“Eid is a joy of our souls, kindness of our hearts, the width of our hands with which we welcome our friends. We are welcoming this holiday encouraged by the strength of our faith and by her beauty, firm in the belief that only we can achieve success and salvation only in this way can”.
This great holiday, also called the holiday of the sacrifice, is celebrated for four days and is related to the Hajj, which is one of five basic duties of Muslims.
On the first day of Eid are completed pilgrimage ceremonies in Mecca, and thus many pilgrims are going massively to this holy place.
During the Eid al Adha, Muslims make the sacrifice (slaughter the sheep or a cow) and distributed it to the poor, their neighbors and relatives according to rules: a third of the poor, a third to friends and neighbors, and a third to the family.
Keeping everything for yourself is not in the spirit of helping others, but this opportunity is left as a relief to those who are supporting large families and lack resources to do so, but who would like to perform this duty.
Sacrifice is present in all world cultures and civilizations. The symbolism of the sacrifice of Eid is based on the sacrifice.
Congratulations on the occasion of the Eid al Adha from Sarajevo Times team.