BLANTYRE--Muslims in Malawi on Friday, October 26, joined their counterparts around the world in celebrating Eid al Adha or Feast of Sacrifice.
Many Muslims observe the Feast of Sacrifice to commemorate Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his son, Ishmael, to Allah.
During the celebration, which starts prayers, Muslims slaughter animals and share with friends and the needy around them.
Sheik Dinala Chabulika, National Coordinator of the Malawi Islamic Information Bureau, says they observe Eid al Adha to appreciate Ibrahim’s willingness and obedience to God.
According to Wikepedia, Eld al-Adha is the latter of the Eid holidays, the former being Eid al Fitr. The basis for the Eld al-Adha comes from the 196thverse of the 2nd Sura of the Quran.
The three days and two nights of Eid al-Adha are celebrated annually on the 10th, 11th and 12th day of Dhu al –Hijjah, the twelfth and last month of the lunar Islamic calendar.
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