Eid Celebration Includes Voter Registration

February 1, 2004

Source: The Dallas Morning News


On February 1, 2004 The Dallas Morning News reported, "For North Texas Muslims, Sunday's annual Eid observance included a little patriotism along with the traditional prayers. Thousands gathered at Fair Park for the prayers and festival known as Eid al-Adha, the festival of sacrifice. The Eid marks the end of the week of hajj, the pilgrimage to Mecca that every Muslim must make at least once if possible... Dallas resident Nadia Ahmad said the Eid gives Muslims a greater sense of unity. Each year she and about 10 family members attend the gathering together. This year's festival included a voter registration drive held to bring a different sense of unity. 'It's extremely important that the Muslim community unite and make our voices heard as Muslim Americans,' said Amina-Marisol Rojas, executive director of the Dallas-Fort Worth chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.