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Islam, Eid al-Adah and Allah’s Generosity to Mankind

One of the 5 pillars of Islam is Zakat which simply means generosity to other man in plain term. This is spirit that permeates El al-Adah festival and other festivals in Islam.

There are 3 major festivals when the spirit of kindness is usually exhibited.

Mawlud el- Nabi

El al-Fitr

El al-Adha

Mawlud el- Nabi simply mean the birth of Prophet Mohammed (SAW). Celebrated to commemorate the life and significance of the Prophet.

El al-Fitr is a festival celebrated after the Muslim fasting period. Literally,El al-Fitr means “Festival of the Breaking Fast”. During this period, people dress in fine dresses, decorate homes, eat good foods and give their children big treats that will linger in their memories. Also, gifts are shared for the poor and the less-priviledged as well as the mosque.

El al-Adha, known as the “Feast of Sacrifice”, is a festival that symbolises obedience. Celebrated to remember Prophet Abraham’s obedience to Allah to sacrifice his son Ishmael. Surprisingly, Allah seeing Abraham’s total obedience replaced his son with ram. Hence, the significance of ram in this festival.When these rams are killed, they are shared to family, friends, the poor and the needy. The festival is always colourful every year with expression of love to each other. 

Hence, we greet one another, EL MUBARAK meaning “Blessed Celebration” in Arabic.

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