Monday, December 8, 2008

Eid ul Adha, The Festival of Sacrifice

Today we are celebrating Ied ul Adha in Bahrain, the festival of sacrifice and I am posting the shot of lambs at Sanabis farm near my old accomodation. They are really cute animal but always keep a distance to me. Unfortunately I could not take the shot of the goats here. They are very handsome animal; very tally and fearless of human. Now lets get back to the real story why I am posting a herd of lambs today as in below infos.

Eid ul Adha is a religious festival celebrated by muslims worldwide in commemoration of the willingness of prophet Ibrahim or Abraham to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God. The devil tempted Ibrahim by saying he should disobey God and spare his son. As Ibrahim was about to sacrifice his son, God intervened and instead provided a lamb as the sacrifice. This is why today all over the world Muslims who have the means to, sacrifice an animal (usually a goat or a sheep), as a reminder of Ibrahim's obedience to God. The meat is then shared out with family, friends (Muslims or non-Muslims), as well as the poor members of the community.


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