Eid Al Adha Mubarak 2009 عيد اضحى مبارك
As an estimated three million pilgrims have gathered yesterday on the plains of Arafat in Mecca for a key rite of Hajj, the annual Muslim pilgrimage. Worldwide, around two billion Muslims are celebrating the holiday known as Eid Al Adha.
In this occasion ArabCrunch greets every Muslims worldwide: Eid Mubarak and may God bless you. For our readers who are not Muslim, we say: Happy Friday and may God guide you and us for the best.
You’ll find interesting information about the holiday of Eid-ul-Adha and about the Hajj at the following links.
-Eid-ul-Adha (the Festival of Sacrifice) is celebrated throughout the Muslim world as a commemoration of Prophet Ibrahim’s (PBUH) willingness to sacrifice his son for God. Eid-ul-Adha is celebrated on the tenth day of the month of Zul-Hijja.
-The Hajj, or pilgrimage to Makkah is a central duty of Islam whose origins date back to the time of Prophet Ibrahim (PBUH). It brings together Muslims of all races and tongues for one of life’s most moving spiritual experiences. For 14 centuries, countless millions of Muslims, men and women from all over the world, have made the pilgrimage to Makkah, the birthplace of Islam. In carrying out this obligation, they fulfill one of the five “pillars” of Islam, or central religious duties of the believer.
For more detailed explanations of the rich history and traditions of Islam, feel free to visit the following sites:
#pic from Aljazeera English.