Maryam Had a Little Lamb

Maryam had a little lamb, and then it died…with hundreds of other lambs for the Eid feast. Eid-Al-Adha commemorates the moment biblical prophet Abraham was asked by God to sacrifice his young son, Ishmael, but instead symbolically sacrificed a sheep. Given the millions of Muslims who slaughter livestock to commemorate this event each year, it…

Sacrificing like the Prophet Ibrahim (AS)

On Friday, October 26, Muslims all over the world will be celebrating Eid al-Adha, which occurs in the 12th month of the Islamic lunar calendar called Dhul-Hijjah. Eid al-Adha translates to “Festival of Sacrifice,” to which Muslims recall and commemorate the trials of Prophet Ibrahim (A.S.). Eid al-Adha signals the ending of Hajj; a Muslim is obligated to take part in Hajj at least once in their life, provided that they are of able health and finance. The literal meaning of Hajj is – “to set out for a place.” In the Islamic context, it refers to the annual pilgrimage Muslims make to the holy city of Mecca to perform religious rites.