Sunday, January 16, 2005

Kurban Bayram is celebrated this week in Turkey

It begins this Wednesday. Please pray for the Muslim world during this time as their attention is focused on God more than usual.

"On this day Muslims sacrifice animals which have been deemed Halaal, or fit for sacrifice. They not only eat the meat themselves but distribute it amongst their neighbours, relatives and the poor and hungry."

"The charitable instincts of the Muslim community are demonstrated during Eid ul-Adha by the concerted effort to see that no impoverished Muslim is left without sacrificial food during this day. Coming immediately after the Day of Arafat (when the prophet Muhammad pronounced the final seal on the religion of Islam), Eid ul-Adha gives concrete realisation to what the Muslim community ethic means in practice."

Eid ul-Adha - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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