Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Eid Mubarak!


Here we are, with the biggest event on the Muslim calender i.e. Eid-al-Adha.

Muslims all over the world celebrate this 'Eid' to commemorate the great sacrifice of Abraham (Peace Be Upon Him), the Messenger of God, in form of slaying his own very son, Ismael (Peace Be Upon Him) on God's commands. The sacrifice was so pleasing to God that He replaced Ismael (Peace Be Upon Him) with a goat from the Heavens.

Since then, for all the Muslims, who can afford doing it, it is compulsory to do the Qurbani (Sacrifice) of a goat, buffalo, bull, camel or some other specified animal in memory of Abraham's (Peace Be Upon Him) 'Qurbani' to God's will.

Muslims start off with saying the 'Eid' prayers in the biggest Mosque in their neighbourhoods early in the morning. Animals' Qurbanis follow the Eid prayers.

In our case, on behalf of all our family, we did Qurbani of four healthy Bakras (Goats).

I'll be telling a lot more in detail in my next post. Till, then, I wish everyone who celebrates it, a very Happy, Blessed & Joyous Eid...

Eid Mubarak!

13 comments:

RaY-ZoR said...

Salam and Eid Mabrook to you too brother.

defiant goddess said...

Eid Mubarak!!!

AsianSmiles said...

Eid Mubarak MrH!

Brea said...

I hope you had a great New Year and enjoy the upcoming celebration of Eid.

black feline said...

the stampede death..quite sad..hopefully next time around..better control and procedures..sigh

Hasan Mubarak said...

Everyone thankyou so much for the kind wishes. I really had a great time with my family and surely am gonna share it with you guys soon...

black feline: Yes, I know. It was very sad to hear the news. May God bless the gone souls.

Aisha said...

is it compulsory or encouraged?

Eid Mubarak:)

Unaiza Nasim said...

eid mubarak!

Dak-Ind said...

i know so little about religions other than my own. i look forward to reading in more detail about this holy day. one of the things i love about visiting you is that i always seem to learn something new, not just about religion, but about events and people and you.

what does Eid Mubarak mean?

Deb S. said...

I hope you had a blessed Eid. Sorry I was away during your time of celebration. Someone I know is named for Abraham's son. I must share your post with him.

AsianSmiles said...

knock, knock..

hope you're ok MrH. Just saying hi. blogworld misses you. :)

Sumeeta said...

Thanks for the information on this holiday. I did not know that, but now I have something to share with my Moslem students.

Hasan Mubarak said...

aisha: best wishes can never be demanded...

unaiza nasim: A very belated Eid Mubarak to you too...

dak-ind: I'm soon gonna upload pics from this occasion and provide more inofrmation to you too...

"Eid Mubarak" simply means;
"Have a blessed & happy Eid!"

dcs: I'll be delighted to more about Abraham's son.

asiansmiles: I missed you too!

And here I am back.

Sumeeta: That's great for your job.

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