Monday, November 14, 2011

Episode Five : Eid Al-Adha

Annually, the Malaysian Muslims will celebrate two main celebrations; the Eid Al-fitr and the Eid Al-Adha. In this current year, eid Al-fitri was celebrated during the end of August. Eid Al-Adha was just two weeks ago. 

            Eid Al-Adha is a festival of sacrifice. Some Muslims (pilgrim), spend a great amount of money, time, and energy travelling to the Holy Land Mecca to perform the Hajj, while some will perform the Qurban ceremony. Both of these events mirror the spirit of pure and holy sacrifice of Muslims.

           In Malaysia, Qurban is about sacrificing or slaughtering domestic animals or livestock such as cattle, camel and sheep. It is recommended to select the best livestock for the Qurban. The meat will be divided and distributed among the Muslims community, especially to the poor and needy.

            This year, our family celebrated Eid Al-Adha with the Qurban offering.  Two cattle were sacrificed. The first one is my elder brother's cow, and the second one is my eldest sister's. Also, my aunt did sacrifice a goat. Together, we slice the meat into smaller portions. Most of the meats were distributed among the Muslims’ community in my village. We took the rest and cooked for our family's Eid Al-Adha feast.  


wa lillahil hamd.

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