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Eid al-Adha – the Festival of Sacrifice

Masterflex Technical Hose Ltd would like to say Eid Mubarak to everyone celebrating this special festival.

Muslims around the world will be celebrating Eid al-Adha, which is one of the two most important festivals in the Muslim calendar.

The holiday, also known as the Feast of the Sacrifice or the Greater Eid, is distinct from Eid-al-Fitr, which was celebrated earlier this year.

In between the celebrations, why not increase your stocks of flexible hoses and ducting from Masterflex?

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Eid al-Adha

Eid al-Adha is known as the “Festival of Sacrifice”, is the second of the two Islamic Eid’s (Celebrations) each year and the second most important festival. It honours the willingness of the prophet Abraham (Ibrahim) to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God’s command.

The Story Behind Eid al-Adha – The History of Abraham’s Sacrifice

This Eid (celebration), is about celebrating the occasion when God told Abraham, in a dream and informed him to sacrifice his beloved son. [This event, is also described the Jewish Torah (known as the Akedah) and the Christian Old Testament (Genesis 22)]. On Eid al-Adha, Muslims remember the following event (summarised):

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Dreaming

Abraham, after that dream, though it was the devil playing tricks on him (perhaps a bad dream) and he immediately disregarded it. However, the following night, the same dream reoccurred; commanding him again to sacrificed his beloved son. Abraham then came to realise that this was no coincidence and that this was a message from God. He told his son about his dream. His son, a very obedient person, agreed to fulfil the command of God and did as instructed by God; and was ready to be sacrificed. Abraham got himself blindfolded and followed Gods command; but later, after removing his blindfold, he saw the body of a dead ram in front of him. He was in shock, thinking he must have done something wrong, but he then heard a voice telling him that god looks after his followers and that he need not worry.

How do Muslims Celebrate Eid al-Adha?

Abraham and his son had shown that their love for God superseded all others: that they would lay down their own lives or the lives of those dearest to them in submission to God’s command. Muslims honour this ultimate act of sacrifice every year during Eid al-Adha. While Abraham was prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice, God averted the sacrifice, additionally signifying that one should never sacrifice human life, while Abraham and son had passed a very tough test.

Muslims have been sacrificing animals, including sheep goats, cows and camels, as a reminder of Abrahams’s obedience to God (and his son’s obedience towards his father and faith).

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Feast of Sacrifice
Sheep are sold in Incirlik Village for the upcoming Sacrifice Festival, Oct. 1, 2014, near Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The holiday lasts four-and-a-half days and it begins Oct. 3 at noon. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Dallas Edwards/Released

In Britain, the animals are brought into slaughterhouses by organisers.

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Eid Food

Eid ul Adha, a public holiday in many countries, is where people visit their family and friends; have fantastic food and share presents and gift money to the young. At Eid, it is obligatory to give charity to help the poor.

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Eid Barbecue

People also buy new clothes to be well dressed and enjoy festive food, all for three days.

 

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