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Waterloo Region celebrates Eid-ul Adha

November 15, 2010

Today I would like to talk about one of the very important occasions that Muslims around the world celebrate this week, called Eid-ul-Adha or Eid ul Azah, or, in English, the festival of sacrifice.

There is a fascinating story that states the significance of Eid-ul Adha that I would like to share.  In Islam we believe that once, Allah (God) challenged or tested the Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham) to prove his faith in God. God asked him to sacrifice the dearest and nearest one in his life. Prophet Ibrahim decided to take up the challenge and sacrifice his son Ismail.  This may be a familiar story to you becuase it is common to both Judiasm and Christianity as well. (more…)