First of all, Eid Mubarak to all of you. I hope you have had a great day with family, friends and good food.
Most of you know Snapchat and if you have the app, you’ve probably seen that there was a feature of Laylat al Qadr and Eid al Fitr. These are fun to watch and it feels nice to be included, but it’s saddening to see that there were little to no black people involved in the snaps. Dear Snapchat, black Muslims exist too.
— Yasmin Yonis (@YasminYonis) July 6, 2016
So I decided to dedicate a piece to the Black Muslim community! The hashtag #BlackOut is well-known on social media like Twitter and Tumblr. It’s the day where black people can celebrate Black pride, beauty and personal achievements in a 24-hour online event, held every three months. The last BlackOut was on Eid al Fitr and here are some of the best posts.
Awesome outfit *fire emoji*
— ☄️ (@intisarahmed_) July 6, 2016
Snapchat filter? Check.
Rocking those new Eid outfits.
— QnF (@Abs_mu) July 6, 2016
Check out this amazing Sudani family.
— Halfawi (@LookItsMoe) July 6, 2016
Thanks for blessing us.
— Luke Cage (@LL_Coudjo) July 6, 2016
Brother and sister looking very fly.
— Nupe King (@SlymanAbkr) July 6, 2016
Beautiful Eid prayer in Rwanda.
— Africa (@somaliadev) July 6, 2016
The moral of this story: if you don’t feel represented, represent yourself! We hope Snapchat can appreciate black Muslims more in the future and include all Muslims in their stories.
Eid Mubarak everyone!