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Jul 21, 2021

Muslims Around the World Celebrate Eid-ul-Adhiya

On the day of the Eid, Muslims who can afford to sacrifice an animal are instructed to do so after prayer.  In Belize, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at is celebrating the Eid of Sacrifices. News Five spoke with Ata’ul Haq about the observance.


Ata’ul Haq

Ata’ul Haq, Missionary, Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at

“Eid-ul-Adhiya is basically the Eid of Sacrifice, it is celebrated after the Pilgrimage or the Hajj of all Muslims.  This is a worldwide practice and so today, later today we’ll be having a slaughtered three cows and about thirty-five sheep tomorrow.  So we’re celebrating for the first time Eid-ul-Aghiya in the Mosque of Light, Masjid ul Noor.  This is a tradition that dates back a long time and it commemorates the Prophet Abraham’s sacrifice of his own son and when God said don’t sacrifice your son, sacrifice the ram.  It commemorates the fact that we should try to sacrifice ourselves in the way of God.  And so, it is said in the Holy Quran that the flesh and the blood does not go to God but it is our righteousness.  So we should remember God each and every day and we should try to sacrifice our life, our wealth and our own time in the way of God as much as possible.”

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