IKEA donated its car park space for Eid al-Fitr prayers as a gesture of goodwill

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More than 700 Muslims practised social distancing while performing Eid al-Fitr prayers in Germany this weekend after IKEA donated its car park space as a gesture of goodwill.
Swedish home and furniture giant IKEA received widespread praise this weekend after allowing hundreds of Muslims to use one of its German store’s car parks to perform Eid al-Fitr prayers.

Footage that surfaced online of worshippers taking part in the prayer while adhering to social distancing measures designed to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus.

“We have done holiday prayer as a nation in the open air with 700 people,” the Islamic Community Milli Goruş (IGMG), which organised the event, said.

“We would like to express our gratitude to the Wetzlar police, the Wetzlar regulatory office, to IKEA Wetzlar and others that made this extraordinary prayer possible. Have a blessed holiday,” the message, posted onto the group’s Wetzlar Facebook page, said.

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