Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Today is Eid-Ul-Adha!

Eid-ul-Adha or Eid-ul-Azha is celebrated at the end of Hajj, which is an annual pilgrimage to Mecca. The ‘Festival of Sacrifice’ is followed by a ‘Feast of Sacrifice’, which pays homage to  Prophet Abraham’s unselfish act of sacrificing his son, Ishmael, to God. In turn, God spared the boy’s life and instead substituted a sheep. In  remembrance, people sacrifice a lamb, goat, or other animal  and give the meat to family, friends, relatives, and most especially to  the poor.

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