Asian Muslims Share How Beautiful the Eid Holiday is With Stunning Outfits on Instagram


In celebration of this year’s Muslim holiday Eid-al-Fitr, Muslim Asians took the chance to show off their pride in the most beautiful way possible on social media. Following the hashtag #eidsthetakeover, netizens shared their elaborately designed outfits that simply prove beauty can be found in all religions.

The hashtag began trending after a tweet from Twitter user Glowly Suji encouraged fellow believers in Singapore to celebrate through “outfits and traditions,” according to Mashable.

Subsequently, Asians have posted their finest and most beautiful Eid outfits under the hashtag on Instagram and Twitter:

of chiffon shawls and batik prints ☺️✨ Salam lebaran semua #EidsTheTakeover #KumpulanTradisi

A photo posted by SHAHNAS (@shahnanaaas) on

#eidsthetakeover

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Salam Eid Mubarak ✨ #eidsthetakeover #boncitandproud #archiebaldthebsh

A photo posted by Yumi Zuhri (@yumilyeanna) on

Salam Aidilfitri – stuffing myself with ketupat, rendang and pineapple tarts! #eidsthetakeover #kumpulantradisi

A photo posted by Ahmad Sadr✌ddin (@ahmadwho) on

@atikahabdul donning our Shima Shimmer Shawl! Shima's down to shades of blue, red and greens so grab the 2 for $18 promo alongside Hayla Bubble Chiffon! #coverwithhijabified #eidsthetakeover #kumpulantradisi

A photo posted by #hijabifEID (@hijabifiedsg) on

Hi, my name is Fitri and I think I may be your Aidil partner. #EidMubarak #EidsTheTakeover

A photo posted by Fitri Mohamed (@fitri.mohamed) on

The best part is everything's on sale ✨ #raya2016 #ootd #EidsTheTakeOver

A photo posted by Adda Al'manda (@drapeofmodesty) on

some call me dasuki, the rest call me abang selamat hari raya maaf zahir batin! #eidsthetakeover

A photo posted by Dasuki Durrani (@xdskx) on

Eid-al-Fitr, also known as Hari Raya in Southeast Asian countries, marks the end of Ramadan or the month-long fasting for Muslims everywhere in the world. This year, Ramadan started on or around June 7.

Ramadan involves abstinence from eating, drinking, smoking and participation in any sexual activity, though this does not mean total prevention of nourishment. According to the Independent, believers wake up at around 4 a.m. to eat and drink, preparing themselves for the day ahead. Fasting kicks off from sunrise to sunset.

As Muslims experience hunger and thirst during a Ramadan day, they are reminded of the poor’s suffering. The period also serves as an opportunity for believers to exercise self-control, as well as a strengthened connection with Allah. Prayers are mainstays for the entire occasion.

Eid-al-Fitr is the “festival of breaking the fast,” Al Jazeera noted, and it begins with special prayers in mosques and open spaces. From this point, they are free to attend lavish feasts and exchange gifts. The celebration is also the time to self-reflect, forgive and thank Allah for blessings.

Happy Eid-al-Fitr!

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