Sunday, December 7, 2008

Happy Eid...\(^o^)/

At the end of the Hajj (annual pilgrimage to Mecca), Muslims throughout the world celebrate the holiday of Eid al-Adha (Festival of Sacrifice). In 2008, Eid al-Adha will begin tomorrow, and will last for three days.^-^

During the celebration of Eid al-Adha, Muslims slaughter an animal such as a sheep, camel, or goat. Allah has given us power over animals and allowed us to eat meat, but only if we pronounce His name at the solemn act of taking life. Muslims slaughter animals in the same way throughout the year. By saying the name of Allah at the time of slaughter, we are reminded that life is sacred.

The meat from the sacrifice of Eid al-Adha is mostly given away to others. One-third is eaten by immediate family and relatives, one-third is given away to friends, and one-third is donated to the poor. The act symbolizes our willingness to give up things that are of benefit to us or close to our hearts, in order to follow Allah's commands. It also symbolizes our willingness to give up some of our own bounties, in order to strengthen ties of friendship and help those who are in need. We recognize that all blessings come from Allah, and we should open our hearts and share with others.

On the first morning of Eid al-Adha, Muslims around the world attend morning prayers at their local mosques. Prayers are followed by visits with family and friends, and the exchange of greetings and gifts. At some point, members of the family will visit a local farm or otherwise will make arrangements for the slaughter of an animal. The meat is distributed during the days of the holiday or shortly thereafter.

People usually bake something called “ma’amool”, and also we make Arabic coffee that goes with "ma'amool" perfectly^o^(oishii)

our own ma'amool^-^

I have drew & designed this card , I hope you will like it minasan

After Eid ,I am going to post what I did during Eid , I want to hear from you minasan what is your plans for Eid?

enjoy this amazing holiday and have a very nice Eid^-^


Qutaibah said...

kol 3am w anti b alf 5eer

Qutaibah said...

insha2 Allah benshofik elsaneh al jaeh 3la jabal fuji :P

Rani said...

happy holidays :)

Biraru said...

كل عام وانت بخير

Kanji_chan said...

Eid Mubarak! :)
Send me some ma3mooooooool T^T

rua said...

Eid mubarak everyone ^-^