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Monday, December 8, 2008

Happy Eid

happy eid aladha

eid aladha
is a religious festival celebrated by Muslims worldwide in commemoration of the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God. The devil tempted Ibrahim by saying he should disobey God and spare his son. As Ibrahim was about to sacrifice his son, God intervened and instead provided a lamb as the sacrifice. This is why today all over the world Muslims who have the means to, sacrifice an animal (usually a goat or a sheep), as a reminder of Ibrahim's obedience to God. The meat is then shared out with family, friends (Muslims or non-Muslims), as well as the poor members of the community.
Eid al-Adha is the latter of two Eid festivals celebrated by Muslims, whose basis comes from the Quran. Like Eid el-Fitr, Eid al-Adha begins with a short prayer followed by a sermon .

Eid al-Adha annually come on the 10th day of the month of Dhul Hijja of the lunar Islamic calendar. مكةEid al-Adha occurs the day after the pilgrims conducting Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia by Muslims worldwide, descend from Mount Arafat. It happens to be approximately 70 days after the end of the month of Ramadan.Today is the first day in eid Aladha & we will visit our relatives , tomorrow we will sacrifice a cow.
So be happy & happy Eid for you all ...


  1. happy eid to you and your family.

  2. Oh SW, thank you for sharing this!
    I love learning about your culture.
    Happy Eid to you and enjoy the time of sharing.

  3. Ummm...I assume the cow has been gone by now. :)

    Again, Happy Eid. :)

  4. Hi all
    baghdad dentist & Barb & Bookish
    yesterday was very busy day first the cow arrived at home at 10:30am .
    then the butcher arrive & then my two uncle and my cousin arrived to start the butchering , the cow was brown and white. I was to cry for it (the cow).. but after all they butcher the cow and then we allot the meat to many families & poor ..

  5. well S.W this is the all dramatic story of a cow, dose any one of its spp get more better one, no for get it , even the holy yellow one of moses even slaughterd. any way happy Eid for u try to study hard i know what r u getting in

  6. I am late checking in. Happy Eid to you.
    Thanks for explaining this to us, it sounds like a wonderful celebration

  7. thank you Cactus Jack Splash , yes it was wonderful Eid ,every thing was happy in those four days of Eid Aladha,
    You welcome.


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