sunday 25th June 2017 @ Small Heath Park.
Arrival for 8.00am and Prayer will be at 9:30am InshaAllah. Please arrive early, as the prayer will take place at the stated time.
Celebrate Eid has returned to host … Eid in the Park 2017! Let’s perform the outdoor Eid prayer according to prophetic teachings…come and join us on one day, at one location, as one community in Small Heath Park.
The prayer will begin at the stated time so please plan your journey in advance.
What’s happening in 2017?
Celebrate Eid has come together once again. We witnessed one of the biggest Eid gatherings in the UK and Europe with over 60,000 Muslims praying Eid salah together.
Celebrate Eid has come together once again. We witnessed one of the biggest Eid gatherings in the UK and Europe with over 60,000 Muslims praying Eid prayer together.
Eid in the Park 2017 is giving you a whole day of fun for the entire family. So come along, relax and spend the day with us.
This year we plan to deliver a fantastic Eid festival. Based on last year’s successful formula, we will be offering the following:-
- Eid Salah for over 60,000 people
- Bazaar – food, drink, clothes, gifts, crafts and many more stalls
- Funfair rides for adults and children
- Soft play area – bouncy castles, assault courses, sumo suits and a ball pool for the little ones!
- Animal man – exotic animals with the opportunity to hold them
- Laser Clay Pigeon Shooting
- Mini Golf
- Picnic areas – for family and friends to eat and relax
All activities will be running until 6.00 pm.
Please arrive in good time as Eid Salah will be performed at 9.30am. Khutbah will follow as per Eid day Sunnah. Please remain seated and benefit from the reminder.
Worried about Parking?
In order to ease parking worries, Celebrate Eid will this year be having a Park & Ride & Shuttle Bus service to Small Heath Park.
Attendees can park at Birmingham City Football Ground and a Park & Ride service will drop off outside Small Heath Park. Shuttle Buses will also be running from outside South Birmingham College, again dropping off outside Small Heath Park inshaAllah.
Please see the map below for routes the service will take.
To limit congestion in and around Small Heath Park, we encourage attendees to make use of these services wherever possible.
One Way Traffic System
A one-way system will be in operation from 7.00am until 6.00pm on Waverley Road and Tennyson Road. This means that you can only enter from Waverley onto Tennyson Road and from Tennyson Road onto Coventry Road. Please respect the traffic management operators. We’ll try our best to keep vehicles moving without getting stuck in a traffic jam.
Allocated car parks:
- Birmingham City Football Club
- Morrisons Car Park (3 hours maximum)
- Bia Lounge
- Birmingham Hotel
- Green Lane Masjid and Community Centre
- Masjid Sunnah
All of these car parks are within 1 mile of Small Heath Park.
If it Rains?
If it rains on the day of Eid then please pray at your local Masjid. The Prayer times will be as follows:
Green Lane Masjid:
7.30am: Shaykh Ahasan Hanif
8.30am: Qari Zakaullah Saleem
9.30am: Shaykh Aqeel Mahmood
Masjid Sunnah: TBC
Masjid Noor: TBC
Masjid Quba: TBC
How you can help…
Would you like to be part of the Eid in the Park 2017 experience?
It’s our Eid so why not pitch in?
We need brothers and sisters to help us run the show in-sha’Allah. We are looking for the following:-
Site Support – come and experience for yourself how we build the park into a carnival. Help us put up the banners, the decorations, the stalls, setup up the various stations, and roll out the prayer mats.
Traffic Management – we need to keep the traffic moving so people are not late for Salah! Show people where the drop off points are and redirect motorists to car parks
Meet and Greet – help steward at the prayer, meet and greet our fellow brothers and sisters as they arrive, be the first to wish them an Eid Mubarak after the khutbah, show them around the park
Information and Help Point – help lost children find their parents, look after our congregation
Fun fair – make sure that people are having fun!
Soft Play – run the soft play activities, look after the games
Activities – show people where to go and don’t forget to have your turn!
First Aid – maybe you’re a trained first aider, or a qualified professional in the medical field? Why not be on stand-by in case we need any extra help?
Experience helpful, but not essential
If you’ve got experience, then brilliant. If not, don’t let that stop you. We’ll give you the training that you need to help make this Eid very special.
You don’t need to work one long shift. We will have many teams throughout the day. Maybe you can only do the morning, or only after Eid Salah, or maybe you’re free in the evening? Whatever help you want to give for the sake of Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) – we’re happy to receive it.
Celebrate Eid 2017 will be broadcast live from Small Heath Park from 8.00am inshaAllah,