Search

Thousands of Eid worshippers mark end of Ramadan on Stepney Green

PUBLISHED: 14:00 30 August 2011 | UPDATED: 10:35 31 August 2011

Eid gathering in the park

Eid gathering in the park

free

Thousands of worshippers packed Stepney Green Park in London’s East End for the Eid prayers this-morning to mark the end of Ramadan.

An estimated 4,000 turned up, despite an overcast sky.

“It was an ecstatic atmosphere,” said one worshipper, Wais Islam, who took a picture of the gathering.

“It’s the fourth year we’ve assembled at Stepney Green for Eid.”

The 30 minutes of prayer which began at 9.30am were led by Sheik Madani, an imam from Shadwell’s Darul Ummah mosque. Daily fasting for the month of Ramadan ended last night.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the East London Advertiser. Click the link in the yellow box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad, serving as your advocate and trusted source of local information. Our industry is facing testing times, which is why I’m asking for your support. Every single contribution will help us continue to produce award-winning local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the East London Advertiser