السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكُمْ وَرَحْمَةُ اللهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ
It’s Sunday 15th May 2022 / 14 Shawwal 1443H.
Eid ul-Fiṭr Albania 2022
Albania is a country in Eastern Europe which enjoyed over 500 years of Islamic Rule. During that period, there were more than 2000 Masjids all over Albania. Thereafter, during 40 years of Communism rule, all Islāmic practices were totally forbidden.
Masjids were either destroyed or converted into cinemas, theatres and museums. When Communism ended, there were only 50 Masjids left in Albania. Our first visit was in 1993.
There has been a huge effort by Muslims from all across the globe to revive Islam in Albania again and restore the Masjids. A country that had 50 Masjids in 1993, has over 700 Masjids today, اَلْحَمْدُلِلّه.
Today, I wanted to take you to Skanderbeg Square, in the heart of the capital Tirana, which looks very similar to Trafalgar Square in London. It’s ‘Eid ul-Fiṭr day 2022, and time for the ‘Eid Ṣalāh.
Remember, this is a country where Muslims were not allowed to practice any teachings of Islām for 40 years. No Jumu’ah Ṣalāh. No Janāzah Ṣalāh. No ‘Eid Ṣalāh. Now let’s see what happened this ‘Eid ul-Fiṭr.
Please view the below 20 second video clip, and share this message with all your contacts. What a wonderful transformation.
May The Almighty keep the Muslims of Albania steadfast on Īmān and Islam and restore the country back to its full Islamic glory once again, Āmeen.
جَزَاكَ اللَّهُ خَيْرًا
Request for Du’ās
وَالسَّلَامُ Hanif Dudhwala (CEO, Muslim Welfare InstituteMuslim Welfare Institute, Blackburn, UK)