Around 34,000 worshippers gathered at the Education City Stadium Wednesday as the iconic sporting arena staged the Eid al-Fitr prayer at Qatar Foundation (QF) for the second consecutive year.

Members of the community of all ages participated in the prayer session, which marked the end of the holy month of Ramadan, at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 venue.

The gathering was hosted by QF Minaretein Centre (Education City Mosque), in co-ordination with the Ministry of Endowments (Awqaf) and Islamic Affairs, and was followed by an Eid Festival celebrating the start of Eid al-Fitr.

The Education City Stadium has become a venue for Eid prayers – having also staged the Eid al-Adha prayer at QF in June 2023 – due to its capacity to safely host a large number of worshippers.

“It’s profoundly moving to see our community come together for the Eid prayer and festival at Education City Stadium,” said Minaretein Centre business transformation project manager Wasif Ali Khan.

“These events reflect our commitment to building a vibrant community, enriching our shared Islamic heritage, and fostering educational and cultural understanding,” he said. “It is through such initiatives that we fulfil our mission, celebrate our traditions, and nurture the growth of our community.”
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