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45 Beautiful #BlackOutEid Selfies From Eid Al-Adha

"Just casually slaying this Eid with my black girl magic."

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On Friday, Muslims across the world began celebrating Eid-al Adha, which is held every year during Hajj, the holy pilgrimage.

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For the last three years, black Muslims have shared photos of themselves online with the hashtag #BlackOutEid.

this is gonna be the 3rd year of #blackouteid & it's more necessary than ever. love y'all for flooding the hashtag & trending ww yearly.

The creator of the hashtag, Aamina Mohamed, a caretaker and screenwriter from Saint Paul, Minnesota told BuzzFeed she was inspired by Donna Auston, who created #BlackMuslimRamadan, and Marissa Rei, who created #BlackOutDay.

Mohamed said she wants people to "understand that it's not for the gaze of non black people to prove that black people are 'here' and 'defeat stereotypes' but to genuinely observe the magnificence of how Black Muslims celebrate Eid, something you can't find in many places."

prospering. 🌻 #BlackOutEid πŸ“·: @JoshuaKissi

"I created #BlackOutEid after thinking of how much I admire the holiday, and how it felt, and how vibrantly my people's celebration looked. And I wondered how this looked throughout the black diaspora," Mohamed said.

She described the hashtag as a "worldwide sharing and archival experience of 6 consecutive Eids, with black Muslims from everywhere sharing their experiences."

"I figured an easy way to share and access this information in real time was to create a hashtag. So we share our cultures with one another and see how the Black Diaspora celebrates.

"It's really meant for us to share our celebrations with one another and to admire all that God has created," Mohamed added.

People really love seeing other people's photos.

Me during #blackouteid cause I love seeing some black Muslim representation I love y'allπŸ’•

Mohamed said she was still surprised at the response to the hashtag. "I just did a small campaign to get it off it's feet when it came to promotion, but it really takes off every year because black Muslims want to share and see how we all look, what we eat, and just celebrate."

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And here are just some of the photos that were shared with #BlackOutEid.

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Me and my mum are matching πŸ’ƒπŸ½ #BlackoutEid

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i had to run across the road to catch the lighting but it's all good #BlackoutEid ✨

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Had to recycle an outfit but we thank God! Eid Mubarak lovely people πŸ’• #SunjTobaski220 #BlackoutEid

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eid mubarak 🌺✨ #blackouteid

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upper east widow en route to her husband's funeral whom she murdered xoxo gossip girl #blackouteid #EidMubarak

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Eid Mubarak from my crew to yours. #BlackoutEid

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Eid Mubarik to you all ❀️️ #EidMubarak #BlackoutEid

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my outfit and makeup yesterday was sensational ✨

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Since I didn't take any I'll bless y'all w/ my bomb ass sisters 😭😍 #BlackoutEid

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I think it's safe to say that I'm legally blind now, eid Mubarak y'all βœ¨πŸ™ˆπŸ’ž #BlackoutEid

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I belong in the sun β˜€οΈ #BlackoutEid Eid Mubarak, my lovesπŸ’•

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Selfies aren't my thing but imma post just for the culture😀 #BlackoutEid

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When will your mcm ever? When? ✨ #BlackoutEid #EidalAdha2017

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it's a generational thing ✨ Eid Mubarak from my 3 queens #BlackoutEid πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡ΉπŸ•‹

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Eid henna went like.. #BlackOutEid #SunjTobaski220 #EidMubarak #Henna ✨

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yellow is definitely my color πŸ’› #blackouteid

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Eid Mubarak everyone! πŸ’ž May you all celebrate an Eid filled with laughter, blessings and happiness. #BlackOutEid ✨

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Eid Mubarak from me and the woman who taught me how to be one ❀️ #BlackoutEid

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When you're brave-ish #EidMubarak #BlackOutEid

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Eid Mubarak to the Muslim Ummah, wishing you and your families a blessed Eid Al Adha βœ¨πŸ’βœ¨ Ciid Wanaagsan #EidAlAdha… https://t.co/JnOtPXc1kt

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Eid Mubarak from my family to yours πŸ™ŒπŸΎπŸ’• #Blackouteid #Eid

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late(ish) #BlackOutEid & #EidMubarak loves 😘

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The one Eid pic I took πŸ’€ #Eidmubarak #BlackoutEid

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Eid Mubarak from my family to yorks πŸ™πŸΎβ€οΈβœ¨ #BlackOutEid

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Making my own waves honey 🍯 #BlackoutEid

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Starbucks & the city #seattlite #blackouteid πŸŒ†

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Best day ever ✨✨ (ft weird hands) #BlackOutEid #eid2017 #somaligirlsbreaktheinternet

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Serving looks with the brotherhood #blackoutEid #EidMubarak

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From my dysfunctional sisters and I Eid Mubarak πŸ’–πŸ•‹ May Allah(SWT) bless us to see another one #blackouteid

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Eid with my main guy Br. Abdulghanee from Kingston, Jamaica. This that real #blackouteid ✨

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Hope y'all had a blessed Eid πŸ’š #blackouteid #EidalAdha

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Eid Mubarak yall, I'm in the spirit today & feel really beautiful !! #BlackoutEid

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I whipped my phone out so quick when the sun hit my face #blackouteid

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Eid Mubarak - blessing and love to you all. #BlackoutEid

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September 1st why not bring out fall colours πŸ‚ #EidAlAdha #BlackOutEid

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eid mubarak from me and mine to you and yours❀️ #BlackoutEid #BlackGirlMagic

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Eid Mubarak πŸ’œ #BlackOutEid #EidAlAdha

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Just causally slayin this Eid w my Black Girl Magic πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡΄ #EidalAdha2017 #blackouteid

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simple looksπŸ‘‘πŸ’› #EidMubarak #BlackoutEid #EidalAdha