Local Muslims to celebrate Eid Tuesday in Kitchener
Ghada Al Shurafa, her three children and other extended family members will come together for the Muslim festival of sacrifice on Tuesday and share a meal.
Her husband, Rabih Alkhatib has travelled to Mecca in Saudi Arabia. During the four day festival of E Pandora Bracelet id nearly 6 million Muslims visit Mecca, also known as the pilgrimage to Hajj, one of the five pillars of the Islamic faith.
Abraham was asked by God to sacrifice his only son, Ismail (Isaac in the Christian and Jewish traditions of the story). Once God saw that Abraham would agree, he asked him to sacrifice a lamb instead.
Al Shurafa said each Muslim family is expected to show sacrifice and donate lamb or beef to needy families.
“We must show our willingness to sacrifice for others by giving back what we love to the community,” said Al Shurafa, a Kitchener dentist, whose family donated two thirds of a lamb to a needy family.
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Ten days before Eid begins, Muslims fast and break the fast at sunset each day. The event is free and open to everyone.
Activities for the children include pony rides, petting zoo, face painting, mini golf and henna. About 3,000 people are expected at the celebration.
“We all come together to receive the blessing of the festival,” she said.
This is the second Eid festival celebrated by Muslims worldwide. Eid ul Fitr marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan which was held in August. For 30 days, Muslims fast from d Pandora Bracelet awn to dusk, breaking their fast each day at dus Pandora Bracelet k.