30 MORE – Volunteers placing Last Minute Cardboard Mats for GTA Eid al Adha Prayers | Direct Energy Centre

As usual, Alhumdulillah, I arrived very early at the Eid Prayer location and was able to secure the first best spot, right behind the Imam in the first row… And this year, that meant I would be praying behind Shaikh Abdullah Hakim Quick, who I had grown up praying behind when he was the Imam of Jami Mosque.

However, I couldn’t immediately physically place my own cloth prayer mat in “my” spot just yet.

In recent years, I would immediately lay my own prayer mat atop giant unrolled cardboard mats. This morning, upon arriving this early, I didn’t immediately think anything was out of the ordinary as I walked around a giant empty floor inside the Direct Energy Centre, minus any sign of cardboard.

01 - GTA Eid Al Adha Prayer Direct Energy Centre before Carboard Mats placed

Well… there was a problem.

At the last minute on Monday Evening, the regular cardboard mat supplier bailed out, leaving MAC Volunteers scrambling for replacements.

06 - Cardboard Prayer Mat Rolls being unloaded into Direct Energy Centre for Eid Al Adha prayers IMG-20131015-42443

As you can see, the volunteers came through.

07 - Cardboard Prayer Mat Rolls being unrolled inside Direct Energy Centre for Eid Al Adha prayers IMG-20131015-42445

08 - Cardboard Prayer Mat Rolls being unrolled inside Direct Energy Centre for Eid Al Adha prayers IMG-20131015-42446

09 - Cardboard Prayer Mat Rolls being unrolled inside Direct Energy Centre for Eid Al Adha prayers IMG-20131015-42448

The above scene repeated itself row after row in rapid succession until all the giant mats were unrolled and waiting for worshipers to arrive and claim their cardboard spots.

 

02 - GTA Eid Al Adha Prayer Direct Energy Centre after Carboard Mats placed

03 - GTA Eid Al Adha Prayer Direct Energy Centre after Carboard Mats placed

04 - GTA Eid Al Adha Prayer Direct Energy Centre after Carboard Mats placed

 

 

05 - GTA Eid Al Adha Prayer Direct Energy Centre after Carboard Mats placed

InshAllah, this little behind the scenes look at how Volunteers help make YOUR Eid day run smoothly finds you remembering all of them in your duas.

Ameen.


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