20 Celebration of the Great Muslim Holiday of Eid

Celebration of the Great Muslim Holiday of Eid

Posted on August 31, 2011 by team

Eid al-Fitr (or simply Eid) is one of the most important religious holidays for every Muslim. It marks the end of Ramadan (the month of fasting) and is directly connected with the ideas of spiritual perfection and good deeds. Last year it fell on September, 9. This year – on August, 30. Let’s see how it’s celebrated in Russia.

Saint Petersburg Cathedral Mosque.

The first prayer began at 5-30 a.m.

As we already said, this holiday marks the end of Ramadan, the month when it’s forbidden to eat and to drink in the daytime. It means that a Muslim should eat breakfast in the morning and supper in the evening. Without dinner.

It’s even forbidden to drink water in the daytime.

Waiting for the next prayer.

“Please take off your shoes”.


“To disturb during a prayer is a great sin!”

It started raining.

The territory of the mosque was so overcrowded that these guys had to stay behind the gates.

Moscow, Prospect Mira.


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20 Responses to “Celebration of the Great Muslim Holiday of Eid”

  1. Ronald says:

    I’m sorry to see that the muslim occupation is so strong and present in your Russia.

  2. testicules says:

    If the 30th was a great holiday for them it appears fireworks works in order with the bombings of police stations in Chechnya. Still the religion of peace?

  3. Scott says:

    And the Sisterhood of Islam – where does that get a look in ?

    All religion is created by men, for men, about little imaginary men with long gray beards – grow up people. I can understand it a few thousand years ago but hey, come on, we need a new approach to being human now.

    And I don’t believe you have to have religion to be able to teach your children about good and bad or morals or understanding your place in the world and responsibilities to that world and all other humans. Just saying.

  4. DouglasU says:

    The world’s largest cult is very much alive. Thinking is not permitted in this group.

  5. zipp says:

    Did they forget to invite the women?

  6. Celia says:

    It seems they prefer to blast Americans or behead them alive on film. Probably they do think in World Peace after all.

  7. Leningradsky says:


  8. Musa says:

    Of course you don’t see that many of them inside, they want to be seen. So many look like they were bored to death.

  9. marxistworker says:


  10. Ham are sick, Al says:

    I don’t like what I see. Islam is a very oppressive ideology. The Moscow Metro suicide bombings, Domododedovo Airport bombing, sieges at a Beslan school and Moscow theater, St. Petersberg – Moscow railine sabotages, downing of two Russian airliners shortly after take off in Domododedevo, the viral videos of Russian soldiers being beheaded by islamists. In France for example during Friday prayers on the street, home owners and apartment dwellers are forced off the street.

  11. (r)evolutionist says:

    Just like ants or bees; no individualism anywhere.

    • Yojimbo says:

      yet they are all wearing different styles of clothing and have head covers of various styles and patterns yep not personal thought or individualism what so ever.

  12. Muhammad says:

    I salute the photographer. nice iso/exposure setting. good DOF also. even in rainy day.

    To tell you the truth, Islam will only be expanding. Not contracting. regardless of what we say.

    read Quran in Russian language, and you will understand better ^_^

  13. L.S.Zlatopolsky says:

    More of: “We are holy. You are not.”

  14. Muhammad says:

    What a nice religion of tolerance (for those that obey you) and passion (for beheading young boys and raping preteen girls)
    I sure hope that no one thinks about getting back the good ol’ chlorine gas to make em have a taste!

  15. Scott says:

    Tolerance is key – further to my views expressed earlier, I would not wish to deny folk the right to follow a particular religion. What I do object to is:

    1) That no religion should have any place in state bodies or state education. (Although I think children should learn about all theism around the world to encourage understanding).

    2) That no child should automatically become a follower of their parents religion – I think that denies the child’s right to freedom of choice.

    3) That folk should practice their calling privately and not “in the faces” of others. The internet surely provides a great place for those of similar minds to get together.

    4) That news reporters should refrain from mentioning anything about the “religious” traits of any murderers, gunmen or other terrorist – these folk, who hijack religious beliefs for their own end, do a great injustice to all religion and hence humanity.

    In short, whilst tolerating some peoples need for spirituality, in whatever form, I would rather see it as a personal choice, practiced at home and not the great divider of people which it has become in the hands of folk who usurp it for their own power.

    I think that way religion has a greater chance for success in our multi-cultural, mixed-up world.

    May your god(s) be with you.

  16. Alex says:


    Correct my history if I am wrong, but didn’t Islam come to some lands that are historically now Russian before Christianity. I mean the Volga Basin, the North & Central Caucasus were muslim-areas well before Christianity was introduced. Using your logic “Christian” Russia is infesting the muslim lands of Kazan, Chechnya, Dagestan etc.

    If you doubt the facts do your own historical reading.

  17. TB says:

    And, what is your point?
    If you have 2 children, and 1 of them is a killer, is not your responsability to teach him or stop him?

  18. Tripper says:

    The Goat and the Sheep…
    31 “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne. 32 All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33 He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.

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