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Kuala Lumpur — By Che on November 25, 2009 at 10:55 am
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Eid al-Adha

Eid al AdhaThe Kuala Lumpur Traveler would like to wish all Moslems a very happy and blessed Eid al-Adha (Festival of Sacrifice) which will fall on Friday 27th November 2009.

Eid al-Adha is a religious holiday celebrated by all Muslims worldwide to commemorate the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son Prophet Ismael as an act of obedience to Allah the Al-Mighty.

Eid al-Adha occurs the day after the pilgrims performing Haj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia by Muslims worldwide, descend from Mount Arafat.

Muslims who can afford to do so sacrifice their best domestic animals (in Malaysia, the sacrificial animal is usually sheep, but also be cows and goats) as a symbol of Prophet Ibrahim’s sacrifice.

One third of the meat from the sacrifice can be consumed by the person performing the sacrifice ritual and his family members while the remaining two thirds are distributed to other people, especially the poors.

I will be celebrating my Eid al-Adha in my hometown Kota Bharu, Kelantan where Eid al-Adha is celebrated in a grand way compared to other states in Malaysia. God willing, I hope to share with all readers of this blog some interesting photos of our sacrifice rituals.

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