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Muslims worldwide celebrate Eid-ul-Adha today, June 28

Today, June 28, 2023, Muslims over the world will celebrate Eid-ul-Adha to remember Prophet Ibrahim’s (S.A.W.) dedication to Allah (SWT) and his willingness to sacrifice his son, Ismail.

It is also referred to as the “Festival of Sacrifice” and is the second of two Islamic holidays that are observed each year all around the world.

Muslims offer a sheep, a cow, or a camel as a sacrifice on this day, then give the flesh to the needy. Together with family and friends, they gather to pray and demonstrate their love.

Following the conclusion of the yearly Holy Pilgrimage of Hajj, which is a requirement for all Muslims, Eid-ul-Adha, which allows families, loved ones, and communities to come together, and is dependent on a valid moon sighting, occurs on the tenth day of the twelfth month of the Islamic lunar calendar, Dhul-Hijjah.

The directive from Allah (SWT) is a test of Prophet Ibrahim’s readiness and resolve to obediently carry out his Lord’s instructions.

Ismail was to be sacrificed in place of his son, but Allah (SWT) substituted a ram in his place.

The sacrificed animal must thus be one of the following: sheep, lamb, goat, cow, bull, or camel. A sheep, lamb, or goat is equal to one share, whereas a bull, cow, or camel is equal to seven shares per animal. The animal must be healthy and at least a particular age to be killed in a “halal”-compliant, Islamic manner.

The meat can then be divided into shares of three equal parts, one for the owner and their family, one for friends, and one for people in need.

Following the Eid prayers, which are offered in a group setting at the nearby mosque on the morning of Eid, the act of the sacrifice is typically conducted.

Eid-ul-Adha festivities are scheduled to run for three days. The day is traditionally spent celebrating with family, friends, and loved ones, frequently donning new clothing and exchanging gifts.

Before the festivities, the Ghana News Agency spoke to some Muslims who thanked Allah for guiding them through the year and prayed that their requests, along with those of others who were able to travel to perform the Hajj, would be granted.

Some people expressed excitement about the ceremony, noting that although if the cost of the animals for sacrifice was high due to the Bolgatanga anthrax outbreak and the current economic climate, they would still enjoy it.

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