MPV Announces Eid Al Fitr Prayers At Unity Mosques Around North America
Los Angeles, CA – August 17, 2012 – Muslims for Progressive Values announces prayers in observance of Eid al Fitr and associated celebrations across North America at local Unity Mosques.
Eid al Fitr prayers and celebrations will be held at many MPV Unity Mosques across North America. All are invited to join– regardless of religious or spiritual affiliation. As with regular prayer services participants of the Eid prayers can expect to be welcomed and be able to participate at any level they are comfortable with. There is no specific dress code and there is no gender segregation at these prayers.
Eid al Fitr, or ‘Holiday of Opening of the Fast’, commemorates the formal ending of the Islamic month of Ramadan and its requisite fasting from dawn (not sunrise) to sunset. Prayers are held followed by family and community gatherings for communal meals.
Los Angeles, CA – Sunday, August 19, 2012 – 10am
The Levantine Center
5998 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90035-2657
Special Speaker: Malik Freeman “What We Can Do Now: The Power of the Individual to Make Change”
Jamila Ezzani to lead prayer (Imamah)
Ani Zonneveld to perform spiritual songs
Lunch will be served
For more information please visit: http://mpvusa-
Atlanta, GA – Sunday, August 19, 2012 – 10:30am
Two Securities Building
3500 Piedmont Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30305
Special Speaker: Rebecca Cranford-Smith “Giving and Action Year Round”.
Michael Sabani to lead the prayer (Imam)
Trina Jackson to make the call to prayer (Adhan)
Adjourning to a restaurant for communal meal.
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To learn more about MPV please visit www.mpvusa.org.
To arrange for an interview of Ani Zonneveld please contact her at 323-842-2869 (PST) or firstname.lastname@example.org
Muslims for Progressive Values (MPV) is a 501 (c) (3) founded in 2007. MPV asserts that Islam is inherently progressive, inclusive and egalitarian which is an understanding that informs the ten principles by which the organization is guided. In the short years since its inception, MPV has expanded to include chapter and affiliates in Los Angeles, New York, Washington DC, Atlanta and Salt Lake City as well as in Ottawa and Toronto, Canada. More information can be found at www.mpvusa.org.