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200 Muslims Celebrate Eid Al-Adha With Prayers At Croke Park

Kim Buckley
Kim Buckley

12:48 PM - 31 Jul 2020



Around 200 Muslims have celebrated Eid Al-Adha with prayers At Croke Park.

It's the first time the venue has hosted the Islamic festival.

Chair of Irish Muslim Peace & Integration Council Shaykh Dr Umar Al-Qadri said the celebration shows Ireland is a country that is proud of its diversity and embraces those who become part of the society."

He also paid tribute to Dr Syed Waqqar Ali, a staff member at Dublin's Mater Hospital, who recently lost his life to covid-19.

Faith leaders from the Catholic Church, Church of Ireland and the Jewish community attended the prayers.

Meanwhile, the President has extended his best wishes to all Muslims across Ireland celebrating Eid Al-Adha.

President Michael D. Higgins says the celebration, at such an iconic Irish venue, is an important moment in Ireland's narrative.

He says it reminds us of the richly diverse community we have become and has thanked the Muslim community for its valuable contribution to Irish society:

The Croke Park gathering is the largest gathering of the Muslim community to take place today.

Organisers had hoped to have 500 people in attendance before the Covid-19 restrictions on mass gatherings were extended.

Other events celebrating Eid Al-Adha will be taking place across the country.



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