Eid Al-Adha Greetings

7 12 2008


All Muslim around the world will celebrating Eid Al-Adha tomorrow. I am here would like to wish all my Muslim friends and my Muslim blog readers happy Eid Al-Adha or wishing in Malay “Selamat menyambut Hari Raya Korban”.

Eid Al-Adha is celebrated at the end of the Hajj, the annual Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca. A duty of each Muslim, as described in the Five Pillars of Islam, is to go on Hajj at least once once during their lifetime, unless they are prevented by finances or ill health. During the celebration of Eid al-Adha, Muslims commemorate and remember Prophet Ibrahim(a.s)’s trials, by themselves slaughtering an animal such as a sheep, camel, or goat.

The meat from the sacrifice of Eid al-Adha is mostly given away to others. One-third is eaten by immediate family and relatives, one-third is given away to friends, and one-third is donated to the poor. The act symbolizes our willingness to give up things that are of benefit to us or close to our hearts, in order to follow Allah’s commands. It also symbolizes our willingness to give up some of our own bounties, in order to strengthen ties of friendship and help those who are in need. We recognize that all blessings come from Allah, and we should open our hearts and share with others.

On the first morning of Eid al-Adha, Muslims around the world attend morning prayers at their local mosques. Prayers are followed by visits with family and friends, and the exchange of greetings and gifts. At some point, members of the family will visit a local farm or otherwise will make arrangements for the slaughter of an animal. The meat is distributed during the days of the holiday or shortly thereafter.

Article source; islam.about.com

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2 responses

7 12 2008
mancai

selamat menyambut Aidil Adha…

9 12 2008
Signorina Syima

selamat hari raya haji abg hajib..alamak… soklan abg hajib itu susah mao jawab.. sbb ai tak take part pun dengan acara korban tu kat masjid… tgk tv je kat umah. tak semangat la taim hujan-hujan ni nak kuar… tahun lepas dh merasa, tak pe la tahun ni skip kejap…

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