Friday, October 26, 2012

Today starts Eid-ul-Adha

Eid-ul-Adha is celebrated during a sacred month within the community. It marks the month of Hajj (or Pilgrimage) an important act of worship for Muslims, where millions of people travel to Mecca to visit the Kabah – the holiest site in Islamic traditions.

During Eid-ul-Adha, which lasts for four days, Muslims remember the story of Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham) and his son Ismail. In the story Ibrahim was willing to sacrifice his son to show his love and obedience towards God. However, God replaced Ismail with a ram, showing that true trust and faith are rewarded. Hence, Eid-ul Adha is known as the Festival of Sacrifice.

At Eid-ul-Adha, families traditionally cook a lamb. The meat is divided into thirds; one-third is given to those in need, one-third goes to neighbours and friends, and one-third stays with the family. The celebrations typically involve visiting friends and family, sharing in a festive atmosphere, and remembering those who are less fortunate.

Read this!
Celebrating Id-Ul-Adha: A Muslim Festival
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