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Thanks for revisiting part 2

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Submitted by Keith Williams (United States), Dec 15, 2008 at 23:42

Hi,

Yes it is Eid-Al-Adha, praise God!

Eid-al-Adha celebrates the occasion when God appeared to Abraham in a dream and asked him to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God. The devil tempted Abraham by saying he should disobey God and spare his son. As Abraham was about to kill his son, God intervened: instead God provided a lamb as the sacrifice. This is why today all over the world Muslims who have the means to, sacrifice a sheep (alternatively a goat or cow can be used), as a reminder of Abraham's obedience to God. They usually share out the meat with family and friends, as well as the poorer members of the community.

thanks again for revisiting and please come back again,

peace

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