Eid al-Adha, one of the most auspicious and celebrated festival by Muslims, is finally here. Falling on September 1-2, Muslims all over the world will come together with their loved ones to celebrate the occasion with zeal and fanfare. Known as the Sacrifice Feast, Eid al-Adha is celebrated to honour Ibrahim (Abraham) for his dedication and commitment to the demands of Allah. On this Eid, families come together and sacrifice an animal, usually a goat, to show their devotion and loyalty to their Allah. The feast is then distributed amongst families, relatives and poor. It is a common belief that on the eve of Eid, all those in the vicinity of the area should be fed. On the occasion of Eid, people visit and take food and sweets for their relatives and neighbours and celebrate the festival with them. However, meeting everyone is
*Today I pray that
happiness stays at your door
may it knock early and stay late
and leave the gift of Allah’s love, peace, joy
and good health behind!