27th Annual GTA Eid Prayer & Festival — Friday October 26 2012

Friday October 26 2012 was Eid al-Adha

Largest Eid Prayer in Greater Toronto Area took place in the Better Living Centre.

Following is a storify of GTA Eid al-Adha 2012 . . .


Eid al-Adha Toronto Friday October 26 2012

Friday October 26 2012 was Eid al-Adha. Muslims celebrated around the World and around the Greater Toronto Area. Following are a sample of tweets, photos, and news items related to "GTA Eid" at The Better Living Centre, hosted by Muslim Association of Canada. Plus a few Eid & Hajj related tweets…

Storified by HiMY SYeD · Fri, Oct 26 2012 21:49:02

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GTA Eid FestivalThe Eid Festivals are celebrations of the two major Muslim holidays: Eid Al Fitr and Eid Al Fitr. The Festivals are full day events start…
MAC Eid Festival – Eid Al-Adha Oct 26 @ CNE http://conta.cc/T6Ycm4 via #constantcontactAhmad Attia
#Toronto – Eid-ul-Adha will be Friday Oct. 26th, 2012 – Hilal Committee of GTA: Zhul Hijjah 1433 and Eidul Adha… http://bit.ly/RjNhCLToronto Muslim
Is Eid @ CNE Friday ?✗

While Muslims were fasting on the Day of Arafat in Toronto and looking forward to Eid al-Adha the following day, Muslims performing the Hajj Pilgrimage were actually in Arafat near Makkah, Saudi Arabia.

We are in Mina, Hajj has begun, and I’m sooo happy to be here. Labbayk Allah! http://instagr.am/p/RJ-20vQPpM/Muhammad Alshareef
Day of Arafat today! http://pic.twitter.com/fVgz22b4Urz Heer
Road To Arafat http://pic.twitter.com/PVUqE6mKUrz Heer

Following is a hour long video of GTA Eid al-Adha in the Better Living Centre on the CNE Grounds, Exhibition Place.

HiMY SYeD — GTA Eid al-Adha Festival Better Living Centre CNE Toronto Canada Friday October 26 2012himysyed

Video includes Takbeerat, Eid Prayer and Eid Khutbah lead by Abdullatif Barbak, Children’s Eid Festival rides and magic show. It concludes with Friday Khutbah and Prayer lead by Shaikh Zahid Abu Ghuddah.

GTA Eid al-Adha Mentions in The News…

Eid celebrationsMuslims across the Greater Toronto Area celebrate Eid.
Eid celebrations in GTA http://bit.ly/RSMxVqCBC Toronto
Toronto Muslims celebrate Eid al-AdhaTORONTO, Ont. – Thousands of Muslims will gather in downtown Toronto, Friday, to mark Eid al-Adha. The 27th annual Eid Festival will be m…
Thousands attend Eid al-Adha celebration in TorontoToday is the start of Eid al-Adha, or feast of sacrifice, for Muslims around the world. Here in Toronto, thousands are expected to attend…
Muslims mark Eid al-Adha holiday with festivities in Toronto. http://www.cp24.com/news/thousands-attend-eid-al-adha-celebration-in-toronto-1.1011762CP24
Muslims celebrate Eid al-Adha with Oakville toy driveAs Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Adha, the holy day was marked with a toy drive at the Al-Falah mosque in Oakville. The day b…
Muslims celebrate Eid al-Adha with Oakville toy drive http://ow.ly/eMTazCityNews Toronto

All the Eid Mubaraks going back and forth on twitter resulted in that trending in Toronto for part of the day…

Trending:Eid Mubarak#10ReasonsWhyYouCantSleep#TEDxTorontoWindows 8#halloween#cdnpoli#Toronto#yeg#nowplaying#VancouverDrew (Andrew) Truong
lol on Eid, you only see Somali’s everywhere in the GTA, and you see all arabs at the CNE #EidProblemsAyman Jaddaa
@Ayshaa_Diblawee I am actually volunteering at the GTA Eid Festival, and lol Somali things=staying home every EidForeverMuslimah
@werethedopeat @_DntGiveAFxck go to the website all the info is there. Type in ‘cne eid 2012′ & u’ll find it. Make sure its for this eid thoNK
#Eid #prayer will be held tomorrow October 26, 2012 (determined by Saudi Arabia) at CNE. For more information visit http://ow.ly/eLqo6Zhaboom Tweets
27th Annual Eid Prayer & Festival – CNE http://p.ost.im/p/dkRcgd #eid #hajj @1loveislam1loveIslam
27th Annual Eid Prayer & Festival – CNE http://shar.es/cjf37 via @sharethisDaily Quran
The MSA at York University is providing a FREE round-trip ‘Eid bus to the GTA ‘Eid Prayer taking place at the Better Living Centre!MSA at YorkU
Happy eid adha mubarak….;) (@ Masjid Darrussalam -GTA) http://4sq.com/Sanj7GTeguh Bijantoro
Who remembers when EVERYONE used to go to CNE for Eid prayers? #MemoriesS.M
I gta say. Seein non-Muslims wish us ‘Eid Mubarak’ makes my heart SMILE. So nice. I like twitter for that. Rubbish for owt else :-))Dania Tamanna
Anyone going to CNE during the day or the eid gala at night tmrw???KMSchneider
Happy Eid to my friends celebrating at this time…Eid Mubarak…Susan Fennell
i wish we can go to the CNE for eid this year :( #notexciteddanya alamoudi
@Imachamp87 I hope I get to see you today! Text me if you’re at the CNE. I miss you beautiful <3 Eid Mubarak!Samah Al-Nachawati
Unknown numbers texting Eid Mubarak lol just gta reply Kher Mubarak loolTheRealBatman
heading off to cne and then cousins for eid .Greatest Ever .
Listening to Maher Zain on the way to CNE for Eid Prayers . >>>>haadiyah khan .
Off to CNE for Eid prayer with @NorhanMohamedEg and Urooj :D #EidMubarak #YorkUAmina Ahmad
@LupeFiasco Eid Mubarak from Toronto.Ali El-Hajar.
First time we haven’t gone to the cne mosque for Eid .. cheesedEmaaan
@Polo_gang99 Eid Mubarak to you too. & I’m going to CNE soon !3HUNNA !
@LupeFiasco Eid Mubarak from Toronto, Canada!Young Simba.
@ImranKhanPTI Eid Mubarak Imran bhai. Missed your Toronto event but your interview on #cbc was good. Wish you and PTI great success.khurram ali
@suleiman3001 Eid Mubarak. I saw Manal all big and heavy last night mashaAllah. How’s Eid in Toronto?Junaid
Eid al-Adha.. #Mubarek #Toronto #Islam #Muslim @ Jami Mosque http://instagr.am/p/RP8rxcjHeU/CEO
#Eid #prayers with #Toronto #unity #mosque http://instagr.am/p/RP7B7wlG2O/Vickyspeach
Thousands of Muslims gathered for Eid prayer at the CNE :) #whatasight http://lockerz.com/s/256312541Nusaybah.
@BosSsLadyY :) he’s in Toronto fine lady, and he wishes he wasn’t for eid. I hope you’re having a lovely eidSadik Mijinyawa
When you don’t have Hawaii or Pommes on Eid because you live in Toronto. @MoroccanProbz #MoroccanProblemsYoung Simba.
Missing my fam and Toronto today for Eid @DjMadzAS @heymaliha @humjeezy @SharamlessBasti @KinzaA23 @nofel_7 @rafayman007 @SabrinaJaleesωαjєєhα
“@_FearAmir: When you don’t have Hawaii or Pommes on Eid because you live in Toronto. @MoroccanProbz #MoroccanProblems” Sucks for us :(Moroccan Problems
At the biggest Eid namaz gathering in Toronto. Awed, proud and happy. Eid Mubarak!!!Samiha
“@680News: Muslims mark Eid al-Adha today. Eid Festival event being held in #Toronto. http://bit.ly/PvuDLZ #EidMubarak”eid Mubarakfaran siddiqi
My favorite thing about Eid at the CNE? It reminds you of just how diverse our Ummah is. #Subhanallah :) ساره
Celebrated Eid w/ communal prayer now off to Hamilton to Celebrate the life of the Honorable Lincoln Alexander http://cbc.sh/Qm9CKrEZahra Nabilah
Eid Brunch at Fran’s – #Toronto #Eid #Food #Happy #Alhamdulilah http://instagr.am/p/RP-iOJR5Np/Amjad Tarsin
@MsASweets eid mubarak toronto friend!!! XoMs. Beauty n Brains
Long distance Eid Mubarak phone calls from Toronto>>>>>>. Love you all, have a blessed eid @WhyTheFxckNot @People_WilTalk @_XscapeReality <3hamda
Eid ki namaaz in Toronto, chotay bachon kai liye speed car rides, baray bachon kai liye speed dating booth for brothers to meet sistersFarooq Syed
EID MUBARAQ TORONTO ONTARIOEid Mubaraq
RT @CP24: Muslims mark Eid al-Adha holiday with festivities in Toronto. http://www.cp24.com/news/thousands-attend-eid-al-adha-celebration-in-toronto-1.1011762Zahra Aman زهرة
EID celebrations ….“@CP24: Muslims mark Eid al-Adha holiday with festivities in Toronto. http://www.cp24.com/news/thousands-attend-eid-al-adha-celebration-in-toronto-1.1011762”✨DEW LIL✨
Eid in E-town is funny and so not better then toronto , nothing can beat toronto somalis man we better at being … http://m.tmi.me/yw5sZmaryan
“@CP24: Muslims mark Eid al-Adha holiday with festivities in Toronto. http://www.cp24.com/news/thousands-attend-eid-al-adha-celebration-in-toronto-1.1011762”Sarah Tahan
RT @CP24: Muslims mark Eid al-Adha holiday with festivities in Toronto. http://www.cp24.com/news/thousands-attend-eid-al-adha-celebration-in-toronto-1.1011762N.A
@ImranKhanPTI Thnx 4visiting Toronto n shared ur moments with us. Amazing & Enthusiast Crowd charged 4Change..Eid Mubarak.God BlessYou & PTIJaved Nasimullah
Check it out I got a range rover for Eid!!! Joke… Well on GTA I did lmao http://instagr.am/p/RQC3B7pHji/DoneBetterThanSaid
Eid Mubarak to all my kinfolk, no sleep last night and we’re going all in tonight too… #eid #toronto #frid http://instagr.am/p/RQC4x4zdHi/Sajid Malgi
@SesapZai hello there…Akhtar umbarak. staying in Toronto for Eid?Hafsa
”@CP24 :Muslims mark Eid al-Adha holiday with festivities in Toronto. http://www.cp24.com/news/thousands-attend-eid-al-adha-celebration-in-toronto-1.1011762 …Jaden Alvian Richard
Just visited Islamic Foundation of #Toronto. Eid Mubarak! to all of #Muslim faith http://yfrog.com/h88n5mnijDavid Saunders
If my Muslim twitter family came down to Toronto for Eid I would have done theeee most amazing meet & greet brunch!!!Ladan Mohamed
Why do all Somalians go to CNE for Eid? #nothating lolحسينة بوبال
This is why I didn’t wanna come here , this is the only eid that I’m bored ! I wish I was in torontoيسرا يوسف
“@LadanBella: If my Muslim twitter family came down to Toronto for Eid I would have done theeee most amazing meet & greet brunch!!!”Cee.
"@CP24: Muslims mark Eid al-Adha holiday with festivities in Toronto. http://www.cp24.com/news/thousands-attend-eid-al-adha-celebration-in-toronto-1.1011762" #TorontoTalkOfTheCity
Eid Mubarak to all. #eidmubarak #toronto #torontopathpathlifeTO
Mayne I wish I was in Toronto for Eid today :( #missingthefamsArzu R. Ridhawi
Eid Mubarak to my colleagues, friends and family within the Muslim community at #mcmaster, and in #Hamilton #Toronto #Malaysia #EidMubarakDr. Philip Savage
GTA Muslims celebrate Eid al-Adha | CityNews.ca http://www.citytv.com/toronto/citynews/news/local/article/233018 via @topscms Michelle Elizabeth
@FaisalJama How come I wasn’t included in this Toronto La Familia shout-out??? Minus 100 points, sir! Eid Mubarak!!Ugaaso Abukar Boocow
Eid prayer aint the same without @OmarAlzoor come back to toronto :)Mahad Ahmed
Eid Mubarak & safe return for pilgrims to loved ones, including friends Ali & Asma. About to begin cross-GTA tour of family & food. Yum!Affan Chowdhry
GTA Muslims celebrate Eid al-Adha | CityNews.ca http://www.citytv.com/toronto/citynews/news/local/article/233018 via @topscmsHassina
did eid prayer at cne, it was bless ! м.ĸ. yυѕυғ
It’s not even 7pm and we already have guests over from Manchestet,Holland,Germany,Toronto,Switzerland and France! #eidMarwa Silva
Eid Mubarak everyone #Eid #Toronto #Muslim #Proud #BlessedAlyzeh Ahad
To the #Muslim community of #toronto, across Canada and around the world- #Eid Mubarak-from NDP GTA Caucus http://bit.ly/PV63UG @oliviachowAndrew Cash
Horses on eid storming through Toronto http://pic.twitter.com/wsVOCF8IserventofAllah
I thought my Eid will be just fast five, gta then sleep, sleep and sleep but it turned out to be just awesome.Amina Banye
Eid is no fun unless you’re in Toronto #FACTSMohamed Ahmed
University of Toronto really cares for their students. EID MUBARAK from my chemistry lab http://instagr.am/p/RQW6G2lZzP/AK
Only one missin from toronto is @Stricklyy, eid mubarak Solemon!Renee Thompson
Eid is a high holiday in Toronto so that means very very few taxis.Stephen Abram
Woodbine is Little Mogadishu during Eid #TorontoLeevan Aden
Everyone celebrating eid in toronto should get together and throw a huge party. Many people don’t get to celebrate and I feel bad for them.Mariam )(
@PrettyLotuss its cool fam, Eid Mubarak and ill let u know once i leave TorontoSALAS™
Thousands attend #Eid al-Adha celebration in #Toronto: http://www.cp24.com/news/thousands-attend-eid-al-adha-celebration-in-toronto-1.1011762 #CanadaMuslim News Alert
@nurisahin05 Eid Mubarak all the way from Toronto Nuri. #YNWAKamran Ali
GTA Muslims celebrate Eid al-Adha http://www.citytv.com/toronto/citynews/news/local/article/233018–gta-muslims-celebrate-eid-al-adhaAdvocacy Consulting
"@MoeRichie: Eid is no fun unless you’re in Toronto #FACTS" #imisseatingatwoodbinewiththeIOStweetMohamed Hassan
just when I think I’m going to have a relaxing Eid at home or in Toronto, My dad decides to volunteer to cook for the mosque -x- -___-Amina Mohamed
Pizza & movies @makoqaali place soon. :$ then probably going to hit Toronto tomorrow #EIDAmina Mohamed
Muslims mark Eid al-Adha holiday with festivities in Toronto. http://www.cp24.com/news/thousands-attend-eid-al-adha-celebration-in-toronto-1.1011762Kamran
Met a nice brother from Toronto. Always a surprise on Eid. #vancityTaha伍
Eid-ul Adha 2012 <3 #CNE http://instagr.am/p/RQgCBhxPHW/haadiyah khan .
@ImranKhanPTI Double standards at it’s peak!! Godspeed and Eid Mubarik! #Toronto misses you!!Anum Zahid
@ImranKhanPTI Double standards at it’s peak!! Godspeed and Eid Mubarik! #Toronto misses you!!Anum Zahid
Happy Eid everyone!!! Going off to Toronto now!Gyuri_823
Thousands of Greater #Toronto Area Muslims perform #Eid-al-Adha prayers at Better Living Centre. #CNE #TOpoli — http://twitpic.com/b7mvbkHiMY SYeD
Watch #CBC News #Toronto for Steven D’Souza (@cbcsteve)’s report on #GTA #Eid-Al-Adha at Better Living Centre #CNE http://twitpic.com/b7myetHiMY SYeD
#Flickr Photo Set — #GTA #Eid al-Adha, Better Living Centre #CNE Toronto Canada — http://www.flickr.com/photos/photopia/sets/72157631859989554/HiMY SYeD
Content from GTA Eid al-Adha, Muslim Association of Canada, Better Living Centre, CNE Exhibition Place, Toronto Ontario Canada, Friday October 26 2012GTA Eid al-Adha, Muslim Association of Canada, Better Living Centre, CNE Exhibition Place, Toronto Ontario Canada, Friday October 26 2012
http://andrewcash.ca/statement-on-eid-ul-adha-from-the-ndp-toronto-caucusYusuf Badat
@RabeelTariq AOA Rabeel, "Eid Mubarak"wishing U and Ur loved one as well, sty blessed. Toronto is rainy today and +8 degree it sucksSalim A.Saeed.Ch
@Jemima_Khan happy eid to u and your family, went to pti event in Toronto yesterday,IK gave an amzing speech,Javed Hussain
Eid celebrations in GTA: Muslims in the Greater Toronto Area celebrate Eid. Steven S’Souza reports. http://bit.ly/XwfA5aAzfar Rizvi
@Mariii007 Eid mubarik to you too my dear :) Hows toronto ? And how is eid there ?Nadir
Made it to Island Airport after longish 30 minute cab wait . Not many on the road. Many drivers observing Eid holiday. #torontopriya sankaran

Eid al-Adha is about Sacrifice.

That’s the message in this final tweet:

If you didn’t do an udhiya and you want to support the local needy this is a great program. http://pic.twitter.com/a4PGI2IFAhmad Attia

Comments on: "27th Annual GTA Eid Prayer & Festival — Friday October 26 2012" (1)

  1. nice panoramic picture