Belize’s Muslim Community Celebrates Eid al-Adha

Belize’s Muslim Community Celebrates ​Eid Al-Adha

Vejea Alvarez             July 20, 2021                  1 min read          [post-views]

Muslims around the world are celebrating Eid (aid) al-Adha (al ad-ha). The religious festival marks the end of the Hajj (haaj) pilgrimage, the five-day pilgrimage Muslims undertake to cleanse the soul of sins and instill a sense of equality and brotherhood. The day is marked with the sacrifice of an animal, usually a goat, sheep or cow, and the distribution of the meat among neighbours, family members and the poor. Here in Belize the Ahmadiyya (Ah-ma-dee-ya) Muslim community are celebrating the festival of the sacrifice” as explained by a local missionary.

Ata’Ul Gabb, Local Missionary, Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Belize: “This is a practice that is commemorating the spirit of sacrifice. What we do with the meat that we will slaughter we will distribute it to family, friends and those in need. So just like how the prophet Abraham he was told to sacrifice his son and then he was given a sheep to sacrifice it is a spirit of sacrifice that we try to do within ourselves to sacrifice our time, our wealth and our life in the way of God almighty so that we can get blessings. Because it’s not the blood or the flesh that goes to God but it is our righteousness so even if we slaughter a lot of sheep or a lot of cows it’s just about trying to have that spirit of sacrifice and righteousness within our hearts.”

source Belize’s Muslim Community Celebrates ​Eid Al-Adha – Love FM | Belize News and Music Power

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    Jul 21, 2021
    Muslims Around the World Celebrate Eid-ul-Adhiya
    On the day of the Eid, Muslims who can afford to sacrifice an animal are instructed to do so after prayer. In Belize, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at is celebrating the Eid of Sacrifices. News Five spoke with Ata’ul Haq about the observance.

    Ata’ul Haq, Missionary, Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at

    “Eid-ul-Adhiya is basically the Eid of Sacrifice, it is celebrated after the Pilgrimage or the Hajj of all Muslims. This is a worldwide practice and so today, later today we’ll be having a slaughtered three cows and about thirty-five sheep tomorrow. So we’re celebrating for the first time Eid-ul-Aghiya in the Mosque of Light, Masjid ul Noor. This is a tradition that dates back a long time and it commemorates the Prophet Abraham’s sacrifice of his own son and when God said don’t sacrifice your son, sacrifice the ram. It commemorates the fact that we should try to sacrifice ourselves in the way of God. And so, it is said in the Holy Quran that the flesh and the blood does not go to God but it is our righteousness. So we should remember God each and every day and we should try to sacrifice our life, our wealth and our own time in the way of God as much as possible.”

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