Cheadle Mosque’s Eid Dash!

It has been a lovely Eid, a time of celebration, for friends, families and neighbours to come together and enjoy each other’s company, build family ties, share gifts and devour a myriad of tasty snacks!

At Cheadle, you will all know we love to share (especially food)- indeed we love to share the Joy of Eid. So once we had polished off our third slice of Eid carrot cake, our volunteers sprung into action to spread a little happiness.

So began our “Eid Dash….”

Today – we were privileged to join the pupils at Prospect Vale Primary School in sharing Eid Cake with all 270 pupils. That’s a lot of cake – but we are really grateful to the teachers and pupils for hosting us.

It’s lovely to be able to share the Eid celebration – indeed it brings all of us together as one community.

Next up – we joined the “Eid Unwrapped” team to drop off toys at Royal Manchester Childrens Hospital.

Being in hospital is never easy, especially when you are young, we hoped that sharing some toys and gifts might help alleviate the hardship that little bit.

We are so grateful to the Cheadle Mosque congregation for generously donating so many lovely presents….there were so many – we needed a trolley to cart them around. The hospital staff were lovely and the gifts are en route to the Renal Dialysis Unit – we hope that everyone enjoys them.

We also got to wear a lovely set of green ears – I am not quite sure why – but they looked rather stylish so we couldn’t resist.

Next our dash will take us to the Wellspring Soup Kitchen – where we hope to be serving up a scrumptious Eid Dinner for those in need and the homeless. The menu’s a surprise and we have got more pressies too!

It’s going to be a long day – but we can’t imagine a better day – doing a good turn for another is what we should be all about – this is reflected in the Qur’an

Allah (God) says :

“Worship God and join none with Him in worship, and do good to parents, kinsfolk, orphans, the poor, the neighbour who is near of kin, the neighbour who is a stranger, the companion by your side, the wayfarer (you meet)..” (Quran 4:36)

Making people happy – spreading a smile gives such a great feeling inside – little can match it.

The Prophet Muhammed (peace be upon him) said : “To smile in the face of your brother is charity given on your behalf.” (Bukhari)

It’s been a great day – but the Eid Dash hasn’t stopped there – there is still curry and cake to share. Watch this space for more Eid antics…..

May God keep us all smiling!