Eid Ul Adha in Suriname

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On July 9 and 10, 2022, the Islamic community worldwide will celebrate Eid Ul Adha, also known as the Feast of Sacrifice.

Eid Ul Adha commemorates the sacrifice of Prophet Ibrahim, who was willing to sacrifice his son in honor of God. Ibrahim and his wife were very faithful and sacrificed every animal to God. When he had a son, he also wanted to give him to God. But just when Ibrahim wanted to sacrifice his son with his knife, God stopped him. God was convinced of his faithfulness, instead of his son, a ram was allowed to be sacrificed and his son could continue to live. Ibrahim sacrificed the ram and gave the meat to the poor.

Eid Ul Adha reminds a Muslim that he should be willing to sacrifice everything for God, just as Ibrahim did with his son.

In Suriname, Eid Ul Adha is celebrated together in the Mosque. People come to the mosque early in the morning for Eid prayer. Then they wish each other the best and something sweet is eaten together. All animals are slaughtered in the mosque and sacrificed by the men. The meat is divided into three: Traditionally, one part goes to the needy in the community, the second part to the owner of the animal and the last part is cooked and eaten together in the Mosque.


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