Published: Tue, August 21, 2018
Global News | By Blake Casey

Kenyans woken up by prayers as Muslims celebrate Eid Al Adha

Kenyans woken up by prayers as Muslims celebrate Eid Al Adha

"Eid-ul-Adha offers an opportunity to remember the submission of Prophet Ibrahim Alaihis-Salam to Allah, by which he taught the world the value of sacrifice in relating with one another". You can read an explanation of what Hajj is here.

The goat that is sacrificed is divided into three parts; one part is given to the relatives, friends and neighbours, the second part to the needy and poor, and the third is kept with themselves. Eid Mubarak to all! Some Muslims observe this Eid for three days.

"Kenya Defence Forces said "‏ On this holy occasion of #EidAlAdha, may the blessings of Allah fill your lives with happiness and open all doors of success now and always.

There are also community-led celebrations in areas such as parks where Muslims gather to celebrate together. A very happy Bakrid Mubarak to you.

As per the holy book of Muslims, Prophet Ibrahim was asked to sacrifice his dearest one which was his son, Ismail.

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Let this Eid be the occasion of sharing the love and caring for the people who need to be loved and cared.

Another response is "JazakAllah Khair" which means thank you but has a literal translation of "May Allah reward you with goodness".

President Rodrigo Duterte has declared August 21 as a holiday in honor of Eid'l Adha. Many delicacies including candies and different mutton preparations are made on this day. Muslims worldwide celebrate Bakrid by sacrificing a male goat as a symbol of the sacrifice made by Ibrahim. Believers meet their friends and family on this day and wish them the festival.

Eid al-Adha falls in the last month of the Islamic calendar - Duh al Hijjah.

The Eid-ul-Adha comes 2 months and 10 days after the end of the Eid-ul-Fitr, which marks the end of 30 or 29 days of fasting in the month of Ramadan.

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