Today July 10 is Eid al Adha which is the second most important festival after Eid al-Fitr celebrated by Muslims around the world.
Joyous festival Eid al Adha is a public holiday and the occasion is celebrated for three days as a holiday from July 10-13. It is a time for the community to socialize and spend time with families and friends.
Thousands of Muslims worshippers went to Mosques for Eid al Adha prayers and followed food by people getting together with loved ones.
The festival is a powerful reminder of humanity and obligation to take care of one another. Thus, during this festival people rich or poor put their personal commitments according to their capacity to provide assistance to those in need.
The rituals of Eid and Hajj commemorate Abraham and his son’s dedication to God and reflect Islam’s commitment to equality.
The occasion of Eid al Adha, also known as Eid Al Qurban (Sacrifice), is meant to commemorate Prophet Ibrahim’s (A.S) readiness to sacrifice his son, Ismail (A.S), as a sign of his devotion to Allah.
During the point of sacrifice, Allah replaced Ismail with a ram which was eventually slaughtered in the place of Prophet Ibrahim’s (A.S) son.
Ever since then, Muslims have celebrated Eid al Adha as a festival of sacrifice, where animals (goat, sheep, or portion of cow or camel) are sacrificed and distributed to family, friends, and the needy.
We the ForeignAffairsNews.com family wish that may this special holiday remains a celebration of togetherness and a devotion to service.
Eid al Adha Mubarak.