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One of the greatest festive days of the year for Muslims was celebrated in Alnor Senter on Friday, 12.10.07. Alnor and ICNN cooperated about arranging the annual Eid party for Muslims in Tromsø.

Over 200 persons participated in celebrating Eid-ul Fitr in Alnor Senter, which is celebrated every year after the month of Ramadan is over. Both sections were filled with happy and cheering Muslims. 

It is tradition for Muslims to say Takhbir and praise Allah in courus up until the Eid prayer starts. They say: “Allahu Akhbar, Allahu Akbar, La ilaha illallah, Allahu Akhbar, Allahu Akhbar wa lillahil-hamd.” Which means: Allah is the greatest, Allah is the greatest, there is no God but Allah, Allah is the greatest, Allah is the greatest, all praise belongs to Allah. 

The Eid prayer started at 10.00 am, and was led by sheikh Abdul Ahad from Saudi Arabia. He is originally from India, but lives with his wife and 2 children in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He has been a guest Imam at Alnor Senter for the third year in a row.

After Eid prayer it was served cakes, hot food, fruits and other goodies.The winners of the Knowledge competition about Islam was annonced after the food serving, first and second prize, which was 2 mobile phones, went toLuai from Sudan and Musa from Algerie.

Thereafter started competitons and party games for the children who all received gifts and lollie bags. A group of girls between 4 and 11 years old, performed and sang the nashid Give thanks to Allah.

Since this Eid was on a Friday, it was also held Khutba and Friday prayer in the afternoon. After the Friday prayer everybody went home to relax before they continued the Eid celebration with their family and friends until night time. Alhamdolillah.

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