As we all remain physically distant from each other, the upcoming festival of Eid ul-Fitr will be different to the usual: we won’t have large family gatherings, there won’t be any hugs with neighbours, or hearty meals with friends.
However, this Eid will remain an occasion for celebration, aided by the Shukrana Concert, a special two-day musical event brought to you by The Ismaili. There will be something for everyone - with contributions from Africa, South and Central Asia, Europe, North America, and the Middle East.
Drawing on influences from the diverse traditions and heritage of the Ismaili community, talented solo artists and groups from more than 20 countries across the global Jamat will entertain, inspire thought, and share their stories via music.
The concert is centred on the theme of shukrana. The root word shukr denotes thankfulness and gratitude in a number of languages, including Arabic, Farsi, Urdu, and Hindi. This Eid, we give thanks for all we have blessed with, and express our gratitude and appreciation to the healthcare professionals and volunteers serving the Jamat and wider society everyday.
Despite the current circumstances, The Ismaili welcomes you to this online celebration of Eid, when we will join on 24 and 25 May to give thanks and celebrate as One Jamat, together at home.