Daily Prompt: Sep 11

Share tomorrow’s plan

Zulhijja (Last Islamic month) is like December in Georgian calendar. On 10th of Zulhijja Muslims from all over the world celebrate Eid. This Eid is called Eid-al-Adha. The Eid we celebrate after Ramadan is called Eid-al-Fitr.

So on this Eid i.e. Eid-al-Adha we sacrifice goats/sheep/calf/camel etc depending on what one can afford and distribute the meat among poor, relatives and family.This is in accordance with Prophet Abraham’s tradition where he was commanded by God to sacrifice his only son, Ismael who was later replaced with a goat. I read a beautiful something related to this concept on Yasmin Mogahed’s blog:

Many years ago, our father Ibrahim (AS) made a choice. He loved his son. But He loved God more. The commandment came to sacrifice his son. But it wasn’t his son that was slaughtered. It was his attachment. It was his attachment to anything that could compete with his love for God. And the beauty of such a sacrifice is this: Once you let go of your attachment, what you love is given back to you–now in a purer, better form. So let us ask ourselves in these beautiful days of sacrifice, which attachments do we need to slaughter?

In the morning of Eid-al-Adha, Muslims wake up early in the morning and offer Eid prayers in mosque, they return to relish on different kinds of sweets/desserts prepared at home. After that comes the slaughtering part.

Some Muslims slaughter on first day of Eid, others in the following two days.

Usually there’s a family feast in the evening with barbecue and other traditional food items.

I am hoping to have a good day tomorrow.

Eid Mubarak folks! 🙂

Thank you for reading.


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