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Eid on the Beach

I am convinced that all Caribbean Muslims should have Eid salaah (prayers) on the beach. It’s in our blood and our essential island nature after all. What could be better?

Those are the women’s shoes on the sand of Cornwall Beach in Montego Bay, Jamaica, where a group of about 50 men and women gathered to celebrate Eid ul Fitr with the prayer and khutbah (sermon). Just look at that sky and the sand. Gorgeous.

Of course the day was not without some drama – we’d gathered at a park opposite Wexford Court Hotel, where apparently the jamaah had performed Eid prayers the year before. But the park is currently closed and not available for the public. So we had to move over to Cornwall Beach, which was better because we were ON THE SAND. :-) Lovely. Hot, but lovely.

The delay meant that I rushed back to my meeting, heading straight into the conference room in my Eid clothes, but then I was celebrating after all!

Waiting eagerly to arrive in Trinidad tomorrow and get real Eid food though…the hotel buffet wasn’t particularly celebratory.

Lunch on Eid day Dessert on Eid Day

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10 Comments so far (Add 1 more)

  1. Well Eid on the beach!
    We had about 50 sisters.
    Of course the brothers didn’t count.
    Our brother estimates over 70…

    1. Lilandra on September 10th, 2010 at 9:04 pm
  2. i kinda feeling to come meet you in the airport… just to tell you Eid Mubarak in person…

    after this years Eid Gha i felt a need for a change and the beach sounds dreamy…

    2. bandi on September 10th, 2010 at 9:05 pm
  3. we need to organise ah Eid Gah on a beach. Seriously.

    3. Chennette on September 10th, 2010 at 9:12 pm
  4. This is nice!

    I love the photos and the Jamaican food :)

    4. aka_lol on September 11th, 2010 at 6:22 am
  5. Subanallaah! That is so cool. The sky…the sea…everything look so blue and full of life. Seems like you do make the best of wherever you go Misses Chennette. and btw merry eid.

    5. Umar on September 11th, 2010 at 10:06 am
  6. thanks aka :-) I even put back on the old 18-135 mm lens and realising I miss wide shots sometimes! Not so much the ability to zoom, but a nice wide shot…

    Eid Mubarak Umar! I was glad this worked out for Eid alhamdulillah!

    6. Chennette on September 11th, 2010 at 10:44 am
  7. Eid Mubarak, Chennette! Lovely photos!

    7. Liane on September 11th, 2010 at 3:12 pm
  8. I got me a new 18-55mm Weather Resistant lens just for that reason.

    8. aka_lol on September 13th, 2010 at 4:46 am
  9. The yellow sponge cake with cream filling looks absolutely tasty, it reminds me of home.

    9. Sherene @ Caribbean Recipe Kits on September 22nd, 2010 at 8:57 am
  10. Hi Sherene – it was really good, with a little lemony gel thing on top

    10. Chennette on September 25th, 2010 at 1:16 pm

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