Thursday, December 03, 2009

'Eid al-Adha Prayers in Somalia, Led by Harakat al-Shabab al-Mujahideen Leader

Photographs of 'Eid al-Adha ["Holiday of the Sacrifice"] congregational prayers in the region of Banaadir in Somalia. The 'Eid sermon was delivered and the prayers lead by Shaykh 'Ali Muhammad Rage (above), a leader in the Somali jihadi-insurgent group Harakat al-Shabab al-Mujahideen ["Movement of Warrior-Youth"].

Harakat al-Shabab "battle wagons" (a vehicle with a mounted heavy gun)

Banner with the Muslim testament of faith (shahada), "There is no god but [the] God and Muhammad is His Messenger"

Shaykh 'Ali Muhammad Rage

Cars bearing the blag flags emblazoned with the shahada that are used by jihadi-Salafi groups across the globe (in several designs).

Flag with the shahada

Banaadir region, Somalia


ldii said...

Alhamdulillah. It's not different from us in Indonesia

إبن الصقلي said...

I would think that the actual 'Eid prayer ritual would be very similar, though I would imagine in Indonesia and most other places in the Muslim world, they're not led by militants.