Alhamdulillah the Oxford Eid Extravaganza on Sunday went very well. An estimated 6000 to 7000 people came compared to last years’ 5000. The weather was perfect with plenty of sunshine and the right temperature. The day before the event was raining and very windy and we could not set up any gazebos in advance. The day after the event was very cold and raining heavily. We have to take the good weather as a rahmah from Allah for our noble and sincere intention. During a period of stormy weather that make news headlines across Europe, Allah has given us a day of perfect weather.
Organising such a big event which involves diverse communities is not easy and need a lot of commitment, perseverance and planning. The key person who organised the event was Mujahid Hamidi (Mujahid Hijama), an active member of Melayu UK. Congratulations to him and may Allah help him to organise more and better events in the future. I would like to thank everyone that helped in organising the event as well as helping in the preparation and sale of food during the event and also in the cleaning up after the event. Pisang House in Bicester, where preparations of food took place, was busy throughout the day and night and many of us had very minimal sleep. The dedication shown by all volunteers is amazing and can only come from their sincerity in helping. May Allah reward all those volunteers and bless them with multiple rewards, give then abundant rizq, reward them with good health, answer their prayers and protect them from the evils of jinn, shaytan and mankind. Amin.