Eid Al-Adha

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    In the religion of Islam, 'Id Al-Adha or Eid al-Adha (Arabic عيد الأضحى, "Festival of the Sacrifice") is a major festival that takes place at the end of the Hajj. It is also known as 'Id al-Qurban or al-'Id al-Kabir (Major Festival). Eid al-Adha marks the completion of the hajj (pilgrimage) rites at Mina, Saudi Arabia, but is also observed by Muslims throughout the world to commemorate the faith of Ibrahim (Abraham).



    Eid Al-Adha begins on the 10th of Dhu'l-Hijja, the last month of the Islamic calendar, and lasts for fours days. It begins the day after Muslims on the Hajj descend from Mount Arafat.







    Meaning of the Festival



    The festival commemorates Allah's gift of a ram in place of Isma'il (Ishmael), whom God had commanded Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice. (In Judaism and Christianity, the child in this story is Ishmael's brother Isaac.)



    The devil tried to persuade Ibrahim to disobey Allah and not to sacrifice his beloved son, but Ibrahim stayed absolutely obedient to Allah and drove the devil away. Eid al-Adha is a celebration of this supreme example of submission to God, which is the cornerstone of the Islamic faith (islam means "submission").

    Eid al-Adha Observances



    On Eid al-Adha, families that can afford it sacrifice an animal such as a sheep, goat, camel, or cow, and then divide the meat among themselves, the poor, friends and neighbors.







    The sacrifice is called Qurban. During the sacrifice, the following prayer is recited:



    In the name of Allah And Allah is the greatest O Allah, indeed this is from you and for you O Allah accept it from me. Eid al-Adha is a public holiday in Muslim countries. Like 'Id al-Fitr, 'Id Al-Adha begins with communal prayer at daybreak on its first day, which takes place at the local mosque. Worshippers wear their finest clothes for the occasion. It is also a time for visiting friends and family and for exchanging gifts.



    Mass Islamic congregation on Eid al-Adha at Jama Masjid, ...







    Bosnia - Muslim Festival Eid Al Adha - YouTube







    Eid al-Adha - Muslim Holiday of Sacrifice - YouTube



     
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    So, when's the festival of killing the Kafir where you find them?

    When's the festival of marrying children?

    Why are those Muslim women letting their hair (yeesh!) flow free?

    I've seen better hair on horses and subsequently, black American (women) heads.
     
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    All my Muslim staff would request Eid as a holiday. The pay off was that they would work over Christmas when my Christian staff wanted time off. People working in harmony.

    Its not a public holiday in the UK but it will be at some point.
     
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    That is a shocking post. The worst I have seen for some time.
     
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    I'm certain it goes against all your UK-leftist school indoctrination.

    Gilmour was right in the late 70s.

    My suggestion to you is to watch "The wall" Maybe then you can break out.

    What, you never knew it was horse hair they use for weaves? It is.

    True story.
     
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    Two million people are attending the hajj this year. That’s way bigger than the Olympics (10,500 athletes and 500,000 foreign tourists went to Rio for the 2016 Olympics), Burning Man (the annual gathering in the Nevada desert currently has an attendance cap of 70,000), and the average Taylor Swift concert combined.

    It’s a huge event — in terms of both its significance in Islam and the massive logistical challenge of having that many people from all walks of life and every corner of the globe descend on one relatively small place all at once.

    But what actually goes on at the hajj? What is its religious and political significance? How do they handle all those people? And what is inside that big black box?

    We've got you covered: Here are the most basic answers to the most basic questions about the hajj.
    Hajj, the Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca, explained for non-Muslims
     
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    At Mecca they circle the black box
    Sheva(7) times.
    The tradition to make pilgrimage to Meca as focus on an object said to be left by Michael- God's top messenger, an object said to have hidden secrets inside to be revealed in it's time to come.

    The black rock meteor=silica in the black box is obvious is it not?
    Not such a mystery in the age of computing and messaging going to and fro gaining knowledge (Dan 12:1-4).
    -Sura 2:98
     
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    Muslim hajj pilgrims ascend Mount Arafat for day of worship

    More than 2 million Muslims gathered Saturday at the sacred hill of Mount Arafat in Saudi Arabia for an intense day of worship and reflection on what’s considered the climax of the Islamic hajj pilgrimage.

    Many had tears streaming down their faces as they raised their hands in worship on the slopes of the rocky hill where the Prophet Muhammad delivered his final sermon some 1,400 years ago, calling for equality and unity among Muslims. Thousands had walked there through the pre-dawn darkness.

    As one of the largest religious gatherings on earth, this second day of the hajj is often the most memorable for pilgrims. They stand shoulder to shoulder with Muslims from around the world, all considered equal in Islam before God, seeking mercy, blessings, good health, bounty and healing.

    The five-day hajj pilgrimage is required of all Muslims once in their lifetime, if they are financially and physically able to make the demanding pilgrimage.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/worl...36aca2-bb43-11e9-8e83-4e6687e99814_story.html
     
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