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08 December 2008

Eid al-Adha, the Festival of Sacrifice, begins today

Throughout the world Muslims are celebrating Eid al-Adha (Arabic, in other languages called by different names), the Festival of Sacrifice, commemorating Ibrahim's willingness to sacrifice his son by God's command. (God was just testing Ibrahim's devotion; a ram was sacrificed instead.)

This is the year 1429 after the Hijra, the emigration of the Prophet Muhammed and his followers from Mecca to Medina, in Arabia.

Vleeptron isn't late for this one, Eid begins today, and is celebrated for three days.

Ibrahim is Abraham, founder of the Ibrahimic/Abrahamic religions, mainly (but not exclusively): Judaism, Islam, Christianity.


Abbas said...

thanks bud. eid mubarak to you as well.

patfromch said...

Incidanty for Catholics December 8is Immaculate Conception Day. Hm. December seems to be Party Month for all religions I reckon

If "God" knows everything about you, the past, present and future and has a Divine Masterplan, why test the faith of your believers ? If this is part of the plan, then it is a very silly plan indeed. Or was he fearing the outcome ? Bored ? Testing Game Theory ? Or just bullying ?

Anyway, a happy day, whatever and wherever you are celebrating.

abbas said...

not december in specific since we do not follow the gregorian calendar. we follow the islamic calendar which has 30 days in each of its 12 months hence *it's constantly moving backwards by 11 days a year.

(*some restrictions may apply)

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