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Muslims In Germany Ask If 700 Of Them Can Use The Parking Lot For Socially Distanced Prayers And Ikea Says Yes
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Muslims In Germany Ask If 700 Of Them Can Use The Parking Lot For Socially Distanced Prayers And Ikea Says Yes

Last Sunday, the worldwide Muslim community celebrated the Festival of Breaking the Fast, which marks the end of the month-long dawn-to-sunset fasting of Ramadan. Traditionally, Eid prayer is held during this event which gathers hundreds of Muslims in open fields, community centers, or mosques to pray. However, the lockdown which was imposed in many countries worldwide has disrupted the plans for the celebration and made people get creative in finding a solution on how to celebrate.

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Last Sunday, Muslims in Germany held Eid prayer in the parking lot of IKEA

Image credits: IGMG Wetzlar FATİH CAMİİ

The best idea came to Muslims who are living in Germany and was accomplished with the help of IKEA, which allowed them to hold a socially distanced prayer in its parking lot.

Image credits: IGMG Wetzlar FATİH CAMİİ

Clearly, it’s the most 2020 way of celebrating the festival and despite being a bit unusual, it didn’t discourage worshipers from attending.

Image credits: IGMG Wetzlar FATİH CAMİİ

Around 700 people showed up to pray together from a safe distance.

Image credits: IGMG Wetzlar FATİH CAMİİ

The event was organized by The Islamic Community Milli Goruş (IGMG), which came up with this brilliant idea. The organizers were grateful for the opportunity.

Image credits: IGMG Wetzlar FATİH CAMİİ

“We would like to express our gratitude to the Wetzlar police, the Wetzlar regulatory office, to IKEA Wetzlar and others that made this extraordinary prayer possible,” they thanked the community in a Facebook post.

Image credits: IGMG Wetzlar FATİH CAMİİ

As the video of the event was posted online, it quickly went viral. Many people reacted by showing support for finding a way to pray at a safe distance, while others expressed fascination with the stunning view of the prayer taken with a drone camera.

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Bri Nicole
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2 years ago

What a beautiful way to love your neighbor. Ikea did a wonderful thing. This is moving. We sure need more stories like this in so much grim news. Be careful, everyone. Enjoy your day.

Montana
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2 years ago

IKEA once again in Bored Panda. 4th time a month. Must give nice lobby corporation money to the Panda.

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Johanne Trudeau
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2 years ago

Truly respectful of mankind...

matthew owen
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2 years ago

Where are the women?

Jon S.
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2 years ago

In the version of Islam I was taught women have no obligation to pray at a mosque, men do. Although usually both are welcome to pray if they want, why would you if you have the option of doing it at home right now.

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Bri Nicole
Community Member
2 years ago

What a beautiful way to love your neighbor. Ikea did a wonderful thing. This is moving. We sure need more stories like this in so much grim news. Be careful, everyone. Enjoy your day.

Montana
Community Member
2 years ago

IKEA once again in Bored Panda. 4th time a month. Must give nice lobby corporation money to the Panda.

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Johanne Trudeau
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2 years ago

Truly respectful of mankind...

matthew owen
Community Member
2 years ago

Where are the women?

Jon S.
Community Member
2 years ago

In the version of Islam I was taught women have no obligation to pray at a mosque, men do. Although usually both are welcome to pray if they want, why would you if you have the option of doing it at home right now.

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