Locals flock to markets ahead of Eid-al-Adha

Posted September 01, 2017

Bai Norhata Alonto, a Marawi resident and wife of Mindanao Development Authority (Minda) Secretary Datu Abul Khayr Alonto, said in an interview that this year's celebration of the Eid'l Adha is "very significant" especially for the Marawi residents.

In fact, the hill where Ibrahim took Ishmael for the sacrifice is now a part of the Hajj pilgrimage.

Apart from this, two separate Eid congregations will be held in the field adjacent to Salimullah Muslim Hall Main gate and Shahidullah Hall lawn of Dhaka University at 8:00am.

However, Ibrahim did not eventually kill his son as it is said that God sent an angel who then put a ram in his son's place. However, Allah, after testing Abraham's devotion, switched the object of sacrifice to a sheep instead of his son - the reason why a sheep is sacrificed and the festival is also known as Bakra Eid or Bakrid.

The President, in his message, said Ibrahim's admirable act of obedience to Allah should serve as a reminder about the "value of sacrifice necessary in our lives". Keep me and my family in your prayers.

Being based on the lunar calendar means the dates of both Eids change each year but Eid al-Adha is always a little over two months after Eid al-Fitr.

In Kenya Muslims people gathered in small groups to coincide their prayers together and celebrate Eid ul-Adha.

That is the literal translation but it can be translated as "have a blessed holiday" or simply "Happy Eid".

"We extend warm felicitation to you as you celebrate this all-important Feast of Sacrifice, an occasion which you have consistently observed to ask for Allah's blessings for mankind".

"Eid al-Adha, which embodies the completion of Islam as a religion and its divine revelation as a spiritual and moral way of salvation, is a holiday that encourages mercy, solidarity, and brotherhood in people".