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Muslims Mark Festival Of Sacrifice

Muslims in Fiji joined other devotees around the world yesterday to celebrate Eid-al-Adha, the Festival of Sacrifice. Eid-al-Adha is one of the two major feast festivals celebrated by Muslims which
06 Oct 2014 09:06
Muslims Mark Festival Of Sacrifice
Minister for Education Rosy Akbar and Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama shares cake with Suvavou Kindergarten students after the opening on August 12, 2020. Photo: Ronald Kumar.

Muslims in Fiji joined other devotees around the world yesterday to celebrate Eid-al-Adha, the Festival of Sacrifice.

Eid-al-Adha is one of the two major feast festivals celebrated by Muslims which falls on the 10th day of the Islamic lunar calendar’s last month, Dhul-al-Hijjah.

Ulama-E-Ahle Sunnat Fiji secretary Mohammed Nazim said Muslims celebrate to commemorate their belief in Ibrahim (alayhi s-salm[AS]) and his willingness to follow Allah’s command.

“It is marked by slaughtering animals to feed the poor,” Mr Nazim said.

“At dawn on the day of Eid, Muslims recite the traditional declaration of faith, the Takbir, followed by the pre-sunrise communal prayer, Salat al-Eid, which is also said on Eid al-Fitr.”

Unlike Eid-al-Fitr, Mr Nazim said Muslims do not sight the first crescent of the new moon to celebrate this festival.

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